Leopards Cage Griffins 58-51 at Bulldog Battle II – Girls Basketball

Kayla Gibson Louisville Leopards Girls Basketball Vs. Alliance Aviators 2017-2018

Louisville 58, Akron Buchtel 51

The Louisville Leopards Girls Basketball Team defeated the Akron Buchtel Griffins 58-51 as part of the Bulldog Battle II showcase held at Canton Memorial Fieldhouse early Saturday Afternoon. Louisville improves to 2-0 on the young season with the victory.

Erin Hahn scored a team-high 13 points to go along with a game-high 6 steals and 5 rebounds to lead the Lady Leopards. Kayla Gibson also hit a pair of three-pointers in the first half and finished in double figures with 11. Sydney Bast, Paige Cole, Maggie Galentine, and Sherilynn Mullett also added 8 points each as Louisville shot 42% (21 of 50) from the floor.

The Lady Leopards 1-3-1 defense wreaked havoc on the Griffins throughout the first half. Louisville took a 17-10 lead after one quarter of play and extended their lead to 34-18 by halftime. Buchtel mounted a rally in the second half in outscoring the Leopards 17-11 in the third quarter and 16-13 in the final period. However, Louisville would shoot 11 of 14 (78%) from the line for the game and Cole would hit all 4 of the Leopards attempts in the final quarter to help seal the deal.

Cole also recorded a team high 6 assists and pulled down 5 rebounds. Fellow Sophomore Sherilyn Mullett obtained a team leading 8 boards. Other highlights included Bast with 3 steals and Galentine with 3 assists.

My Fit Life Personal Trainer AdThe Griffins were led by Rogers who poured in a game-high 18 points and registered a game leading 9 rebounds. Jackson also had 12 points and 6 boards, Nash scored double figures with 10 points and 7 rebounds, and Chance pulled down 7 caroms. Buchtel dominated the boards 39-27 which included a 21-9 advantage on the offensive glass.

This is just the second meeting between the two schools in Girls Varsity Basketball with the series now tied 1-1. The Griffins defeated the Leopards 61-45 in the Division II Lake Sectional Tournament on February 19, 1997 in their previous matchup. At 2-0, this is Louisville’s best start since the 2011-12 season.

UP NEXT: The Lady Leopards will next hit the road to take on the Tuslaw Mustangs on Tuesday, November 27. JV will begin at 6:00 PM and Varsity will follow at 7:30 PM.


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Varsity Statistics

LEOPARDS 58, GRIFFINS 51

Team 1-2-3-4–TOTAL

Akron Buchtel 10-8-17-16–51

Louisville 17-17-11-13–58

Team Stats

Individual Stats

Records: Louisville 2-0

JV: Louisville 52, Akron Buchtel 21

JV Statistics

LEOPARDS 52, GRIFFINS 21

Team 1-2-3-4–TOTAL

Akron Buchtel 6-4-4-7–21

Louisville 13-13-21-5–52

GRIFFINS: McCann 4 0-0 8, LittlePage 2 1-3 5, Blackman 0 2-2 2, Christian 1 0-0 2, Lewis 1 0-0 2, Williams 1 0-0 2, 9 3-5 21.

3-Pointers: None

Team FT: 3-5 60%

LEOPARDS: Ralston 5 2-2 12, Adelman 3 3-6 9, Loy 4 0-0 8, Siegfried 2 0-0 6, Dyer 2 0-0 5, Joseph 2 0-0 4, Thorne 2 0-2 4, Ramsey 1 0-0 2, Davis 0 1-2 1, Leghart 0 1-2 1. TOTAL 21 7-14 52.

3-Pointers: Siegfried 2, Dyer

Team FT: 7-14 50%

 

Fouls: Buchtel 13-7

Records: Louisville 2-0

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