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Girls basketball: Madison Rowland's big night propels Shaker

Senior guard drops 33 points on Shen

Shaker’s Madison Rowland drives past Shenendehowa’s Kristen Connors during the second quarter of a Feb. 9 Suburban Council North Division game.

Shaker’s Madison Rowland drives past Shenendehowa’s Kristen Connors during the second quarter of a Feb. 9 Suburban Council North Division game. Photo by Rob Jonas.

— “She had the opportunities, and she kept sinking them,” said Caschera-Bowles. “What can you do? You can’t stop her.”

Besides her 33 points, Rowland also recorded eight steals, pulled down seven rebounds and added two blocked shots. Forward Julia Holland also had multiple blocked shots for Shaker.

“I feel like our post (players) are so big and so great in the zone (defense),” said Caschera-Bowles.

Ashley Acker and Alyssia Marsal each scored 10 points for Shen (10-5, 12-5).

Saturday’s girls game was part of another fundraising basketball doubleheader between Shen and Shaker. This time, approximately $7,000 was raised from ticket and merchandise sales and went to covering the medical costs for Bailey Wind and Matt Hardy -- the two students injured in a Dec. 1, 2012 Northway accident that claimed the lives of Stewart and Rivers.

The boys game proved to be as one-sided as the girls game, as Shaker defeated Shen 67-45 to clinch the Suburban Council North Division title.

The Blue Bison (13-2, 15-2) jumped out to an 18-7 lead in the first quarter, and they put the Plainsmen away by out-scoring them 37-26 in the second half.

Malik Dare and Zach Yakel each scored 13 points, and Andrew Holmes chipped in with 10 points for Shaker. Dylan Molloy's 19 points paced Shen (11-4, 11-5).

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