After a solid opening 4 minutes to lead 7-2, the LadyKnights would finish the half with a lackluster performance. A few too many careless turnovers and poor rebounding would allow Mad-Grant to close that gap and trail by only 1 at half. A hot-hand for the Argylls would hit 2 quick 3-pointers to build a 5 point lead halfway through the 3rd period before the LadyKnights would take command of the game. The Knights would finish the game on a 22-5 run that included holding M-G without a field goal for the final 11 minutes of play. And after a bit of a sloppy first half, the Knights only had 5 turnovers in the 2nd half to help seal the victory.
Coach West wants to highlight a few solid individual performances tonight.
-MaKenna Pace was the most aggressive player consistently the whole game, both ends of the floor. Getting to the FT 15 times. (11-15). Also had 15 defensive deflections.
-Morgan Farr handled the press single-handedly the entire first half and dished out 4 assists and also a nice 5-7 FT.
-Erin Lehner struggled in the first half, but bounced back and made large contributions in the 2nd half. 5 rebounds, 3 steals, a big block and much of the ball handling in the 2nd half.
-Sydney Helfin also struggled in the first half, but was the sparkplug in the 3rd quarter that helped turn the tide. Syd had 3 offensive rebounds, 3 steals and 4 deflections in the half to turn the momentum in our favor. Also 5 – 2nd half points.
Unofficial game stats:
MaKenna Pace – 18 points, 2 assists, 2 rebounds, 3 steals, 15 deflections, 1 block
Sierra Stout – 8 points, 5 steals, 3 assists
Morgan Farr – 7 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, 11 deflections
Sydney Helfin – 5 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals, 4 deflections
Alissa Pershing – 3 points, 2 steals, 1 rebound, 1 assist
Erin Lehner – 2 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals, 1 block
Kayla Mays – 4 rebounds, 2 steals
The Reserve LadyKnights got off to a hot start and built a quick 10 point lead that never dissipated the remainder of the game. The Knights would hit 5 jump shots, including 4 3-pointers from 3 different players, to open the game. A strong 3rd quarter would build the lead up to 28-7 after buckets from 4 players in that period as well.
Bailey Wyatt – 15 points, 4 steals, 2 rebounds, 1 assist
Ashley Smith – 6 points, 6 steals, 2 assists, 1 rebound
Rylee Barney – 3 points, 5 steals, 2 assists
Maggie Ball – 2 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals
Ariel Benner – 2 points, 4 rebounds, 2 blocks
Mya Denney – 2 points, 1 assist
Autumn Culver – 1 rebound, 1 steal