Updated 10:30 p.m., Perrysburg girls beat Napoleon, improve to 14-0 (1-25-13) PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jordan Cravens Sentinel Staff Writer   
Friday, 25 January 2013 20:49
Perrysburg's Allex Brown (35), left, jumps for a shot as Napoleon's Courtney Smith (14) defends. (Photo: Shane Hughes/Sentinel-Tribune)
NAPOLEON — Perrysburg’s press defense wreaked havoc on Napoleon Friday as the Yellow Jackets remained undefeated with a 47-23 Northern Lakes League victory over the Wildcats.
The fifth-ranked ’Jackets caused 22 turnovers, including 15 in the first half, and utilized a balanced scored effort to put the game away early.
Perrysburg led 14-4 after the first quarter and held a 15-point lead at halftime. The Wildcats were held to single-digit scoring each quarter. PHOTO GALLERY
Perrysburg improved to 14-0, 11-0, while Napoleon dropped to 3-13, 2-9.
Sarah Baer led the ’Jackets with 10 points, while teammate Allex Brown had nine. Abby Sattler and Katie Dunphy each had eight points.
“The first half was pretty good and the second half was a little choppy. We had a lot of subbing, so it’s hard to get a rhythm, but everybody gets a chance to play,” said Perrysburg coach Todd Sims.
Perrysburg got off to a quick start in the first quarter on the heels of two 3-pointers by Dunphy. All eight of her points came in the first quarter.
Meanwhile, Napoleon struggled to break the press and turned the ball over eight times in the first quarter.
In the second quarter, Napoleon was held scoreless for the first 4½ minutes of play.
Perrysburg maintained an 11-6 scoring advantage in the second quarter and led 25-10 at the half.
The ’Jackets continued their dominance in the third quarter and out-scored Napoleon 16-7.
However, Perrysburg faced a scoring drought of its own to begin the fourth quarter. It did not have a field goal until the 4:25 mark when Brown had an easy layup off a Napoleon turnover.
The two teams battled to a 6-6 scoring stalemate in the final quarter.
“They are not easy to play against. They pass the ball to try to keep the score down and they play a pretty good 2-3 zone,” Sims said.
Eight Yellow Jackets scored in the game.
“Everybody kicked in. That’s not by design necessarily. We don’t look for one person to score a lot, but sometimes it happens,” Sims said.
Brown, a junior varsity player last year, showed her skills Friday.
Sims has been impressed with Brown’s transition to the varsity level.
“She is a very good rebounder. She is hard to defend because she is so active for a post player. She is 6-1 and only a sophomore, but she is tough to guard because of her athleticism,” he said.
Perrysburg has a quick turnaround before facing a tough opponent in Notre Dame Academy Saturday.
“We need to play better than we did tonight, that’s for sure, “ Sims said.
“They are, obviously, a very good team. They are huge and have quickness and are tough to guard. But we are going to play hard,” he added.
Napoleon won the junior varsity game, 27-17. Erika Joldrichsen had six points for Perrysburg.

Sattler,  2-1-1—8; Williams, 2-0—4; Perry, 1-0—2; Delong, 2-0–4; Baer, 4-2—10; Brown, 4-1—9; Dunphy, 1-2-0—8; Gremler, 0-0—0; Whitacre, 0-0—0; Dorner, 1-0—2; Moore, 0-0—0; TOTALS, 17-3-4—47.
Lawson, 1-0—2; Smith, 2-0—4; Sonnenberg, 2-1—5; Ferguson, 2-0—4; Gerken, 2-0—4; Miller, 0-2—2; Steele, 0-0—0; Gruenhagen, 0-0—0; Rausch, 1-0—2; TOTALS, 10-3—23.
PERRYSBURG    14    11    16    6    —47
NAPOLEON    4    6    7    6    —23
Junior varsity: Napoleon, 27-17.
Last Updated on Saturday, 26 January 2013 09:10

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