Burgin girls win BGC title

December 07, 2003

Burgin's girls captured the Bluegrass Conference Tournament title by defeating Berea 67-59 Saturday afternoon at Kentucky School for the Deaf.

Burgin coach Keith Monson said his team impressed him as the Bulldogs improved to 3-0.

"We played the best game I can remember us playing from start to finish," Monson said. "Our defense was outstanding, and we just played a very nice game."

Taylor Bottoms scored 17 points, Bev Harris 16 and Stephanie Stewart 10 to pace the Bulldogs.

Burgin was 19-for-51 for the game, a 37 percent mark, and hit 3-of-8 3-pointers (38 percent). The Bulldogs also grabbed 27 rebounds, as Bottoms and Stewart each had six.

Bottoms, Stewart and Harris each made the all-tournament team for the Bulldogs.

Danville 88, East Jessamine 65 - At Nicholasville, Danville got 58 points from Krystal Jackson and Monica Vonderbrink.

Jackson scored 31 points and Vonderbrink had 27, including five 3-pointers, as the Admirals improved to 2-0 on the season.


"Krystal and Monica did a very good job of shooting the ball," Danville coach Justin Schommer said.

Danville led 24-7 after one quarter and led 52-28 at the half.

However, each team had more than 30 turnovers.

Mercy 64, Mercer County 63 - At Louisville, defending 12th Region champion Mercer came up one point short against Mercy (2-0) in its season opener at the Eastern Extravaganza.

The Lady Scotties were outscored 26-18 in the fourth quarter and were plagued by poor shooting all night long. They shot 35.9 percent (23-for-64) from the field and were 8-for-32 from 3-point range.

Meanwhile, they struggled with Mercy's inside game, and particularly with the Jaguars' Katie Willinger, who hit 15 of 17 free throws and scored a game-high 29 points.

"The difference in the game was that they pounded us inside," Mercer coach Chris Souder said. "We had a real hard time with their inside game."

Mercer led by 10 points in the second quarter, but Mercy rallied late in that period and early in the third to take a five-point lead. The Jaguars outscored Mercer 43-31 in the second half.

Three Lady Scotties scored in double figures, led by Courtney Watts and Chrystal Claunch with 13 points each. Erin Ashford added 11.

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