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Livingston Manor’s Christine Babich, right, looks to drive to the basket while being guarded by The Family School’s Jill McClintock (42) during Monday night’s OCIAA Division VI game.

Manor player
hits career high

By Laura Stabbert
HANCOCK — December 24, 2010 — Marissa Diescher drove down the court and scored a basket while being fouled and sunk her foul shot to begin the Livingston Manor Lady Wildcats’ 59-9 defeat of the host Family School Lady Falcons in Monday night’s Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association (OCIAA) Division VI basketball game.
The Lady Wildcats dominated defensively, limiting the Lady Falcons to just those nine points.
“We have a deep team, we have a strong team,” said Manor Coach Kevin Clifford.
“We had an all-around good game, we want to build each game and everyday we go out there [in practice],” Clifford added.
Manor (4-0, 2-0 Div. VI) looked strong, taking a 34-6 advantage at the half.
Diescher had 22 points on the night, which gave her 1,580 career points to break the Manor record for girls’ basketball. Diescher had her first four varsity points as a seventh-grader and hasn’t stopped pushing since then.
“I always try to do my best in every sport that I play. It’s good to break the record, I wanted 2,000 points,” said Diescher.
Family School Coach Carlton Williams, was optimistic that his team would improve with practice.
“We have a young team, and it’s the beginning of the season, boxing out hurt us and we need to learn where to move,” said Williams, whose team is now 0-3 overall and 0-1 in Div. VI.

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