Lions deal Scorpions 45-38 loss Girls basketball

December 16, 1992|By Bill Free | Bill Free,Staff Writer

The Amy Wolff show rolled on last night at Liberty High School.

Wolff did it all for the unbeaten Lions (3-0) for a third straight game, leading the home team to a 45-38 victory over Oakland Mills.

Wolff was virtually unstoppable as she scored 27 points on a variety Girls basketball

of shots, handed out four assists, had two steals and one blocked shot.

Wolff entered the game as the leading scorer in the metro area with a 24-point average and now is scoring 25 points a game.

In addition to her stats, Wolff often ran the Liberty offense from the point guard position, played aggressive defense and crashed the boards to create further problems for the Scorpions (1-3).

Wolff was so aggressive on defense that she collected her third foul with 4:12 left in the third quarter and sat out the remainder of that period.

Wolff would go on to get a fourth foul early in the fourth quarter and wound up sitting out two more minutes in the final period.

Liberty coach Tom DeLise also rested Wolff for 2:30 in the second quarter, running the total time that Wolff was out of the game to eight minutes, 42 seconds.

But Wolff said the foul trouble didn't bother her rhythm.

"I try not to think about anything but playing the game," said Wolff. "I don't even know why I'm playing so much better this year than last."

DeLise said his star guard has improved her game "300 percent. People aren't taking her out of games anymore with double teams and collapsing defenses. With Amy playing the way she does, it's going to be hard for teams to beat us."

However, DeLise said there are some areas in which the Lions need to improve their game.

"We have some problems to work on," he said. "We didn't exactly shoot free throws so well [15 of 27]. But we did get some good free-throw shooting [4 of 5] by Sarah Kovacs off the bench."

Dani Fostik contributed 11 points and several key rebounds for Liberty, which was outscored 8-0 when Wolff was out of the game.

Oakland Mills was a quicker team than Liberty but didn't shoot the ball well from the field or the free-throw line (8 of 19).

Lauren McHargue gave Oakland Mills its first lead of the game with 1:50 left in the third quarter, when she dropped in a follow shot for a 29-28 advantage.

Oakland Mills coach Audrey Smith, subbing for Theresa Waters, said her team was "beaten at the line. We had the quickness to get inside and get fouled but we couldn't convert."

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