Riverview girls get back to winning

Senior Sam Dorn had 22 points to lead all scorers as Riverview routed visiting Huron Feb. 4.

The Riverview girls basketball team applied the pressure early against Huron on Feb. 4 and never let up on its way to a comfortable 69-41 victory.
“We came out with some great intensity,” said coach Rob Sauter. “We got after them right away. Ten turnovers in the first quarter was pretty nice.”
The offense looked in sync, too, and the coach noticed.
“We were hitting shots and that’s always big. We have been shooting consistently better,” he said.
The Pirates dashed out to a 20-8 first quarter lead, led by their senior star, Samantha Dorn. Dorn had 10 of her game-high 23 points in the first period and really set the tone for the game.
Other’s fed off Dorn’s hot start, particularly freshman Rayah Kolbusz,who drilled three three-point shots on her way to a 16 point night. Emma Flaishans chipped in with 10 point and Tylee Hunter has six.
There was no let-up in the second quarter for the Bucs as they poured in another 21 points and led 41-17 at halftime. The scoring was spread out in that period as five different Bucs posted points. For the game, eight of the 11 player that dressed scored.
With the game safely in hand , Riverview was content to match buckets with the Chiefs in the second half. In the end, Riverview outscored the visitors 28-24 in the second half.
With the victory, Riverview improved to 8-5 overall and evened its Huron League record at 4-4.
On Jan. 31 the Pirates braved the Polar Vortex and hosted Flat Rock, but it did not turn out well for the home team and the Rams won 51-47
The game wasn’t as close as the final score indicated, Sauter said.
The Bucs trailed from the outset and only a late run got the finals deficit down to four points.
The Pirates did not shoot the ball well that night, making only 9-of-26 shots from three-point range and doing even worse – 6-of-29 – from two-point range.
Dorn again reached the 20-point plateau with 21. Karmyn Cartrette had eight and Kolbusz had six.
Riverview can still have a big effect on the Huron League race as they hosted second-place Monroe St.Mary Catholic Central on Feb. and they host first-place Carleton Airport on Feb. 14

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