The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio


February 12, 2013

Warriors struggle at Lakeview

Bulldogs simply too much on senior night

CORTLAND — If there was ever a scenario a coach doesn’t want to see — it’s trailing by double digits less than halfway through the opening quarter.

For Edgewood coach Dave McCoy, he was perplexed how his team took so long to get into the game as the Warriors fell to the Lakeview Bulldogs, 75-26.

“Unfortunately, we came out rather tense,” he said.  “I don’t know if it being senior night got us out of our routine. Obviously, giving them that big of a lead — it’s hard coming back and playing catchup.”

Even before his team could take a deep breath and relax, the Warriors (3-17) trailed 9-0 and as much as 16 points as Allie Pavlik terrorized Edgewood through that opening quarter and much of the game as she finished with a game-high 25 points.

And if it wasn’t one Pavlik, it was another as her sister’s (Abby) 18-point, 11-rebound double-double didn’t allow the Warriors to concentrate on just Allie.

“They play hard,” Lakeview coach Adam Lewis said. “Allie was our point guard last year and now her younger sister, Abby, has filled that role. We put her now in more of a scoring position as the off guard.

“They work well together. Both are very similar — like to get up and down the floor. They just feed off each other.”

The Warriors got into a bit of a groove matching buckets with the Bulldogs (17-5) through the rest of the opening quarter and into the second quarter, limiting Lakeview to 15 points after their 24 point first quarter outburst.

“I thought in the second quarter, we got a little more relaxed,” McCoy said. “We played a lot better. We started getting our heads in the game.”

Trailing 39-19 at the half, the Warriors were done in by eight turnovers as Lakeview’s guards clogged the passing lanes much of the night with 21 steals and four players with at least four steals a piece with Abby Pavlik’s seven feeling like deja vu over and over again.

“We told the girls before the game we wanted to play our style of game,” Lewis said. “Our defense turns into our offense. That is kind of our philosophy. We really wanted to force turnovers and turn them into points on the other end quickly.”

The four-point third quarter has been the M.O. of the Warriors much of this season as they’ve played well at times and then other times — they’ve let the game get away from them as a 20-point deficit nearly doubled as they trailed 62-23 heading into the final quarter.

Taylor Diemer led the Warriors with 8 points and 5 rebounds.

“We’ve been up and down,”  McCoy said. “We play a lot of young girls. Most of the games, we start off good and let the other team start a run or we dig a hole for ourselves. We don’t quit, it’s just when you get behind, your game plan changes.”

Fortune is a freelance writer from McDonald.

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