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EXETER – As Crestwood's Rebecca Rutkowski came down the court with a minute to go, her coach hollered out to her.


There's nothing unusual about that – coaches yell to players all the time. But when Rutkowski smiled, you knew she had a very good night.


You've got a triple-double! Isiah Walker announced to the junior as the Comets came away with a 58-43 victory over Wyoming Area in a non-conference girls basketball game Thursday.


We came out with a lot of energy, Walker said. We came out of that hole, that's a good sign. We haven't had that before.


It was a game like no other for Rutkowski, who finished with 19 points, 18 rebounds and 11 blocks.


This was the first time, Rutkowski said of the benchmark game. It's really great. I'm excited. It was a big night and we won.


Her team was on the ropes, trailing 22-12 midway through the second quarter. Standout Sydney Myers was on the bench with three fouls and fellow senior Gabby Lutz was on her way to the same. Crestwood suffered a stretch of one field goal in a four-minute span as the Warriors opened their lead.


Everyone was playing with fire, with heart, Wyoming Area coach Ryan Kennedy said. And it was a team game. We were moving the ball around and playing strong defense.


After two Abby Thornton free throws made the lead 10 for Wyoming Area, Crestwood's next possession saw Dallas Kendra dish toward the left corner to Rutkowski. From behind the arc, she launched a true jumper, sparking the Comets to an impressive rally.


With Syd out there, I have someone I can rely on (as an inside presence), Rutkowski said after nabbing 11 rebounds and seven blocks in the second half. Without her, it's harder. But we expected their bigs to be battling inside more. We stopped them pretty well.


Crestwood poured in 32 of the next 37 points, with Rutkowski posting 13 during the run. Meanwhile, Myers returned to the floor in a 10-point night. And a deep Comets rotation saw 10 players score, 10 pull down rebounds and nine get at least one steal.


Sydney Myers, Gabby Lutz … that's two core pieces, Walker said. But we've got a lot of girls on this team that want to play. I looked down the bench and they were ready to go in, they wanted to go in. We didn't go backward when we went to our bench.


For Wyoming Area, the loss was a form of redemption after a 70-30 thumping Wednesday night at Dallas. The Warriors led into the third quarter – their play not in any way a fluke. A full-court defense forced 1-of-8 shooting from behind the arc by the Comets, forced turnovers and helped Wyoming Area to a 26-17 edge on the glass in the first half.


Coming out of Dallas, after they got punched in the face like that, they showed a lot of character, Kennedy said. The fought all the way to the end. We had two girls on the floor for the ball in the last second of the game.


The lead was 10 (at 25-15) when Emily Wolfgang made a layup on a nifty pass from Nicole Turner with two minutes to go in the second quarter. But Wyoming Area's next field goal came in the fourth quarter.


We made adjustments at the half, Walker said. Their press was killing us. We hadn't had a team press us from the beginning like they did.


Wolfgang had 14 points and Ashlee Blannet added 10 for Wyoming Area. Serra Degnan had six assists and a team-high eight rebounds on a night in which five Warriors had at least six boards.



Crestwood 58, Wyoming Area 43



CRESTWOOD (58): Dallas Kendra 1 0-0 2, Gabby Lutz 2 2-4 6, Carina Mazzoni 3 1-3 7, Rebecca Rutkowski 9 0-0 19, Rachel Ritz 0 0-0 0, Maury Cronauer 2 0-0 5, Heather Muse 0 0-0 0, Taryn Wojnar 1 0-0 3, Maddy Ritsick 1 3-5 5, Deidra Ciavarella 0 1-2 1, Sydney Myers 4 2-5 10, Emily Shiplett 0 0-0 0, Abbie Meyers 0 0-0 0. Totals 23 9-19 58



WYOMING AREA (43): Emily Wolfgang 6 2-3 14, Serra Degnan 0 6-10 6, Nicole Turner 2 0-0 5, Audrey Heidacavage 0 0-0 0, Felicia Turner 1 0-0 2, Abby Thornton 0 4-7 4, Nicole Wright 1 0-2 2, Val Bott 0 0-0 0, Ashlee Blannett 4 2-2 10. Totals 14 14-24 43























Crestwood10122214—58
Wyoming Area1510513—43


3-Point Field Goals— CR 3 (Rutkowski, Cronauer, Wojnar); WA 1 (Turner)


Lake-Lehman 65, Elk Lake 32

Lake-Lehman kicked the game off with a 22-point first quarter and kept Elk Lake at bay in a win at home.


Cayle Spencer poured in a game-high 27 points, including 13 in the opening eight minutes. Emily Sutton added 17 points for the Black Knights.


Taylor Watkins led Elk Lake with 11.



ELK LAKE (32): Kenzi Moon 0 2-6 2, Kelsey Mitchell 1 0-0 2, Sara Kwiatkowski 0 0-0 0, Taylor Watkins 5 1-2 11, Casey Tyler 3 3-4 9, Kellie Groshover 0 0-0 0, Liz Benscoter 0 0-0 0, Meagan Bush 3 0-0 6, Austin Graham 0 0-0 0, Bethany Rohf 0 0-0 0, Sabrina Clark 0 0-0 0, Darri Witcher 1 0-0 2. Totals 13 6-12 32.



LAKE-LEHMAN (65): Karen Yamrick 0 0-0 0, Rachel Leskowsky 0 0-0 0, Jen Konopinski 2 3-4 8, Kaitlin Sutton 0 0-0 0, Emily Sutton 6 3-4 17, Cayle Spencer 10 4-6 27, Amy Williams 1 0-0 2, Molly Storz 0 0-0 0, Alexis Oplinger 0 0-0 0, Bethany Williams 1 0-0 2, Kate Bartuska 0 0-0 0, Julia Eneboe 2 0-0 4, Danae Sutliff 1 1-2 3, Kyla Gryzmski 0 0-0 0, Nicole O'Connor 0 2-2 2. Totals 23 13-18 65























Elk Lake61367—32
Lake-Lehman22151810—65


3-Point Field Goals— EL 0; LL 6 (Spencer 3, Sutton 2, Konopinski)


Berwick 33, Meyers 25

Berwick used a 13-point third quarter to pull away from Meyers for a home win.


Taylor Montana netted a game-high 13 points to lead the Bulldogs.



MEYERS (25): Brianne DiMaggio 2 0-0 4, Cathy Quinones 0 0-0 0, Salimah Biggs 2 2-2 7, Alaena Lloyd 1 0-0 2, Quinniea Gross 2 0-0 4, Quitterriua Gross 2 4-4 8, McKenzie Winder 0 0-0 0. Totals: 9 6-6 25.



BERWICK (33): Caty Davenport 1 2-2 4, Ayrin Shortlidge 0 0-0 0, Kylene Welsh 0 0-0 0, Gabby Kishbaugh 1 1-2 4, Margaret Bridge 0 0-0 0, Kelly Sheptock 2 2-2 6, Taylor Montana 6 1-5 13, Bri Floryshak 0 0-0 0, Allison Rinehimer 0 0-0 0, Alexis Steeber 1 4-6 6. Totals: 11 10-17 33.























Meyers62611—25
Berwick641310—33


3-Point Field Goals— Meyers 1 (Biggs); Berwick 1 (Kishbaugh)

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