Ford Drives Delta Girls to Big Win Over Swanton

Ella Ford scored all of Delta’s nine points in the first quarter, all with three-pointers and her teammates took note, knocking down five more triples on their way to a 49-33 home victory over the visiting Swanton Lady Bulldogs. Despite Ford’s early contribution, the Lady Panthers found themselves behind 10-9 after one quarter but outscored Swanton 10-5 in the second for a 19-15 halftime lead.

Delta took control of the contest in the third quarter when Reagan Rouleau, who was held scoreless in the first half, exploded for 13 points as the Panthers added another 10 points to their lead and headed into the last frame with a 38-24 advantage. The fourth quarter was played relatively even as Delta slowed down their offense to run down some of the game clock. Brooklyn Green scored six of her nine points in the fourth to keep the Bulldogs at bay.

Rouleau led the Panthers with 15 points and Ford had 12 on four three-pointers. In addition to Green’s nine points, Brooklyn Wymer scored eight and Chloe Weber had five. The Lady Panthers made nine triples overall compared to five for the Lady Bulldogs. Frankie Nelson was the top Swanton scorer with 11 points and Aricka Lutz was just behind with 10. Averie Luiz added seven points.

The win puts Delta at 5-1 in the NWOAL and 12-5 overall. Swanton drops to 4-2 in the league and 13-6 on the season.

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