Lady Dutch stay unbeaten, beat Brookville 63-39

The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch basketball team stayed perfect on the season as they defeated the Brookville Lady Raiders by a 63-39 score last night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.The Lady Dutch were able to break a close game open when midway through the second period and into the third period, they went on an 11-0 run, raising their lead from 19-17 to 30-17 before Brookville scored with 6:03 left in the third period.The Lady Dutch outscored the Lady Raiders by a 39-22 margin in the final 16 minutes of play.“Brookville has a nice ball club. The final score doesn’t indicate how close the game was,” said St. Marys coach Bob Swanson.“I thought Kiana (Hoohuli) had a nice floor game tonight, and Rachel (Walker) turned in a nice game with nine rebounds and six points and did a good job defensively.“Kayla (Hoohuli) had another double-double with 24 points and 10 rebounds. She also had six steals and five blocks.”“I thought we played nice defense tonight,” added the coach, who said his team begins a three-game series on the road Friday when they travel to Bradford.The St. Marys offense was led by Kayla Hoohuli with 24 points on five twos, one three and an 11-for-13 night from the foul line. Kiana Hoohuli added 13 points on five field goals and a three-for-four night from the foul line. Brookville was led by Emily Ferraro with 18 points on five field goals and an eight-for-nine night from the foul line. Lanae Newsome was next with eight points.The first quarter opened with Adair Gennocro knocking down a three for St. Marys. Brookville scored the next six points to take the 6-3 lead with 5:22 left in the period. Kiana Hoohuli made one of two from the foul line, with Kayla Hoohuli hitting a field goal, 8-6. A three by Kayla Hoohuli gave the Lady Dutch a 9-8 lead. Kailyn Hill scored for Brookville, 10-9. Jenna Anderson scored on a putback for St. Marys, making the score 11-10 at the end of the first period.Shelby Zomcik of the Lady Dutch and Ferraro traded buckets to open the second quarter. Buckets by Kiana Hoohuli and Walker gave St. Marys a 17-12 lead. Ferraro converted a three-point play before Walker and Newsome traded buckets as St. Marys led 19-17 with 3:46 left in the half. Kayla Hoohuli hit a two and a foul shot and Walker hit a field goal as St. Marys led 24-17 at the half.The Lady Dutch went on an 8-2 run to open the third period, as Kayla Hoohuli scored all eight and Ferraro scored for Brookville. Ferraro hit a two and Alyssa Byerly sank a foul shot, 32-22. Kiana Hoohuli and Zomcik hit field goals, 36-22. Ferraro sank six straight foul shots, 36-28. The Lady Dutch closed out the third period with a 15-4 run to take a 51-30 lead into the final eight minutes. Kayla and Kiana Hoohuli had six points each in the run, while Anderson added a three.Anderson hit another three to open the fourth quarter, 54-30. After Ferraro sank one of two foul shots, the Lady Dutch went on a 6-0 lead as Kiana and Kayla Hoohuli and Mandy Gerarge each scored a bucket, making the score 60-31 with 4:32 left in the game. The Lady Raiders outscored the Lady Dutch 8-3 in the closing minutes, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the St. Marys lead, and the Lady Dutch won 63-39.Game notesThe Lady Dutch are now 8-0 on the season and 1-0 in District 9 League play.St. Marys returns to District 9 League action on Friday when they travel to Bradford to take on the Lady Owls. Junior varsity action begins at 6 p.m., with the varsity to follow at 7:30 p.m.Brookville 39Alyssa Byerly 1-0-1-3-3, Kaitlyn Hill 1-0-0-2-2, Chey Ross 1-0-0-0-2, Ali Blose 1-0-0-0-2, Emily Ferraro 5-0-8-9-18, Stephanie Wolfe 0-0-2-2-2, Samantha Byerly 1-0-0-0-2, Lanae Newsome 3-0-2-2-8. Totals 13-0-13-18-39.St. Marys 63Shelby Zomcik 2-0-0-1-4, Kayla Hoohuli 5-1-11-13-24, Abbey Cribbs 0-0-0-0-0, Jenna Anderson 1-2-0-0-8, Sloan Foster 0-0-0-0-0, Adair Gennocro 0-1-0-0-3, DeAnna Yost 0-0-1-2-1, Rachel Walker 3-0-0-0-6, Kiana Hoohuli 5-0-3-4-13, Becky Krieg 1-0-0-0-2, Mandy Gerarge 1-0-0-0-2, Kali Quagliani 0-0-0-0-0, Jessie Donachy 0-0-0-0-0. Totals 18-4-15-20-63.Score by quartersBrookville 10 7 13 9 39St. Marys 11 13 27 12 63