Lake Park hands Dundee-Crown 1st loss behind Rogers' 41

  • Lake Park's Darrione Rogers drives past Dundee-Crown's Katelyn Skibinski in the 37th annual Komaromy Classic girls basketball tournament at Dundee-Crown on Friday.

      Lake Park's Darrione Rogers drives past Dundee-Crown's Katelyn Skibinski in the 37th annual Komaromy Classic girls basketball tournament at Dundee-Crown on Friday. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Lake Park's Sara Balli is stopped by Dundee-Crown's defense in the 37th annual Komaromy Classic girls basketball tournament at Dundee-Crown on Friday.

      Lake Park's Sara Balli is stopped by Dundee-Crown's defense in the 37th annual Komaromy Classic girls basketball tournament at Dundee-Crown on Friday. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Lake Park's Sara Balli hi-steps her way past Dundee-Crown's Hannah Koehlert in the 37th annual Komaromy Classic girls basketball tournament at Dundee-Crown on Friday.

      Lake Park's Sara Balli hi-steps her way past Dundee-Crown's Hannah Koehlert in the 37th annual Komaromy Classic girls basketball tournament at Dundee-Crown on Friday. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Lake Park's Darrione Rogers drives past Dundee-Crown's defense for the bucket in the 37th annual Komaromy Classic girls basketball tournament at Dundee-Crown on Friday.

      Lake Park's Darrione Rogers drives past Dundee-Crown's defense for the bucket in the 37th annual Komaromy Classic girls basketball tournament at Dundee-Crown on Friday. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Lake Park's Darrione Rogers eyes the basket at the foul line in the 37th annual Komaromy Classic girls basketball tournament at Dundee-Crown on Friday.

      Lake Park's Darrione Rogers eyes the basket at the foul line in the 37th annual Komaromy Classic girls basketball tournament at Dundee-Crown on Friday. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

 
By Dave Hess
Daily Herald Correspondent
Updated 12/27/2019 11:20 PM

Red hot. Sizzling.

Any superlative would describe the incredible game Lake Park senior guard Darrione Rogers enjoyed with 41 points in Friday night's quarterfinal game of Dundee-Crown's 37th annual Komaromy Classic against the host Chargers.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

With 18 points in the first quarter including four 3-pointers, Rogers propelled the Lancers to a 28-8 lead after 8 minutes. Lake Park made 5 of its first 7 shots and scored the first 14 points of the contest.

Lake Park held off a fourth quarter surge by D-C and eventually cruised to the semifinals with a 73-63 win.

The Lancers (10-2) will tangle with Maine South at 8 p.m. Saturday with the winner advancing to Monday night's final. D-C (10-1) will take on Fenwick at 5 p.m.

Rogers, a DePaul recruit, who was 11-of-20 from the floor and 6-of-10 from 3-point range, also snared 8 rebounds and dealt out 4 assists.

"It was just an unbelievable effort by Darrione," said Lake Park coach Brian Rupp. "She got us going right away and we were able to get off to a good lead in the first quarter. We don't run a lot of set plays. We let Darrione run the show. We have a young team and she is our leader. We came out with a lot of energy, intensity and focus."

D-C coach Sarah Miller praised Rogers' effort.

"She is a great player and credit goes to her," said Miller. "We could have made it more difficult on her."

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The Lancers' biggest lead of the game was 55-29 with 1:26 left in the third quarter on a trey by Rogers.

D-C refused to cave in.

With 59 seconds left in the game. Emily Oldham sank a 3-pointer to slice the Lancers' lead to 67-59.

"We knew Dundee-Crown would never quit," said Rupp. "There is a reason they are undefeated. They are a good, aggressive team. I like the way our young kids kept their poise."

Other than Rogers freshman Eleanor Helm was the only other Lancer in double digits with 10 before fouling out with 3:18 left.

Alyssa Crenshaw was outstanding in defeat for the Chargers stuffing the stat sheet with 24 points, 15 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 blocked shots.

"Alyssa is a great player who had a great game tonight," said Miller. "She is playing with a great deal of confidence right now."

Katelyn Skibinski added 15 with 12 in the second half and Schmidt scored 11 with 9 in the fourth quarter. D-C outscored Lake Park 26-15 during the final 8 minutes.

"We think we are a great team," said Miller. "We kept fighting until the end."

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