Germantown too much for North Caddo in Sugar Bowl girls platinum final
WESTWEGO – It was a tall task to begin with for North Caddo, literally.
The defending Class 2A Louisiana state champion faced an unbeaten, nationally-ranked Germantown of Pennsylvania team who enjoyed a huge size advantage.
Then, the Lady Rebs saw their best player get in immediate foul trouble and eventually foul out.
It was too much to overcome as the talented Patriots handled North Caddo 65-35 to win the Girls Platinum Bracket of the Allstate Sugar Bowl National Prep Classic at the Alario Center.
The Patriots came out and blitzed the Lady Rebs, scoring the first 14 points of the game as North Caddo star Destiny Rice picked up three quick fouls within the first three minutes of the contest. Jaye Haynes scored 10 points in the quarter while Elle Stauffer had nine for the Patriots.
North Caddo (18-3) fought back with a 5-0 run to start the second quarter and got to within 25-17 but Rice picked up her fourth foul and sat the rest of the half as Germantown took a 29-18 lead at the break behind 11 points from Stauffer.
Rice started the third quarter and scored seven points but fouled out with 2:17 to play in the quarter and that was the end of any chance for North Caddo to win. Stauffer had 10 points in the quarter as Germantown built a 46-32 by the end of the quarter.
Without Rice to contend with, Germantown pulled away in the fourth quarter, scoring the final 14 points of the game.
Elle Stauffer led the Patriots (13-0) with 23 points and six rebounds, Jaye Haynes finished with 12 points and Becca Booth had 10 points and five rebounds.
Rice finished with 19 points despite playing just under 15 minutes while Jadah Martin had 11 points, including a trio of 3-pointers for the Lady Rebs.
Germantown, PA 23 6 17 19 65
North Caddo 10 8 14 3 35
Elle Stauffer 23, Jaye Haynes 12, Becca Booth 10, Maddie Vizza 9, Maddie Burns 4, Lindsey Putnam 3, Chalotte Dilello 3, Sarah Dilello 1
Destiny Rice 19, Jadah Martin 11, Raven Sims 3, Sadie Stewart 2
Germantown, PA 21, North Caddo 11
Germantown, PA 10, North Caddo 9
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