Teagan Paris is usually seen doing all the little things, the ones that don’t necessarily show up in a box score, to help the Warren girls basketball team win games.
(Warren’s Teagan Paris. Photo by Jeff Parkin.)
On Saturday against Maplewood, she let her scoring do the talking as well, connecting for 11 points as Warren earned a hard-fought 62-49 win over a talented Tiger team. Her performance earned her Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Game honors.
Emma Ruhlman and Riley Childress combined for 40 points, 21 and 19 respectively, as the Lady Dragons overcame an early deficit thanks to strong 3-point shooting by the Tigers (0-1).
Izzy Eimer drilled three first-half triples, but it was Warren that took a 35-27 halftime lead thanks to 13 points from Ruhlman and 12 from Childress.
Thirteen of Ruhlman’s 21 points came from the free throw line.
Paris scored seven of her 11 points in the second half, as the Warren lead got as big as 17.
Sadie Thomas scored 15 of her team-high 17 points for Maplewood in the second half.
Childress finished with five steals and four assists, while Ruhlman added 12 rebounds and seven assists.