Urbana came out and jumped all over Dunbar on Friday evening, cruising to a 54-36 victory in the opening round of the Skeeter Girls Basketball Classic at Urbana High School.
Hunter Rogan led the Hillclimbers with 22 points, 12 rebounds and 7 steals. Katy Curnutte had 19 points.
“She has a lot of talent. She’s just a great athlete,” UHS Coach Bill Moss said of Rogan.
Urbana, in what has become its style under Moss, pushed the ball relentlessly and applied pressure in a tight defensive scheme that made shooting difficult and forced turnovers.
”When we’ve got our first group out there, we do a good job,” Moss said. “And some subs came in and did a good job for us.”
In Friday’s early game, Jonathan Alder defeated Mechanicsburg, 78-54.
Freshman Elly Schipfer led the Indians with 26 points.
Mechanicsburg was sloppy with the ball and gave up several easy offensive rebounds to Alder, something that seemed the result of key players being confined to the bench due to foul issues.
“I think, had we not gotten into foul trouble, those other things wouldn’t have happened,” MHS Coach Christie Dodane said. “I liked our defensive effort, but we’ve got to be smarter.”
The Indians will play Dunbar at 1 p.m. in the consolation game of the Skeeter Classic at Urbana on Saturday, while Urbana will face Alder for the championship following that game. Tip-off for the championship game is scheduled at 2:30 p.m.
Reach Justin Miller at 652-1331 (ext. 1776) or on Twitter @UDC_Miller.