GLEN CARBON • Staunton senior Abby Scanzoni is heating up.
The 6-foot-2-inch post player scored 24 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the Bulldogs to a 48-34 win over Father McGivney on Monday in a non-league contest.
Scanzoni was a force at both ends of the court and also recorded two blocks.
“I was off to a rough start this season, things weren't going very well,” Scanzoni said. “It was nice to feel it going well and to see us working together as a team.”
That teamwork was on full display in the third quarter as Staunton put up 15 points - Scanzoni had 12 – to take the lead for good 32-29.
“She has had some times where it's kind of hard to find her on the floor, believe it or not,” Staunton coach Kyle McBrain said. “Lately, she has just kind of busted out of her shell. She has the ability to dominate, especially when she can catch out of the press and finish like that, which is something that she, maybe, didn't do in the past. She did a great job and the girls did a great job being unselfish.”
Scanzoni entered the game averaging just 7.3 points per game.
McGivney (9-5) used a press and some deft shooting by sophomore guard Anna McKee to score the first seven points of the game.
But Staunton (10-4) was able to eventually handle the pressure.
“We've got to maintain effort in the press,” McGivney coach Jeff Oller said. “We were just running around at points. At the beginning, we were playing it the right way. I thought we got undisciplined in the press later on and an undisciplined press does not look good, which is what we saw at the end there. (Scanzoni) really clogged up the middle and that didn't help us.”
Senior Savannah Bruhn added 14 points in the victory.
McKee led McGivney with 16 points. The Griffins have lost three in a row.