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Wyomissing girls basketball defeats Oley Valley to remain undefeated

Wyomissing defeated Oley Valley 67-39 in a Berks III-IV girls basketball matchup Saturday at Oley.

The Spartans (7-0, 17-0) put together their highest-scoring performance of the season to earn the win over the Lynx (8-1, 15-4).

“I’ve said this before, our defense turns into our offense, so they did a really nice job with that,” Spartans coach Aaron Anders said. “They passed the ball to the open person, and that’s ultimately what I can ask for. The part that I’m impressed with is no matter who’s in that game right now we’re running our offensive sets and we’re playing as one. That’s what you want as a coach, especially at this time of the year.”

Wyomissing hopped out to a quick 11-4 lead in the first quarter while dominating on both ends of the court.

Amaya Stewart, who had a game-high 27 points for the Spartans, led the team with 10 points in the first.

“I felt good,” Stewart said. “I had a good high energy. You know, I’m always encouraged by my teammates, and they’re always looking for me and I’m always looking for them.”

Wyomissing's Amaya Stewart leads a Spartan fast break against Oley Valley on Saturday in Oley. (BILL UHRICH - READING EAGLE)
Wyomissing’s Amaya Stewart makes a fast break for the Spartans against Oley Valley Saturday in Oley. (BILL UHRICH – READING EAGLE)

Stewart had numerous assists that led to baskets while being doubled in the paint.

On an excellent day on the offensive end, the Spartans had 10 different players score.

The Lynx had trouble scoring throughout the game but did have spurts of life in the second.

While trailing 26-9 early in the second quarter, the Lynx went on a 6-0 run to cut the deficit to 11 points. However, the Spartans responded with a 14-0 run to blow the game wide open.

Wyomissing led 42-19 at halftime behind Stewart’s 22 first-half points.

“Her game is just elevating every single time we play,” Anders said of Stewart’s performance. “If you haven’t watched her since last year, you’re going to notice that she’s shooting a lot more. Well, the reason is because she works on her craft. She stays within herself and when she does that, she’s hard to figure out.”

In the second half, the Spartans continued to apply pressure on both ends of the court until the end of regulation.

Oley Valley could not get enough going to get back into the game. Senior Morgan Snyder led the Lynx with 17 points. She needs 27 more to reach 1,000 points over her career.

Oley Valley's Morgan Snyder drives the baseline against Wyomissing on Saturday in Oley. (BILL UHRICH - READING EAGLE)
Oley Valley’s Morgan Snyder drives the baseline against Wyomissing Saturday in Oley. (BILL UHRICH – READING EAGLE)

As for undefeated Wyomissing, the Spartans look to continue their dominance going into the final stretch of the regular season before the county playoffs begin.

“Right now we’re going to do the same thing that we did each day and get ready for the next opponent,” Anders said. “Our practices are where that’s at. The bottom line is we have a job to do. Every time you come into practice, it’s an hour and a half to work as hard as you possibly can to get better whatever that means.”

“I feel absolutely incredible,” Stewart said on how she and her team feel at this point in the season. “It’s one thing to go to the playoffs, but it’s another thing to go in there almost undefeated and we’re right there. This is our last stretch and we’re going to give it our all against every single team. So we feel pumped up, we’re juiced, we got energy.  Also, especially (energy) from our coaches who keep us locked in and keep us ready to go at all times. So we’re excited.”

Source: Berkshire mont

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