DuBois CC defense too much for Sheffield girls
DuBois Central Catholic held Sheffield scoreless for a stretch of 10:42 over the second and third periods en route to a 57-20 win Friday.
The Lady Cardinals aggressive defense led to some quick transition points and allowed them to turn a 9-3 first quarter advantage into a 32-8 halftime lead over their hosts. Alyssa Dunham hit a layup for Sheffield with 5:58 remaining in the second quarter, the Lady Wolverines didn’t score again until Marissa Grubbs knocked down a pair of free throws with 3:16 left in the third.
“We’re hitting some bumps in the road,” Sheffield coach Tony Richards said. “It’s a process and we’re all going through it.”
Neither team was able to get much going offensively in the first quarter. Allison Schmader’s 3-pointer gave Sheffield a breif 3-2 advantage, but Jordan Kooko closed the quarter with a field goal and 3-point play to give DCC the 9-3 edge.
Schmader knocked down her second triple of the game to start the second quarter, but the Cardinals countered with a 7-0 run to take a 16-6 lead. Dunham hit her layup to make it 16-8, but the DCC defense clamped down at that point and put the game away with a 24-0 run.
Kooko had a game-high 17 points. Shay Gulus added nine and Marhra Swallgon eight in the win.
Dunham paced Sheffield with eight points while Schmader had six.
Sheffield travels to Johnsonburg Tuesday.
DuBois CC (57)
Gulus 4-1-1-9, Cogley 2-0-0-4, Swallgon 4-0-0-8, Kooko 8-1-1-17, Jacob 2-0-3-4, Farley 2-0-1-4, Case 1-0-0-2, Whizzle 2-0-0-6, Dinger 0-1-2-1, Vandervorb 1-0-0-2, Johnson 0-0-0-0, Total 24-3-8-57
Schmader 2-0-2-6, Grubbs 1-2-2-4, Dunham 3-2-2-8, Brush 1-0-0-2, Lauffenberger 0-0-1-0, Goldthewaite 0-0-0-0, Ordiway 0-0-0-0, Lyon 0-0-0-0, Total 7-4-7-20
DuBois CC 9 23 10 15 – 57
Sheffield 3 5 6 6 – 20
3-point FGs: DuBois CC (2)-Whizzle 2. Sheffield (2)-Schmader 2.