Lady Knights drop Region 3 opener

Eisenhower got its Region 3 schedule started on Thursday, with Maplewood playing the role of rude guest in a 52-33 win over the Lady Knights.

The Lady Tigers (4-0 overall, 1-0 Region 3), got an early 16-8 cushion and were able to maintain that lead throughout.

“We’ve got some girls that are hustling and learning how to play together,” said Eisenhower coach Mike Logue. “We’re not there, but we’re heading in the right direction. It was a region opponent and a team we have played tough the last couple of years, but we just let this one get away from us.”

The hot shooting of sophomore Jordan Roser paced Maplewood, as she connected on a game-high 15 points, all on 3’s, while Daphne Atkins and Maggie Hunter had 12 each for the winners.

Lydia Giannini had another strong game for Eisenhower (2-2, 0-1), posting a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds, while Emily Wheeler had a team-high 14 points. Delaney Nizzi also dished out three assists.

“We’ve very fortunate to have two post players who are capable of scoring (Wheeler and Giannini), plus Miranda Garris off the bench,” Logue said. “The three of them can provide us scoring. We need to get our guards shooting the ball more and we’re working on that. Overall, we have the ability to have a very balanced attack.”

The Lady Knights return to action on Monday at Union City in another Region 3 contest.

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MAPLEWOOOD (52)

Atkins 5-0-0-12, Roser 5-0-0-15, Thomas 2-0-0-4, Hunter 6-0-0-12, Varndell 1-0-0-2, Snyder 3-1-2-7, Totals 22-1-2-52

EISENHOWER(33)

Nizzi 0-0-2-0, Frederick 1-0-0-2, Wheeler 6-2-4-14, Spicer 1-0-0-2, Peterson 2-1-2-5, Mineweaser 0-0-0-0, Kuzminski 0-0-0-0, Garris 0-0-0-0, McKown 0-0-0-0, Giannini 5-0-0-10, Totals 15-3-8-33

By Quarters

Maplewood 16 11 12 13 – 52

Eisenhower 8 8 5 12 – 33

Three-point FGs: Maplewood (7) – Roser 5, Atkins 2; Eisenhower – None

Giannin 10 rebounds, 3 steals; Nizzi 3 assists

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JV

Maplewood 43, Eisenhower 35

EISENHOWER (35): Frederick 2 points, Wheeler 2, Renninger 6, Chase 6, Green 6, Kuzminski 10, Courtney 2, Giannini 1

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