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December 18, 2012

Joanna McCarthy posts double-double in lopsided victory for Tonawanda


Tonawanda News — Hall said her passing and leadership skills are what makes her special, because if she wanted to she could shoot every time her team had the ball. He said that some of the passes she was able to execute to get the ball into the post to McCarthy are examples of why she is so tough to contain for opposing teams.

The Warriors finished with 13 steals and junior guard Kalyn Compeau’s speed was on display every time they got out into the open court. She finished with 10 points and her pressure defense frustrated JFK’s backcourt.

Tonawanda was up big in the third quarter but JFK hit a couple of early-quarter 3-pointers to keep things interesting. That’s when sophomore guard Haley Snyder was inserted and she took advantage of her opportunity, scoring eight-straight points to leave no doubt for the Warriors.

She finished with 10 points (all in the second half) and Hall said that it’s nice to have an improving and talented scorer coming off his bench.

”She is that other guard that we needed to come in and guard,” he said. “Sometimes we’ve played all three at the same time. She’s young and has to learn to relax. It was a great spark, though. ... It’s nice to have someone on your bench that can do that.”

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