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2019-01-09 / Sports

DA Girls Hoop Narrowly Defeats B-G in MAC

By Rosie Cunningham


Delaware Academy’s Anna Post dives for a loose ball during her team’s Friday win over B-G. Benjamin Patton/The Reporter Delaware Academy’s Anna Post dives for a loose ball during her team’s Friday win over B-G. Benjamin Patton/The Reporter BAINBRIDGE - Delaware Academy defeated Bainbridge Guilford 36- 33 on the road Friday in Mid-State Athletic Conference (MAC) action.

The Bobcats were held to four points in the first quarter of play against DA. However, B-G came back ready to play in the second quarter and the home team trailed by one point going into the break (20-19).

“Coming out of halftime, B-G had cut the lead to one 20-19,” said DA Coach Todd Bruce. “We put together a solid third quarter without giving up a field goal. That margin helped us in a very tight fourth quarter.”

At the start of the fourth quarter, B-G tailed 30-24. The bulldogs held onto the lead and took home the victory.

According to Bruce, Anna Post netted eight points and tallied 11 boards, Sophia Wakin added 10 points and contributed three blocks and Sylvia Liddle finished with five points, four steals, six assists and pulled down seven rebounds.


Delaware Academy’s Anna Post defends as B-G’s Macie Leizear shoots during DA’s 36- 33 win on Friday. Benjamin Patton/The Reporter Delaware Academy’s Anna Post defends as B-G’s Macie Leizear shoots during DA’s 36- 33 win on Friday. Benjamin Patton/The Reporter For B-G, Abigail Selfridge had a game-high 22 points and went 10-for-11 from the foul line.

“I thought the team did a great job overall on defense,” said Bruce. “We held a very potent offensive team to 33 points for the game, only allowing one quarter in double figures. We tried to recognize their shooters and extended our close outs.

“Overall, the girls put together a solid game. We are not a high scoring offensive team, but if we defend, manage the boards, and can have solid possessions each time down the floor, we better our chances of winning and competing at a higher level.”


Delaware Academy’s Sylvia Liddle shoots through the defense of Bainbridge-Guilford’s Abi Selfridge, left, and Kori Thornton during DA’s 36-33 win on Friday. Benjamin Patton/The Reporter Delaware Academy’s Sylvia Liddle shoots through the defense of Bainbridge-Guilford’s Abi Selfridge, left, and Kori Thornton during DA’s 36-33 win on Friday. Benjamin Patton/The Reporter Bruce describes B-G as an “excellent team.”

“They have an incredible scorer in Abbi Selfridge and a very athletic team,” he said. “They are always one of the top teams to beat in the MAC, and it was a very solid win for us. Hopefully, we can keep the momentum going this second half of the year.”

DA hosted Unadilla Valley on Tuesday (score unavailable at press time).



Delaware Academy’s Aileen Nealis saves a ball from going out of bounds during her team’s win on Friday over B-G. Benjamin Patton/The Reporter Delaware Academy’s Aileen Nealis saves a ball from going out of bounds during her team’s win on Friday over B-G. Benjamin Patton/The Reporter

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