Change of date and location doesn't deter Ridgewood girls

Staff Writer
Geneseo Republic
ROWVA’s Jaci Maher faces pressure from Ridgewood’s Sammi Stevenson in the Spartan’s 77-49 win over the Tigers on Monday.

A fire at AlWood High School on Dec. 30 was unable to keep the Ridgewood girls basketball team from logging a commanding 77-49 win over ROWVA on Monday.

The game originally scheduled to be played in Woodhull was moved to Cambridge as the cleanup efforts were being finalized at AHS.

The fifth-ranked Spartans (16-1) exploded for 22-points in the second quarter for a 40-32 halftime lead and they blew by ROWVA in the third, holding the Tigers to three points while posting 19.

“This was a very physical game,” Ridgewood coach Bryan Brooks said. “It was our first game back from break and the girls came out ready to play.”

Amanda Kruger led the Spartans with 16 points. Michelle Williams added 13 and Stephanie Williams, Ella Teel and Danyelle English each finished with 10.

The Tigers were led by Kelsey Kovacik’s game-high 17 points and Jaci Maher with 10.