The David City girls’ basketball team secured its first victory Dec.15 at home against Schuyler. The Scouts used a relentless press and points in transition to win 58-32.
“I was impressed with how our kids kept coming at Schuyler with our defensive pressure, eventually wearing them down,” David City girls’ basketball Coach Nathan Wall said. “We didn't get off to a great start, but our kids just kept at it defensively.”
Early on the score was tied 6-6, after Rachel Shonka stole the ball and scored for the Warriors. Chaquoya Givens and Lauren Vandenberg responded with layups for the Scouts. At the end of the first quarter, David City led 10-6.
Macy Svoboda’s steal and layup extended the Scout lead to 14-9 with 5 minutes before half. Reagan Folda’s bucket in transition brought it back to a one possession lead, 14-11. David City broke it open with a 13-4 run with 4 minutes left. At halftime, the Scouts led the Warriors 27-15.
Givens was unstoppable inside for the Scouts with 16 points and 5 rebounds. With Givens in foul trouble to start the second half, Vandenberg took over the scoring inside. The freshman added 6 points in the third quarter.
Jessica Knopp’s three-pointer at the buzzer gave the Scouts a 44-21 lead.
“We had some kids hit some shots tonight that had been struggling previously to score,” Wall said. “I think that that we can build off that.”
David City’s offense caused Schuyler more problems into the fourth quarter. The Scouts outscored the Warriors 14-11.
David City was led by its post players inside. Givens had a game-high 22 points, followed by Vandenberg with 9 points.
Yessica Rodriguez led Schuyler with 10 points.
December 15 at David City
David City (1-4)- 10, 17, 19, 12- 58
Schuyler (0-5)- 6, 9, 6, 11- 32
Scoring -David City:Givens 22, Vandenberg 9, Knopp 7, O. Couch 6, Svoboda 6, Andel 4, Hernandez 2, M. Couch 2
Schuyler: Rodriguez 10, Folda 9, Wolken 8, Shonka 4, Semerad 1
Rebounds-David City: Givens 9, Vandenberg 5, Daro 2, Cummings 1, Andel 1, M.Couch 1, Hoeft 1
Schuyler: Rodriguez 2, Folda 2, Wolken 2, Semerad 2, Korth 2, Castro 1, Wolken 1