Meadville Tribune


February 24, 2013

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Cochranton storms through Reynolds in rout

OIL CITY — With 1:53 left in the first quarter, Reynolds’ Kayla Thompson drained a long 2-pointer, cutting Cochranton’s lead to 12-8.

Then, for the next 12 and a half minutes, including the entirety of the second quarter, the Raiders were blanked. Nothing. Zilch.

Cochranton, meanwhile, scored 33 consecutive markers to grab a 45-8 lead with 5:40 left in the third. And that all led up to a 60-19 victory for the Cardinals on Saturday in the quarterfinal round of the District 10 Class A girls basketball playoffs at Oil City High School.

“Very happy,” said Cardinals junior Madison Bernarding. “Very excited about the win.”  

The Cardinals (15-8) now move on to the semifinals where they will face Farrell, which beat Rocky Grove 43-39 in overtime yesterday. A date and location for the game will be announced later.

“We played really well,” said Cochranton head coach Gary Egli. “We passed. We hit some people (Saturday) that we weren’t hitting earlier in the year when we needed to. It helps when a couple guards get hot early. We stayed focused almost all of the game. It worked really well.

“There really isn’t much to complain about,” he added.

Bernarding led the way for Cochranton with 24 points and had seven steals. In fact, Cochranton’s first six points of the second quarter were created by Bernarding as she snatched away three Reynolds possessions and brought them back for three easy buckets.

“(Bernarding) was reading them really well,” said Egli. “(Reynolds) was throwing it back without paying much attention and she was able to slip in there and get a couple. And then she started baiting them. They didn’t know which way to throw it. She’d just hide behind the other defender and see which way they were headed.”

In all, Cochranton forced Reynolds to commit 27 turnovers on the day. The Raiders had just 35 field goal attempts, compared to 61 for Cochranton.

“We talk a lot, and Gary has us talk a lot on defense,” said Bernarding. “And that helps, to just keep moving and keep talking to each other.”

Kendall Dickson also had a strong outing for Cochranton, scoring 20 points with four steals.

Dickson finished the game with a shooting percentage of 61.5, draining 8 of 13 field goal attempts, including 4 of 8 from 3-point range.

In the first quarter, she was 4-for-5 from the floor with two 3s and scored a team-high 10 points.

Morghan Egli added eight points along with 13 rebounds and four blocks.

Kassidy Dickson also had a big day on the boards, grabbing eight rebounds.

For Reynolds, Rose Stoyer was the top scorer with seven points. Her fourth-quarter triple was the only bucket scored by the Raiders in the final period.

Thompson followed with four points.

The Raiders finish the season with a record of 7-16.

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