Defense drive Lady Rebels win over Roberts, 42-30

Ryan Peerboom — Enterprise Staff Writer
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
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Shields Valley’s Aspen Sanderson (22) and Jaeli Jenkins (40) close in to trap a Lone Peak ballhandler during a game on Friday, Jan 31, at Lone Peak High School.

The Shields Valley Lady Rebels picked up a hard-fought win on Saturday night against Roberts, 42-30, in their first home game in nearly three weeks. 

The Lady Rebels started fast and shared the ball early to amass 16 first-quarter points. Five Shields Valley players netted shots in the quarter as Aspen Sanderson led the way with five points to help give the Lady Rebels a 16-10 lead at the end of the first. 

Jaeli Jenkins took over in the second quarter. Jenkins scored all 14 of Shields Valley’s points with six made field goals. She started and ended her scoring streak with 3-pointers.

On the other end of the floor the Lady Rebels held Roberts to just six points and took a 30-16 lead into the locker room at halftime. 

Shields Valley’s offense slowed a little in the third quarter, but they still managed 10 points, five of them from Haven Sager. The Lady Rebels’ defense continued to play strong as they allowed just five points on one make from the field. 

The Lady Rebels were outscored 9-2 in the fourth quarter, but their strong defensive play had already given them a comfortable lead and Shields Valley took home the win. 

Jenkins’ big second quarter helped her tally 18 points on the night to lead the Lady Rebels. Sanderson added eight points and Sager scored five. 

Shields Valley head coach Mitch Ward credited the Lady Rebels’ play on defense for the win. 

“We finally came out and let our aggressive defense help us create offense,” Ward said in a message. “We made some shots which helped, and just scored the ball really well in the first half.”

Ward thinks the home atmosphere helped the Lady Rebels succeed. 

“It was also nice to play a home game for the first time in 3 weeks, so I think that helped us settled down and score the ball more efficiently,” he said.


Up next

Shields Valley plays Townsend (Broadwater) at 5:30 p.m. on Friday at home.