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Dwenger clips Squaws 47-39

November 17, 2010

PAYTON CHARGES — Bellmont junior forward Payton Schultz battles inside for a shot against Dwenger's Katie Manalo during play Tuesday night in the Bellmont season opener. Schultz scored 12 points and had 10 rebounds in the 47-39 loss. (Photo by Deb Shannon)

    Bishop Dwenger jumped out to a 29-21 lead at the half and then held off a late Bellmont rally to post a 47-39 non-conference girls varsity basketball win at the Teepee Tuesday night.
    It was opening night of the season for the Squaws who had to push back the start of their girls season due to the state championship volleyball run. The fact that "we're still not in basketball shape" and "first game jitters" were noted as factors in the BHS loss by coach Tory Fuelling.
    "We'll get better. We played hard during the game but not smart at times. As a team we were okay but the defensive effort wasn't where we need it to be. We have to block out and rebound better if we're going to contend," Fuelling noted.
    The one statistic that Fuelling pointed out that bothered him was the fact that Bishop Dwenger garnered 13 offensive rebounds in the game. The Saints outrebounded the Squaws 35-22 in the game but a point in Bellmont's favor was that Dwenger committed 20 turnovers to 16 Squaw miscues.
    The Schultz cousins, Madison and Payton, both of whom were playing volleyball a week and a half ago in the state finals, topped the Squaws in scoring with 15 and 12 respectively. They also pulled down 18 of the 22 BHS rebounds with Payton at 10 and Madison with eight.
    Bishop Dwenger coach Dave Scudder noted the Saints effort was much better Tuesday than it was in a 60-36 setback last Saturday to sixth-ranked Norwell.
    "We missed 30 foul shots in that game," he moaned, adding "we were 14-23 tonight from the line and had a better effort and execution. I was pleased with our balanced scoring as well (10 each from Ally Christman and Olivia Fawcett, nine from Eleni Shea, and seven from Chris Widner)."
    Bishop Dwenger stretched its lead at one point in the fourth period to 16 but the Squaws came back to get the final score down to eight. Fuelling noted that early in the third period the game was still in contention but that "every time we'd get back to within eight or nine points, it seemed like they'd come back and hit a big shot."
    Sara Williamson and Dana Kaczmarek were the only Squaws to hit a three-pointer in the game for Bellmont out of 17 cracks at the basket. They finished with five and three points respectively while Mikala Quinn and Taylor Kuhnle both had two.
    The positive side of the night for Bellmont was how they finished the junior varsity game that they won 44-41.
    Having trailed most of the game, Bellmont rallied to tie the tilt at 41-41. Then with only 14 seconds to play, Autumn Schultz was fouled and went to the line. She missed her attempt but charged in, got the rebound and put it back in for a 43-41 lead. Ashley Piper added a late free throw for Bellmont for the final three-point margin.
    Schultz and Piper led the offensive scoring with 17 and 13 respectively.
    Bellmont returns to action Friday night traveling to Jay County.

Bishop Dwenger 47, Bellmont 39
DWENGER (1-1)    
    2PG    3PG    FT    TP
Christman    1-4    2-4    2-2    10
Fawcett    2-11    0-2    6-6    10
Shea    3-5    1-1    0-0    9
Widner    3-5    0-0    1-3    7
Manalo    1-3    0-0    3-7    5
Korson    2-5    0-0    0-0    4
Petrie    0-3    0-1    1-2    1
Jenkins    0-0    0-0    1-3    1
Peters    0-1    0-0    0-0    0
Totals    12-37    3-8    14-23    47

BELLMONT (0-1)
    2PG    3PG    FT    TP
M.Schultz    5-9    0-0    5-8    15
P. Schultz    4-6    0-0    4-7    12
Williamson    1-2    1-3    0-0    5
Kaczmarek    0-2    1-6    0-0    3
Quinn    1-4    0-7    0-0    2
Kuhnle    1-4    0-1    0-0    2
Gutierrez    0-1    0-0    0-0    0
Zimmerman    0-0    0-0    0-0    0
Totals    12-28    2-17    9-15    39

Score by Quarters
Dwenger    14    15    9    9    47
Bellmont    8    13    5    12    39

    Officials: Joe Rondot, Jay Lahrman, Al Christoules
    Rebounds: Dwenger 35 (Christman 7, Fawcett 7, Korson 5, Widner 5), Bellmont 22 (P. Schultz 10, M. Schultz 8)
    Assists: Dwenger 10 (Christman 4), Bellmont 10 (Gutierrez 3, Quinn 3)
    Turnovers: Dwenger 20, Bellmont 16
    Steals: Dwenger 7 (Manalo 3), Bellmont 7 (Kuhnle 2, Kaczmarek 2)
    Team Fouls: Dwenger 12, Bellmont 18

Bellmont 44, Bishop Dwenger 41 (JV)
    DWENGER: Mueller 3-1-9, Peters 4-1-9, Vohs 3-0-7, Feipel 2-1-5, Jenkins 2-2-7, Fisher 2-0-4. Totals: 16-5-41.
    BELLMONT: Schueler 1-1-3, Engstrom 0-0-0, Zimmerman 2-0-5, Scherer 1-0-2, Settlemeyer 0-0-0, Piper 5-2-13, Schultz 7-3-17, Singleton 2-0-4. Totals: 18-6-44.

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