The win was Holleman's first at the collegiate level. She coached the Hancock High Owls with considerable success over many years.
The Warriors played with a crowd-pleasing air, sinking 3's often. Erica Melbie led that charge with four long-range makes. Baylie Kubesh made three shots from beyond the 3-point stripe. Katelyn Durbin and McKensie Petersen each made a '3'.
Kubesh and Melbie shared team-best honors in points scored, each with 22. Kaitlynn Kienholz came through with 17 points and Jacie Selseth with eleven. Katelyn Durbin and Petersen each put in three points, and Alyssa Stern had one. Top rebounders were Kubesh (13), Selseth (11) and Kienholz (9). Durbin and Melbie each contributed three assists. Melbie had eight steals followed by Kubesh with three and Durbin with two.
Selseth could feel pleased with her double-double in the stat report.
Haleigh Weiers was Bethany's top scorer with 20 points. Taylor Schultz made two 3-pointers. Averi Cash was team-best in rebounds (11) and assists (5). Schultz had three steals.
Ridgewater could feel quite pleased with its first half defense as they limited Bethany to 15 points. Offensively, Ridgewater's second half output of 48 points brought smiles.
After one quarter the score was 23-8. That set the tone for the pleasing outcome for the Warriors and their fans. Here's the individual scoring rundown: Erica Melbie (26), Baylie Kubesh (16), Kaitlynn Kienholz (17), Jacie Selseth (7), Katelyn Durbin (1) and Alyssa Stern (1).
Melbie connected on four 3-point shots. Kubesh sank two shots from beyond that stripe. Kienholz was aggressive on the boards to collect ten rebounds, and Selseth had seven. Melbie dished out two assists.
Crown was led by Charmaine Begay and her 13 points. She was one of four Crown JVers making at least one 3-point shot. Keisha Prafke led in rebounds with six, and Miranda Brueggeman had two assists.