|NTL GIRLS BASKETBALL: STRONG MIDDLE QUARTERS PROPEL SAYRE TO 53-27 WIN OVER NEB (2018-01-08)
Valley Sports Report
SAYRE — After a slow start, Sayre used two strong quarters to pull away from Northeast Bradford in a 53-27 win here Monday night in NTL Small School Division girls basketball action.
Sayre coach Eileen Sparduti said the Lady Redskins, now 8-3, excelled in several areas in the win.
“We got out and ran the floor much better tonight, and our finishes were there,” she said. “We also got some good bench support that kept us fresh.
“Defensively, we knew we had to handle them in the post.,” noted Sparduti. “And our forwards (Blair) Wampole, (Stephanie) Klovekorn, and (Britni) Benjamin were active all night.”
“It’s a great start to a three-game week,” she added.
Junior Camry Lane scored four points in the first quarter, and senior Madi Wheeler added a 3-pointer to help Sayre to a 9-8 lead.
In the second quarter, junior Stephanie Klovekorn scored six points, and sophomore Emily Sutryk added five points, including a 3-pointer, to fuel a 17-4 run that gave the Lady Redskins a 26-12 lead at the half.
Sutryk added another 3-pointer early in the third quarter, and scored nine points in the stanza, and Lane knocked down a trey in a 15-5 spurt that extended Sayre’s lead to 41-17 entering the final eight minutes.
Sutryk had 16 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, and six steals to lead Sayre, while Lane had 13 points points, five assists, four rebounds, three steals, and one blocked shot, and Klovekorn had 13 points and eight rebounds.
Wheeler chipped in with five points in the win, while senior Blair Wampole had eight rebounds and three blocked shots, and senior Britni Benjamin blocked two shots.
Josie Haverly led NEB with eight points.
Sayre returns to action Wednesday at Mansfield.
IN PHOTO: Sayre’s Emily Sutryk.