Lady Knights win 5th straight; rout Continental 74-30
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 12:39 AM
CONVOY -- Crestview scored the first nine points Monday night at the Ray Etzler Gymnasium, and there was never a doubt about the outcome as the Lady Knights rolled over Continental 74-30. It was Crestview's fifth straight win, bringing the record to 6-4. The Lady Pirates are 2-10.
Crestview hit five 3-pointers in the first quarter -- two each by junior Paige Motycka and freshman Lexi Gregory, one by junior Lyvia Black. Motycka already had 12 points at the break. Oddly, Pirate junior Amber Logan had all 12 first-quarter Continental points, but she didn't score again, due to a combination of foul trouble and improved communication by the Crestview defenders.
By halftime it was 51-18, and it got even worse for the visitors in the third quarter, won by the Knights 15-1, making it 66-19 after three. The Lady Pirates turned things around a bit in fourth quarter, which they won 11-8, thanks largely to 11 Crestview turnovers.
"That was our fifth win in a row, so I really like how we're coming together as a team," said Knight coach Mark Gregory. "Our girls are doing a lot of good things on defense. That's where we hang our hat, and that's how we've been able to win some games in a row is by our defensive pressure and intensity."
Crestview shot 46 percent (26 of 57) from the floor, including 35 percent (7 of 20) on 3-pointers. Continental hit 24 percent (11 of 45) from the field, 40 percent (2 of 5) from three. Many of the Lady Pirate misses were actually blocked shots. The Knights were far better from the free throw line -- 75 percent (15 of 20) to 24 percent (6 of 25). Crestview also controlled the boards, 40-16. Continental had fewer turnovers, 19-21, but 11 of the Knight miscues came in the final quarter.
"We're a young team, inexperienced," said Continental coach Jaime Armey. "It was tough for us because we just came off of two big wins, so we're on a high, then we come and play a tough team like this. I think we came into the game kinda scared; Crestview's a great team, so we had reason to be, but I know how hard we can play, and we didn't show what we could do tonight."
The Knights had four players in double digits -- Motycka, Gregory, Ashley Dealey (the only senior on the roster), and substitute sophomore Avery McCoy with 24, 12, 10, and 10, respectively. Logan's 12 led Continental, but no other Pirate had more than five.
Brooke Bradford 2, Addyson Armey 1, Alex Hoeffel 0, Amber Logan 12, Ashley Mansfield 4, Kaitlyn Alvarado 2, Jaylen Armey 5, Kerri Prowant 4, Kaitie Keller 0, Sarah Koenig 0.
Lyvia Black 9, Lexi Gregory 12, Alyssa Gent 3, Ally McCoy 10, Paige Motycka 24, Aleigh Chesbro 0, Avery McCoy 10, Lauryn Black 2, Ashley Dealey 4, Lizzie Bowen 0.
Continental 12 6 1 11 - 30
Crestview 27 24 15 8 - 74
3-point shooting: C - 2/5 (Logan 2), CV - 7/20 (Motycka 3, Gregory 2, Lyvia Black 2), Rebounds: C - 16, CV - 40. Fouls: C - 19, CV - 21. Turnovers: C - 19, CV - 21. Jayvee score: CV 23-15 (two quarters).