Archive for Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Baldwin girls crush St. Marys in first round of Wellsville tournament

Baldwin sophomore Madeline Neufeld (21) leaps to pass the ball in the third quarter of Baldwin's 56-25 victory Tuesday in the first round of the Wellsville Top Gun Tournament. With the win Baldwin will play a 5:15 Thursday against the winner of the K.C. Piper/Anderson County game.

Baldwin sophomore Madeline Neufeld (21) leaps to pass the ball in the third quarter of Baldwin's 56-25 victory Tuesday in the first round of the Wellsville Top Gun Tournament. With the win Baldwin will play a 5:15 Thursday against the winner of the K.C. Piper/Anderson County game.

January 28, 2014

Wellsville — The Baldwin High School girls Tuesday cruised to an easy 56-25 victory against St. Marys in the first round of the Wellsville Top Gun Tournament.

The Bears brought a seven-game losing streak into the contest and the game was never in doubt because of the effectiveness of the Bulldogs defense. Baldwin’s press and aggressive half-court defense forced St. Marys into 21 first-half turnovers and limited the Bears to just nine points in the game’s first 16 minutes.

Baldwin’s offense was a bit stagnant early, but started to come around when senior guard Katie Jones connected on a three-pointer with 2:45 in the first quarter, giving the Bulldogs a 7-3 led. From that point on, Baldwin outscored the Bears 21-6 the remainder of the half.

“We weren’t really smooth on offense,” Baldwin coach Bob Martin said. “Obviously, our pressure bothered them. It’s a good start.”

The lop-sided score allowed Martin to rest his starters and get reserves plentiful playing team. Junior Sierra Hall responded with eight third-quarter points, six from three-pointers, and junior Emily Simpson added five points in the fourth quarter.

Baldwin advanced to play the winner of the Anderson County-K.C. Piper game the Thursday’s semi-final round of the tournament.

It was Baldwin’s second-straight runaway win. The Bulldogs on Friday defeated Osawatomie 79-17. The game was more one-sided than the score as the Bulldogs led 25-2 after the first quarter.

Baldwin 56, St. Marys

Baldwin (8-3) 14 14 19 9 – 56

St. Marys (2-8) 4 5 8 8 – 25

Baldwin scoring: Sierra Hall 8, Emily Simpson 5, Maddie Ogle 15, Madeline Nuefeld 4, Katie Jones 10, Corey Valentine 2, Lily Fursman 2, Alexis Stein 8, Hailey Cope 2

St. Marys: Kati Kolde 7, Madi Perry 1, Stephani Robbins 3, Maria Moylan 7, Malory Mitchell 7

Baldwin 79, Osawatomie 17

Baldwin 25 25 18 11 – 79

Osawatomie 2 7 2 6 – 17

Baldwin scoring: E. Simpson 10, Karina Steinke 2, M. Ogle 19, M. Nuefeld 4, K. Jones 8, Kyna Smith 4, Emma Stewart 4, C. Valentine 11, A. Stein 2, H. Cope 13

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