It was not so much what the Oldenburg Academy Lady Twisters didn’t do, but what Waldron was able to do. The Lady Mohawks dominated play from the opening tip and it led to a 67-33 victory over the host Lady Twisters. Everything Waldron tried early in the game seemed to work. The bigger and more athletic Waldron squad scored 23 first quarter points to set the tone and went on to lead 42-14 by halftime. “They (Waldron) are big and we did not match up with them well defensively,” OA head coach Dan Kerker commented. “Then we went to zone and the they shot lights out. “It is just hard to recover from such a big deficit early,” he added. Senior Brittany Elliott established the tempo early with a 3-pointer to open the game. Steals and baskets on two consecutive possessions quickly led to a 7-0 lead and forced Kerker to burn a time out at the 6:10 mark. A 3-pointer by Mary Laird pushed the Waldron lead to 10-0 before OA got on the board with a 3-pointer from the wing by Ashlee Masavage at 4:54. The Lady Mohawks answered with an 8-0 run, which included two more 3-pointers. The first quarter ended with the Lady Twisters starring at a 23-11 deficit. The margin grew with a 3-pointer by Megan Everhart to open the second quarter. Laird hit her second of the game to make ti 31-12 near the five-minute mark. Sarah Gutman scored Oldenburg’s only field goal of the quarter at the 1:13 mark. The hot shooting continued for Waldron in the second half, but the Lady Twisters were better. Oldenburg was able to keep pace. Masavage scored five unanswered point to make it 52-22 at the 2:52 mark. The two teams substituted freely in the fourth quarter and allowed a variety of players a chance at the varsity level. Masavage finished with a team-high 14 points for the Lady Twisters, which included four 3-pointers. Laird led all scorers with 18 points, while Elliott finished with 13. Waldron wins JV game 36-27 The junior varsity game was close for three quarters before Waldron pulled away in the fourth. The Lady Mohawks outscored OA 10-4 in the final quarter to post a 36-27 victory. Oldenburg trailed 10-2 at the end of the first quarter, but rallied for 15 second quarter points to knot the score at 17-17 by halftime. Nichole Flaspohler scored seven points to lead OA on offense. Samantha Rohrig was second on the team with six points followed by Nora Stacy with five.

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