CLARKSBURG — The Class AA No. 7 Lincoln Cougars concluded the activity on a 12-2 run to dispatch the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on senior night at Angelo Basile Courtroom, 50-36.
“We performed improved defensively,” Lincoln coach Rob Hawkins mentioned. “We bought a pair of critical steals there, rebounded the ball effectively on the defensive stop and bought some hoops. It was a battle there for three quarters defending them.”
Hannah Ferris concluded with 16 points and nine rebounds for Lincoln, while Victoria Sturm was close behind with 14 points and seven rebounds.
Taylor Martino tallied 13 points for Notre Dame.
“We just did not make shots,” ND coach Bob Martino mentioned. “We’re not affected individual at all on offense. We chuck up the first shot that we see. We don’t make teams perform protection long sufficient.”
Notre Dame took an early 7-4 guide on a Martino 3-level perform with 3:39 remaining in the first quarter, but Lincoln went on an 8-2 run, highlighted by a Madi Martin 3, to go up 12-9.
Following an Emma McKeen layup the other way, Ferris banked in a 3-pointer at the buzzer from just throughout the timeline: Lincoln 15, Notre Dame 11.
Lincoln stretched its guide to 20-13 on a Ferris 3 at the 6:10 mark, but the Irish scored the up coming 4 points.
The Cougars scored the previous 4 points of the 50 percent on Sturm layups to guide 25-18.
Notre Dame tallied the first 5 points of the third quarter on a Amelia Angotti 3 and two Bailee Yokum no cost throws, but Lincoln made use of a Martin 3 and an previous-fashioned 3-level perform from Ferris to press them away once again at 31-23.
“I considered the turning level was, we bought it to two and we had a steal, went by way of her fingers, and the woman for Lincoln hits a 3,” coach Martino mentioned. “That’s when Taylor bought hurt for a minute and she had to arrive out. We had a woman using the ball out that doesn’t generally, they get a steal and a layup, we foul them.”
Lincoln led by nine, 36-27, heading to the fourth quarter.
Notre Dame made a different press, setting up the period of time on a 7-2 run as Martino scored the first 4 and Angotti knocked down a 3 to make it 38-34 with 6:04 to go.
But a Morgan Turner layup with 2:57 remaining was all the Irish could handle the rest of the way as Ferris scored 5 and Sturm 4 down the extend.
“I considered Hannah and Madi actually did a superior job in the fourth quarter managing the ball for us on the offensive stop and having a pair of critical steals on protection,” Hawkins mentioned.
“They’re the girls’ basketball crew all around listed here that we generally say, ‘If we could be like them…’ They go to state tournaments each and every calendar year. They are a excellent method. Mentor Hawkins receives them to perform difficult,” coach Martino mentioned.
Lincoln (16-3) carries on its extend of 4 games in 4 times tonight, web hosting Grafton in a varsity-only contest at 5:45 p.m.
Notre Dame (12-8) is property from Clay-Battelle on Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. to cap the standard year.
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