Lady Marauders still taking care of business
It was deja vu all over again. Well, almost.
Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic’s Lady Marauders rolled over Somerset, 64-10, in a Laurel Highlands Conference non-division game Thursday at the Pleasant Valley gym.
BG welcomed Greater Johnstown to Pleasant Valley on Saturday for another LHAC non-division game, and the result was similar.
It wasn’t another mercy rule, but it was close. The Lady Marauders settled for a 59-30 win this time, running their overall record to 15-1. Johnstown, which started three sophomores and two freshmen against BG’s all-senior cast, fell to 4-12 overall.
Guilfoyle played without Halee Adams again. Adams injured her knee at Richland last Monday and sat out the Somerset game. She was on the bench again Saturday night, but was not in uniform.
“She wanted to make sure [she was OK],” BG coach Mark Moschella said of his all-state player, “and I’m sort of happy about that. We’re looking forward to seeing her back on the floor Monday.”
The Lady Marauders host Penn Cambria on Monday.
With Adams sidelined, senior Kristen Miller got another starting assignment and played well, scoring 14 points – eight in the first quarter when BG jumped out to a comfortable 22-4 lead.
“Kristen Miller did an outstanding job for us tonight,” Moschella said. “She stepped in and made us all the more stronger.
“I’m just glad we got off to the start we did,” Moschella. “Johnstown played hard tonight. They were real active in their zone and we did a good job of reversing the basketball and finding open people.”
Elyssa Ehredt led BG with 16 points and Brittany Boslet also hit double figures with 10, including three 3-pointers.
“Having Halee out is unfortunate, but we adjust, ” Miller said. “Lexi [Craig] came off the bench and did a good job.”
When reminded that neither Somerset nor Johnstown presented much of a challenge, Miller said: “We don’t really let up. You’re always supposed to play your hardest all four quarters of the game, play until the game is over, and we did both games.”
Miller is looking forward to the remainder of the season.
“We have some big league games, including Monday,” she said. “Penn Cambria should be a hard one.”
Guilfoyle led by 40-10 at the half, and hiked its lead to 37 (50-13) on back-to-back 3s by Miller and Boslet midway through the third quarter.
Much like the Somerset game, the Marauders did not use their fastbreak in the second half, instead settling to work on their halfcourt game.
“It’s not important to keep running an uptempo game,” Moschella said. “It’s more important, as time goes on toward the playoffs, that we get a lot of good repetition in running our offense.”
GREATER JOHNSTOWN (30): Burns 0 0-0 0, Smith 1 1-2 3, Lindrose 3 2-3 9, Madison 4 1-2 9, Myers 2 0-0 4, McKee 1 0-0 2, Seminsky 1 0-0 3, Cosby 0 0-0 0. Totals – 12 4-7 30.
BISHOP GUILFOYLE (59): Ehredt 8 0-0 16, Bates 3 0-0 6, Boslet 3 1-2 10, Stessney 2 1-3 6, Miller 5 3-4 14, Craig 2 0-0 5, Luciano 1 0-0 2, McGhee 0 0-2 0. Totals – 24 5-11 59.
SCORE BY QUARTERS
Greater Johnstown4 6 10 10 – 30
Bishop Guilfoyle22 18 11 8 – 59
3-point goals: Greater Johnstown 2 (Lindrose, Seminsky); Bishop Guilfoyle 6 (Boslet 3, Stessney, Miller, Craig).
Records: Greater Johnstown (4-12); Bishop Guilfoyle (15-1).
JV: Bishop Guilfoyle, 42-15. High scorer-Emily Adams, BG, 14.