PARKERSBURG - Brooke sophomore Angela Staffileno posted game-highs of 35 points, 10 boards and eight blocks here Thursday afternoon inside the Rod Oldham Athletic Center, but it wasn't nearly enough as the Bruins were blitzed 100-44 by host Parkersburg South.
The victory for head coach Scott Stephens' Patriots, now winners of three straight to even their mark at 3-3 with a 12:30 p.m. affair slated for Saturday versus Warren in the Ohio River Classic at Marietta College, was never in doubt.
Parkersburg South, paced by Taryn McCutcheon's 20 points and Katelyn Byrd's 15, led 28-7 after one and 48-18 at intermission. Byrd, who grabbed eight caroms, hit all nine of her foul shots and that included sinking four in the final 26 seconds to get PSHS to the century mark for the first time since a 109-36 domination of Tug Valley back on Jan. 4, 2002.
Photo by Jeff Baughan
Parkersburg South's Sutherliln Greenburg grabs a rebound away from Brooke's Emily Stuck, left, and Marena Cline Thursday. The Patriots won, 100-44.
McCutcheon knocked down all but one of her 10 free throws and chipped in five boards as well as a game-high seven assists.
"It's a lot better than it was when we were 0-3," quipped Stephens when asked if he liked how things were progressing with his squad. "The girls are starting to play a little better together and with more intensity. It's a work in progress."
Brooke's backcourt had no answer for Parkersburg South's pressure as the Patriots forced 16 turnovers in the first quarter and 40 on the afternoon.
Keya Bartlett scored the first of her dozen counters via a steal and layup just 13 seconds into the contest as the Patriots never trailed. PSHS scored 18 of the game's first 19 points as Bartlett had eight, McCutcheon six and Kasey Williams four of her 12 on a pair of steals and lay-ins.
Down 23-3 with 3:03 still left in the first after another Williams steal and layup, which was the Bruins' 13th turnover, the visitors finally recorded their first field goal. Patriot Lacey Cale had her shot blocked by Staffileno and the 6-foot-1 pivot hit teammate Marena Cline on a long pass for an easy lay-in.
Aside from Cline notching four points, the only other Bruins to score were Isabella Preston with three points and Payge Framer with two.
Parkersburg South took its first 30-point cushion at 40-10 when Byrd converted a three-point play thanks to a Carlie Wilson assist after she was hacked on a baseline floater. Miranda Workman's deuce with 30 seconds left in the second stanza gave PSHS its 48-18 advantage at the break.
Things started the same for Brooke (1-7) in the second half as it did the first when the Patriots scored the first two points thanks to a Kayleigh Rexroad steal and layup.
Although Staffileno canned a 3 which made it 73-30 with 2:17 left in the third, Patriot Anna Hayton scored the final seven points of the quarter to give PSHS a 50-point bulge entering the final eight minutes.
Hayton finished with 11 points while Workman, who had seven markers, joined Byrd in grabbing eight rebounds. Williams finished with a game-high six steals and had five boards.