NEW FRANKLIN: Green senior Savanna Maynard displayed a knack for pursuing and controlling the basketball Monday night.
Her mindset played a key role in Green’s 56-28 victory over host Manchester.
“I just always want the ball,” Maynard said. “I have always gone after the ball and I have had problems with fouling because of that. I am very aggressive, so with rebounding I am just always trying to move and get the ball.”
Maynard, who is 5-foot-8, totaled 11 points, 20 rebounds, four assists and three steals. Green coach Tracy Miller said he believes the 20 rebounds is a single-game school record.
Kelsie Glass, a 5-7 junior, scored a game-high 18 points and also had six rebounds and three steals for Green (12-6), which never trailed Manchester (5-11).
“Kelsie, I think is one of the best shooters in the area,” Miller said. “We just let her step out a little bit farther, a little bit farther, and we let her keep shooting the ball and she had a good shooting night tonight.
“Savanna is a show-and-go type of player. She can hit the 3 for us, she can get the foul-line jump-shot and then if you come out closer with somebody a little bit bigger then she will take the ball to the hole for a layup.”
Freshman Karli Anker paced Manchester with 13 points and six rebounds, and senior Jordan Campbell scored five points.
Green led 17-10 after one quarter, 32-13 at halftime and 45-21 through three quarters.
“I definitely think we won this game with our transition where we got the ball down the court quickly,” Glass said. “We also used our pick-and-rolls very well and we shared the ball well, too.”
Brianah Mastriano had seven points and five rebounds for Green, and Jenna Trainer and Olivia Payne both scored six points.
“This just shows the heart of our players,” Miller said. “We went into a triple-overtime game late Saturday night at Jackson [a 58-49 loss]. We had one day of rest on Sunday, watched a little film and then we are back out on the court tonight. I am very proud of our girls. We played 10, 11, 12 kids and our depth helped us a little bit tonight.”
The result with Jackson on Saturday evened its season series with Green. The host Bulldogs beat the Polar Bears 50-46 on Jan. 3.
“Our experience in the Federal League helps us because every single night we are playing a tough team,” Maynard said. “We just went into triple overtime with Jackson, so I think we get aggravated having to do that.
“Coming out here tonight, we just went as hard as we always go and we played well as a team.”
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