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December 19, 2013

Lady Jaguars look lost against Lakers

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“That’s the most complete game that we played in the season — on both ends of the floor.’’ Johnson said. “I thought our kids had a great attention to detail tonight, they followed our scouting report really well. We were very disciplined on defense.

“We were also fortunate because that wasn’t as well as DACC can play. Everything just clicked for us tonight.’’

Helping the Lakers on both its runs in the first and second halves were former all-area standouts Brooke Markwalder from Armstrong-Potomac and Emily Weinard from Bismarck-Henning.

Markwalder finished with six points and three rebounds, while also playing a very solid defensive game, and Weinard was 3-for-4 from 3-point range, contributing nine points in the Lakers victory.

“Both of them are tremendously hard-working young women,’’ Johnson said. “They have put a lot of effort into our team and I think tonight, they were ready to play in front of their family and friends.

“Brooke did a great job on defense and Emily has been hitting shot all year.’’

Sierra Honeycutt, who scored 13 of her team-high 15 points in the second half, was one of the bright spots for DACC, along with guard Tyra Turk.

“She put forth a good effort and I thought Tyra played hard in the minutes that she got there at the end,’’ Bent said. “But it will take more than two kids with great effort to win games in our league.’’

Brianna Jones was the only other player for the Jaguars to score in double figures as she had 10 points to go along with seven rebounds.

Lake Land’s Blair Stephenson earned game-high scoring honors with 16 points — 14 of those coming in the first half, while Candace Niemerg had a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds and former St. Joseph-Ogden standout Josey Fruhling contributed 12 in the victory.

DACC will have 10 days to regroup before playing Black Hawk East on Dec. 29 in the Lake Land College Classic in Mattoon.

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