They're on a roll: SS.C.D still unbeaten in October

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The SS.C.D. elementary girls' basketball program concluded a successful week — during which it went 6-0 — Friday evening in Punxsutawney by defeating Indiana's fifth- and sixth-grade teams to earn a pair of wins.

In a low-scoring fifth-grade contest, SS.C.D. held Indiana to just two points and managed to score 10 to earn a 10-2 victory.

Cassidy Reed led the way for SS.C.D. with four points, five steals and five rebounds in an all-around effort.

Megan Ray added two points, six steals and five rebounds, while Ally Whitman had two points, four steals and "several nice hustle plays" according to coach Kurt Nestel.

Kylee Shoemaker led the way defensively for SS.C.D. with seven steals and eight rebounds in addition to distributing the ball well with her outlet passes.

Emily Griebel had nine steals, Elizabeth Stello had four, and Allison Doverspike and Kyrie Nestel each had three. Bailey Jones had eight rebounds and four steals, while Teagan Ludwig added six boards.

In the sixth-grade game, SS.C.D. opened up the floodgates in the scoring department with 31 points, while the defense remained a strong point, as SS.C.D. went on to win 31-8.

In a very balanced attack, Elyse White, Kate Horner, Kaitlyn Doverspike and Leah Miller each had six points, while Jordyn Powell had five.

Mia Lingenfelter chipped in with two points to wrap up the scoring.

Nestel said that in the sixth-grade contest it was "the quick hands on defense that led to many steals and fast break points."

On the defensive end, Kylee Lingenfelter led the way with six steals, and Horner and White each added five. Alyse Whitman had four steals, and Kally Graham added three.

Miller led the rebounding category with eight, followed by Powell and Toya Jones with seven and six, respectively.

Earlier in the week, SS.C.D.'s fifth-graders also picked up a pair of wins over St. Francis (22-12) and ECC (10-3).

In the win over St. Francis, Bailey Jones led the way for SS.C.D. with six points, eight rebounds and what Nestel called "a stellar defensive effort."

Shoemaker, Kassidy Graham and Griebel each added four points, as well.

In the 10-3 win over ECC, Shoemaker was dominant on the defensive end of the court with 18 steals and eight rebounds.

Bailey Jones also had a great defensive effort with eight steals and seven boards, while many contributed to the scoring with Griebel, Reed, Ally Whitman, Bailey Jones and Kassidy Graham each scoring two points.

The sixth-graders also earned a pair of wins against St. Francis and ECC, 19-4 and 22-16, respectively.

In the win over St. Francis, Kate Horner had a nice all-around game with seven points, seven steals, six rebounds and four assists.

Kylee Lingenfelter had six points and five steals, while Elyse White, Kaitlyn Doverspike and Kally Graham each had two points.

Leah Miller was also a force on the defensive end with four blocked shots.

In the Oct. 12 22-16 win over St. Marys, Kylee Lingenfelter and Miller led the way with eight points each, while Kate Horner chipped in with six.