Lady Mohawks Fall to Lady 'Hounds in FLAG

Thursday, November 16, 2017
Marmaduke's Karlie Gilliam puts up a shot at PIggott's Ryleigh Laden (back), Micah Ermert (20) and Makayla Allman (32) defend during basketball action this past Saturday.
TD photo/Anthony Cossey

The Lady Mohawks return to varsity play after a year without a senior girls team proved to be a handful, as they took on one of the top teams in the region—the Marmaduke Lady Greyhounds. The two met in tournament play Saturday, and few as could be expected, the outcome was lopsided.

Marmaduke jumped out to 25-8 first quarter lead and never looked back as the Lady Greyhounds cruised past Piggott 84-24 in the Fight Like A Girl Cancer Classic this past Saturday in Marmaduke. The Lady Greyhounds lost their first game of the classic to Monticello, 85-70.

Angel Johnson and Reesa Hampton opened the game with back to back lay-ups for Marmaduke before Ryleigh Laden hit a jumper for Piggott to make it 4-2 Lady Greyhounds. Scout Weatherford drilled a three-pointer for Marmaduke, Brielle Burkman put back an offensive rebound as Hampton and Weatherford hit back to back three-balls to make the score 13-4 Marmaduke with just over five minutes left. Carlie Gilliam scored off the fast break and Weatherford canned her third three-pointer of the quarter before Micah Ermert hit a jumper for the Lady Mohawks to make it 18-6 Lady Greyhounds. Gilliam put back an offensive rebound and added two free throws as Anna Meredith drilled a three-pointer before Laden put back in offensive rebound for Piggott to make it 25-8 at the end of one.

Marmaduke got back to back three-pointers from Hampton and Meredith to open the second quarter as Piggott responded with a three-ball from Ermert and a coast to coast lay-up from Abby Dutka to make the score 31-13 with 4:12 left. Natalie Lentz converted an old-school three-point play for Marmaduke, Laden hit a jumper for the Lady Mohawks before the Lady Greyhounds got a three-pointer from Weatherford and a lay-up from Lentz making it 39-15 Marmaduke. Lentz hit two free throws followed by Meredith hitting two free throws to make it 43-15 Lady Greyhounds. Weatherford drilled her fifth trey of the first half and Emma Foster scored inside to make the score 48-15 Marmaduke at the half.

Dutka got a steal and lay-up for the Lady Mohawks to open the scoring in the third quarter as Meredith answered with a jumper for Marmaduke to make it 50-17 Lady Greyhounds. Piggott got back to back jumpers from Burkman before the Lady Greyhounds scored the next 18 points to make the score 68-21. Johnson and Meredith both hit one of two free throws, Weatherford canned another three-ball, Hampton netted a three-pointer as Gilliam hit one of two free throws making it 59-21. Maggie Mays hit one of two free throws, Lentz scored inside, Johnson and Mays each hit two free throws as Hampton got a fast break lay-up to make the score 68-21 after three.

Johnson converted a conventional three-point play for Marmaduke to open the fourth quarter as Laden canned a three-pointer for Piggott to make it 71-24 as the clock ran. The Lady Greyhounds scored the final 13 points of the game as Alyssa Henry canned a trey, Hampton and Weatherford hit back to back to back three-pointers before Gilliam and Weatherford both had put back baskets to set the final score at 84-24.

Laden and Burkman each scored six points to lead Piggott as Ermert scored five points and Dutka pitched in four points for the Lady Mohawks.

Weatherford scored 23 points to lead the Lady Greyhounds as Hampton added 16 points. Gilliam and Meredith both netted 11 points each. Lentz scored nine points, Johnson scored eight points, Henry added three points, Foster scored two points as Mays finished with one point.

In the game against Monticello, Meredith scored 15 points to lead Marmaduke as Lentz and Johnson had 14 and 10 points respectively. Weatherford and Gilliam each had nine points, Hampton netted seven point as Foster added six points.

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