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DuBois CC defense too much for Sheffield girls

Times Observer photo by Brian Hagberg Sheffield’s Marissa Grubbs narrowly stays in bounds during the first quarter of a game against DuBois Central Catholic at Sheffield High School, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. The Cardinals stymied the Wolverines en route to a 57-20 victory.

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.

Times Observer photo by Brian Hagberg Sheffield’s Lily Lauffenberger (5) puts up a shot through traffic during the fourth quarter of a game against DuBois Central Catholic at Sheffield High School, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. The Cardinals defeated the Wolverines, 57-20.

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.

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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

Sheffield (20)

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

By Quarters

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.

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