Home
It's where Bluffton gets its news!
HS Sports
December 10, 2019

You are here

Bluffton girls whip AE, finish third

Arlington wins annual McDonald's tip-off tourney

By Cort Reynolds
Opening game vs. Cory-Rawson

BLUFFTON - The host Bluffton girl basketball team tipped off its season with a 37-30 loss to local rival Cory-Rawson in the semifinals of the annual McDonald's Holiday Tournament Friday night.

Bluffton will take on backyard league rival Allen East in the consolation game Saturday night at 6 p.m. Arlington will face Cory-Rawson in the championship game following the third-place contest. 

The Lady Red Devils raced to a 39-7 halftime lead and easily defeated Allen East 65-28 in the first semifinal Friday evening.

The Lady Pirates fell to 0-1 with the defeat, while C-R improved to 1-0 after the win.

Frigid shooting cost the Bluffton girls in the loss to Cory. The Lady Pirates hit on just 20 percent from the field (11-55). They shot better from beyond the arc (5-18, 28 percent) than from two-point range (6-37, 16 percent).

Bluffton led C-R 19-16 at halftime as the Garmatter girls and Riley Busch combined to drain four three-point goals. But the Hornet girls limited the ice-cold Pirates to just 11 points after intermission, and tallied 21 themselves to win by seven.

Zoe Chisholm led the victors with 18 points on the strength of three trifectas. Laykin Garmatter canned three triples and was the lone Pirate in double figures with 10 points.

Bluffton pulled down 44 rebounds, led by 11 boards apiece from Libby Schaadt and Kylie Monday. Schaadt also scored six points. Kayla White dished out three assists and made six steals, while Monday added two assists. 

The Hornet girls committed 15 turnovers. Cory hit on 10 of 31 from the field (32 percent), including seven of 20 inside the arc (35 percent) and three of 11 from three-point territory (27 percent).

One big difference came at the foul line. C-R sank 14 of 23 free throws (61 percent), while Bluffton canned just three of 12 charity stripers (25 percent).

Mackenzie Cascaden led C-R with five rebounds and also came up with three steals. The versatile Chisholm contributed three boards, two assists and three swipes. Samantha Roth added two assists.
 
C-R 37 (1-0)
Chisholm 6 3-4 18, Cascaden 1 0-0 2, Roth 0 4-6 4, Vekaryasz 1 1-2 3, P. McVetta 2 5-9 9, L. McVetta 0 1-3 1.
Totals: 10-31/14-23/37. 3-pointers (3-11): Chisholm 3.

Bluffton 30 (0-1)
Bischoff 0, B. Garmatter 2 0-0 5, L. Garmatter 3 1-3 10, White 0, Stackhouse 2 0-0 4, Busch 2 0-2 5, Bricker 0, Monday 0 0-3 0, Schaadt 2 2-4 6.
Totals: 11-55/3-12/30. 3-pointers (5-18): L. Garmatter 3, B. Garmatter 1, Busch 1.
 
    1    2    3    4    F
C-R    6    10    11    10    37    
Bluf    8     11    5    6    30

Arlington vs. Allen East
Lindsay Dodds scored 20 points and Kylie Sheets added 15 for Arlington in their romp over AE. Hailey Essinger was the third Devil in double digits with 10 markers.

Tori Newland led the Mustang girls with 15 points and a game-high 16 rebounds.

AE canned just 11 of 41 field goal tries (27 percent) and four of 10 foul shots (40 percent). The Mustangs committed 26 turnovers and made just one of five three-point tries.

Arlington sank 26 of 73 from the field (36 percent), including 20 of 51 on two-pointers (39 percent) and six of 22 beyond the arc (27 percent). The Devils converted seven of 15 free throws (47 percent) and made 16 turnovers.

Arlington out-rebounded AE, 46-33. Nikki Thaxton added five points while Kennedy Truex grabbed five boards and sank the lone Mustang trey.

    1    2    3    4    F
Arl    19    20    16    10    65
AE    3    4    9    12    28

Bluffton vs. Allen East
BLUFFTON - The host Bluffton girls basketball team crushed backyard rival Allen East 63-33 in the consolaton game of the annual McDonald's Holiday Tournament Saturday night.

