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2018-12-05 / Sports

DA Girls Take Down S.S. Seward

By Rosie Cunningham

DELHI - The Delaware Academy girls defeated S.S. Seward 55-38 in Saturday’s consolation game of the Delhi Tip-Off Tournament.

According to DA head coach Todd Bruce, Anna Post scored a game-high 22 points, which included 9-12 from the field.

DA players Sophia Wakin scored nine points, and Alanna Ruchar and Sylvia Liddle had six and five points, respectively for the Bulldogs.

Bruce said he believes a long shot by Liddle was the momentum changer of the game.

“She hit a big 3-ball from deep, right before half time,” he said. “I thought that gave us the momentum going into half, and kind of deflated Seward a bit. Anna Post did an excellent job with post play, and helped us create a defensive toughness we need to be successful. We had nine players score overall and I believe Raegan Bracchy also played a very solid game for us at both ends of the court.”

Post was named to the alltournament team following Saturday’s games, along with Seward’s Shannon Sgombick, Lilly and Sophie Phillips from Cambridge and Cooperstown’s Kate Trosset and Piper Seamon.

Delhi took a 16-6 lead in the first and never looked back, outscoring S.S. Seward in every quarter.

“I thought our team played solid defense throughout the game,” said Bruce. “We held them to six points in first quarter, and eight points in third quarter. Liddle had three blocked shots in the game.

Overall, I thought we set the tone early in the game. Came out to a 16-6 first quarter, as we varied our presses to keep them off-balance in their pressbreaks. Went into half time with a 34-20 lead, which extended to 43-28 after third. I thought our bench also gave us very good minutes. Gaining experience as a team, and getting contributions from many different players will make us tougher to defend.”

Cooperstown 50, Delhi 38

In the opening round of the Delhi Tip-Off Tournament, Cooperstown cruised to a 50-38 win over Delaware Academy.

Cooperstown’s Kate Trossett had a game-high 20 points to lead the Hawkeyes.

The Bulldogs took a 13-11 lead after the first quarter, but the Hawkeyes responded to take a 25-20 advantage into the break.

Piper Seamon also had two threes and totaled 10 points for the Hawkeyes. Abby Ford scored six points and Ashley Kiuber finished with five.

DA’s Anna Post finished with a double-double, totaling 20 points and 11 rebounds. Sophia Wakin scored six points and Sylvia Liddle tallied five.

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