Girls basketball: Andrean gives Tony Scheub first win as coach
By Nick Nochevich Post-Tribune correspondent November 24, 2012 11:18PM
Updated: December 26, 2012 9:50AM
VALPARAISO — Andrean’s Tony Scheub knotted his first win as head coach with a 39-32 victory over host Boone Grove, but it sure didn’t come easy as both battled to the end. After losses to Merrillville and Crown Point, the 59ers were eager to give their coach his first win of the season.
“It a great feeling to get my first win but it’s solely on the performance of our girls tonight,” Scheub said. “We made mistakes early but regrouped and came out in the second half to determined on defense and settled in offensively to get the win.”
Andrean (1-2) jumped out to an early lead in the first quarter, led by Lauren Stazinski. Stazinski was pivotal in the middle for Andrean as she led her team in scoring with 13 points on 6 of 8 shooting and 1 of 2 from the free-throw line.
“It was a big win for us,” Stazinski said. “We came together in the second half and played the style of defense we are working on. And on offense, my teammates moved the ball well to find me open, it’s a good win for us.”
The game remained close throughout the second and third quarters, ending in ties at 12-12 at the half and 23-23 after three quarters of play.
Boone Grove (2-2) sparked offensively early in the third quarter as Nicole Malouhos led the charge. Malouhos led all scorers with 14 points.
Boone took the early lead in the fourth but Andrean came back and tied it at 29-29 with 3:06 left on the clock. Andrean got the lead for good at the 2:12 mark when Madison Lesch buried her second 3-pointer of the night.
“We are improving each week and continue to work hard on our offense and defense and I am happy with the way the girls are adapting and improving each game we play,” said Scheub.