2016-12-29 / Sports

Engadine Closes Out 2016 With Victory Over Rudyard

The Engadine girls basketball team closed out the year 2016 with one last victory at home Monday, December 19, against Rudyard. The Eagles soared past the Bulldogs 58- 40 after outscoring them in three of the four quarters.

The game saw Engadine open up an early 14-8 lead by the end of the first quarter and extend it to 28-15 by halftime. The third quarter began with Rudyard taking advantage of a turnover, then swinging the momentum in their favor as they outscored the Eagles 17-12. Engadine retook the momentum in the fourth quarter as they held an 18-8 edge on their opponent.

Engadine coach Roger French complimented the Bulldogs’ offense.

“We were in the teens again for team assists and we have to continue to play that way,” Mr. French said. “This team plays together well and for us to move forward we have to continue to play as one…(The holidays) will be a good rest going into a busy January.”

Olivia Vaughn was Engadine’s leading scorer with 18 points, while teammate Aubrey Simmons recorded a double-double with 15 points and 16 rebounds. Mr. French added that Sophia Vaughn had a great game on both ends of the court.

The break is well timed for the Eagles as it will allow the team’s injured players to recuperate. Allison Margherio toughed out Monday’s game with an ankle sprain, while teammate Ashtyn Buss missed the game due to a broken finger.

Eagles Statistics: Olivia Vaughn, 18 points, seven rebounds, four assists, three steals; Aubrey Simmons, 15 points, 16 rebounds, one assist, four steals, four blocks; Sophia Vaughn, 14 points, four rebounds, two assists, four steals, three blocks; Allison Margherio, five points, five rebounds, three assists; Mickaela Deace, four points, seven rebounds, one steal; Keely Fuller, two points, one rebound, three assists.

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