doesn't bother Butler
Lady Tornado win 4th straight
By John Enrietto
Eagle Sports Editor
BUTLER TWP — Changing of the guard is inevitable in high school athletics.
But not this way.
During the junior varsity game that evening,
Freshman point guard Olivia Bresnahan scored 11 points in the varsity game as
"Olivia's been playing very well and, yeah, she becomes a bit more of a focal point now,"
"We still have a team capable of winning a lot of games."
They showed that Saturday night. After watching Shady Side score during a deliberate first possession,
Rachel Barry and Bresnahan sank lay-ups after steals and Karissa King buried a 3-pointer during the uprising.
Miller is one of the guards who will see more minutes because of the injuries.
"Mackenzie was going to get more varsity minutes when we found out Lyndsy was out,"Epps said. "Now Maria Baroffio will handle the ball more, Miller and King will get more time, we'll shuffle our lineup when necessary to let Rachel Barry play some minutes at guard.
"We're versatile enough to overcome this."
Shady Side (1-5)had 19 turnovers in the first three periods, only two in the fourth and won the final quarter, 13-6.
"That's something positive we can take out of this,"Shady Side coach
Shady Side graduated seven seniors from a Class AAteam that finished 24-5 last year, reaching the PIAAquarterfinals.
"We like to play up in class and our athletic director likes to schedule gasmes in gyms we might be playing in during the playoffs,"Szlacetka said. "
Katie Sheerer, one of two returning starters for the visitors, led Shady Side with nine points.
"I looked at this as a trap game, one in which we might not be sharp in,"Epps admitted. "We wanted to come out, grab a big lead early and rest some people for our section opener. I was pleased we were able to do that.
"Our fourth quarter was shaky, but those girls on the floor gained some valuable minutes. We're finding out you never know when you're gonna need somebody."
Laura Daigneau 0-2 4-4 4, Katie Sheerer 4-8 0-0 9, Kelsey Olander 3-5 1-3 7, Hannah Foster 0-2 0-0 0, Raediah Lyles 3-9 0-0 6, Jenny Briston 2-4 0-0 4, Maria McPherson 0-1 0-0 0, Yanna Cox-Taylor 0-1 0-0 0. Totals: 12-32 5-7 30
Rachel Barry 4-6 0-0 8, Karissa King 3-6 0-0 7, Olivia Bresnahan 5-7 1-2 11, Becky Smith 0-1 2-2 2, Liz Schultz 0-0 1-2 1,
Shady Side 8 5 4 13—30
3-point goals: Sheerer; King, Baroffio, Miller