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February 22, 2014

General McLane handles Cambridge Springs 61-26

FAIRVIEW — For the first two-and-a-half minutes, the Cambridge Springs girls basketball team looked like a team primed to hand General McLane an upset in the District 10 Class AA quarterfinals.

The Lady Lancers didn’t allow that to happen very long, though.

Laura Schaefer scored on a layup with 4:17 to play left in the first quarter to ignite a 29-0 run as the Lady Lancers went on to beat the Devils 61-26 at Fairview High School.

General McLane hit six 3-pointers during the run and finished with 13 total for the game. Michelle Jahn had four 3-pointers at halftime. She finished with five total and 16 points. Anna Dunn came off the bench and hit three treys for nine total points.

“The same things came back to bite us,” Cambridge Springs coach Rick Grubbs said. “We had a couple turnovers. But not only that, (General McLane) didn’t shoot like that on any tapes I saw.

“We knew they shot a lot of 3s and can shoot them. But, man.”

Cambridge finished its season at 13-8. McLane improved to 20-3 and will face Region 4 rival Seneca in the semifinals on Wednesday at a site and time to be determined.

Cambridge Springs turned some heads from the get-go. The Blue Devils broke through the Lancers’ press on their initial possession and found a wide open Paige Wolfrom under the hoop for an easy basket to give Cambridge Springs a 2-0 lead.

General McLane did eventually take the lead at 3-2, but Tori Hall hit a long jumper with 5:24 to play in the first quarter to give the Blue Devils back the lead (4-3).

That’s when the Devils’ offense went stagnant.

“Cambridge came out on fire and they came out with intensity,” General McLane coach Sarah Jay said. “Hats off to them. And then we just settled down a little bit and took care of business.”

Saturday’s playoff appearance was the second in Grubbs’ three-year tenure as Cambridge Springs’ head coach but the first for several of his players.

He is hoping the experience gained against the Lancers will be something to build on in 2014-15 with all but Wolfrom and Hall back.

“It’s great experience and we’ll be back here next year,” Grubbs said. “We plan on being here next year.

“I told them after the game that I could have told them this was going to be like any other game, but it’s not. It’s the playoffs. You’re playing good teams. Nerves are different. It’s a new gym. It’s a different game. Hopefully next year we’ll get a little better and maybe win one.”

Two Lancers joined Jahn in double figures.

Katie Rodrigues had a 14-point, 10-rebound double-double. Celeste Seidel added 13 points.

General McLane’s defense forced 22 turnovers. Schaefer had five steals, while Rodrigues had four.

McKayla Zilhaver had 11 points and 11 rebounds to lead Cambridge.

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