Sierra never trailed and blanked visiting Summerville in the second quarter on the way to a 56-25 non-league girls basketball win at Sierra High.
“Holding a team scoreless for a quarter is to be commended,” Timberwolves coach Martha Spivey said. “We picked it up halfway through the first quarter and we didn’t look back until halftime.”
Sierra (1-0) was outstanding on the glass, pulling down 53 rebounds to just 25 for the Bears (0-1). Nineteen of the Timberwolves rebounds came on offense.
“We did a really good job tonight crashing on the offensive boards,” Spivey said. “And I was really proud of our full-court defense tonight. I think we did a good job rotating.”
Summerville’s point output did not exceed its turnover total until midway through the third period when the Bears drew within 42-14.
Kayla Wilson had a double-double for Sierra with 13 points and 10 rebounds along with six steals and three assists.
“I think we communicated really well,” Wilson said. “We put a lot of pressure on them and did not let them make their own decisions – we made their decisions for them.
“We controlled the game.”
Sierra’s Allison Edwards led all scorers with 14 points including two 3-pointers.
“We did good,” Edwards said. “We were hitting our open shots and making good shot decisions.”
Lindsey Walljasper just missed a double-double for the Timberwolves with nine points and a game-high 14 rebounds. Megan Westfall had 10 rebounds and Devi Coglio six points, four rebounds and four steals.
There were 48 fouls in the game with Sierra racking up 26. Fortunately for the Timberwolves, Summerville was an abysmal 9 of 34 from the free-throw line, going 0 for 5 in the Bears’ scoreless second period.
Raiann Prieto had 15 points for the Timberwolves.
Summerville 40 (OT)
Eight girls scored for the Timberwolves in their thrilling win.
Perla Valdovinos scored nine points behind three 3-pointers for Sierra. Teammate Alexia McBride had six points and six rebounds.