RUSSELL, Pa. – Playing in its second game of the evening didn’t slow Cochranton’s offense as the Lady Cardinals buried 14 3-pointers in a 61-40 win at Eisenhower Tuesday.
(Cochranton’s Lexie Moore, shown here in a game at Youngsville, connected on five of the Cardinals 14 3-pointers in a win at Eisenhower.)
Cochranton, fresh off a 45-22 win at Youngsville, started the 3-point barrage early against the Lady Knights. Lexie Moore hit three from behind the arc and Carley Richter and Ella Gallo added one each.
Eisenhower was up to the task in the first quarter, however, as Bella Marino and Delaney Chase combined to score 21 points to give the Knights a 21-15 lead after the first eight minutes.
The Cardinals turned the tables in the second quarter. Shelby McBryar knocked down a pair of triples and Moore, Richter and Chelsey Freyermuth with one each. Marino was able to connect on two 3-pointers in the frame, but the Cardinals held Chase scoreless. Jaylin McGill had six points in the quarter to help Cochranton to a 42-29 halftime advantage.
Both offenses cooled in the third quarter. Cochranton got a 3-pointer each from Moore and Richter, while Eisenhower was held to just a single Lilly Smyth free throw for its total offense.
The Cardinals outscored the Knights 13-10 in the fourth quarter for the final margin.
Moore finished with a game-high 20 points, including 15 from 3-pointers. Richter added 12 points, all from the long ball, while McGill chipped in eight points and Gallo, McBryar and Abby Knapka with six each.
Marino had a team-high 18 points and Chase 14 for the Knights.