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Roundup: Coatesville overwhelms Great Valley; Rustin handles WC East

GBB_20150117_CVvsGV_1EAST WHITELAND – Coatesville overcame a sluggish start behind a balanced scoring effort and inspired play at both ends of the floor in recording a 62-34 nonleague victory over Great Valley Saturday night.

Brianna White collected 16 points while Dee Dee Irwin added 12 and Zada Bookman and Nafisa Saunders hit for 11 apiece to lead the Red Raiders, who trailed by 10 points out of the gate before closing the gap to 15-12 by the end of the first quarter.

“We started off slow, and I don’t know where the spark came,” said Coatesville coach Rick Nelms. “We switched to a zone press but they beat that. Overall we played very poor defense, allowing four layups,  in the first quarter. But we woke up and wore them down.”

The erosion began with a 16-8 sprint in the second quarter that produced a 28-23 halftime lead. Coatesville really took charge in the third quarter, going up 54-28 behind a 26-5 run against the injury- and illness-depleted Patriots.

 

“We’ve been battling injuries and sickness,” said Great Valley coach Alex Venarchik, whose club got 11 points from Ashlyn Smith and 7 from Natalie Kahn. “In the first quarter we came out and executed, handled their pressure and were getting good looks at the basket. The girls were playing with a lot of energy, but we couldn’t sustain it. Coatesville plays hard and is very athletic. We didn’t match up with them.”

The Red Raiders have been creating matchup problems for the opposition all season, and Nelms is hoping that translates to postseason success.

“We have a big week coming up, with a chance of making the Ches-Mont playoffs, which would be tremendous for us,” said Nelms. “Then we go to districts and from there, 10 teams go to to states. There are a lot of good girls’ teams out there (in the district). We don’t even know where we’ll be seeded or who we’ll play first. If it’s somebody that can’t take pressure, we’ll be in good shape.”

Saturday, Coatesville’s diversity of talent was in full bloom.

“Bri White hit some big shots and Zada Bookman had some drives,” Nelms said. “We started getting the ball inside and were attacking the basket.”

GBB_20150117_CVvsGV_2Coatesville (62) – Irwin 5 1-2 12, Bookman 4 2-2 11, Brown 3 0-0 6, McLaughlin 1 1-3 4, White 6 4-9 16, Saunders 3 5-5 11, Torres 0 0-0 0, Jemison 1 0-0 2, Bergmyer 0 0-0 0, Totals 23 13-21 62

Great Valley (34) – Kratzer 1 0-0 2, Buzan 1 0-0 2, Smith 5 1-2 11, Aker 2 0-1 4, Kahn 3 0-0 7, D’Imperio 1 0-0 2, Porreca 3 0-0 6, Totals 16 1-3 34

Coatesville      12 16 26  8 – 62

Great Valley    15   8   5   6 – 34   

3-point goals: Irwin, Bookman, McGaulin;  Kahn 

 

West Chester Rustin 68, West Chester East 39 – The Golden Knights (11-4 overall) seized control early as Katie O’Hare cashed 8 of her 14 points in a 21-10 first-quarter run.

Rustin, which had 11 players get into the scoring column, kept up the pace after that, extending the lead to 38-16 at the break and 55-29 heading into the final quarter. Courtney Warley added 13 points for the Knights, matching Holly Hager’s team-high total for the Vikings.

West Chester East (39) – Hager 13 points, McCloskey 4, Lewis 5, Hartman 4, Culbertson 6, Boyle 3, Stiebritz 4

West Chester Rustin (68) – O’Hare 14, Courtney Warley 13, Casey Warley 6, Eller 4, Zavitsky 4, Walls 3, Powell 9, Pitts 5, Leaven 6, Griesemer 2, Gallagher 2

WC East     10  6  13 10 – 39

WC Rustin  21 17 17 13 – 68

 

Sun Valley 54, Avon Grove 28 – Kate Lannon scored the first 10 points of the game en route to 16 points, 14 rebounds and 3 blocks for the Vanguards, who also got 15 points from Madison Corrento and 10 from Shannon Savage. For the Red Devils, Taylor Harper led the way with 14 points.

Avon Grove (28) – Harper 14 points, Martin 5, Salley 2, Griffith 3, Conner 2, Boyer 2

Sun Valley (54) – Lannon 16, Savage 10, Corrento 15, Adelberger 2, Howley 6, Turner 5

Avon Grove    12   7   3   6 – 28

Sun Valley      18 16   9 11 – 54

 

Delco Christian 60, West Chester Henderson 48 – The Warriors failed to sustain a solid start in dropping the nonleague encounter. Henderson led 14-9 after one quarter and 28-27 at the break before succumbing to a 33-20 Delco Christian advantage in the second half. Jenna Maratea finished with 15 points while Julie Gawrylowicz, Vicki Kneis and Emma Bertrando combined for 25 more.

Delco Christian (60) – McNeil 18 points, P. Thompson 12, A. Thompson 3, Piotrowski 16, Ellsworth 11

WC Henderson (48) – Maratea 15, Gawrylowicz 9, Bertrando 8, Kneis 8, Maturani 5, DePrisco 3

Delco Christian    9 18 21 12 – 60

WC Henderson   14 14 13  7 – 48

 

Oley Valley 38, Kennett 31 – Leading 27-22 entering the fourth quarter, the Blue Demons (3-13) were overcome by a 16-4 Lynx blitz in the nonleague clash. Miranda Hill finished with a game-high 17 points on five triples for Kennett.

Kennett (31) – Armitage 0 0-0 0, Gallivan 1 0-0 2, Hertz 1 2-2 5, Hill 6 0-0 17, Houck 0 0-0 0, Hussey 3 1-2 7, Schuck 0 0-2 0. Totals 11 3-6 31

Oley Valley (38) – Aulenbach 6 2-3 14, Matuszak 1 0-1 2, Moyer 1 3-6 6, Renninger 3 0-1 6, Rizzuti 3 0-1 8, Sonon 1 0-0 2, Totals 15 5-12 38

Kennett          5  8 14  4 – 31

Oley Valley  10  6  6 16 – 38

3-point goals: Hill 5, Hertz; Rizzuti 2, Moyer

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