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Lady Tigers’ play adds up to a victory

High School Girls Basketball: Hollidaysburg 63, DuBois 38

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Creating turnovers, getting rebounds and assists.

When you add those together, it can make for one heck of a night on the basketball court.

That’s exactly what happened for the Hollidaysburg Lady Tigers as three early turnovers were turned into seven points as they rolled to a 63-38 victory over DuBois Tuesday night at the Hollidaysburg Area High School Gymnasium.

“They got in the gym after the loss on Monday and we had a very good practice,” Hollidaysburg coach Deanna Jubeck said. “They got after it tonight. We talked about having a good start (to the game), and having a good start to the third quarter and we did that.”

What a start it was as right off the opening tip the Lady Tigers forced a turnover. Hollidaysburg turned that into a jumper from Marin Miller on the other end to get the home team on the scoreboard.

Following another Lady Beaver turnover, Alison Hatajik hit a turnaround jumper for the early 7-0 lead.

Hatajik — who was making her first career start — finished the night with nine points.

“This is what we’ve talked to her from the summer on,” Jubeck said. “Ali is a tremendous player, she puts in time, and she’s going to be a huge impact player for us moving forward.”

Hollidaysburg would end up holding DuBois scoreless through the first seven minutes of the quarter as the Lady Tigers took a 17-2 lead after one.

Miller was just getting warmed up in the first half as she nailed two NBA range 3-pointers to make it 32-12 at the intermission. She led all scorers with 24 points.

“(Hollidaysburg) is so well-rounded,” DuBois coach Keith Kriner said. “Whatever we tried to do, they countered everything we did. We’re not going to see teams like that all year long. It was a very good learning experience.”

Allison Hileman contributed 14 points for Hollidaysburg.

“The kids really rode the wave,” Jubeck said. “We talk about it being a total team effort. We share the basketball, and that’s what’s important. The best stats are what doesn’t appear in the box score.

“It’s the assists, it’s the rebounds. Those are the things that aren’t going to show up at the bottom line. Those are things that are important for team chemistry.”

The Lady Tigers will wrap up their season-opening four-game homestand on Saturday as they welcome Greencastle-Antrim to town for a 6 p.m. tip.

DuBOIS (38): Guiher 6 1-2 17, Snyder 1 0-4 2, Weible 0 0-0 0, Heininger 2 0-0 4, Johnson 1 0-0 2, Sandy 2 0-0 4, Walker 0 0-0 0, I. Geist-Salone 0 0-0 0, Smith 2 0-0 4, Chewning 2 0-0 4, Pfeufer 0 0-0 0. Totals — 16 1-6 38.

HOLLIDAYSBURG (63): O’Neill 0 0-0 0, Hileman 6 0-0 14, Miller 9 1-1 24, Bell 2 2-2 6, Hatajik 4 1-2 9, S. Lear 4 0-0 8, H. Merriman 0 0-0 0, Figard 1 0-0 2, Parks 0 0-0 0, R. Lear 0 0-0 0, O. Merriman 0 0-0 0, Reed 0 0-0 0, Stitt 0 0-0 0, Plummer 0 0-0 0, Snyder 0 0-0 0, Pandolph 0 0-0 0, Sipes 0 0-0 0. Totals — 26 4-5 63.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

DuBois 2 10 12 14 — 38

Hollidaysburg 17 15 18 13 — 63

3-point goals: DuBois 4 (Guiher 4); Hollidaysburg 6 (Hileman 2, Miller 4).

Records: DuBois (2-1); Hollidaysburg (2-1).

JV: Hollidaysburg, 22-21. High scorers–Lauren Walker, D, 6; Ashden Stitt, H, 7.

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