By Nick Johnson
— The top two teams in the Northwest Conference met up on Thursday
night with Crestview’s Lady Knights taking a 61-42 victory over Allen
Allen East took a 7-6 lead when Carly Clum sunk a corner 3-pointer mid-way through the first stanza.
went on a 7-2 run to end the first period getting five points from
Lindsey Motycka, the last of which being a three-point play the
old-fashioned way to make the score going into the second period 13-9,
After Kennis Mercer gave the Lady Knights a 17-11
lead, Allen East quickly countered with a trey from London Richardson to
cut the Crestview lead in half. Unfortunately for the Lady Mustangs,
the Crestview defense put the clamps down.
The Lady Knights
increasd their lead to double digits with a 10-0 run, getting four
points from Motycka and a basket from Mackenzie Riggenbach to make the
Allen East got a layup from Kaycee Rowe and one foul
shot from Clum to send the teams into the locker rooms with the score
27-17, Lady Knights.
Crestview came out of the locker room on fire
as Riggenbach drained two 3-pointers sandwiched around a Lady Mustang
layup to increase the Crestview lead to 33-19.
Allen East was able
to work the Crestview lead down to 10 by getting four points from
Conkle and a 3-pointer from Lindsi Woods to make it 39-29 at the end of
The teams exchanged 3-pointers to start the final
period as Terra Crowle sunk one for Crestview and Richardson dialed one
up from long distance for Allen East.
The Lady Mustangs pulled to
within seven mid-way through the final period, thanks to another
3-pointer from Woods and a layup from Clum.
however, with four points from Emily Bauer and four from Motycka to push
the margin back to 15 and used free throws to salt away the win.
Lady Knights got a big game from Lindsey Motycka, who led all scorers
with 19 points. Her teammates Bauer and Riggenbach each added 14 points
for Crestview. Allen East had one girl in double figures as Kaycee Rowe
had 10 points on the night. London Richardson added nine points and
Carly Crum contributed eight points.“We were just afraid we
wouldn’t be able to take away their penetration and a lot of their
offensive sets, so we decided we were going to go zone. We still wanted
to cover people on the perimeter, and at times we didn’t get hands out
there. They have some very good shooters out there. The zone we were
thinking would slow them down a little bit, and you are banking they
wouldn’t have a good night from three and, obviously, they made a few
but not enough,” said Crestview coach Greg Rickard.
from wire to wire we played pretty well. We had some lapses defensively,
but we took care of the ball, we didn’t turn it over, we got good shots
and we rebounded well. For us this was an all-around good game,”
With the win on Thursday night, Crestview
remains undefeated in NWC play and improves to 17-1 on the year. Allen
East drops to 13-5 on the season and now has one loss in conference
Score by quarters
Crestview 13 14 12 22- 61
Allen East 9 8 12 13- 42