2019-01-09 / Sports

Downsville Girls Take Two in Hoop Play

Topples CV and Franklin
By Rosie Cunningham

DOWNSVILLE - The Downsville girls defeated Charlotte Valley Thursday and Franklin Monday (57-48) in hoop action.

The Eagles came out of the gate hot and began the contest with a 7-0 edge over Franklin with four minutes left in the opening quarter.

By the end of the first, the Purple Devils trailed 11-4. Going into the break, Downsville stretched the lead to 29-9 and by the end of the third frame - 44- 23. Franklin’s Kayla and Marissa Campbell began to get hot, but it was too late for the Devils, who trailed by 10 points with

20 seconds on the clock.

For Downsville, Kailee Young and Kenzie Hammond each had 17 points and Olivia Brunner dropped 16.

Franklin’s Marissa Campbell netted a game-high 22 points - which included six 3 pointers.

Kayla Campbell finished with 13 points and had eight boards in the loss.

On Thursday, the Eagles cruised to a 40-22 win over

Charlotte Valley in a Delaware

League match-up.

Young had a double-double with 10 boards and 16 points according to Downsville head coach Dustin Keesler.

“She was able to penetrate and make some outstanding drives,” he said.

Downsville’s Olivia Brunner scored 12 points and teammate Kenzie Hammond had 10, while Kerry Young contributed 10 boards.

“Defensively, Olivia Brunner protected the rim well,” said Keesler. “She had five blocked shots, some of which were very nice and helped spring momentum in our direction.”

One of Brunner’s blocked shots reflected to Hammond, who capitalized, netting a 3 pointer off of the assist.

“The next play down we stole the ball and Kenzy hit another three,” said Keesler. ”That really swung the game in our favor at the time. The girls played really well in the first half starting off to a 26-6 run. They were able to get off to a nice start offensively, it pushed our defense to be more effective.”

CV’s Justine Lubbers was the only player on her team to finish in double figures, scoring 13 points.

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