Mary Copeland leads Polo with 16.5 points per game and Hanna Vaught is just outside of double figures at 9.9 PPG. As a team, Polo comes into the game leading the GRC scoring margin at 28.9 points per game and is just behind Milan scoring at a 56.9 per game pace.
Polo defeated DeKalb in 2021 and 2019 in the Osborn Tournament. The 2019 game was a 50-40 victory in the semifinals while last year's game featured a 46-41 Polo victory in the Championship game. Polo was the Osborn Tournament Champion in both those years and will be seeking their 3rd tournament title in 4 years.
Polo Starting Lineup
- #5 Chloe Gilbert
- #10 Haley Aubrey
- #30 Hanna Vaught
- #32 Lily Gentry
- #33 Mary Copeland
DeKalb wins the tip. They turn it over on the first possession. Copeland with the first bucket for Polo.
DeKalb answers with a long 2 to tie it with 7:00 left.
Copeland with another bucket inside. Polo steals it and Gilbert with a layup. Another steal and Vaught with a layup. Polo leads 8-2 5:47 left.
After several empty possessions, DeKalb able to get a basket. 8-4 Polo with 4:38 left.
Polo on a scoring slump, but playing great defense. Still 8-4 with 3:49 left.
Copeland follows her own shot and makes it 10-4. 3:20 left.
Gilbert on the assist from Copeland makes it 12-4 with 2:19 left.
DeKalb answers with a bucket underneath. 12-6 1:56 left.
DeKalb hits a 3 and then Vaught is fouled with 45.0 sec left. She hits both. 14-9 Polo.
DeKalb player fouled with 1.2 left and hits both. Polo leads 14-11 at the end of 1st quarter.
Qualman is fouled and hits the bucket. She misses the free throw. Polo is up 16-11 with 6:54 left.
Qualman follows with another bucket after a turnover. DeKalb turns it over and then another bucket by Copeland. 20-11 Polo with 6:22 left.
DeKalb getting a lot of offensive rebounds, but unable to capitalize.
Qualman with a put back on a miss. Polo with a steal and Copeland with a bucket. Polo up 24-11 with 4:11 left.
Mary Copeland with a monster block and Aubrey answers with a 3 on the other side. Polo up 27-11 with 3:13 left.
Copeland with another bucket. Polo leads 29-11 with 2:00 left.
No more scoring for the rest of the quarter, but Copeland with 3 big blocks (at least). Polo goes into the half up 29-11.
DeKalb gets the ball first in the 3rd. Copeland gets her 4th block.
Vaught with a bucket on the other end. Polo 31-11 with 6:50 left.
Copeland picks up her 3rd foul. DeKalb hits 1 free throw. 31-12 with 6:40 left.
Copeland now with 4 fouls. This one looked clean. She is going to be sitting for a while. 31-12 Polo with 6:08 left.
DeKalb with a bucket and a foul. They hit the free throw. 31-15 Polo with 4:47 left.
Vaught with a bucket after a turnover. Polo up 33-15 with 4:20 left.
Qualman with a bucket. Polo up 35-15 with 3:51 left.
DeKalb answers with a 3. Polo 35-18 with 3:20 left.
DeKalb with 2 free throws to cut it to 35-20. They then steal it, but miss a 3. Vaught comes back with a bucket. 2:31 left with Polo up 37-20.
Vaught with a putback to make it 39-20 with 1:55 left.
DeKalb with a bucket to close the scoring in the quarter. Polo leads 39-22 after 3.
Mary Copeland is back in and opens up the scoring. Polo leads 41-22.
Larkins with a bucket inside to make it 43-22 Polo with 6:50 left.
Gilbert with the assist from Copeland. Polo 45-22 lead with 6:30 left.
Gilbert with another bucket. This time she is fouled and hits free throw. 48-22 with 5:16 left.
DeKalb hits two free throws to make it 48-24. 4:00 left in game now.
DeKalb with a bucket, but Copeland answers. 50-26 with 2:50 left.
Copeland is fouled. She hits 1 of 2. Polo leads 51-26 with 1:45 left.
Chapman with a bucket. Polo up 53-26 1:00 left.
Qualman scores. DeKalb answers at the buzzer. Final is Polo 55 DeKalb 28.
Scoring Totals for Polo
#33 Mary Copeland 17
#30 Hanna Vaught 12
#25 Jenee Qualman 10
#5 Chloe Gilbert 9
#10 Haley Aubrey 3
#13 Alayna Chapman 2
#24 Kayla Larkins 2
#3 Layna Norton 0
#4 Kendall McKracken 0
#32 Lily Gentry 0
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