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Lady Vandals open season with two road wins at South Central and Marquette

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By Andrew Harner

The Lady Vandals opened the season with a pair of road wins, getting by both South Central and Marquette Catholic in the past 10 days.

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"We're doing about what I expected to do," said coach Michelle McNary. "Overall, I'm pleased, and I'm excited about Saturday to see what we can do against Piasa."

at Marquette Catholic
Senior Haley Wollerman nearly had a double-double, with 23 points and eight rebounds, and senior Hannah Edwards grabbed 15 boards on Monday during a 68-46 conference win against Marquette Catholic.

Junior Amber Bruno (17) and sophomore Megan Godoyo (16) also scored in double figures for the Lady Vandals, and 15 of Wollerman's points came off of 3-pointers.

Vandalia used a 19-3 run through the second quarter to take a 20-point lead at halftime, after leading by just four at the end of the first period.

That lead grew by four more in the third quarter, during which Vandalia scored 20 points.

Monday, Nov. 28
at Marquette Catholic
Vandalia 68
Marquette 46
VHS: 17-19-20-12—68
MC:   13-3-16-14—46
Points: Wollerman, 23; Bruno, 17; Godoyo, 16; Morgan Cripe, 5; Morgan Whightsil, 4; Edwards, 2; Krissy Connell, 1.
Rebounds: Edwards, 15; Wollerman, 8; Bruno, 6; Cripe, 4; Godoyo, 4; Whightsil, 3.
Assists: Wollerman, 6; Godoyo, 3; Bruno, 2; Cripe, 2.
Record: 2-0
Marquette: Darr had 11 points.
JV: Vandalia lost, 31-21.

at South Central
In the season-opener last Tuesday, Bruno scored 21 points and Edwards brought down 10 rebounds during an 82-23 rout of a short-handed South Central team.

Godoyo had 14 points and seven steals, and Wollerman added 13 points and six assists.

Eleven Lady Vandals played, and 10 of them scored.

South Central, meanwhile, will be without one of its best players the rest of the season.

Junior Macie Cain suffered a season-ending knee injury prior to the loss to Vandalia, moving sophomore Gwen Lewis into the starting lineup.

She scored four points in her first start, and senior Alexis Phillips was the leading scorer, with 11 points.

Tuesday, Nov. 22
at South Central
Vandalia 82
South Central 23
VHS: 26-15-25-14—82
SCHS: 6-8-3-6—23
Lady Vandals
Points: Bruno, 21; Godoyo, 14; Wollerman, 13; Morgan Whightsil, 8; Morgan Cripe, 7; Krissy Connell, 7; Abby Dugan, 4; Kaitlyn Kershaw, 4; Edwards, 2; Brandy Protz, 2.
Rebounds: Edwards, 10; Whightsil, 8; Godoyo, 5; Cripe, 4; Wollerman, 4; Bruno, 2; Connell, 1.
Assists: Wollerman, 6; Godoyo, 4; Bruno, 3; Cripe, 2; Edwards, 1; Whightsil, 1.
Steals: Godoyo, 7; Bruno, 4; Edwards, 4; Whightsil, 4; Cripe, 3; Wollerman, 3; Connell, 2.
Record: 1-0
Lady Cougars
Points: Phillips, 11; Tori Logue, 7; Lewis, 4; Taylor Keen, 1.
Record: 0-3