Kayla Hoohuli reaches 2,000 career point plateau
St. Marys Area senior Kayla Hoohuli reached the 2,000 career point plateau last night as the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch handed the Cameron County Lady Raiders a 63-41 loss.
Kayla scored the career mark with 7:58 left in the second quarter of play on a two-pointer. She needed 26 points to reach the milestone and was able to score the first 27 points of the night for the Lady Dutch.
While the Lady Raiders were able to slip out to a 6-0 lead on two three-pointers by Brooke Dunsmore, Hoohuli scored the next nine points as St. Marys took the 9-6 lead. Dunsmore scored another field goal before Hoohuli added two foul shots and a three, 14-8. Maria Slusarick and Dunsmore sank buckets to cut the St. Marys lead to 14-12. Hoohuli connected on two threes, 20-12. Shannon Sullivan sank a foul shot for Cameron County, 20-13. Hoohuli hit a jumper at the buzzer to give St. Marys the 22-13 lead.
The second quarter opened with Hoohuli hitting a three, 25-13. Her next bucket at 7:58 was the record breaker, as she hit a two to give St. Marys the 27-13 lead, scoring the 2,001 point of her career. The Lady Dutch went on a 6-0 run as Kiana Hoohuli hit a two, Adair Gennocro a three and Kayla Hoohuli a two off of a steal, 34-13. Kiley Lewis cut it to 34-15. Kiana and Kayla Hoohuli each scored field goals as St. Marys increased their lead to 38-15 with 3:41 left in the first half. Lewis sank a foul shot and Olivia Guisto scored on a putback to make it 38-18. Kayla Hoohuli scored the final points of the first half as St. Marys led 40-18.
“I was happy with some of the little things that people did tonight. Shelby Zomcik was one of those people as she finished with eight rebounds,” noted St. Marys coach Bob Swanson.
Swanson acknowledged Kayla Hoohuli’s performance with 41 points on eight twos, six threes and a seven-for-eight night from the foul line. She shot 54 percent from beyond the arc, 50 percent from the two-point range and 87 percent from the foul line. She also finished the game with 10 steals, four blocks, 10 rebounds and five assists.
“We weren’t finding the open man early and not covering down,” Swanson said.
“Cameron County came out firing away and they battled the entire game,” he noted.
Following Kayla Hoohuli’s 41 points was Kiana Hoohuli with six points.
For Cameron County, Brooke Dunsmore finished with 12 points on three twos and two threes. Kiley Lewis finished with nine points while Kayla Zoschg had seven points.
Kiana Hoohuli started the scoring in the second half with a two for St. Marys. Lewis responded for Cameron County. The Lady Dutch went on a 10-0 run as they opened a 52-20 lead with a little over four minutes left in the third quarter. The Lady Dutch would take a 55-26 lead at the end of the third period. Scoring for St. Marys on their run were Kayla Hoohuli, Rachel Walker, Becky Krieg, DeAnna Yost and Jessie Donachy.
In the final eight minutes of play, the Lady Raiders outscored the Lady Dutch 15-8, making the final score 63-41 in favor of St. Marys. Scoring for St. Marys in the fourth quarter were Zomcik, Foster, Walker and Kayla Hoohuli, all with two points each. Cameron County was led by Zoschg with five, Lewis four, and Dunsmore, Serena Smoker and Hayle Ramsey with two each.
The Lady Dutch are now 2-0 on the season.
St. Marys returns to action Friday when they will take part in the Keystone Tournament. The Lady Dutch junior varsity plays Coudersport at 4:30 p.m. St. Marys will take on Coudersport at 6 p.m., with Keystone taking on DuBois Central at 7:30 p.m. The consolation game and championship game are set for 6 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Cameron County 41
Sydney Knapp 0-1-0-0-3, Brooke Dunsmore 3-2-0-0-12, Hayle Ramsey 1-0-0-0-2, Abby Etchepare 0-0-0-0-0, Shannon Sullivan 0-0-1-2-1, Maria Slusarick 1-0-0-0-2, Olivia Guisto 1-0-1-2-3, Serena Smoker 1-0-0-0-2, Kiley Lewis 4-0-1-2-9, Kayla Zoschg 3-0-1-1-7. Totals 14-3-4-7-41.
St. Marys 63
Shelby Zomcik 1-0-0-2-2, Kayla Hoohuli 8-6-7-8-41, Abbey Cribbs 0-0-0-0-0, Jenna Anderson 0-0-0-0-0, Sloan Foster 1-0-0-0-2, Adair Gennocro 0-1-0-0-3, DeAnna Yost 1-0-0-0-2, Rachel Walker 2-0-0-0-4, Kiana Hoohuli 3-0-0-0-6, Becky Krieg 1-0-0-0-2, Mandy Gerarge 0-0-0-0-0, Jessie Donachy 0-0-1-2-1. Totals 17-7-8-12-63.
Score by quarters
Cameron County 13 5 8 15 41
St. Marys 22 18 15 8 63
The St. Marys junior varsity squad defeated Cameron County by a 39-31 score.
Cameron County took an 11-7 first period lead. The Lady Dutch outscored the Lady Raiders 12-0 in the second quarter for a 19-11 halftime lead.
The Lady Raiders outscored the Lady Dutch 12-11 in the third period. St. Marys outscored Cameron County 9-8 in the fourth quarter making the final score 39-31 in favor of St. Marys.
St. Marys scoring: Abbey Cribbs 8, DeAnna Yost 10, Sloan Foster 9, Cassie Daniels 4, Becky Krieg 3, Kali Quagliani 5.
Cameron County scoring: Knapp 2, Ramsey 11, Etchepare 1, Smoker 8, Azzato 5, Younkin 4.