Dover-Eyota Tops Chatfield in Press-Filled Game
Last night on KFIL, the Dover-Eyota Eagles defeated the Chatfield Gophers 69-52 in Chatfield in Girl's Three Rivers Conference Action!
It was an entertaining game, as both teams utilized the full-court press to their advantage, causing many turnovers and scoring opportunities. Dover-Eyota was able to put more pressure on, and generate more turnovers which led them to the victory.
The Gophers played well in their own right, as they fed the ball to senior Mariah Bell. She was a force on both defense and offense, contributing in many different stat areas, including putting up an unofficial 17 points.
Dover-Eyota played a 2-1-2 full-court press, and once Chatfield was able to break it, they fell back into an extending 2-3 zone. Chatfield was patient on offense, and able to work the ball and get some open three-point opportunities for senior Macy Pederson, who knocked down four three-point shots en route to a team-high 19 points.
Dover-Eyota did a good job of breaking Chatfield's press, and running the floor. Ashlee Olson led the way for the Eagles with 19 points, as she was able to facilitate the offense, and create opportunities for herself in the lane.
The Eagles used some balanced scoring, as three players hit double-figures in Olson, senior Jordan Meyers and senior Madison Field.
It was a close game in the first half, as they Eagles led 38-32 at the break. The Gophers were able to use the three-point shot to their advantage in the first-half, but only hit on one in the second half. They did a much better job of controlling the ball and setting up their offense.
The Eagles did a good job of driving into the lane, and getting to the free-throw line. As a team, they collected 22 points from the line, compared to Chatfield's 12.
Dover-Eyota pulled away early in the second half by forcing Chatfield turnovers, and it was just too much for Chatfield to overcome.
Subway Player of the Game (Chatfield) - Mariah Bell
Subway Player of the Game (Dover-Eyota) - Ashlee Olson
Kingsley Mercantile Game Ball - Madison Field (Dover-Eyota)