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Girls' Basketball: Andes Steps Out of Shadows, Leads Shadyside

January 20, 2013
By KIM NORTH , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

SHADYSIDE - Any team playing the Shadyside girls' basketball team knows you have to stop the high-scoring duo of Karli Bonar and Hayley Holenka in order to have a chance at beating the Tigers.

Martins Ferry held the Tigers' terrific twosome in check for the most part Saturday afternoon, but it was junior Toni Andes that did the most damage.

The 5-foot-5 returning letterwinner pumped in a season-high 20 points in leading Shadyside to a 64-46 victory against the Purple Riders.

''She really knocked down her shots," Shadyside coach Tina Yates said of Andes. "She played really well in the first half, and then we found Karli some in the third quarter and Hayley was playing with foul troubles.

"I think that we have the ability to have everyone scoring at some point, but it's just a matter of time when someone does. Today was Toni's day."

The daughter of Tigers boys' coach Ed Andes, scored eight of her team-high point total in the first quarter when the Tigers pulled out to a 17-11 advantage after trailing 5-0.

"Scouting reports and game plans are made with the though in mind on how is the best way you're team can win," Martins Ferry coach Lindsay Coyne said. "We knew coming in that Bonar and Holenka had scored the majority of their points so far, so we kind of played off of her (Andes) and she had a career day."

Andes' bonus goal midway through the second quarter doubled the count at 26-13, but Martins Ferry, behind senior standout Jessica Kinney, pulled to within 33-24 at the half. The returning all-Ohioan, who was held scoreless in the first quarter, netted 10 of her game-best 24 points to keep her team from being totally blown away.

A 12-8 run to start the third brought the visitors to within 41-36 following a Kinney bonus goal with 2:22 on the clock, but turnovers and a hot hand by Bonar dealt the Purple Riders their second straight setback.

"That's the thing that keeps beating us," Coyne stressed. "Turnovers. Turnovers. Turnovers."

Bonar, the University of Findlay signee, drilled book-end 3s that sandwiched a runner off the glass as the lead suddenly ballooned to 49-36 after three quarters.

The battle-tested Tigers methodically pulled away in the final eight minutes.

Andes led four twin-figure scorers for Shadyside with 20.

Bonar added 14, while Holenka and freshman Kenzie Fielding evenly split 20. Fielding led all Tiger rebounders with eight and Andes collected six as Shadyside led 33-25 off the glass.

Kinney finished with her two dozen points but nobody else went for more than seven, that being Morgan Stalder. Kinney also snagged eight boards.

Each team committed 12 turnovers.

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