The Grand Collection: A list of area 1,000 point scorersYork, PA -
Things couldn't have started and ended any differently for the West York girls' basketball team on Monday night against Susquehannock.
The Bulldogs had 11 first-quarter turnovers to go along with 11 points.
In the fourth quarter, West York committed only two turnovers and scored 21 points.
The Bulldogs' drastic change -- coupled with the fact that Susquehannock didn't hit one field goal in the fourth quarter -- allowed them to come back from a nine-point, fourth-quarter deficit to earn a 58-49 win.
"We played really horrendous defense in the first quarter and gave up a lot on the offensive glass," Bulldogs head coach Jon Shultz said. "We had a lot of unforced turnovers."
Bulldogs senior Sarah Shearer, who scored her 1,000th career point in the second quarter of the game, knew the team had to eliminate its turnovers.
"I don't really know," Shearer said of the change in play between the first and fourth quarters. "We had a heck of a comeback. We had a lot of turnovers in the first quarter and we knew that's not how we play. We had to respond from that and show them what we were made of the last three quarters."
West York (11-1, 6-1 YAIAA Division I) trailed 46-37 entering the fourth quarter, but the Bulldogs scored the period's first
Shannon Druck hit two foul shots to give the Warriors (9-4, 4-3 Division II) a 48-46 lead -- their last advantage of the game.
Shearer's basket at 4:43 tied the score at 48 before Emily Wood put the home team ahead for good with 3:38 to play.
Susquehannock scored just three points in the fourth quarter, all via the foul line as they went 0-for-12 from the field.
"We've got to be a little more patient especially when we have a lead against a quality team," Warriors head coach Dave Schreiner said. "We started putting up shots we didn't need to put up, and we're not getting to the foul line.
The Warriors' stats backed up Schreiner's point: Susquehannock was 7-of-9 from the foul line, compared with West York's 14-for-24.
"They're getting points from the floor, off offensive rebounds and from the foul line," Schreiner said of West York. "We just didn't score consistently."
Susquehannock scored only nine points in the second and fourth quarters combined. Meanwhile, West York poured in 36 during those two quarters.
It was in the second quarter, with 35 seconds to play, when Shearer went over the 1,000 point plateau.
She entered the game four points short of the record and finished with 13 on Monday, including eight in the fourth quarter.
"It's really exciting. I'm really proud of myself," said Shearer, who played her freshman and sophomore years at Ephrata. "It's been my goal forever."
Shearer got offensive help from Wood and Jessica Noll. Wood scored a game-high 15 points and Noll added 14.
"Jess Noll had a fantastic night. She played her heart out," Shultz said. "Emily Wood really stepped up and we ran a lot of stuff for her and she did a fantastic job executing it."
Susquehannock was led by Leah Deter (14 points) and Druck (12 points).
Royer 0 0-0 0, Knox 0 0-0 0, Wilson 2 0-0 0, Leah Deter 7 0 -0 14, Fancher 4 1-3 9, Murphy 0 2-2 2, Stone 0 0-0 0, Shannon Druck 4 2-2 12, Wagner 3 2-2 8.. Totals 20 7-9 49.
WEST YORK (58)
Emily Wood 6 2-2 15, Johnson 1 0-0 2, Sarah Shearer 6 1-2 13, Lankford 2 3-7 8, Jessica Noll 4 6-9 14, Zinn 2 2-4 6. Totals 21 14-24 58.
Susque. 22 6 18 3 -- 49
West York 11 15 11 21 -- 58
3-point goals -- Susquehannock 2 (Druck 2), West York 2 (Wood, Lankford).
JV score -- West York 51, Susquehannock 22.