Waterloo graduate Chelsea Steinruck has never had a problem dialing long distance.
She was a key player for the Indians when they won back-to-back Section V Class B1 crowns in 2013 and ’14. The 2013 squad reached the Class B state championship game.
Steinruck made opponents suffer dearly for paying too much attention to teammates Lauren Deming and Lindsay Johnson by raining in 3-pointers during her four-year varsity career.
Steinruck’s shooting touch is just as keen now that she’s moved on to college.
On Sunday, the shooting guard canned a half-dozen 3-pointers to help lead Monroe Community College to a 96-69 victory over Chesapeake College at the Charm City Classic hosted by Baltimore City Community College.
Steinruck came off the bench to lead all scorers with 20 points. In 25 minutes she connected on six of 13 shots from beyond the arc; she also added four rebounds and four assists to the scoresheet. Teammate Shyana McLeod (Wayne) provided 11 points.
Steinruck has become a force off the bench for the 11-0 Tribunes, who are ranked No. 2 nationally. After starting the first three games of the season, she sparked MCC as a reserve with 17 points in a 91-78 win over Monroe College, a downstate school with the same name.
Overall, Steinruck is averaging 9.6 points per game and is shooting 41 percent from 3-point range. McLeod is also enjoying a strong freshman year, averaging 6.2 points per contest.
Lazers top 100 mark
The Onondaga Community College men’s basketball team put up its biggest point total of the season in 109-85 rout of Davis College to start December.
Kam DiSanto (Clyde-Savannah) led the charge with 22 points for the Lazers. Fellow Wayne County alum Jake Slobe (Red Creek) racked up 19 points. Steven Dolgos (Geneva) directed the offense with three assists.
DiSanto is second on the team in scoring at 12.8 points per game. Slobe is averaging 9.3. Dolgos is handing out 3.1 assists per game, second best on the team.
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