Resourceful University victorious 

With senior center Eve King saddled with foul problems, the University girls’ basketball team was forced to find a different face in a new place to lead the Red Devils past Convent on Thursday.

The person turned out to be freshman Cameron Ruby. And the location was beyond the 3-point arc.

Ruby drilled four 3-pointers in the second half and finished with a team-high 16 points as the host Red Devils turned back the Cubs 59-51 in Bay Counties League West play. Her trey with 4:21 remaining in the fourth quarter gave University (8-6, 1-2 BCL West) a 48-43 lead and started a 14-2 run that seized control of the game.

"Cameron will be one of the best 3-point shooters in the league," University coach Marvin Lui said. "And she came up huge tonight."

King spent much of the second quarter and long stretches of the second half on the bench with foul woes, but still managed to finish with 14 points and eight rebounds. Point guard Piper Tracy controlled the tempo after sitting out the first quarter due to coach’s discretion, finishing with four points and six assists.

"Eve’s the key that makes our engine go, and Piper runs the show," Lui said. "As they go, our team usually goes."

Cody Luke hit four 3-pointers for Convent (4-9, 1-2) and finished with a game-high 18 points, while freshman Scarlett Kirk had 14 points and pulled down 11 rebounds. The Cubs led 20-18 after a first half that saw four ties and six lead changes, but University took a 23-22 advantage on a King layup with 6:30 left in the third quarter and never trailed again.

Lick-Wilmerding 45, Drew 13

Sarah King scored 12 points as the host Tigers (10-5, 3-0) trounced the Dragons (0-15, 0-3). Trisha Chang added five points for Lick-Wilmerding, which outscored Drew 38-9 after the first quarter.

— Staff report

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