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January 23, 2013

Tonawanda hands Holland first ECIV IV loss

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Snyder scored six points and had six steals, while Herne finished with six points and nine assists.

Herne was thrilled to pull out the win, but she knows the road only gets more difficult as league play continues.

"I'm so excited. Holland is the game we look forward to the whole season," she said. "We can't take any team lightly because every team in our division is getting bigger and stronger, and they're winning against teams you wouldn't expect them to win. So we just have to keep our head up."

The Lady Warriors built a double-digit lead early in the second half on the strength of an 8-0 run that started on a Snyder fast-break layup at the end of the first quarter. Tonawanda outscored Holland in each of the first three quarters, but the Dutchwomen tried to make a game of it late. 

Holland went on a 15-4 run to close out the game, highlighted by a deep 3-pointer from Schmidt in the final minute, but it wasn't enough.

Tonawanda made big plays in transition, which has become part of the team's identity.

"It wasn't a perfect game but it was good enough for us to win. We ran the court well, got some easy baskets and fast breaks and that's what we want to do — play great defense, push it up the floor and score," Hall said. "That's what our season has been about so far.

The Lady Warriors were shorthanded in the game and played without Alex Moore and Ashley Kowacyk. Both players have started at points this season for Hall, who used only six players in the game.

 

 

Contact sports editor Matt Parrino at 693-1000 ext. 4117 and find Tonawanda News sports on Twitter @tonanewssports.

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