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Riders double Potters

December 20, 2012
By AARON PETCHAL - Special to the Herald-Star , The (East Liverpool) Review

EAST LIVERPOOL - Weir High junior Alyssa Shingle scored a game-high 27 points as the Weir girls basketball team doubled up East Liverpool, 72-36, Wednesday night at Potter Fieldhouse.

"It's been a long time since we have done that," Weir (3-5) head coach Bill Smith said. "We had a great summer. We had a lot of girls show up. It is paying off. The kids are playing with a lot of intensity and confidence.

"We played them in the summer. Our girls were confident going into the game. We knew we could play them man-to-man, but that is summer ball. This is totally different. In the summer, you don't know who is there and who is not. You don't run everything you have.

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LOOKING AROUND — Weir’s Alyssa Shingle looks for a teammate against the defensive pressure of East Liverpool’s Nikayla Edgell during Wednesday’s 72-36 win by the Red Riders. Shingle led the way with a game-high 27 points.
-- Aaron Petchal

"East Liverpool is going to play hard. East Liverpool always play tough. They are a little physical, so we knew we had to come ready to play."

The loss drops the Potters to 3-4.

"It was a combination of bad offense on our part and good defense on their part," first-year east Liverpool head coach Allan Dingey said.

"We played them in the summer, and they were undefeated. We knew they were really good. They are playing really well right now. All I can say is congratulations to Weir on their performance."

Shingle was joined in double digits by Raegan Stead and Shelva Burns. Stead delivered 17 points, while Burns netted 12.

The Red Riders took control early in the game as Weir jumped out to a 12-4 lead. The Potters battled back to pull within 15-11 at the end of the frame.

Weir scored the first 10 points of the second stanza to build a 25-13 lead. The Red Riders extended their lead to 36-19 at halftime. Shingle scored 15 points in the first 16 minutes of play.

"She runs the show as our point guard," Smith said. "She has come along way. She has matured. She is taking care of the basketball. She is distributing the ball. She is playing under control."

The Red Riders extended their lead in the third. Shingle drained a 3-pointer and added a basket putting her team up 44-23 forcing Dingey to call timeout with 4:06 left in the quarter. A basket by Burns put the Red Riders up 52-28 entering the fourth quarter.

"We are still a work in progress," Dingey said. "We are going to keep on working. We are going to keep working hard."

Weir 72, East Liverpool 36

Weir15 21 16 20 - 72

East Liverpool11 8 9 8 - 36

WEIR: Young 3 0-0 6, Stead 6 5-6 17, Shingle 12 0-0 27, Long 0 0-0 0, Robinson 1 0-0 2, Lemley 1 0-0 2, Burns 4 4-6 12, Dalrymple 2 2-2 6. Totals: 29 11-14 72. 3-pointers: Shingle 3.

EAST LIVERPOOL: Edgell 2 1-2 6, C. Davis 0 1-2 1, Neville 0 0-0 0, Rose 0 0-0 0, Holmes 2 0-0 4, Bailey 1 1-2 3, Cowart 4 0-0 8, Possage 2 0-0 4, Holmes 0 0-0 0, Morrell 1 0-0 2, M. Davis 2 0-0 6, Arcuragi 0 0-0 0. Totals: 15 3-6 36. 3-pointers: Davis 2, Edgell.

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