Prep Girls Basketball

Hummert helps Raiders roll to third win

By ALEXA LOW
Sports Writer | 217-221-3376
sports@whig.com | @WhigSports
Posted: Dec. 1, 2019 10:40 pm

QUINCY -- Neither the Warrenton girls basketball team nor Quincy Notre Dame could get anything to fall in the first two minutes of their match on the second day of the QND Gully Transportation Tip-off Shootout Saturday night.

Then Raiders senior Sydney Hummert took charge. QND got rolling thanks to some strong play by Hummert and eventually came away with a 59-40 win for their third straight victory.

Hummert scored the first points of the game off a transition lay-up, then Blair Eftink hit a 3-pointer in their next posession for a 5-0 QND lead.

Hummert took to the free throw line after a foul down low and sunk both free throws. She finished two more lay-ups in the paint before Warrenton called a timeout.

With 3:34 left in the first quarter, Warrenton had scored four points off two free throws and a basket while Hummert had scored eight out of QND's eleven points.

"We wanted to use tempo to run our pace and I thought we got off to a good start with some good looks into Syd," Raiders coach Eric Orne said.

Coming out of the timeout, Hummert picked up her second foul and Orne had no choice but to take her out.

Warrenton's Brooke Smith scored a lay-up and Raiders freshman Abbey Schreacke answered with a jumper to make the score 13-6.

Schreacke picked up Hummert's slack as she chased down a block that led to a corner three by Shelby Reed.

"We were moving the ball well, we were sharing the ball well, and we had a lot of different scorers," Orne said.

QND regained possession after a Warrenton travel and Schreacke was quick to score as she made a lay-up.

Hummert started the third quarter scoring six straight points in three possessions.

"I posted up on them and Katie Ray really knows how to find me down low, I think that really worked out," Hummers said.

After a Warrenton lay-up, Hummert's teammates found her once again on the block.

Hummert's strong post presence forced Warrenton to pack the paint, which gave Eftink the chance to sink a three giving QND a 20 point lead.

"We were able to put her back in the third quarter and we went right to her. I think that's really where we broke the game open." Orne said.

Warrenton and QND burned a timeout as both teams scored eight points to finish out the third quarter 48-28.

To start the fourth, Warrenton went on a six-point run before Orne called another timeout.

Hummert broke the run as she knocked down a free throw and McKenna Little hit a three to put the Lady Raiders up 52-34.

Warrentons's Lexi Frederick knocked down a three-pointer to score their final points of the game as Schreacke would score the last six points to secure the victory.

Hummert finished with a team high 19 points while Schreacke added 18.

"We're coming off three wins and we're excited about that," Orne said.