CLAYMONT – A 16-point run in the first quarter propelled Archmere to an early lead, and they never looked back in a 62-19 win over Delaware Military Academy in Diamond State Athletic Conference girls basketball on Dec. 17.
The young Seahawks showed patience in their second possession, swinging the ball around the perimeter until the right show presented itself. When that happened, freshman Ellie Standarowski nailed a three-point shot. The Auks’ Julia Jogani put her team on the board with a transition layup after a steal, but DMA’s Kayla McOwen answered. After that, however, it was all Archmere.
The Auks hounded the Seahawks all over the court, and they took advantage of the resulting mistakes. On offense, they used their height advantage, continually pushing the ball inside. Haley Armstrong hit two short field goals in the first, and Catherine McGonigle added another. The Auks went to the free-throw line eight times in the first, making six of them. They had a 16-point run going until Cara Osborne scored on a 12-foot baseline jumper to make the score 18-7 at the end of one.
The assault continued throughout the second half. Fiona Teaney made noise with two buckets, the second of which was part of a three-point play. Emma McCann scored six points in the quarter as Archmere went inside over and over again.
The nature of the game allowed Auks coach Dan Pisani to play everyone on the roster for extended minutes. Maddie Wallace took advantage, scoring five points in the fourth quarter, including a three-pointer.
Teaney and Sydney Niumataiwalu each scored nine points to lead the Auks; all told, 12 players registered at least a point. Archmere (3-1) finishes a four-game homestand on Wednesday when Ursuline visits Moglia Fieldhouse for a 6:15 p.m. start.
Standarowski had seven to lead the Seahawks, who fell to 0-4. They are off until Dec. 27, when they meet St. Joseph’s (N.Y.) at the Diamond State Classic at the St. E Center. Tipoff is at 9:45 a.m.