Susquehannock coach Dave Schreiner said it matters little who scores the points for his girls' basketball team.

 

"I don't even look at that (score) book when I am done. I don't care who scores what points," Schreiner said. "The only points I care about is the final score. That is what I stress to them. I think the kids are buying into that."

Friday night against visiting Northeastern, the Warriors put the coach's mantra on display perfectly, as 10 of the 11 Susquehannock players scored points en route to a one-sided 70-35 YAIAA Division II victory.

The Bobcats got on the board first on a Jordyn Kloster layup, but the Warriors answered with authority by scoring the next nine points.

MacKenzie Fancher helped the Warriors get off to a good start by scoring all 10 of her points in the first quarter.

Fancher had four field goals during that span, including a 3-pointer. Her layup capped an 11-point Susquehannock run and put the hosts up 22-7 heading to the second period.

"Coach said to come out with intensity, and that is what we tried to do," Fancher said. "As a point guard I have to help lead everything, so if we start out strong it carries to the rest of the team. Everyone did great the rest of the game. We set the pace right at the beginning with our defense and our offense."

Katie Wagner notched seven of her team-high 11 points in the first half, and Shannon Druck had eight of her 10 points in the opening 16 minutes.

The Warriors closed the half with a 16-2 run and jumped out to a 39-15 lead at the intermission.

"It's great we work so well as a team. We can give each other one look, and we know that they are going backdoor or are spotting up for a 3," Fancher said. "To be playing with these girls since second grade, the chemistry is there, and it makes this whole experience more fun."

Of course, the three starters were spectators for most of the second half, which opened with a 14-2 Susquehannock run. The Warrior reserves did their part in adding to the lead, helping build a 63-24 advantage after three quarters.

Schreiner was glad for the opportunity to get his bench extended playing time, especially with his team coming back and hosting Spring Grove at 1 p.m. today.

"Every day I have a thought of the day, and one of those thoughts this week was 'we are only as good as our weakest link,'" Schreiner said after Susquehannock improved to 2-1 in the league and 5-1 overall.

"I want all of our kids to be able to go into the game and be productive. I want all of our kids to be fighting for positions every day.

"We have good team speed, chemistry. All the kids handle the ball, and we can shoot the ball. It makes a good situation when you don't have a few kids that think they are going to be in there the whole time."

Hampered by 32 turnovers, Northeastern struggled to get anything going on the offensive end, falling to 0-3 in the YAIAA, 2-4 overall.

Kloster led all scorers with 15 points. The freshman scored eight of the Bobcats' nine points during the third quarter.

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NORTHEASTERN (35)
   Meyer 0 0-0 0, Knappenberger 0 2-2 2, Hamilton 0 1-2 1, Clayborne 0 0-0 0, Malave 0 0-0 0, Mathison 0 0-2 0, Davis 1 3-4 5, Weibley 1 2-2 4, Hauck 2 1-2 5, Jordyn Kloster 6 2-2 15, Martin 0 0-0 0, Collins 1 1-2 3. Totals11 12-18 35.
SUSQUEHANNOCK (70)
    Royer 2 0-0 4, Knox 3 0-0 6, Wilson 3 0-0 6, Deter 0 0-2 0, MacKenzie Fancher 4 1-2 10, Murphy 2 2-2 6, Barnhart 1 4-7 6, Stone 3 2-3 8, Voltaggio 1 1-1 3, Shannon Druck 4 1-2 10, Katie Wagner 4 3-4 10. Totals27 14-23 70. 
Northeastern     7    8    9  11 -- 35
Susquehannock   22  17  24    7 -- 70
   3-point goals -- Northeastern 1 (Kloster); Susquehannock 2 (Fancher, Druck).