West Holmes continued it’s torrid pace Monday, January 9 when it traveled to Ashland to face the Arrows in an Ohio Cardinal Conference showdown.
The wins in both consecutive victories and OCC play kept coming for the Lady Knights, who rolled to a 59-37 win that kept them at a perfect 6-0 in the OCC, while making it six straight regular season wins.
Now at 9-2 overall and atop the OCC standings, West Holmes made this one a runway fairly early, and kept the pedal down as they roared by the Arrows.
The Lady Knights simply pulled away from Ashland in an almost machine-like fashion as they wore down the Arrows defensively.
West Holmes really put the exclamation point on the victory in the second quarter with an 18-4 effort that pushed the halftime lead to 26-12. West Holmes tacked on another eight points to that lead in the third quarter when it went off for 18 points while limiting Ashland to only 10, and the 44-22 advantage allowed Lisa Ogi to play a lot of her youngsters in the fourth quarter.
While West Holmes shot decent from the floor overall at 45 percent, making17-of-37 shots, it was from downtown where the Lady Knights really made Ashland pay. West Holmes drilled 8-of-16 shots from behind the arc, amassing a healthy 24 of their 59 points. They also scored 17 points from the free throw line, meaning that the Lady Knights made just nine shots from inside on the evening.
Sammie Hall was the lone Lady Knights in double figure scoring with 12, but it was a balanced attack that led the way to victory. Kacie Leppla scored eight points and added a game-high seven rebounds, while Kylie Leppla and Taylor Yerian both added eight points apiece. Kylie Leppla added a pair of treys, four assists and three steals. Also adding to the scoring on the night were Alexis Hunter and Kaylor Perone, both of whom scored six points. Hunter’s total came on a pair of 3-pointers. Kaylee Evans scored four, Celeste Ryman added three, Jess Marmet tacked on two and Kaylin Martin and Sabryn Cutlip both notched one point in victory.