|Scottsburg Warriorettes defeat New Albany Lady Bulldogs, 70-36|
|Written by Marty Randall|
|Tuesday, 14 December 2010 00:00|
Sporting only one loss on the season, the Scottsburg Warriorettes returned home to avenge last seasons loss to the New Albany Lady Bulldogs. The two teams had a fierce battle a year ago, of which the Warriorettes came out on the losing end thanks to a 40 point performance by New Albany’s senior guard. However, with a revamped Scottsburg squad, the Warriorettes rolled to a 70-36 victory.
To begin the game, the Lady Bulldogs looked like they might play spoiler as they began the scoring and pestered the Warriorettes on defense. However, a quick Warriorette run forced a New Albany timeout. Out of the timeout, the Warriorettes picked up the intensity as they forced several Lady Bulldog turnovers began to extend their lead. The Lady Bulldogs hung tough, but excellent transition baskets by the Warriorettes gave Scottsburg the 16-6 lead after one.
The beginning of the second quarter was the Kameron Cole show. The Lady Bulldog poured in several baskets, leading a New Albany comeback as they cut the Warriorette lead to five. Cole’s play seemed to inspire her teammates as they began to outhustle the Warriorettes and crash the offensive boards to provide themselves with second chance opportunities. Then Scottsburg freshman Jill Romero did what she has done all season for the Warriorettes, make plays. On two straight possessions, she forced a turnover and took it the other way for easy baskets, giving the Warriorettes life again. The Lady Bulldogs hung around, but by the end of the quarter, they trailed 34-18.
Out of the locker room, the Warriorettes seemed to shift gears. Scottsburg began the quarter on an 8-0 run before a timeout was called. And it wasn’t until a New Albany put-back was made that the 13-0 run for the Warriorettes ended. At that point there was no looking back for the Warriorettes as they continued to extend their lead. They had control of the game after three, leading 57-28 and cruised to the victory in the fourth, 70-36.
Darion Hutchinson again led the Warriorettes in scoring with 25, followed by Norton with 16.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 December 2010 11:52|