Thursday, January 23, 2014

JV Boys and Varsity Girls Sweep Elmwood

 In back-to-back victories last Friday evening, the DPCA Eagles came out on top in home hoops play against the Elmwood Eagles of Elmwood Baptist Church and School.  Though fans had to be careful how to cheer ("Go Eagles" was a very democratic cheer Friday night), all present enjoyed a couple of fast-paced games.

The girls varsity team took the floor to begin the evening.  Heather Burdges put the first points on the board for DPCA, and went on to lead the girls in scoring with 25 points total.  Alli Dages added solid support for the evening, adding 9 points to the scoreboard, including hitting three out of four attempts at the free-throw line.  Cailyn Willis with 6, and Katie Busch with 2 rounded out DPCA's offense, and brought the girls to a game winning 42 points over Elmwood's 30.

The boys' JV game got off to a seemingly good start with DPCA winning the tip, but the home team was unable to capitalize on the early possession and the scored stayed 0-0 for a few minutes of play as both teams struggled to break the others' defense. Both sets of Eagles began to find their shooting groove, however, and the score toggled back and forth.  Freshmen Nathan Van Deel and Noah Ritschard led the offensive effort for DPCA,with each putting 11 points on the board, but were closely followed by Jase Staudt with 10.  Garrett O'Neill contributed a solid five points, and Adam Velasquez added his bucket to bring the home team out on top, 39-32. 

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