Lady Tide Handed 53-36 Setback by Lady Rovers

CURWENSVILLE — Double trouble for most Brockway opponents, senior Kaitlyn Morelli and sophomore Leah Lindemuth teamed up to propel the Lady Rovers past Curwensville 53-36 in Allegheny Mountain League South Division schoolgirl basketball action on the Patton Hall hardwood Friday night.

Morelli scored a game-high 21 points and also was a disruptive force on defense with six steals to go with four rebounds and four assists, while Lindemuth just missed her third consecutive double-double with 14 points and nine rebounds despite playing less than three quarters because of foul trouble.

Madi Weber did post a double-double for the Lady Tide, working hard inside for most of her 18 points in addition to hauling down 10 missed shots.

Curwensville (1-13, 0-6 AML-South) hung around through the turnover-filled first quarter, thanks to a driving layup and a late 3-pointer by Weber and two high-arcing one-handers by Sabrina Spencer for four of her eight first-half points.

Morelli broke the 10-10 tie with a steal and runout 30 seconds into the second period, and two baskets by Lindemuth in the next minute provided the Lady Rovers the separation the Lady Tide never could overcome.

With Morelli and Lindemuth netting eight points apiece, Brockway (7-8, 3-3 AML-South) opened a 28-16 advantage by intermission and never led by less than 13 points during the second half on their way to snapping a four-game losing streak.

Lady Tide coach Bob Desmett pointed out managing only six points and being outscored by a dozen in the second period has become a recurring theme for the Lady Tide, winless in their last 11 outings.

“We always seem to have that one bad quarter,” he said. “But after the way we played for almost three quarters up at Ridgway the other night, I was disappointed in this effort.

“We have got to learn to play more as a team and not turn the ball over so much.”

Curwensville was guilty of 25 turnovers, 17 in the first half, but also was unable to make the visitors pay for their 29 turnovers because of 26 percent shooting.

Shaughny Richardson and Maggie Schmader each had eight boards to help Brockway finish with a 38-34 edge in rebounding.

Curwensville returns to the Moshannon Valley League Tuesday for a road test against Moshannon Valley at Amesville. Tip-off time has yet to be determined since there will not be a junior varsity game.

BROCKWAY — 53

Maggie Schmader 1 0-0 2, Macie Smith 1 0-0 2, Morgan Lindemuth 2 2-2 6, Leah Lindemuth 7 0-0 14, Kaitlyn Morelli 9 3-4 21, Shaughny Richardson 3 0-0 6, Savannah Buttery 0 2-2 2, Sara Rosman 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 23 7-8 53.

CURWENSVILLE — 36

Sabrina Spencer 4 0-0 8, Madison Olson 0 0-0 0, Madi Weber 6 5-8 18, Tarah Jacobson 2 1-6 5, Hannah Condon 1 1-1 3, Brianna Swindell 0 0-0 0, Brittney Wagner 0 0-0 0, Emma Rebar 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 14 7-15 36.

Three-Point Field Goal — Curwensville 1 (Weber).

Score by Quarters

Brockway         10  18  13  12  –  53
Curwensville   10    6    9  13  –  36

Officials — Chris Sherkel, Marvin Martell and Lee Martell.

Lady Tide Scoreboard:

Date Opponent Score Record
12/08 @ West Branch 31 – 62 0 – 1
12/12 MO VALLEY 32 – 62 0 – 2
12/19 HARMONY 41 – 35 1 – 2
12/21 @ St. Marys 24 – 37 1 – 3
12/28 CLEARFIELD 15 – 45 1 – 4
01/03 RIDGWAY 33 – 46 1 – 5
01/05 @ Brockway ppd. 1 – 5
01/09 @ DuBois Central Catholic 33 – 48 1 – 6
01/10 WEST BRANCH 19 – 37 1 – 7
01/12 @ Brockway ppd. 1 – 7
01/16 ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 30 – 47 1 – 8
01/17 @ Glendale 37 – 52 1 – 9
01/19 @ Kane 23 – 60 1 – 10
01/22 @ Brookville 23 – 68 1 – 11
01/23 @ Ridgway 33 – 45 1 – 12
01/25 BROCKWAY 36 – 53 1 – 13
01/30 @ Mo Valley
01/31 GLENDALE
02/02 @ Johnsonburg
02/05 @ Harmony
02/06 DUBOIS CENTRAL CATH
02/09 SHEFFIELD
02/13 @ Clearfield
02/14 @ Brockway
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