The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch basketball team raised their record to 20-1 on the season with a 45-30 victory over the Johnsonburg Ramettes last night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven on Senior Night.
The Lady Dutch opened a 16-5 lead after the first quarter and coasted the rest of the way to their 10th straight win.
“I was happy that we won, but I wasn’t real happy with the way we played. The intensity wasn’t there and we didn’t handle the ball real well,” said St. Marys coach Bob Swanson.
“On the bright side, a lot of kids saw some valuable action,” he added.
Swanson noted the play of senior Kayla Hoohuli who finished the night with 27 points, 14 rebounds, 14 steals and five blocked shots.
Hoohuli scored her points on three twos, five threes and a six-for-seven night from the foul line. Jenna Anderson was next with five points.
For Johnsonburg, Justis Myers led the way with nine points on three twos and a three. Taylor Harvey was next with seven points.
The game opened with a bucket by SMA’s Rachel Walker. Justis Myers hit a three for the Ramettes. St. Mary went on a 12-0 run as Mandy Gerarge had a field goal, Jenna Anderson a three and Kayla Hoohuli a three and two twos, 14-3. Harvey sank two foul shots for Johnsonburg, 14-5. Kayla Hoohuli converted two foul shots for St. Marys, giving the Lady Dutch the 16-5 lead after the first quarter.
Kiana Hoohuli opened the second quarter with a field goal. Harvey and Gerarge traded buckets, 20-7. Brittany Watts scored for Johnsonburg, with Kayla Hoohuli sinking one of two foul shots, 21-9. Watts scored again for the Ramettes, with Kayla Hoohuli hitting a three to give St. Marys the 24-11 halftime lead.
Kayla Hoohuli hit a three to open the second half. Justis Myers hit a two and Rhianon Fowler connected on a three for Johnsonburg, 27-16. Adair Gennocro hit a three for St. Marys. Harvey sank a foul shot and Kiana Myers hit a three, 30-20. The Lady Dutch closed out the third period with an 8-0 run as Kayla Hoohuli hit two threes and Gerarge a two, 38-20.
Anderson and Justis Myers traded buckets to open the fourth quarter. Kayla Hoohuli converted three foul shots with 4:40 left, giving St. Marys the 43-22 lead. Johnsonburg went on a 6-0 run as Kiana Myers, Justis Myers and Fowler scored to make it 43-28 with 1:51 left. Kayla Hoohuli scored at the 1:38 mark to make it 45-28. Harvey scored for Johnsonburg to make the final score 45-30 in favor of St. Marys.
The Lady Dutch are now 20-1 on the season. They won the District 9 League with a 9-1 record.
St. Marys returns to action Friday when they close out their regular season at Ridgway. The junior varsity is set for a 4 p.m. start, with the varsity game to follow at approximately 5:15 p.m. An AML boys’ playoff game will follow.
Last night was Senior Night, as the senior members of the Lady Dutch basketball team and the senior members of the dance team were recognized, along with their parents, in pre-game ceremonies.
The Ramettes closed out their season with a 12-10 record. They will enter the District 9 Class A playoffs, which open next week, against an opponent to be determined.
Dani Dwyer 0-0-0-0-0, Kiana Myers 1-1-0-0-5, Justis Myers 3-1-0-0-9, Rhianon Fowler 1-1-0-0-5, Chelsea Benson 0-0-0-0-0, Taylor Harvey 2-0-3-4-7, Brittany Watts 2-0-0-0-4, Kathryn Polaski 0-0-0-0-0. Totals 9-3-3-4-20.
St. Marys 45
Kayla Hoohuli 3-5-6-7-27, Abbey Cribbs 0-0-0-0-0, Jenna Anderson 1-1-0-0-5, Sloan Foster 0-0-0-0-0, Adair Gennocro 0-1-0-0-3, DeAnna Yost 0-0-0-0-0, Rachel Walker 1-0-0-0-2, Kiana Hoohuli 2-0-0-1-4, Becky Krieg 0-0-0-0-0, Mandy Gerarge 2-0-0-0-4, Jessie Donachy 0-0-0-0-0. Totals 9-7-6-8-45.
Score by quarters
Johnsonburg 5 6 9 10 30
St. Marys 16 8 14 7 45
Johnsonburg JVs win
The Johnsonburg junior varsity team defeated the St. Marys Area squad by a 73-24 score.
Johnsonburg took a 15-10 first-period lead and outscored St. Marys 20-11 in the second period to take a 35-21 halftime lead.
The Ramettes shut out the Lady Dutch 18-0 in the third period and outscored St. Marys 20-3 in the fourth quarter, making the final score 73-24 in favor of Johnsonburg.
St. Marys scoring: Abbey Cribbs 6, DeAnna Yost 4, Sloan Foster 7, Mia Keener 2, Cassie Daniels 2, Becky Krieg 1, Jessie Donachy 2.
Johnsonburg scoring: Chelsea Benson 13, Kassa Kocjancic 15, Brittany Watts 12, Tommi Wildnauer 8, Lydia Hefright 1, Kathryn Polaski 24.