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Danville’s Jordan Elliott (00) looks to pass while guarded by Fisher Catholic’s Kelly Delisio (3) and Hannah Witt (24) during Monday’s nonconference game. Looking on is Danville’s Taylor Banbury (32).
Danville’s Jordan Elliott (00) looks to pass while guarded by Fisher Catholic’s Kelly Delisio (3) and Hannah Witt (24) during Monday’s nonconference game. Looking on is Danville’s Taylor Banbury (32). (Photo by Bill Davis) View Image

By Mount Vernon News
January 14, 2014 10:48 am EST

 

DANVILLE — For a Division IV girls basketball team, Danville has a lot of size.

On Monday, the Blue Devils used that size to dominate Fisher Catholic. They outrebounded the Irish 56-16 — including 25-11 on their own side of the court — to earn a convincing 62-18 victory at home.

The Blue Devils dominated in every facet, especially on defense. They allowed just five offensive rebounds and didn’t give the Irish any good looks the entire first half. Fisher Catholic, which now boasts an 8-6 record, prides itself on its 3-point shooting. But on Monday, the team went 0-for-17 from beyond the arc.

“We pride ourselves on (defense),” said Danville head coach Matt Proper. “We take a lot of time on it. We watch a lot of film and try to better ourselves each week, defensively. We don’t try to change our scheme against teams. We play man-to-man defense, and we play hard.”

The Irish were forced to try their hand from the paint, where they were smothered by the entire Danville roster. Kimmy Hansen and Jordan Elliott each recorded double-digit rebounds (12 and 11, respectively) while Madison Banbury and Taylor Banbury had eight apiece. Taylor Banbury frustrated the Irish even more with two blocks.

 

 

 

 

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