Denius leads Oakwood
DANVILLE – There was no shortage of stellar performances Saturday as the 28th girls' Vermilion County basketball tournament quarterfinals were played at the Palmer Arena.
OAKWOOD 44, WESTVILLE 34
Quickest to 10 points: Oakwood's Stephanie Denius, 13:51.
Key statistic: Neither team shot a free throw in a first half where four fouls were called, two on each school.
Defensive note: In a previous loss to Westville, Oakwood allowed 49 points. In the rematch, the Tigers shot 27 percent from the field.
Unheralded player: Oakwood's Kayla Corzine, 10 points and nine rebounds.
Top scorers: Oakwood, Denius (22), Corzine (10), Kassandra Ashikyan (10); Westville, Candy Lewis (nine), Alex Hannan (nine).
Quote: "We told them, 'They're a team that can beat us, and they've proven it.' We used that as a motivator," Oakwood coach Rick Bough said.
SALT FORK 44, MILFORD 31
Quickest to 10 points: Salt Fork's Mallory Meade, 4:33.
Key statistic: Salt Fork played the first 11:34 of the second half without a turnover and had eight in all.
Defensive note: The Storm permitted two second-half field goals.
Unheralded player: Salt Fork's Mallory Weber, eight points, seven assists, six rebounds.
Top scorers: Salt Fork, Meade (26); Milford, Julie Estay (nine).
Quote: "She is just smooth and misleadingly quick," Milford coach Rod Burgett said, referring to Meade.
BISMARCK-HENNING 55, HOOPESTON AREA 24
Quickest to 10 points: B-H's Keri Roach, 6:40.
Key statistic: Despite getting all 14 squad members into the game by the second quarter, Hoopeston didn't have anyone score more than two baskets.
Defensive note: The Blue Devils forced twice as many turnovers the first half as they allowed shots (20-10).
Unheralded player: B-H's Jeni Free eight points, six rebounds (five offensive).
Top scorers: B-H, Roach (14); Hoopeston Area, Erika Ramos (five).
Quote: "Our defense seems to trigger our offense. We've lived off that defense this year," B-H coach Mike Stephens said.
ARMSTRONG-POTOMAC 29, GEORGETOWN-RIDGE FARM 25
Quickest to 10 points: A-P's Kara Carter, 25:37.
Key statistic: A-P held a 34-20 edge on the boards and collected 14 offensive rebounds.
Defensive note: A-P held the Buffaloes without a first-quarter field goal.
Unheralded player: A-P's Jamie Vela made two free throws with 0:19 left.
Top scorers: A-P, Carter (11); G-RF, Linzy Houghtaling (10).
Quote: "We've been hesitant to go to the zone, but our last two games, we've gone to it (2-3) and we've played very good defense," A-P coach Rodney Parrish said.