Beaver plunders Lady Pirates
By JASON EPP
Leader & Times
The Beaver Lady Dusters shut out the Keyes Lady Pirates 14-0 in the first quarter to start the game and rolled to a 55-13 romp, and a two-game winning streak.
“That’s what we pride ourselves on over here, playing really good defense,” said Beaver coach Casey Jones. “We played a lot of kids and maintained a good level of intensity throughout. After the losses we’ve had we would go back in the locker room and talk about how close we were to closing a game, and to win won out. Every game we’ve been competitive, but just haven’t closed the deal. Friday and Saturday it came together.”
Keyes was finally able to get off the goose egg in the second, but were unable to slow down the Lady Dusters. Beaver increased their lead to 24 ate the half, 29-5.
“We had a couple of girls who hadn’t been getting much playing time that stepped up and some that were forced to because of foul trouble against Elkhart,” said Jones. “Cassie Howell really stepped up her game, and played well on defense all three nights.”
Both teams best offensive outputs came in the third with Beaver outscoring Keyes 20-8 to take a 36-13 lead heading into the final period. Beaver again pitched a shutout to close out the win.
Nine Lady Dusters in all scored with Kalie Hoover leading the way with 17. Jacinda Balderamma scored 11, and Hannah Broodfoot and Kyndal Sutton each added 7.