On the eve of its matchup with YAIAA Division IV power York Catholic, the Biglerville High girls' basketball team overpowered the visiting Waynesboro Maidens, 62-33, in a nonleague game on Monday at Biglerville.
Senior point guard Olivia Moore guided the Canners (7-3) to their seventh win with 16 points, 10 steals, six rebounds and four assists. The seven wins are one more than the number Biglerville recorded a year ago.
"They played a pretty physical game against us, and we handled it pretty well," Biglerville head coach Rob Moore said.
"We moved the ball well, and that opened up gaps for shots. It also opens up the post play."
One of the beneficiaries of the open gaps was sophomore forward Rebecca Isaac. The Canners' leading scorer posted a game-high 21 points with a mix of open jumpers and putbacks.
"She was big inside for us," Rob Moore said. "Tomorrow (against York Catholic) is going to be tough, though, as she's going against a player who is 12 inches taller than her."
Despite the impending game against the Fighting Irish, who are unbeaten in league play, Biglerville didn't take the Maidens (0-10) lightly and came up with a strong first-quarter performance.
Hunter Mowen gave Waynesboro a 2-0 lead with a layup, but the Canners responded with the game's next 11 points to take an 11-2 lead before the halfway point Isaac dropped in a layup after a rebound and pass from Katie Camara, and then Isaac hit a baseline jumper, starting the run and giving Biglerville the lead for good.
Camara grabbed another offensive rebound and laid the ball off the glass through some contact to make it 6-2. Even though she missed the free throw, Biglerville got the offensive rebound, missed a jumper and got the ball back after a travelling violation.
Olivia Moore cashed in a corner 3 early in the ensuing possession. Isaac drove the lane for a layup to close the run and make it 11-2.
Waynesboro fought back, playing the Canners even, 6-6, for the rest of the quarter, but the Canners' 17-8 lead after one period began to grow in the second quarter.
Jumpers by Nettie Baugher and Camara along with two free throws by the latter accounted for an early 6-0 Canner run that made the score 23-8.
The lead grew to 37-17 at the half.
"That first half was probably the best half we played all year," Waynesboro head coach Doug Stuart said. "The 17 points in the half and 33 for the game is probably the most we've had all year. You've got to try to take a positive."
Junior Sam Nichols led the Maidens with 10 points and 11 rebounds, while senior Dori Kozain added nine points and five blocks along with a majestic sweeping hook shot that beat the third-quarter buzzer.
"Any time we can score points, we'll take it," Stuart said. "We've struggled scoring."
For Biglerville, seven different players chipped in points, although only Olivia Moore and Isaac scored in double figures.
"That's always a goal for us, to put four players in double figures," Rob Moore said. "We also want to get Nettie Baugher 10 points and control the offensive and defensive boards.
At least one of those missions was accomplished, as the Canners outrebounded Waynesboro, 44-41.
"They were killing us on the boards," Stuart said. "They'd miss a shot and then put it back in."
Olivia Moore 6 2-2 16, Sheffer 0 0-0 0, Rebecca Isaac 10 1-2 21, Wagner 0 0-0 0, Wenk 2 1-1 5, Starner 0 0-0 0, Freed 2 0-0 4, Baugher 4 0-0 8, Camara 2 2-5 6, Trent 1 0-0 2. Totals 26 6-10 62.
Patterson 1 0-0 2, Chandler 0 0-0 0, Nichols 3 0-0 6, Harnish 0 0-0 0, Dori Kozain 4 3-5 11, Roxby 0 0-0 0, Mowen 4 0-0 9, Wagaman 2 0-0 5. Totals 14 3-5 33.
Biglerville 17 20 13 12-- 62
Waynesboro 8 9 9 7 -- 33
3-point goals -- Biglerville 2 (Moore 2), Waynesboro 2 (Mowen 1, Wagaman 1).
JV score -- Biglerville 30, Waynesboro 19.