Lady Commodores dominate home opener 101-41

Cody Grossman

Staff Writer

The Lady Commodores opened up the season at home against Pitt Titusville on Nov. 6 and the Commodores started the game hot, and stayed that way for the entire game. They began the game on a 17-0 run, making the defense look foolish. They played a high tempo and were relentless on defense. Onyx Lopez, returning player from last year’s team, was on a tear offensively. Lopez got to the basket whenever and however she wanted. Titusville had no answer for her. On the defensive end the Commodores didn’t give an inch. They forced turnover after turnover, frustrating Titusville to no end. They had the other team flustered to say the least. Also on the scoring end was first year player Madi Bonner, who drilled three after three. Bonner made it seem easy, she made the defense pay for leaving her open. The Commodores dominated the first half with their offense and terrific defense. The score going into the half was, 59-22.

Not much changed in the second half. The Lady Commodores didn’t let up and they kept playing hard and increased their lead. Lopez and Bonner kept making the defense pay for their mistakes. Bonner had an impressive shooting performance, not missing many opportunities. Lopez showed her strength by bullying her way to the basket anytime she wanted. Also playing well for the Commodores was Molly Linn. Linn showed great defense and smart offense with her passing. Along with her was Brandi Holowecky. The Commodores started the season off with a commanding win, defeating Titusville, 101-41.

Coach Granito, a first year coach as well as coaching his first college game, gave his thoughts about the victory. “Our goal was to come out strong, and we did just that. There were a lot of assists, not a lot of one on one, which is a good thing, We just broke them down and moved the ball well.” First home game, first home win. Impressive start for Granito and the team. The Lady Commodores next home game is Sunday Nov. 8  against Point Park JV.