First Posted: 12/22/2014
LEHMAN – Julia Eneboe’s main responsibility is getting the ball to others to put up points for the Lake-Lehman offense.
Eneboe also showed she has the capability of handling that task herself when she produced her highest scoring game of the season to help Lake-Lehman win the Black and Blue Rivalry Trophy girls basketball game with a 60-46 victory over Dallas Dec. 18.
“She has the same role as last year as our point guard,” Lake-Lehman coach Charlie Lavan said. “This year, she’s honed her skills more. She’s able to handle the ball better.
“She did a real nice job getting to the foul line and she shot the ball well under pressure.”
Once Eneboe got to the line, she made sure the Knights were able to turn back their biggest rival.
The junior guard went 10-for-10 from the line, including eight in the final four minutes and six over the final 1:40, to finish with 19 points.
Talia Kosierowski hit 3-pointers for Dallas twice in the last two minutes, allowing the Mountaineers to creep within eight, then seven points, but Eneboe came back with two free throws each time.
“I don’t usually shoot that much at the foul line,” Eneboe said, “but I think as a team, we’re all improving there.”
The late foul shooting and the ball-handling that made it possible were just part of Eneboe’s contributions. She hit her first three shots from the floor, made a 3-pointer, grabbed seven rebounds and dished out a team-high four assists.
“She did a nice job,” Lavan said. “She had some great assists, getting the ball down under the basket. She ran the fastbreak.
“She needed a game like that, confidence-wise. That should help her going into the league season.”
When Eneboe is running the offense well, it often results in the ball eventually ending up in the hands of Cayle Spencer.
Spencer scored a team-high 24 points and grabbed 13 rebounds.
“Early on, we were able to get the ball into Cayle, which is always big,” Lavan said.
Spencer scored at least 15 points in every game in a 3-3 start.
Eneboe, Spencer and Danae Sutliff, who had 11 of her 15 points in the fourth quarter, created a combination that Dallas could not match.
“It’s always a hard game every year,” Eneboe said. “We always look forward to it.”
Kosierowski scored 17 points for Dallas while Maddie Kelley and Nikki Wren added 10 each. Sara Lojewski grabbed 15 rebounds.