Published Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 10:47 pm / Updated at 10:48 pm
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Duke girls march past Crusaders 62-35

YORK – The York girls started slow and finished strong Tuesday night when they hosted the Grand Island Central Catholic Crusaders.

York led just 7-3 with 3:26 left in the first quarter and 9-5 with 1:41 to play, but closed on an 8-0 run to end the first and pulled away for the 62-35 win in girls non-conference action.

The Crusaders struggled from the floor in the first half as they hit only 5-22 shots, while the Dukes’ long range game was kicking into high gear.

York was 10-25 from the 3-point arc in the win and overall they cashed in on 22-45 for just under 50 percent.

Meanwhile the Crusaders finished 15-45 overall, but the inability to stop the Dukes’ outside game didn’t give the GICC squad any chance at a comeback.

Turnovers also hurt the Crusader cause as they committed 16 in the game that led to several York baskets behind their defensive pressure.

GICC was 2-7 from the 3-point arc and 3-8 at the free throw line.

York was 8-14 for their free throws and held a 29-26 advantage on the glass.

In scoring the Dukes were led by Hannah Riley with 17, Veronica Botts tossed in 15, while Emma Grenfell and Tayte Hansen had seven each.

GICC was led in scoring by Emma Benton with eight, Elyssa Kohmetscher added seven and Emily Herbek had six.

York (10-2) will host the Crete Cardinals in Central Conference regular season action Friday night with the tip scheduled for 6 p.m.


GICC (4-9) 5 8 13 9-35
York (10-2) 17 11 21 13-62

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