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Lady Marauders love long-distance shots

Monday night, the Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic girls basketball team didn’t just live by the 3-pointer, it thrived by it.

The Lady Marauders buried 15 3s as they pummeled Bedford, 66-46, in a Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference matchup at the Pleasant Valley Gymnasium.

“It’s nice when the ball goes in the basket — it makes things everything a little bit easier,” Kaack said. “We shot really well at home all year; we’re trying to extend it to the road.”

The first quarter, though, was a little bit chaotic for the Lady Marauders as Bedford got a pair of and-ones from Sydney Taracatac to give the Lady Bisons a 14-11 lead with 1:50 to go in the opening stanza.

Taracatac led Bedford with 20 points.

That changed starting with a 6-0 BG run to end the quarter, capped off by a Leah Homan long ball to give BG a 17-14 lead.

BG just added on from there as it stretched that run to 20-6, thanks to three triples by Teresa Haigh to give the home team a 36-26 lead at the break.

Haigh (30 points, eight 3s) and Homan (20 points, four 3s) combined for 50 points and 12 of the 3-pointers.

“They’re a really nice tandem, especially on the offensive end,” Kaack said. “They’re tough to stop. When you have two kids that shoot the ball that well, you can’t help (defensively) off of those two. It opens up things a little bit more. I thought we were much more disciplined, and they found 3s within our offense tonight instead of them trying to force it and create it one-on-one.”

“They really lit it up from 3-point land,” Bedford coach Blaine Shuke said. “Usually, we can hit a couple, but we were off, and they were on. We try to work it inside and kick it out when it’s not there. We didn’t do a bad job of that. It’s hard to go against a team like that when it’s hitting all those 3s.”

The Lady Marauders ultimately put the game away in the third quarter thanks to two of Homan and Haigh’s 3-pointers to give them an 18-point lead after the frame.

BG was also playing without two starters — Aurielle Brunner and Dani Scipioni — but Kaack was pleased to see her team’s next-person-up mentality show.

“We have kids that are eager and ready to step up,” she said. “I don’t think Bella (Adams), Ally (Bagley) and Jaden Quinn could’ve played much better tonight. We were very appreciative of the minutes that they put in. I think the kids are ready to step up and help the team.”

The Lady Marauders won’t have much time to celebrate as they go right back to work tonight at home against Westmont Hilltop.

BEDFORD (46): Mortimore 1 2-2 4, Shuke 2 0-0 4, Taracatac 7 6-8 20, Lippincott 3 2-3 9, Brown 0 2-4 2, Martz 0 0-0 0, Mowry 2 0-0 4, Becker 0 0-0 0. Totals — 16 12-17 46.

BISHOP GUILFOYLE (66): Warner 2 0-0 5, Homan 7 2-2 20, Haigh 11 0-0 30, Adams 2 3-4 8, Bagley 1 0-0 3, Geishauser 0 0-0 0, Quinn 0 0-0 0, Steinbugl 0 0-0 0, Farabaugh 0 0-0 0. Totals — 23 5-6 66.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Bedford 14 12 10 10 – 46

Bishop Guilfoyle 17 19 18 18 – 66

3-point goals: Bedford 2 (Ruffley, Lippincott); Bishop Guilfoyle 15 (Warner, Homan 4, Haigh 8, Adams, Bagley).

Records: Bedford (8-7), Bishop Guilfoyle (10-2).

Officials: Nick Lancaster, Mark Dwyer, Joe Hanna.

JV: Bishop Guilfoyle, 33-26. High scorers–Lizzy Martz, B, 11; Lainey Farabaugh, BG, 9.

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