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Geneseo Republic - Geneseo, IL
  • Lady Leafs nab win in Classic finale

  • The Geneseo varsity girls’ basketball team finished the winter break with a 2-2 record at the State Farm Classic this past week.
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  • The Geneseo varsity girls’ basketball team finished the winter break with a 2-2 record at the State Farm Classic this past week.
    Geneseo vs. Belvidere North
    Geneseo closed out tournament play Dec. 27 with a 56-46 win over Belvidere North to move to 7-9 on the season.
    North grabbed the early 14-12 lead in the first quarter, but the Lady Leafs responded in the second as they hit 17 points and held North to four to take the 29-18 advantage into the half.
    After the break, North scored 14 points to Geneseo’s 10 in the third, but the Lady Leafs held on to the lead, 39-32. The Lady Leafs sealed the victory as they posted 17 points in the fourth to North’s 14.
    Jamie DeFauw was the leading scorer for Geneseo, posting 22 points, hitting 10 shots from the field and two free throws; followed by Molly DeBrock with 14 points, knocking down five field goals and going 4-for-4 from the free-throw line.
    Darci Dietrich added nine points on four field goals and a free throw; while Anna Wise scored five off a trey and two free throws. Audrey Anderson and Emily VandeWiele ended the game with two points apiece, both with a field goal, and Kaylie Piekos and Rori Westerlund each hit a free throw for their only points of the game.
    Geneseo vs. Mahomet
    Seymour
    Mahomet Seymour slipped past Geneseo, 37-35 in action at the State Farm Classic Dec. 27 in Bloomington.
    Mahomet Seymour grabbed the 12-7 lead in the first quarter, and carried a 20-18 advantage into the half after Geneseo scored 11 in the second to Mahomet Seymour’s eight.
    The Lady Leafs took control of the game in the third quarter, 27-25 as the girls scored nine points to Mahomet Seymour’s five. Mahomet Seymour sealed the victory when the squad outscored Geneseo, 12-8 in the fourth.
    Dietrich and DeFauw teamed up for 25 of the team’s 35 points as Dietrich scored 13 as she hit four shots from the field and five free throws, and DeFauw put up 12 on six field goals.
    DeBrock added five points to the effort with a field goal and a triple; while Piekos scored three on a shot from beyond the arc, and Anderson finished with two on two free throws.
    Geneseo vs. Normal West
    On Dec. 26, the Lady Leafs earned a 41-32 victory over Normal West at the State Farm Classic.
    Normal led 8-5 to start the contest, but Geneseo countered in the second quarter as the girls posted 16 points and held Normal to five for a 21-13 advantage at the half.
    Page 2 of 3 - Normal regained the lead in the third as the squad outscored Geneseo 14-4 to make it a 27-25 ball game. The Lady Leafs came away with the win in the fourth quarter as they scored 16 points to Normal’s five.
    DeBrock paced the Lady Leafs with 21 points as she knocked down six shots from the field and nine free throws.
    DeFauw added eight points on three field goals and two free throws; followed by Wise with six on three field goals. Dietrich finished with four points off two field goals, and Piekos scored two on two free throws.
    Geneseo vs. Chatham
    Glenwood
    The Lady Leafs couldn’t overcome an early deficit in their first match up at the State Farm Classic Dec. 26 as Chatham Glenwood defeated Geneseo, 41-35.
    Geneseo trailed 16-3 at the end of the first quarter, but outscored Glenwood, 12-7 in the second quarter to close the gap at 23-15 at the half.
    The Lady Leafs posted 13 points to Glenwood’s 12 in the third quarter for a 35-28 score in favor of Glenwood. Geneseo attempted to steal the win, but fell short as the Lady Leafs scored seven in the fourth quarter and Glenwood finished with six for the final.
    DeBrock led the effort for Geneseo with 11 points as she hit five shots from the field and a free throw.
    Piekos added nine points as she drained a shot from beyond the arc, a field goal and four free throws; while Wise scored six points off two field goals and two free throws.
    Dietrich chipped in five points on two field goals and a free throw; followed by DeFauw and Anderson with two points apiece — DeFauw on a field goal and Anderson with two free throws.
    Geneseo vs. LaSalle-Peru
    Geneseo was edged out by one basket in the final game of the Ottawa Holiday Tournament Dec. 23 by LaSalle-Peru, 44-42.
    L-P took the early 11-10 lead in the first quarter, and went up 28-23 at the half after the Cavaliers scored 17 points to Geneseo’s 13.
    Geneseo got within three in the third quarter, 34-31 after the Lady Leafs scored eight points to L-P’s six. Despite outscoring L-P in the fourth quarter, 11-10 it wasn’t enough to pull out the win.
    DeBrock and DeFauw teamed up for 27 of the team’s 42 points — DeBrock knocked down 14 points off six shots from the field and two free throws, and DeFauw added 13 points off six field goals and a free throw.
    Dietrich finished the game with seven points on three field goals and a free throw; while Wise scored six as she went 2-for-3 from the line and two field goals, and Anderson had two ponts on a field goal.
    Page 3 of 3 - Geneseo vs. Kaneland
    In their first game of the day, the Lady Leafs knocked off Kaneland, 45-38 Dec. 23.
    Geneseo took the early 10-7 lead in the first quarter, but Kaneland gained control of the lead at the half, 23-22 after Kaneland outscored Geneseo, 16-12 in the second quarter.
    The Lady Leafs tied the game up in the third quarter, 34-34 after they scored 12 points to Kaneland’s 11. Geneseo sealed the win in the fourth quarter as the girls knocked down 11 points and held Kaneland to four.
    Leading the offense was DeBrock, posting 18 points, draining eight shots from the field and two free throws.
    DeFauw chipped in seven points on two field goals and three free throws; followed by Dietrich with six points off three field goals.
    Wise, Piekos and Anderson all finished with four points — Wise went 2-for-2 from the line and a field goal, and Piekos and Anderson each hit a field goal. Tarah Fisher finished with one point on a free throw.
    The Lady Leafs (7-9 overall and 0-2 in the NIB 12) will return home to take on Streator at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 7.
     
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