Arlington defeated Cory-Rawson 54-28 in the championship game Saturday evening behind 16 points from tournament MVP Lindsey Dodds. 

Dodds scored 36 points in the two Red Devil tournament wins.

The Lady Pirates improved to 1-1 with their victory, while AE dropped to 0-2 after the defeat.

Bluffton led the Mustang girls just 26-18 at halftime. But they blew AE off the court 37-15 after intermission to win going away.

Laykin Garmatter led the victors with 20 points on the strength of four three-point goals. Libby Schaadt contributed a dozen points while Kylie Monday added 10 markers.

Monday and Kayla White each doled out six assists to pace the Pirates in that category. Monday also contributed four steals.

Bluffton pulled down 19 rebounds, led by four caroms from Sophie Bricker and three from Monday. 

Mustang Tori Newland topped all players with 25 points and 12 rebounds for AE. But the rest of the team managed just eight points. Teammate Alex Rodriguez scored all six of her points in the first period, and she added four boards.

Newland also made six steals and dished out two assists. AE grabbed 23 rebounds.

The Bluffton girls shot 51 percent from the field (24-47). They canned 7-17 from beyond the arc (41 percent) and sank 17 of 30 from two-point range (57 percent). 

The Pirates converted eight of 12 from the charity stripe (67 percent).

The Lady Mustangs sank 11 of 37 field goal tries (30 percent). They made 11 of 35 from two-point range (31 percent) and were 0-2 from three-point territory. AE hit on 11 of 14 at the foul line (79 percent), as Newland canned nine of 10.

Laykin Garmatter was the lone Pirate representative on the all-tournament team. Newland represented AE on the all-tourney team. 
 
AE 33 (0-2)
Newland 8 9-10 25, Brinkman 0 1-2 1, McKenzie 0 1-2 1, Rodriguez 3 0-0 6, Thaxton 0, Truex 0.
Totals: 11-37/11-14/33. 3-pointers (0-2).

Bluffton 63 (1-1)
Bischoff 1 0-0 2, B. Garmatter 3 1-2 8, L. Garmatter 7 2-2 20, White 2 1-2 5, Stackhouse 2 0-0 4, Busch 0, Bricker 1 0-0 2, Monday 4 0-0 10, Schaadt 4 4-6 12.
Totals: 24-47/8-12/63. 3-pointers (7-17): L. Garmatter 4, B. Garmatter 1, Monday 2.
 
    1    2    3    4    F
AE    8    10    5    10    33    
Bluf    14     12    19    18    63

Title game
Arlington raced to a 21-6 first period lead over Cory-Rawson in the title game. The Red Devils sat comfortably on top at the half, 32-15.

The Devils (2-0) outscored C-R 22-17 after intermission to post a runway 54-28 win. 

Dodds scored 10 of her 16 points in the first half, and she added five steals. Kylie Sheets contributed a dozen points and 15 rebounds. Hailey Essinger added eight markers for the champs.

Samantha Roth led C-R (1-1) with eight points. Mackenzie Cascaden added seven points and five rebounds for the Lady Hornets.

Arlington out-rebounded C-R, 41-27. The Devils sank 22 of 62 shots from the field (20-51 from two-point range) and canned eight of 21 foul shots. They committed 23 turnovers while the Hornets made 18 miscues.

Cory made only eight of 47 field goal tries (17 percent). The Hornet girls sank 11 of their 22 free throws (50 percent), hit one of eight trey tries (13 percent) and connected on just seven of 39 (18 percent) inside the arc.

    1    2    3    4    F
Arl    21    11    12    10    54
C-R    6    9    8    5    28

All-Tournament Team
School    Name 

Allen East     Tori Newland
Bluffton     Laykin Garmatter
Cory-Rawson    Samantha Roth
Cory-Rawson    Zoe Chisholm
Arlington    Kylie Sheets
Arlington    Hailey Essinger

Tournament MVP    
Arlington    Lindsay Dodds 

 

Section: