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Lady Devils continue to roll, 32-0 third quarter leads to easy win over Eastern Pike In Young Classic

Riding a six-game winning streak and dominating opponents in the process, Coach Rob Davis and his North Adams Lady Devils took part in the only girls’ game at Saturday’s Coach Young Classic, entertaining the Eastern Pike Lady Eagles in the fourth game of the Classic.

The beat rolled on for the Lady Devils as they used an unheard of 32-0 third quarter to break open a close game and roll to a 69-41 victory.

“We struggled early again today,” said Coach Davis. “We just have to come out more ready to play and get tougher.”

“We just need to keep posting wins and when the tournament draw comes on Jan. 31 we can get as high a seed as we can get and hopefully make a good run in the tournament.”

The Lady Eagles came to the floor at NAHS with one of the top players in southern Ohio in senior Carson Roney, who scored 24 points in the game, but spent a lot of time on the bench due to foul trouble. Roney was matched by North Adams senior Staci Dinsmore, who led the Lady Devils with 24 points of her own, and turned in a double-double by hauling down 10 rebounds.

The game belonged to Roney early as she scored Eastern’s first six points but the Lady Devils answered with a basket by Lakyn Hupp and then a three-pointer from Taylor Hesler to go up 10-6, but that just set the stage for Roney and the Lady Eagles to reel off 10 in a row, with the senior standout getting an old-fashioned three-point play and then banking in a long three from the top of the key to give the visitors a 16-10 advantage.

North Adams answered with a pair of free throws from Grace McDowell, on play where Roney was forced to the bench with her second foul. Two quick buckets by Dinsmore off of Eastern turnovers tied the game and the Lady Devils ended the first quarter with an offensive put back by Maddie Toole, a three-pointer by Caitlin Young, and a Taylor Wylie basket to grab a 23-18 lead after the first eight minutes of fast-paced action.

In the second period, the Lady Eagles stayed close, mainly because of their 10 for 12 performance from the free throw line, only getting two field goals. Young hit another trey late in the half but Eastern’s Cassidy Fremont scored the last four and at the break, the Lady Devils were still on top, but only by a slim 35-32.

Coach Davis was so frustrated with his team’s play in the second quarter that he didn’t even take the squad into the locker room at the intermission, leaving his girls on the floor instead. Davis might want to consider using that strategy more often after he and his staff saw the results of that decision on Saturday. It was a different North Adams team that took the floor for the beginning of the second half as the Lady Devils totally dominated on both ends of the court, pitching a shutout and outscoring Eastern 32-0 over the next eight minutes.

Seven different North Adams players scored in the third quarter, led by Dinsmore with 11 and Avery Harper with 9. By the time the smoke had cleared, a close game had become a rout with the Lady Devils now in front 67-32 at the end of three periods.

It was a good thing that the home team racked up all those third quarter points as they only managed two free throws in the entire fourth quarter, but thankfully had a big enough lead that it didn’t make any difference. With four minutes to play, Coach Davis emptied the bench and when the final horn sounded, the Lady Devils had their seventh win in a row and their 13th of the season, topping the Lady Eagles 69-41 for the first North Adams win at the Coach Young Classic.

Dinsmore’s double double of 24-10 paced the winners, with the ever-improving Avery Hrper also hitting double figures with 12 points. Harper also grabbed 9 rebounds. Grace McDowell, Lakyn Hupp, and Caitlin Young all scored 6 for North Adams, with Hupp adding 5 steals and 3 assists.

Roney was the only Lady Eagle to reach double figures with her 24, with teammate Olivia Hatfield adding 8.

The now 13-2 Lady Devils are scheduled to be back in action on Thursday, Jan. 21, traveling down Route 247 for a Southern Hills Athletic Conference match up with the West Union Lady Dragons.

EHS 18 14 0 9 —41

NAHS 23 12 32 2 —69

EHS (41): Hatfield 2 4-4 8, Fremont 2 3-4 7, Roney 8 7-10 24, Greene 1 0-0 2, Team 13 14-18 41.

NAHS (69): Dinsmore 11 2-4 24, Hesler 2 0-0 5, Wylie 1 0-0 2, Toole 2 0-0 4, Hupp 3 0-0 6, Young 2 0-0 6, McDowell 1 4-5 6, Jenkins 1 1-4 3, Allison Harper 0 1-2 1, Avery Harper 5 2-5 12, Team 28 10-20 69.

Three-Point Goals:

EHS- Roney 1

NAHS- Hesler 1, Young 2

North Adams’ Lakyn Hupp, left, goes high to attempt to block this shot by Eastern’s Carson Roney during the only varsity girls game played on Saturday as part of the 2016 Coach Young Classic. The Lady Devils improved to 13-2 on the season with a 69-41 win over the Lady Eagles.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_Hupp.jpgNorth Adams’ Lakyn Hupp, left, goes high to attempt to block this shot by Eastern’s Carson Roney during the only varsity girls game played on Saturday as part of the 2016 Coach Young Classic. The Lady Devils improved to 13-2 on the season with a 69-41 win over the Lady Eagles. Mark Carpenter | People’s Defender

North Adams junior Caitlin Young dribbles through a pair of Eastern defenders on her way to the basket in Saturday’s game at the Coach Young Classic. Young came off the bench to fire in a pair of first-half three-pointers in the 69-41 win for the Lady Devils.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_Young.jpgNorth Adams junior Caitlin Young dribbles through a pair of Eastern defenders on her way to the basket in Saturday’s game at the Coach Young Classic. Young came off the bench to fire in a pair of first-half three-pointers in the 69-41 win for the Lady Devils. Mark Carpenter | People’s Defender
32-0 third quarter paces North Adams win

By Mark Carpenter

mcarpenter@civitasmedia.com

Reach Mark Carpenter at 937-544-2391 or on Twitter @adamscosports.

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