Thursday, Nov. 29 2012 1:17PM
Metro shoots past SCA
By Stephanie Yeagle
It was a tough game from the start as Metro Academy shot past Summit Christian Academy 21-8 in the first quarter of the semifinal game in the Eagle Invitational Nov. 28.
The rest of the game didn’t fare much better for the Eagles, as the Mavericks won 63-31.
“(It) was a rough one,” Summit Christian Academy head coach Danielle Van Dyke said. “It was challenging both mentally and physically. We were missing three kids to the flu and everyone else is suffering symptoms. Metro is one of the toughest teams we face even under the best circumstances. We learned a lot about ourselves and our mental toughness.”
Metro Academy allowed only nine points in the second quarter, six of those from sophomore guard Jessa Kliewer, who had to step up. But the Mavericks still had a 35-17 advantage going into halftime.
“Metro did a great job taking our lead scorer, Brooke Jacobson, out of the game,” Van Dyke said. “They held her to only nine points. Our sophomore guard Jessa Kliewer really stepped up with 15 points. Our execution was good, but we need to finish. Defensively allowing 63 points is unacceptable. It's early in the season and we still have a long way to go.”
In the third quarter, after a Metro Academy basket, junior guard Jacobson was fouled and hit both free throws. The Mavericks scored again, but it was followed by a shot from senior forward Haley Bruns. Then Metro Academy went on a 11-0 run, to take a 50-21 lead. The Eagles put in two baskets before the quarter ended though, one each from junior guard Rachel Bacon and Kliewer.
Jacobson scored off the bat in the fourth quarter and was fouled, hitting the free throw to make the score 50-28. But the Mavericks responded with a basket. After a free throw from Bruns, Metro Academy went on another run, this time for 10 points to take a 62-29 lead and start a rolling clock.
Bruns hit a shot, but Metro was fouled in the final seconds, sinking a free throw to end the game.
Kliewer led the team with 15 points, followed by Jacobson with nine points, Bruns with five points and Bacon with two points.
The Eagles, 1-1, take on Holden for third place at 10 a.m. Saturday.