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.
Jan 25, 2021
@New Richmond High School
Wilmington 52 New Richmond 43
(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)