2017-12-06 / Sports

Peck girls run past Merritt, 61-20


Abbey Bullis of Peck gets crunched in the paint by a pair of Merritt Academy defenders on Friday night. 
Photo by Dale Ball Abbey Bullis of Peck gets crunched in the paint by a pair of Merritt Academy defenders on Friday night. Photo by Dale Ball After a season-opening loss to Brown City in a non-league, girls basketball game earlier in the week, the Peck Pirates bounced back impressively on Friday night.

The Lady Pirates, at home, stormed past New Haven Merritt Academy, 61-20, in the non-conference contest.

Peck’s pressure defense and fast-break action led to a, 36-14, lead by halftime.

Coach Jamie Abrego of Peck has just two seniors on the squad and the majority of the players saw extensive court play a year ago.

“We played well as a team,” stressed Abrego. “On offense, we shared the ball and got easy shots. Our interior passing is the best that I have had and our guards pushed the ball and found teammates in transition for easy layups.”

He then added, “Our defense is ahead of schedule and we’re starting to really understand how to help and play as a team.”

The Lady Pirates, who led by 30, 46-16, after three quarters, had a game-high 18 points from sophomore post Samantha Bissett, including eight in the first quarter, which mainly came on the break.

Eight different players got in on the scoring. Senior guard Kaylee Ureel was next with 12 points, Morgan Winiarski finished with nine and Taylor Sempf and Alli Jones added added seven and six points.

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