Rebecca Isaac doesn't care she came two points short of earning $100 Saturday night.

The Biglerville High sophomore rang up a $700 bill after losing her retainer recently, and her father made her chip in $100. He then said he would give back her share if she scored 25 points Friday or 20 points Saturday, marks she missed.

But she wasn't thinking about her loss in the aftermath of Saturday's 39-29 win against Hanover in the championship of the 2012 Fifth Annual Canner Tip-Off Tournament at Biglerville.

"Absolutely not," Isaac said. "I play to win, not for points."

Still, she added, "Maybe I can get $80 out of them."

Her play warrants it. She scored a game-high 18 points against the Hawkettes.

The performance shows her drastic improvement from last season, when she averaged just 5.7 points per game as a freshman. Her coach credits her work ethic but also confidence gained while playing for an AAU team.

"She's the hardest working player in the county," Canners coach Rob Moore said. "Delone Catholic, Littlestown, I don't care who you put down. She's in the gym all the time. She has good instincts. She flows with the game. She's got a good IQ. It's a product of her work."

He said her promotion from one AAU team to another as something that boosted her confidence, which was also increased when she became a captain as just a sophomore.

"She was in the shadows of Olivia (Moore) and AK, Alyssa Kuhn (last year)," Moore said. "We're setting up our offense around her."


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The Canners (2-0) won Saturday with a 17-4 third quarter. The Hawkettes (1-1) entered halftime trailing just 16-14 but were held scoreless for nearly the first four minutes. Zoie Cleary scored their four points in the period.

The win gives the Canners confidence going forward.

"We can shoot, we can score, we can move up and down the court," Rob said. "We got to get rid of these silly mistakes. If we do, we'll be all right."

William Penn (1-1) defeated Littlestown (0-2) 41-25 in the consolation match.

Bearcats freshman Chyna Steele had a game-high 15 points. Emily Lanahan led the Thunderbolts with eight as just four girls scored.

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HANOVER (29)
   Barnes 2 0-0 4, Bowersox 1 0-0 2, Cleary 3 3-4 9, Drawbaugh 1 0-0 2, Naill 1 0-0 2, S. Tracy 3 2-5 8, Yealy 1 0-0 2, Giannini 0 0-0 0. Z. Tracy 0 0-0 0. Totals 12 5-9 29.
BIGLERVILLE (39)
   Moore 2 3-5 7. Wenk 0 1-3 1, Rebecca Isaac 7 3-4 18, Camara 2 2-3 6, Baugher 2 3-6 7. Trent 0 0-0 0, Freed 0 0-0 0, Wagner 0 0-0 0. Totals 13 12-21 39.
Hanover  7    7    4    11 -- 29
Biglerville  9    7  17    6 -- 39

   3-point goals -- Biglerville 1 (Isaac).