DENVER — Macy Scheer was a beast on both ends of the court Jan. 11.
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The 6-foot D’Evelyn junior created havoc defensively playing at the top of the Jaguars’ half-court trapping defense while pouring in 18 of her game-high 20 points in the first half against Evergreen.
“That’s why I smile a lot,” D’Evelyn coach Chris Olson said of Scheer’s performance. “We haven’t had a bunch of length and when we’ve been shorter we’ve done more full-court pressure. This year what has worked is using our length to take away passing lanes and make the other team uncomfortable.”
D’Evelyn— No. 2 in the CHSAANow.com Class 4A girls basketball rankings — dominated the Cougars with a 78-30 home victory in the 5A/4A Jeffco League game.
The undefeated Jaguars (13-0, 3-0 in league) jumped out to a 16-0 lead three minutes into the first quarter. Scheer hit four 3-pointers in the first half while creating a number of Cougar turnovers.
“I like it a lot,” Scheer said of being the point of the Jaguars’ trapping defense. “It creates a lot of turnovers, and we can get easy baskets in transition.”
Senior Rebecca Taylor was hot, pouring in 10 points in the first quarter as D’Evelyn grabbed a 24-9 lead after the first 8 minutes. Taylor finished with 15 points and junior Peyton Marvel was her normal steady self with 18 points.
Marvel came in averaging a double-double with 17.9 points and 12.8 rebounds per game. Scheer is the Jaguars’ second-leading scorer just under 17 points per game and has been shooting the 3-ball very well averaging more than four 3-pointers and 23 points over the past three games.
“The one thing I really love about this team is they are really unselfish,” Olson said. “There are very few forced shots when we play. The ball moves and finds open people.”
D’Evelyn’s defense held Evergreen senior Jameson Mott to 12 points. The Cougars’ leading scorer went over the 1,000-point career mark last week.
“She (Mott) is a dangerous player,” Olson said of last year’s 4A Jeffco League MVP. “She is smart and crafty. Great players are going to get their points and do their things.”
D’Evelyn kept on doing its thing as it took undefeated record up against Wheat Ridge (6-6, 0-3) in another home conference game Jan. 13. The Jaguars defeated the Farmers 78-15.
“We try to work hard every day to get better to be ready for our next opponent,” Scheer said. “We work hard to beat everyone we play.”
Evergreen (3-9, 1-2) grabbed its first league win Jan. 14 with a 45-35 road victory against Bear Creek (5-7, 1-2).
Dennis Pleuss is the sports information director for Jeffco Public Schools. For more Jeffco coverage, go to CHSAANow.com.
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