By virtue of a 42-28 win over Wellsville Wednesday, the New Haven basketball Lady Shamrocks will play for the consolation title of the Montgomery County Tournament Friday night.
“As a whole we played well enough to win, but there is room for improvement,” New Haven Head Coach Doug Peirick said.
New Haven (2-2) will face Fulton at Montgomery County High School Friday at 6 p.m. in the final round.
Against Wellsville, New Haven led 11-6 after one quarter, 21-12 at the half and 32-20 after three quarters.
“I’m going to sound like a broken record this year I know, but I thought we did some good things which helped us win, but we still need to work on some things to get better,” Peirick said.
McKenzie Overschmidt was the leading scorer for the Lady Shamrocks with 11 points.
Claire Meyer also reached double digits with 10 points. Meyer also was a key defender.
“I thought Claire Meyer played really well on defense against their big girl inside and kept her off the boards,” Peirick said.
Makenzie Munsinger and Lexi Sidwell each scored six points.
“Lexi Sidwell gave us a spark off the bench with some big plays when we needed it,” Peirick said.
Ellie Westermeyer and Hannah Rethemeyer each scored four points while Megan Holtmeyer added one point.
New Haven was 10-16 from the free-throw line.
Lucy Schmitker led Wellsville with 13 points.
Brooke Peckham had seven points while Elizabeth Burdick ended with six and Breigha Swygard scored two points.
Wellsville was 4-9 from the free-throw line.