By Lori Brown
GRAHAMSVILLE The undefeated season continued for the Tri-Valley Lady Bears with a 70-22 victory on Friday night over the visiting Roscoe Lady Blue Devils in a non-league game.
T-V (8-0) started out strong, taking a 20-6 lead in the first quarter. Katlynn Greffrath scored eight points in those opening eight minutes to help the Lady Bears grab the 14-point advantage. Roscoe’s Hunter Browne scored five of her team’s six points in the period.
The Lady Bears continued to dominate in the second quarter. They outscored the Lady Blue Devils 19-3 to extend their advantage to 39-9 at halftime.
T-V’s Caroline Martin had a big quarter by scoring seven points. Teammates Mareena DiMilia and Keira McHugh each netted four points in the period.
“One of our goals was to put a lot of pressure on them,” T-V Coach John Tenbus said. “Our defense worked hard.” “Offensively, we tried to be patient.
“We have a big game on Monday versus Chester,” Tenbus added. “We worked hard and we are going into the game on Monday with a little momentum. Everyone got in the game and everybody scored tonight.”
The game Tenbus referred to was last night’s Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association (OCIAA) Division V contest between the Lady Bears and the visiting Chester Lady Hambletonians. T-V will return to the court on Thursday night to host the Livingston Manor Lady Wildcats in a non-league game.
While praising all of his players, Tenbus noted three of them played particularly well.
“Sabrena Smith worked hard and always defends the other team’s best player well,” he said. “Erin [Smith] and Mareena [DiMilia] both were on the boards tonight.”
Caroline Martin led three Tri-Valley scorers in double figures with 13 points, while Sabrena Smith added 12 points and Greffrath finished with 11 points.
Hunter Browne led Roscoe with a game-high 17 points.
“This was a rough one,” Roscoe Coach Becky Ahart said. “[Coach] John [Tenbus] has a nice ball club. Tri-Valley did a nice job on their press.”
Ahart was quick to give her players credit as well.
“They did what they had to do and didn’t quit,” she said. “It was a team effort by us and everyone played.”
The Lady Blue Devils were slated to visit S.S. Seward last night for a non-league game.