Who wants to be a Millie-ionaire? Lady Z post player scores 20 in win at Logansport
Holloway’s 4 treys in first half help Rochester thrive without Thomas, Haughs
BY VAL TSOUTSOURIS
Sports Editor, RTC
LOGANSPORT — Millie Scorsone scored 20 points, and Rily Holloway buried four 3-pointers in the first half and added 14 to lead the Rochester girls basketball team to a 54-36 win over host Logansport at the Berry Bowl Wednesday.
Lilith Eaton and Kennedy Jackson added seven each, and Kami Burkett added six for the Lady Zs, who won their fourth straight game and improved to 13-6.
It also was their second win in two weeks over the Lady Berries. Rochester beat Logansport 65-50 at the Twin Lakes Invitational on Dec. 29.
Rochester played without senior all-Three Rivers Conference post player Lexy Thomas and junior Sydney Haughs.
Rochester coach Brian Jennings hopes to have them back for Saturday night’s home TRC game against Tippecanoe Valley.
“Syd probably could have been here, but just for precautions, we held her out,” Rochester coach Brian Jennings said. “Lex is still a little bit iffy health-wise, so we just had to stay home. We have a bigger game on Saturday.”
Gabby Richie scored 12 points, and Lydia Goad added 10 for Logansport, who are coached by former Rochester principal Chris Keisling and who fell to 4-15.
Holloway and Burkett combined for five 3-pointers in the first quarter as Rochester jumped to a 21-17 lead.
“We knew we needed to stay out on number 11 and 22,” Burkett said of her defensive job against Richie and Goad, respectively. “I felt like we did a pretty good job of that, especially the guards. And then, some of their other players hit some good shots, but they’re going to hit theirs, and that’s expected.”
Scorsone outscored the entire Logansport team 6-4 in the second quarter as the lead reached 31-21 at halftime.
“We haven’t shot the best percentage, but we have had some timely 3s, and we just told the girls to relax,” Jennings said. “I think you’re thinking about it too much.”
Jackson had a pair of buckets, and Eaton hit a 3-pointer in the third quarter as Rochester extended the lead to 42-27 after three quarters.
Scorsone scored eight points against the smaller Lady Berries in the fourth quarter. Scorsone did not play against Logansport at Twin Lakes due to illness. This was her first career game against Logansport.
“It’s one of those where she was sick and missed the Twin Lakes tournament and came back, and I think (with) just enough rest and refocused a little bit, and now she’s ready to go,” Jennings said. “The thing is I’d like to do with her is she’s putting that ball on the floor a little bit too much down there. If she can just get it turned and get it shot, we’ll be in really good shape.”
Rochester also cruised to a 59-23 win in the JV game. Darah Strasser scored 20 points, and Rylee Clevenger added 11 for the Lady Zs. Mia Howdeshell added nine, Ella McCarter had eight, Audrey Bolinger had five, Cydnie Lamb had four, and Keyton Doran had two.
Rochester 54, Logansport 36
ROCHESTER (54) (13-6)
Kami Burkett 2 0-0 6, Rily Holloway 4 2-2 14, Kallie Watson 0 0-0 0, Kennedy Jackson 3 1-2 7, Millie Scorsone 9 2-3 20, Ella McCarter 0 0-0 0, Darah Strasser 0 0-0 0, Rylee Clevenger 0 0-0 0, Audrey Bolinger 0 0-0 0, Lilith Eaton 3 0-0 7, Savanah Eccles 0 0-0 0, Elizabeth Weaver 0 0-0 0
TEAM: 21 5-7 54
LOGANSPORT (36) (4-15)
Gabby Richie 4 3-8 12, Chloe Crook 1 0-0 3, Lydia Goad 5 0-0 10, Kendra Sutton 1 0-0 2, Laney Pearson 0 0-0 0, Taylor Hamm 1 0-0 2, Kellyn Cripe 1 0-0 2, Daisy Jones 0 0-0 0, Ryann Wylie 2 1-4 5
TEAM: 15 4-12 36
Three-point field goals:
Rochester 7 (Holloway 4, Burkett 2, Eaton),
Logansport 2 (Richie, Crook)
Total fouls: Rochester 12, Logansport 12
Fouled out: Crook (LOG)
Score by quarters
Rochester 21 10 11 12 – 54
Logansport 17 4 6 9 – 36
JV: Rochester 59, Logansport 23
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Millie Scorsone Rily Holloway