NORTH CRAWFORD - It was a rough Monday night for the North Crawford girls basketball team as they played host to the Seneca Indians.
Outmatched on the offensive end, the young Trojans were unable to contain the firepower of Seneca’s senior duo: Makenna Greene and Savanna Wallin, who would finish the game with a combined 42 points. Was it a coincidence that 42 points was the margin of victory as Seneca went on to win 59-17?
Jumping to a 20-2 lead right out of the gate, the Indians never looked back.
For the record, Seneca’s all-conference guard Makenna Greene led all scorers with 28 points. She also had five rebounds, three steals and four assists, while fellow senior Savanna Wallin scored 14 points and had six rebounds, five steals and three assists. Junior Maxine Grover scored four points.
And, there was plenty of playing time and opportunity for the Seneca freshmen. Ella Greene scored four points and Jorja Clark scored three points. Rounding out the scoring for the Indians were Grace Check, Bryonna Caya and Taylor Snyder with two points each.Despite the lopsided final score, the Trojans still found some bright moments to build upon.
Junior Kloee Chamberlain scored six points and nabbed 11 rebounds, while freshman Miranda Olson had six points of her own to go along with five rebounds and one steal. Starting point guard Angie Herfel, hobbled in recent games with a knee issue, toughed it out to provide three points and three rebounds.
“This was an important learning experience for our players,” said Trojan head coach Michael DiPadova after the game. “We needed to show up with urgency to compete with their guards, and that didn’t happen tonight.”
The Trojans next game is a home conference match-up against the DeSoto Pirates on Thursday, Jan. 9.
Seneca’s next game is Thursday, Jan. 9 at home against Wauzeka-Steuben.
“It’s a tough match-up with the first place team in the conference after the Hornets beat Kickapoo last night,” Seneca head coach Kim Redman said.Seneca will then host Ithaca at home on Tuesday, Jan. 14.