Seto leads Lagerheads to win over Lee Supply
Lagerheads kept pace with Belle Vernon Dairy Queen in the Girls' Division of the Budd Grebb Memorial Summer Basketball League.
Lagerheads held off expansion Lee Supply, 47-42, Wednesday at the Mechanic Street Playground.
It was a tale of two teams for Lagerheads, depending on whether Brownsville's Maris Seto was in the game.
Seto scored 30 points, going 13 of 19 from the free throw line. She also finished with nine rebounds.
“She's fantastic in every phase of the game,” Lagerheads coach Melanie Greco said.
“Her athletic talents are special. They exceed what every other girl down here can do. She's relentless, she keeps going after the ball and she won't quit. She's special.
“I think all of our girls did a great job defensively tonight.”
Lee Supply (0-2) took a 12-10 lead midway through the first half, but a quick 7-0 run keyed by four points from Seto put Lagerheads back up, 17-12.
The lead swelled to as many as 11 in the half after Seto hit a deep 3-pointer from the wing to make the score 27-16.
After Seto hit a pair of free throws to open scoring in the second half, Lee Supply finally caught fire.
Kayla Yorko's 3-pointer ignited a 12-0 Lee Supply run. Anna Bartman nailed a 3 from the top of the key and later finished off a fast break layup during the streak. She also added a nifty pass to California Area's Brooke Clements who scored on a layup to make the score 29-28.
That basket brought Seto back off the Lagerheads' bench.
Seto made her presence felt immediately, scoring seven straight points for Lagerheads.
A basket by Madison Zimcoski after Seto's run made the score 38-30 in favor of Lagerheads.
Lee Supply wouldn't go away behind Yorko, who hit another 3-pointer to pull her team within two at 42-40 with 2:46 remaining in the game.
Seto hit 1 of 2 free throws to give Lagerheads a three-point lead, which was cut to one when her little sister, Alexandria, hit a jumper to pull Lee Supply back to within a point at 43-42.
Maris Seto hit a pair of free throws with 1:10 left to make the score give Lagerheads a 45-42 lead.
Lee Supply had a chance to tie when they had possession with 21 seconds remaining, but turned the ball over with an errant pass.
BV Dairy Queen 64,TT State Farm 51
Belle Vernon Dairy Queen received a test from the young Tommy Thomas State Farm team before pulling away with a 9-0 run to start the second half.
TT State Farm (0-2) led 21-17 late in the first half before Dairy Queen started performing the way coach Bill Greco believed his players should.
Belle Vernon Area's Kaitlyn Slagus was two rebounds shy of a triple-double for Dairy Queen (3-0), finishing with a game-high 23 points, 10 blocks and eight rebounds.
Her BVA teammate, Bria Rathway had nine points for the winners.
State Farm was led by two Charleroi Area freshmen. Kaitlyn Riley scored a team-high 16 points and Maria Claybaugh chipped in 10.
Bitonti's Barristers 69,TT State Farm 66
State Farm was just over a minute from picking up its first win of the Grebb League season, but Bitonti's forward Meaghan Murphy powered her way to the hoop for a layup that put her team up 67-66 with 1:09 left in the game.
California Area's Lyndsey Huhn added two free throws to close out the scoring and end an exciting tripleheader.
Murphy, a Belle Vernon Area senior, scored a game-high 37 points and ripped down 10 rebounds to lead the way for Bitonti's.
Huhn was a rebound away from a double-double of her own and finished with 10 points and nine rebounds.
Kaitlyn Riley led State Farm with 17 points, with 12 coming in the first half. BVA freshman-to-be, Taylor Kovatch, scored 12 points for State Farm (0-3) and Ashley Russell, also from BVA, scored 11.
Chloe Stein, a freshman at Jeannette, added 10 points for Bitonti's (1-1).
Girls' Division play continues Monday with another tripleheader beginning at 7 p.m with Bitonti's taking on Lagerheads. The 8 p.m. game will feature Belle Vernon Dairy Queen against Tommy Thomas State Farm followed by Bitonti's taking on Lee Suppy in the 9 p.m. nightcap.
Jeremy Sellew is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-684-2667.