Mercy Academy vs. Paul Laurence Dunbar (Girls)
Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
January 3, 2012
Mercy Academy coach Mark Evans started the following lineup: 5-10 Sr. Morgan Doherty, 5-9 Sr. Victoria Dircksen, 6-0 So. Malerie Martin, 5-7 Jr. Kayla Richardson, and 5-8 Sr. Whitney Hartlage. Paul Dunbar coach Sarah Bridenbaugh countered with 5-10 Sr. LaKeena Parks, 5-8 Sr. Lexus Edwards, 6-2 Jr. Brooke Todd, 5-4 Sr. Kierra Muhammad, and 5-4 Jr. Shakeema Jackson.
Mercy Academy trailed 33-26 at halftime but outscored Paul Dunbar 20-11 in the third quarter on their way to a 55-52 road victory. Mercy Academy shot 30.9% from the field including four of 21 from the three point line. The Jaguars connected on 17 of 24 free throws, pulled down 35 rebounds, and scored four points off 18 Paul Dunbar turnovers. Paul Dunbar shot 43.1% from the field including four of 11 from beyond the arc. The Lady Bulldogs connected on 10 of 15 free throws, pulled down 36 rebounds, and scored five points off nine Mercy turnovers.
Whitney Hartlage led Mercy Academy with 24 points including four three point baskets. Malerie Martin added 10 points. Kayla Richardson chipped in with eight points and Victoria Dircksen recorded seven points and six rebounds. Morgan Doherty pulled down eight rebounds.
Lexus Edwards led Paul Dunbar with 21 points and eight rebounds. Shakeema Jackson added 10 points. LaKeena Parks chipped in with seven points and seven rebounds.
Mercy Academy 16 10 20 9 – 55
Paul Dunbar 22 11 11 8 – 52
Mercy Academy (55) – Doherty 3, Dircksen 7, Martin 10, Richardson 8, Hartlage 24, Stilger 3.
Paul Dunbar (52) – Parks 7, Edwards 21, Todd 5, Muhammad 7, Jackson 10, Ighadaro 2.
A special thanks to the Mercy Coaching Staff for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.