Mohawk girls defeat New Castle
Mohawk (47) Vs. New Castle (30)
New team. New year.

Better results.

The Mohawk High girls basketball team jumped out to commanding first-half leads en route to a 47-30 nonsection home win over New Castle.

The Lady Warriors opened up a 17-9 and a 29-13 buffer after the first two quarters.

Mohawk improved to 3-0 after graduating eight seniors, including WPIAL Section 2-AA MVP Shelby Brown, from last year’s section championship squad. The 2012-13 Lady Warriors were 2-1 after three games.

“So far, so good,” Mohawk coach Mike O’Lare said. “You want to win every game. Everybody does. We’re happy with the start. Going 3-0 is the best we can be at this point, so that’s good. For a new group of starters, this is nothing but a positive for them. I think they felt confident about themselves going into the season. This is only going to boost their morale. We’re not going to be content. We’re going to keep working.”

Aliya Gage led all scorers with 16 points, while Melissa Verlotte drained four 3-pointers to finish with 12 markers. Samantha Carr was next with 11.

The Mohawk defense limited the Lady ’Canes to just eight field goals. Velvet Wade and Darrian Johnson led New Castle (1-2) with 10 and nine points, respectively.

The Lady Warriors had their struggles from the line, making just 12 of 25, while the Lady ‘Canes knocked down 13-of-21 attempts from the line.

Game Scoreboard
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 OT SCORE
Mohawk 17 12 10 8 0 47
New Castle 9 4 9 8 0 30
Box Scores
NEW CASTLE (30)
Jaidyn Eggleston 1 1-2 3
Kayla Harvey 2 2-2 6
Jamay Walker 1 0-0 2
Velvet Wade 2 6-9 10
Darrian Johnson 2 4-8 9
Jasmine Walker 0 0-0 0.
Totals: 8 13-21 30.

MOHAWK (47)
Jaki Bender 0 6-8 6
Holly Duncan 0 0-2 0
Samantha Carr 3 2-4 11
Melissa Verlotte 4 0-2 12
Aliya Gage 7 2-3 16
Ashley McConnell 0 2-6 2
Asheli Freed 0 0-0 0
Erin Giancola 0 0-0 0
Mackenzie McConnell 0 0-0 0
Sydney Vest 0 0-0 0
Christine Jones 0 0-0 0.
Totals: 14 12-25 47.
NEW CASTLE 9 4 9 8 — 30
MOHAWK 17 12 10 8 — 47
3-point goals — New Castle 1 (Johnson 1), Mohawk 7 (Verlott 4, Carr 3).
JV score: Mohawk 47, New Castle 19. High scorer: NC — Abba Frengel 7; M — Mackenzie McConnell 17, Asheli Freed 16.

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