Lady 'Hounds roll over Bay
The Marmaduke Lady Greyhounds were big winners on the road this past Monday, topping host Bay 60-31. Marmaduke was in control throughout, leading 21-20, 33-15 and 49-23 at the quarter breaks.
"I thought we came out with an edge as far as how we played," Marmaduke coach Spencer Hoffman said. "I think the kids were disappointed in our last effort (against Sloan-Hendrix in the WBC Tournament) and felt like they had something to prove. We came out and did a good job of executing on both offense and defense."
Jade Brinkley scored a game high 22 to lead Marmaduke. Lindsey Hickson added 11 points. Other scorers were Taylor Grayham 7, Autumn Hyten 6, Amber Haynes 4, Brooke Smith 3, Brittany Drope 2, Jamie Ricker 2, Danielle Bateman 2 and Leah Newsom 1.
Marmaduke moved to an impressive 11-3 overall record. The team stands at 4-1 in 3AA-North play. The Lady Hounds will host Maynard this Thursday.
The Junior Lady Greyhound picked up a 42-37 come-from-behind victory in their matchup with Bay. Marmaduke trailed the majority of the contest, falling behind 11-10, 21-13 and 32-28 through three periods.
The Junior Lady Hounds received a boost from freshman post player Kelsey Reagan. Reagan finished with a game-high 16 points, but also contributed on the defensive end, applying strong pressure down low when the game was on the line.
"I thought Kelsey really played well for us," Hoffman said. "Offensively, she made the open shot. Defensively, she did a good job of guarding the post. Especially late in the game."
Crissy Crawford added 11 points in the winning effort. Chelsea Drope finished with 9. Rachel Juarez scored 6 for Marmaduke.
The Lady Hounds were downed by eventual champion Sloan-Hendrix 49-41 in the Williams Baptist Tournament on Thursday, Dec. 1. Marmaduke trailed throughout: 12-4, 24-21 and 36-25.
The Lady Hounds battled back to close within four at the half, but suffered through a tough third quarter before making another surge.
Marmaduke, typically a good free throw shooting team, finished just 14-25 at the line for the game.
"I thought we gave up too many offensive rebounds. They had too many looks at the basket. We missed too many free throws and too many easy baskets. We got behind and, really, kept shooting ourselves in the foot."