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Shawe girls ride record-setting defense to 4th win
Courier Sports Staff
Friday, January 04, 2013 10:00 AM
10 points allowed to Rock Creek fewest ever in a Lady Hilltopper basketball game
Shawe Memorial rode a record-setting defensive performance to its fourth win of the season, 33-10 over winless Rock Creek in girls action Thursday on the road.
The 10 points allowed were the fewest the Hilltoppers have ever allowed in a game, eclipsing the total of 14 given up Shawe to Graceland Christian (now Christian Academy) in the 1987-88 season and to Fall Creek during the 2007-08 season.
Rock Creek (0-13) shot hit just three of 33 shots overall but was 2-of-6 from 3-point range. The Lions were also 2-of-13 from the free-throw line.
While Shawe's defense was throttling Rock Creek, the Hilltoppers' offense wasn't much better than the Lions.' Shawe was just 12-for-48 (25 percent) from the floor and missed both 3-point attempts.
The Hilltoppers did have 25 steals and forced 39 turnovers but turned the ball over 26 times themselves.
"We were very rusty coming into this game. You could tell we hadn't played in a while," Shawe coach Camille Deuser said. "We really played well in the fourth quarter but we are still looking for that complete game."
Shawe (4-8) led 12-8 after the first quarter but neither team scored in the second. The Hilltoppers outscored Rock Creek 4-0 in the third and 17-2 in the fourth to blow open the game.
Amelia Koehler had a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds and added five steals in a strong all-around game.
"Amelia Koehler came off the bench and really played well. She was scoring and rebounding like she is capable of doing," Deuser said. "All of the girls are really going to have to step up since we lost Sarelia (Rios-Garcia) for the season to a knee injury. It is going to be an adjustment because she was our best defender and a real burst of energy when she was in the game."
Taylor Grote had 10 points, five steals and five rebounds for Shawe. Jenna Armstrong had six points and eight steals, Maddie Waller had five points and Katelyn Moore added a point.
Shawe returns to action today when it hosts Oldenburg as part of a girls-boys doubleheader.
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