MARIENVILLE, Pa. – Hitting three second-quarter 3-pointers, Brockway built a 5-point halftime lead and then held Forest Area without a field goal for over 10 minutes to start the second half on its way to a 34-27 win at East Forest.
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The Lady Rovers rode the second-quarter 3-pointers, including a pair from Madelyn Schmader, to a 22-17 halftime lead and then didn’t allow Forest Area to score a bucket in the second half until there was 5:11 left in the fourth quarter.
By that time, the Brockway lead was 31-19.
Defense played a key role in the victory with Brockway coming away with 18 steals led by 10 from freshman Sophia Schmader, who also added eight points, six rebounds, four assists, and two blocked shots.
Sophia Schmader was named the Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Game and talked about the win.
Madelyn Schmader finished with a game-high 12 points for Brockway while adding four assists, four steals, and a blocked shot while Rheanna Spinda also had eight points.
Raegan Gelnette had a team-best nine rebounds for Brockway while Zoe Puhala pulled down five boards off the bench.
Kaylie Rooke paced Forest Ares with nine points with Amber Guzzi, who had the Daddy’s Dish of the Game, adding seven points.