Lady Wolverines fall to Maple Grove
JAMESTOWN — Maple Grove only led Westfield by two at halftime, but outscored the Lady Wolverines, 36-6, the rest of the game for a 52-18 non-league girls high school basketball victory Saturday at Jamestown Community College.
“We played good defense but you can only play good defense for so long without scoring,” Westfield coach Dave Mathews said. “Turnovers continue to plague us.”
The Lady Wolverines (4-7, 0-2) were led by Sophia DeMarco’s 10 points, eight rebounds and six blocks. Cheyanna Rivera brought down six rebounds for the team.
Marissa Schuppenhauer led the Lady Red Dragons (7-4, 2-1) with 17 points, while teammate Bre Hill had 15 rebounds and 14 points. Courtney Hemminger added 14 rebounds, 10 points, four assists and three steals for Maple Grove.
The Lady Wolverines lost a close one on Thursday, falling to Clymer, 43-31, in a CCAA Div. 2 West girls basketball matchup.
Westfield led by one possession heading to the fourth quarter, despite still playing without starting point guard Katie Bodenmiller, who suffered a broken foot earlier in the season. In the fourth quarter, however, Bodenmiller’s absence was felt. The Lady Wolverines fell victim to many turnovers in the final period of play, which led the Lady Pirates to a 23-9 scoring advantage in the quarter, en route to the Clymer victory.
Abbie Heslink was the leading scorer for Clymer (5-4), with a game-high 13 points, along with eight rebounds. Nashia Duryee added eight points, four steals and three assists for the Lady Pirates.
DeMarco led Westfield with 11 points and nine rebounds, along with seven blocks, five steals, and three assists.
“She does it all,” said Mathews of DeMarco. “She does so much for us.”
Another notable contributor for Westfield was senior Madison Schroeder, who had eight points off the bench — highlighted by a pair of three-point shots — for the Lady Wolverines.
“She’s a great shooter, both from the free-throw line and from the outside,” said Mathews. “She’s our secret weapon.”
Mathews stated that Thursday was the best game of Schroeder’s career.
“For her to come off the bench and hit two shots like that for us … that was huge,” said Mathews, who has been looking for someone to help pick up some of the responsibility on the offensive end after Bodenmiller’s injury.
Still, despite playing solid defense with some of the best rotations all year long, according to Mathews, it was not enough for the Lady Wolverines to top Clymer.
“Clymer has great coaches and a team that plays good, hard basketball,” said Mathews. “We just got tired at the end and they made their shots.”