The Geneseo girls’ basketball team nabbed three wins this past week over Dixon, Galesburg and LaSalle-Peru.

The Geneseo girls’ basketball team nabbed three wins this past week over Dixon, Galesburg and LaSalle-Peru.

Geneseo vs. Dixon

Geneseo captured its second conference win in a row Jan. 14, 49-35 over host Dixon.

“We had a double-digit lead most of the game, and we really came out and asserted our will,” said head coach Scott Hardison. “Jamie DeFauw started the game out really hot and asserted herself. We were up 10 in the first quarter and never looked back.”

Geneseo jumped out to an early 16-6 lead on Dixon, and went up 23-11 at the half after Geneseo scored seven and held Dixon to five.

The Lady Leafs extended their advantage to 33-18 in the third after Geneseo scored 10 points to Dixon’s seven. Dixon attempted a comeback in the fourth as the squad outscored Geneseo 17-16, but it wasn’t enough.

Molly DeBrock led the Lady Leaf offense with a double-digit night with 21 points as she knocked down seven shots from the field and seven free throws.

“Molly has been over 20 points in the last three games, and is just playing really well,” said Hardison. “We talked to her about needing her to be more assertive, and when you tell Molly to do something, she does it.”

Jamie DeFauw chipped in 14 points off six field goals and two free throws; while Anna Wise added six points on two field goals and two free throws.

Darci Dietrich finished with five points as she hit one field goal and three free throws; followed by Tarah Fisher with two points on two free throws, and Renee Rumler went 1-for-2 from the line for her only point of night.

Geneseo vs. Galesburg

Behind a 32-point effort from senior DeBrock, the Lady Leafs edged out Galesburg on the road Jan. 11 in overtime, 58-56.

DeBrock knocked down 12-of-17 shots from the field and 8-of-10 shots from the line for her 32.

“Thirty-two points, I was surprised,” said Hardison. “Seeing Molly put up 20 is not a rarity, but to see 32 from a girl who is a quiet scorer. I was surprised she scored 32, but not surprised she scored a lot. She scores in quiet ways, and is a good free throw shooter.”

DeFauw added nine points to the win with four field goals and one free throw; while Kaylie Piekos had six on a field goal and four free throws.

Dietrich scored five points off two field goals and a free throw; followed by Fisher and Wise with three points apiece — Fisher drained a three pointer, and Wise hit a field goal and a free throw.

The Lady Leafs took the early 17-12 lead in the first quarter, and carried a 27-18 advantage into the half. Geneseo scored 10 points and held Galesburg to six.

Galesburg outscored Geneseo by one in the third quarter, 15-14, but the Lady Leafs held onto their lead, 41-33. The Silver Streaks posted 17 points in the fourth quarter and held Geneseo to nine to tie the game at 50-50 at the end of regulation.

In overtime, Geneseo outscored Galesburg, 8-6 for the win.

“I think it comes down to our schedule, which allows us to come out after Christmas ready to go and tested,” said Hardison. “We have faced adversity and played tough competition. We have won four in a row and have hit our stride.”

Geneseo vs. LaSalle-Peru

The Lady Leafs grabbed their first conference win of the season with a 57-46 victory over visiting LaSalle-Peru Jan. 9.

“This was a revenge game from earlier in the season when we lost a tough game at the buzzer at the Ottawa Tournament,” said Hardison. “It was a game where we had Jamie, who gives us the inside-outside presence with Molly. We put some things in to attack their one-three-one and we executed our game plan.”

Geneseo jumped out ahead, 17-10 in the first quarter and 31-21 at the half. The Lady Leafs outscored the Cavaliers, 14-11 in the second quarter.

LaSalle-Peru closed the gap in the third quarter as the Cavaliers posted 12 points and held Geneseo to eight for a 39-33 Geneseo lead. The Lady Leafs sealed the victory in the fourth quarter as they put up 18 points and L-P scored 13.

DeBrock and Wise led the way for Geneseo — DeBrock posted 22 points as she drained two shots from beyond the arc, seven field goals and two free throws; while Wise knocked down 14 points off six shots from the field and two free throws.

Dietrich added seven points as she hit three field goals and one free throw; followed by DeFauw with five points off two field goals and a free throw.

Audrey Anderson and Ashley Kempher each chipped in four points, both hit two field goals; while Fisher finished with one point on a free throw.

The Lady Leafs (10-10 overall and 2-2 in the NIB 12) will next be on the road next against Ottawa at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21.