Woodbury scores 1000th point in Lady Hawks win over Riverside

We are unbelievably happy for her - hitting it as a junior is huge ... Coach Michael Paige

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Taylee Woodbury drives to the MV basket to score her 1000th career Lady Hawks point to lead team to tournament win over Riverside. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

VERSAILLES – The Mississinawa Lady Blackhawks defeated the Riverside Lady Pirates 69-33 in first-round OHSAA sectional tournament play in a game the Lady Hawks’ Taylee Woodbury, a junior scored her 1000th career point with a layup at 0:34 in the second quarter of play.

Taylee Woodbury is honored for scoring her 1000th career Mississinawa Valley point in OHSAA sectional tournament win over Riverside Lady Pirates. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“We executed what we wanted to do,” said Mississinawa Valley coach, Michael Paige, “and we came out with a good victory.”

Mississinawa Valley jumped out to a double-digit 19-8 first-quarter lead at 1:53 on its way to a 21-13 lead after one period of play. Woodbury led the Lady Hawks with eight first-quarter points including two 3-pointers and Brenna Price added six points.

Brenna Price scores for Mississinawa Valley in Lady Hawks tournament win over Riverside. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

The Lady Hawks doubled up on Riverside 30-15 in the opening two minutes of second-quarter action and took advantage of a 16-0 scoring run to lead 46-15 with Woodbury hitting her 1000th career point bringing a halt to the game with Woodbury presented the game ball.

Syenna Purdin knocks down a 3-pointer in Lady Hawks tournament win over Riverside Lady Pirates. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“We were hoping Taylee got it today,” Coach Paige said Woodbury’s 1,000th career point. “With the tournament, we have a lot of other things to focus on but we are unbelievably happy for her, hitting it as a junior is huge.”

Brooklynn Seubert scores for MV in Lady Blackhawks tournament win over Riverside. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

A Mississinawa Valley Brooklynn Seubert layup in the third gave the Lady Hawks a 35-point 57-22 advantage putting a running clock in play for the remainder of the game. MV added 13 third-quarter points to the board sending the game to the final period with 59-28 lead,

The Lady Hawks took the final quarter 10-5 for a 36-point win to advance to round two of tournament action. The No. 5 seed Mississinawa Valley Lady Hawks take on the No. 19 seed Bradford Lady Railroaders, Tuesday, February 20th at Versailles with a 7:30 p.m. start time.

MacKenzea Townsend goes strong to the basket for the Lady Hawks in tournament win over Lady Pirages. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

As a team, Mississinawa drained a total of nine three-pointers on the day.

“We shoot a lot of threes,” said Paige. “Most teams know us and know that we do that. We shoot 20-some threes a game so we’re willing to let it go, we trust our bigs to rebound, we’ll play outside in and we’ll play inside out. However we need to get it done is how we’ll do it.”

Ingrid Ojeda hits a triple for the Lady Hawks in tournament win over Riverside. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Woodbury led Mississinawa Valley and all scorers with a game-high 25 points including five 3-pointers.

“That’s pretty much how Taylee plays,” Coach Paige noted. “She’ll shoot the ball and she can catch fire at any time.”

BOXSCORE:

MISSISSINAWA VALLEY 69, RIVERSIDE 33

MISSISSINAWA VALLEY – T. Woodbury 25, B. Price 15, S. Purdin 8, B. Seubert 6, I. Ojeda 5, C. Hoggatt 4, M. Hoggatt 3, K. Townsend 3 – TOTALS 20 2-11 9 69

RIVERSIDE – E. Saylor 14, A. Huston 7, Z. Armbruster 4, K. Johnson 3, R. McDaniel 3, A Perk 2 – 8 8-12 3 33

3-POINTERS

Mississinawa Valley 9 (T. Woodbury 5, S. Purdin 2, I. Ojeda 1, M. Hoggatt 1)

Riverside 3 (A. Huston 1, E. Saylor 1, R. McDaniel 1)

SCORE by QUARTERS

21-25-13-10 69 Mississinawa Valley

13-04-11-05 33 Riverside