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Danville seniors Corie Inverso (25) and Taylor Banbury (32) steal the ball from Mount Gilead’s Bailey Gompf in the second quarter of Monday’s nonconference game.
Danville seniors Corie Inverso (25) and Taylor Banbury (32) steal the ball from Mount Gilead’s Bailey Gompf in the second quarter of Monday’s nonconference game. (Photo by Bill Davis) View Image

By Mount Vernon News
December 10, 2013 11:33 am EST

 

DANVILLE — In just their fifth game of the season, the Danville Blue Devils look to be in midseason form.

The girls basketball team forced 10 turnovers before allowing the Mount Gilead Indians to even attempt a shot in Monday’s nonconference home game. Danville trounced the visiting Indians, 74-17, in a game that showed multiple ways in which the Blue Devils can win.

Danville ran up-tempo for most of Monday’s game, despite going only seven deep until late in the fourth quarter. Bri Staats led the Blue Devils with 27 points, many of which came directly off her six steals. Corie Inverso added 22 points.

“With our athleticism, it’s a little more effective for us to keep the energy up,” said Danville head coach Matt Proper. “When offense pushes the ball, our defense keeps the high energy and gets a little more pressure, too. We’re still feeling it out a little bit.”

The Blue Devils (2-3) had Madison Banbury back in the rotation for the first time since Nov. 30. She and Taylor Banbury combined for 19 rebounds and seven steals as the Indians had no answer in the post.

 

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