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The Cameron County Lady Raiders used an eight-point first-half advantage to hand the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch a 50-45 loss last night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
Cameron County outscored St. Marys 23-15 in the first 16 minutes of play. In the second half, the Lady Dutch outscored Cameron County 30-27 to cut Cameron Countyâ€™s final margin of victory to five points.
â€śWe changed defenses at halftime but our focus is on defensive execution,â€ť said St. Marys coach Leona Hoohuli.
â€śWe were kind of outsized underneath tonight,â€ť noted Hoohuli. Cameron Countyâ€™s Kiley Lewis and Kayla Zoschg accounted for 26 of Cameron Countyâ€™s 50 points, most underneath the bucket.
â€śWe werenâ€™t moving the ball in the first half and we couldnâ€™t get out opportunities,â€ť said Hoohuli. â€śWe need the kids to do their (individual) jobs.â€ť
St. Marys was led offensively by Adair Gennocro with 20 points on seven twos, one three and a three-for-three night from the foul line. Kiana Hoohuli scored 10 points on three field goals and a four-for-four night from the foul line.
Cameron County had four players in double figures, led by Kiley Lewis with 14 points on six field goals and a two-for-four night from the foul line. Kayla Zoschg scored 12 points on five field goals and a two-for-five night from the foul line. Olivio Guisto scored 11 points on two twos, one three and a four-for-four night from the foul line. Brooke Dunsmore scored 10 points on three field goals and a four-for-six night from the foul line.
Gennocro gave St. Marys the early 2-0 lead. Cameron County them scored nine unanswered points to go up 9-2 with 5:37 left in the first period. Gennocro then sank three foul shots and Jenna Anderson sank two foul shots to cut the Lady Raider lead to 9-7. Lewis sank two foul shots and Zoschg one, 12-7. Becky Krieg scored for the Lady Dutch, making it 12-9. Lewis and Olivia Guisto hit field goals to give Cameron County the 16-9 lead after one period.
Zoschg scored for Cameron County to open the second period. Gennocro scored twice to make it 18-14. Zoschg made one of two foul shots, then scored two field goals, 23-13. Hoohuli scored to cut the Cameron lead to 23-15 at the half.
Lewis and Hoohuli traded buckets to open the second half. Gennocro scored for St. Marys, 25-19. Guisto sank two foul shots and Zoschg added a field goal, 29-19. Hoohuli hit a two and Gennocro a three, 29-24. Lewis and Becky Krieg traded buckets before Guisto sank two foul shots. DeAnna Yost sank two foul shots for St. Marys. Brooke Dunsmore converted a three-point play for the Lady Raiders, making it 36-28 with 1:28 left in the period. Hoohuli sank two foul shots, with Lewis scoring for the Lady Raiders as they took a 38-30 lead after three periods.
Dunsmore scored twice in the fourth quarter, 42-30. Anderson hit a three and followed with a two, 42-35. Lewis hit a field goal for the Lady Raiders. Hoohuli converted two foul shots and Rachel Krieg scored for St. Marys, 44-39. Dunsmore converted one of two foul shots, 45-39. Gennocro cut the Lady Raider lead to 45-41 with a two. Zoschg scored for Cameron County and Shannon Sullivan sank a foul shot, 48-41. Gennocro and Lewis traded field goals, 50-43. A bucket by Yost made the final score 50-45 in favor of the Lady Raiders.
The Lady Dutch are now 0-2 on the season. They will travel to Port Allegany tonight for a non-league encounter. Game times are 6 p.m. for junior varsity and 7:30 p.m. for varsity.
Cameron County 50
Hayle Ramsey 0-0-0-0-0, Brooke Dunsmore 3-0-4-6-10, Shannon Sullivan 1-0-1-2-3, Maria Slusarick 0-0-0-1-0, Olivia Guisto 2-1-4-4-11, Kiley Lewis 6-0-2-4-14, Kayla Zoschg 5-0-2-5-12. Totals 17-1-13-21-50.
St. Marys 45
Abbey Cribbs 0-0-0-0-0, Jenna Anderson 0-1-2-2-5, Sloan Foster 0-0-0-0-0, Adair Gennocro 7-1-3-3-20, DeAnna Yost 1-0-2-2-4, Kiana Hoohuli 3-0-4-4-10, Becky Krieg 2-0-0-0-4, Taylor Schutz 0-0-0-2-0, Rachel Krieg 1-0-0-0-2. Totals 14-2-11-13-45.
Score by quarters
CCHS 16 7 15 12 50
SMAHS 7 8 15 15 45
The Lady Dutch junior varsity lost a 40-37 contest to the Lady Raiders.
St. Marys took a 9-5 first-period lead. Cameron County outscored St. Marys 18-9 in the second period for a 23-18 halftime lead.
The Lady Dutch outscored the Lady Raiders 9-7 in the third period. Both teams scored 10 fourth-quarter points as the Lady Raiders held on for the 40-37 win.
St. Marys scoring: DeAnna Yost 15, Cassie Daniels 5, Taylor Schutz 10, Lena Hanes 2, Rachel Krieg 5.
Cameron County scoring: Knapp 2, Etchepare 4, Lewis 3, Burfield 4, Phillips 1, Guisto 15, Clancy 4, Smoker 5, Lyon 5.