Source: Grosse Pointe News Online

South rips Romeo

by Bob St. John Sports Editor

February 07, 2013

Grosse Pointe South’s girls’ basketball team made quick work of Romeo last week.

The host Blue Devils used a 15-0 second quarter to beat the Bulldogs 56-33. It was the second straight game Romeo was outscored 15-0 in a quarter, having done it the previous game in the first quarter at Grosse Pointe North.

“We want to stay focused since this is the second time through the division and everyone wants to win,” head coach Kevin Richards said. “We knew we had a big game against Dakota coming up, but we didn’t want to slip up here.”

Even with senior starter Gretchen Shirar on the bench with an illness, the Blue Devils were far superior to the Bulldogs.

The home team put the game away in the third quarter, outscoring Romeo 18-9 to increase a 17-point halftime lead to 26 points, 45-19.

Senior Claire DeBoer was unstoppable in the paint. She outplayed Romeo’s big post player, Lauren Bright. DeBoer had 15 points, 15 rebounds, eight steals and five assists, while Bright had only four points.

Sophomore Cierra Rice had 15 points, followed by senior Emily Satterfield and sophomore Katie Kish with six points apiece, junior Bre Andrews, sophomore Aliezza Brown and sophomore Cydney Webb with four points apiece, and senior Christy Flom with two points.

The big game came last Thursday at Macomb Dakota. The Blue Devils overcame a 13-point halftime deficit to beat the Cougars in their earlier match-up at South.

This time around, it was the Blue Devils who jumped out to a nine-point halftime lead, 31-22, and watched the home team make a second-half comeback.

The Cougars took the lead, 39-36, but in the end, the experienced Blue Devils won 57-52 as DeBoer had 18 points and seven rebounds, and Rice poured in 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds.

Richards’ squad wore down the Cougars for a second straight game, using a superior rebounding effort to sweep the regular-season series.

Grosse Pointe South improved to 8-0 in the MAC Red Division and 15-1 overall.