Girls Basketball Opens CIC Play With Big Win Over Argylls

Posted on November 18, 2017 in Girl's Basketball, Winter Sports

BY ERIC HINDERLITER – ctreporter@indy.rr.com
An unbelievable run in the second half powered the Oak Hill girls’ basketball team to a big win on the road at Madison-Grant Friday night. A 19 point advantage at halftime ballooned to a 68-19 final outcome.
“I thought the girls came out of half time really well,” said Eagle coach Todd Law. “We were extremely focused in the second half.”
The Eagles were nearly unstoppable in the third quarter, outscoring the Argylls 22-2. Taylor Westgate led the charge in the quarter with seven points while Adrianna Trexler and Kaela Robey both netted four points.
Oak Hill also dominated in the quarter by grabbing 15 rebounds, including eight on the offensive side resulting in easy baskets in the paint.
“We did learn a lot about what we need to do better,” said M-G coach Elizabeth Garrasi. “We have to rebound. Your morale is going to be lower when you give up rebound after rebound.”
Madison-Grant, in the midst of a tough stretch in their schedule did their best to keep things close in the early stages of the game. In fact, a Danyelle Hutson bucket at the 4:33 mark in the first quarter brought her team to within three points.
With chances to bring the score even closer, both Hutson and Maddi Evans missed three point attempts against tough Oak Hill defensive pressure. The Eagles were able to go on a run to finish off the first half behind accurate shooting and a relentless crashing of the boards.
“We did a good job of taking advantage in the paint,” praised Law.
He pointed out that 60 of the Eagles’ points came inside the paint as M-G simply did not have an answer for the Oak Hill height and aggressive play.
Oak Hill showed tremendous versatility in their offensive attack, scoring in transition, off rebounds, patient half court offense and when they sped up the pace.
Robey led all scorers with 20 points while grabbing 11 rebounds. Westgate scored 15 and picked up ten rebounds while Kristin Dubois scored ten.
The Eagles hit well over 50 percent of their field goal attempts while dominating the boards by a 38-19 tally.
The Argylls struggled all night in the face of the Eagle pressure. M-G hit just seven of 37 shots from the field and turned the ball over 16 times.
“We wanted to schedule a tough stretch,” said Garrasi of her club’s 1-3 start to the season. “But, we have been able to take something to learn from each game.”
Hutson paced the Argyll attack with six points.
The Argylls are at home Saturday night with Whitko while Oak Hill returns home for Southwood on Tuesday.

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