IHA played great man-to-man pressure and help defense. They penetrated the Northern Highlands' man-to-man defense and dished to open players cutting to the basket. Northern Highlands switched to a zone defense and IHA delayed the ball with 2:30 left in the first quarter with a score of 10-0. Northern Highlands got their first two points with 1:52 left in the first quarter when Jackie Reyneke drew a foul and sank both foul shots. At 1:12 Reyneke scored another basket. The score at the end of the first quarter was 12-4.
IHA's Samantha Wilkes showed the gym why she is a Division 1 bound player. Wilkes did a phenomenal job both scoring from the outside and going inside and posting up. She communicated with her teammates to clear out and easily broke the press. She finished with 8 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 assists, 1 blocked shot, and 18 points.
To start the second quarter Northern Highlands started in man-to-man. Northern Highlands' Madison Dunbar used her speed to draw numerous fouls on IHA. She ended with 2 rebounds, 3 steals, and 7 points. With 3:01 remaining Melissa Heath picked up her third foul and returned to the bench. At the half-time IHA led 22-10.
With 5:58 left in the third quarter Jackie Reyneke picked up a third foul and only 7 seconds later picked up her fourth. She too went to the bench. IHA's Katia Oge had a great game inside. She worked to earn 7 rebounds, 1 blocked shot, 1 steal, and 11 points. IHA led at the end of the third quarter, 35-18.
Northern Highlands' Jessica Dowicz did a good job boxing out and making sharp outlet passes She had 8 rebounds, 1 blocked shot, 1 steal, and 8 points.
With approximately 4 minutes remaining in the game IHA passed the ball around looking to use some time off the clock before going into score. With 1:10 left in the game Northern Highlands fouled to stop the clock and then put in their bench.
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Samantha Wilkes - 7 DR, 1 OR, 2 S, 3 A, 1B, 18 PTS (4/4 FL)
Caitlin Roche - 2 DR,2 OR, 2 S, 2 A, 4 PTS
Taylor Anderson - 2 DR, 1 OR, 3 S, 1 A, 5 PTS (1/1 FL)
Katia Oge - 5 DR, 2 OR, 1 B, 1 S, 11 PTS (3/4 FL)
Jordan Wilmoth - 1 DR, 1 OR
Mackenzie Gardner - 2 OR, 1 DR, 2 A, 1 S
Lindsey Rogers - 2 OR, 2 A, 1 S, 4 PTS
Alexandria Mesropyan - 1 A, 2 PTS
Northern Highlands Stats
Nicole Miko - 1 DR, 1 OR, 1 S, 2 PTS (2/2 FL)
Jackie Reyneke - 6 DR, 2 OR, 2 B, 5 PTS (3/4 FL)
Melissa Heath - 1 DR, 1 OR, 1 S (0/2 FL)
Rachel Jubelt - 1 DR, 1 S, 2 PTS
Jessica Dowicz - 4 DR, 4 OR, 1 B, 1 S, 8 PTS (4/6 FL)
Madison Dunbar - 1 OR, 1 DR, 3 S, 7 PTS (5/6 FL)
Kathleen McIlraith - 1 OR
DR = Defensive Rebound
OR = Offensive Rebound
S = Steals
A = Assists
B = Blocked Shots
PTS = Points (total points scored)
FL = Foul Line (amount made, amount taken)