Hometown Sports
Don't Miss

East Juniata girls defense stifles Newport

After a very competitive loss against Greenwood Friday night, the East Juniata girls basketball team bounced back in its home opener Saturday against Newport.

With a solid team effort, the Lady Tigers gave their fans a 52-36 win over the Lady Buffaloes.

Leading the scoring on the afternoon for East Juniata was Amara Brubaker with 15.

Teammate Cypress Feltman added 10 in the win.

Newport got a strong performance from Ella Weifenhammer who tossed in four threes for a game-high 18 points.

East Juniata opened the game with a jumper by Marissa Coudriet off the tip off.

Newport battled back getting back-to-back buckets by Sidney Daniels togivecher team the lead.

But the run quickly was halted when Alyssa Robinson stepped behind the 3-point line and sent a bucket to give her team back the lead.

On the following possession, the Tigers got the ball back and it would be Brubaker who would get open underneath for the lay in.

Again the Lady Tiger defense held and it would be Feltman who got the nod as she hit her first bucket of the game.

Defensively East Juniata had it turned up as it denied the Buffaloes yet another possession as Brubaker stole the ball and sent it home in transition.

East Juniata would up the lead to 19-4 on a long jumper by Robinson with the quarter winding down.

But two quick buckets by Newport’s  Payton Splain brought her team to within 11.

But East Juniata would bookend the quarter with two buckets to take a convincing 23-8 advantage.

Things continued to roll the second after a quick Newport basket.

After the bucket, the Lady Tigers went on a 8-0.

With a 31-10 lead, East Juniata continued to apply the pressure on the Buffaloes.

It would Weidenhammer that would end the scoring run and go on her own run, outscoring the Tigers 8-4 as the two teams headed into the intermission.

Coming out of the break, Feltman took her firey game to another level as she was all over the court pulling down crucial rebounds and making solid passes as well as strong buckets in the first few minutes of the third.

That energy led to a 7-4 advantage, upping the home team’s lead to 44-20.

Defensively, the Lady Tigers allowed only four points in the period.

Going into the final stanza, East Juniata led 46-22.

Despite another eight point performance by Weidenhammer in the fourth, the Lady Tigers held on for the 16-point victory which evened their record at 1-1.

In the JV contest, the Tigers dominated, winning 37-3.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *