Murphy Law: WHS sharpshooter nets 29 in 52-43 win


By Shawn Robinson - WNJ Sports Writer



NEW RICHMOND – Katie Murphy drained six threes on her way to 29 points to help Wilmington to a 52-43 Southern Buckeye Conference American Division victory at New Richmond Monday.

Twenty-two of Murphy’s points and all six threes came in the first half.

She scored the last six points of the first half to put Wilmington up 31-22.

Those points were the beginning of what would end up as a 13-0 Hurricane run and a 38-22 advantage with 5:47 left in the third quarter.

Murphy’s points would be Wilmington’s largest advantage of the night, as the Lions (0-15, 0-8) would slowly chip away at Wilmington’s cushion during the next quarter and a half.

New Richmond would eventually get within single-digits of Wilmington (7-8, 5-3) late in the fourth quarter, with 50-43 at the 1:06 mark being as close as the Lions would get.

Murphy helped hold New Richmond off down the stretch with a long two and being perfect in four free throw attempts in the final two minutes.

Wilmington returns to action Feb. 1 versus Batavia.

SUMMARY

Jan 25, 2021

@New Richmond High School

Wilmington 52 New Richmond 43

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(52) WILMINGTON (fg-3fg-ft-tp) Diels 1-0-1-3 Drake 3-0-0-06 Johns 3-2-0-8 Murphy 7-7-8-29 Robinson 3-0-0-6 Schuster 0-0-0-0 TOTALS 17-9-9-52

FIELD GOALS: W 17/59

3 PT FIELD GOALS: W 9/25 (Murphy 7/15)

FREE THROWS: W 9/17 (Murphy 8/8)

REBOUNDS: W-43 (Diels 16 Drake 11 Murphy 7 RObinson 5 Johns 2 Schuster 2)

ASSISTS: W-14 (Robinson 5 Johns 4 Diels 3 Murphy 2)

STEALS: W-10 (Robinson 3 Murphy 3 Johns 3 Schuster 1 Diels 1)

BLOCKED SHOTS: W-2 (Drake 1 Diels 1)

TURNOVERS: W-16

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By Shawn Robinson

WNJ Sports Writer