Danville tops Burgin

Casey beats Garrard

December 09, 2003

Danville rallied from a one-point halftime deficit to top Burgin 60-47 Monday at Burgin.

The Admirals trailed 23-22 at the break, but outscored Burgin 16-7 in the third quarter to open up some breathing room.

"Burgin made a nice run at us in the second quarter to take the lead, but the girls really responded well in the second half," Danville coach Justin Schommer said. "We were able to create some turnovers and create some momentum, and then we played excellent defense for the rest of the half.

"I give a lot of credit to Burgin's team. They are a much-improved team. They played really well and made us earn our victory."


Burgin coach Keith Monson said Danville's second-half defense had everything to do with its victory.

"Danville is very good defensively, but we knew they were a very good team coming in," Monson said. "We played a very nice basketball game, but we didn't hit the shots when we had to hit them."

Burgin finished the game 17-for-42 from the field for 37 percent and 11-of-22 from the free-throw line, a 50 percent mark. The Bulldogs also had 17 turnovers.

DANVILLE - Amber Wood 3, Renee Chiu 9, Monica Vonderbrink 8, Shatoniah Miller 11, Xerces Simpson 1, Krystal Jackson 12, Tasha Milby 9, Diamond Smith 7.

BURGIN - Amanda Carey 2, Taylor Bottoms 11, Stephanie Stewart 11, Bev Harris 5, Clara Sanders 14, Meredith Lear 3, Ericka Waggener 1.

Casey County 48, Garrard County 43 - At Lancaster, Casey held a big advantage in free throws and hit just enough for the win.

The Rebels (2-1) had 28 free throws to Garrard's nine, and while Casey hit just 12 of them for 43 percent, it was enough for the victory.

Casey coach Randy Salyers said his team's foibles from the line allowed Garrard to stay close.

"We did a good job getting to the line, but we just didn't make very many," Salyers said. "That kind of let Garrard stay in the game."

Beth Patterson led the Rebels with 16 points, while sophomore Bethany Snow had 10 points and nine rebounds.

"Bethany Snow probably had her best game for us," Salyers said.

Garrard (0-3) was led by Sidney Napier's 10 points.

Casey hit 18-of-40 from the field for 45 percent, missing all four 3-pointers it attempted.

Garrard was 18-for-44 (41 percent) from the field and just 1-for-6 from behind the arc. The Golden Lions hit 6-of-9 free throws.

CASEY (2-1) - Beth Patterson 16, Tabitha Yaden 8, Lindsay Wilson 2, Bethany Snow 10, Lindsey Hoskins 8, Lauren Hatter 4.

GARRARD (0-3) - Kia Howard 8, Chelsea Denny 6, Abby Parsons 7, Ashley Meadows 7, Andrea Adams 3, Wendy Logan 2, Sidney Napier 10.

Mercer County 72, Somerset 51 - At Somerset, Courtney Watts was two steals shy of a triple-double as Mercer's defense swarmed Somerset, snagging 24 steals.

Watts finished with 13 points, 10 assists and eight steals for the Scotties (1-1), who also got five steals from Chrystal Claunch.

"Courtney Watts played a complete floor game last night," Mercer coach Chris Souder said. "She showed what she's capable of doing."

But Souder was even more pleased with how his team held onto the ball.

The Scotties had 26 assists and 10 turnovers.

"We were very, very unselfish tonight," Souder said. "We would always give up a shot to get a better shot, and that's good to see. With the style we play, only having 10 turnovers is very good."

Mercer was 29-for-68 from the field, a 42.6 percent mark, but hit only 3 of 14 3-pointers and 11 of 21 free throws.

Jillian Horn and Erica Lee also scored 13 points for Mercer, and Lee had a team-high seven rebounds.

MERCER (1-1) - Courtney Watts 13, Chrystal Claunch 9, Erin Ashford 7, Leslye Johnson 9, Jillian Horn 13, Chelsea Goodman 6, Erica Lee 13, Krysta Honchel 2.

SOMERSET (0-2) - Cowan 11, C. Ray 5, Flowers 21, Stevenson 2, A. Ray 8, Irvine 4.

Harrodsburg 41, Sayre 33 - At Harrodsburg, the Pioneers got 15 points and 20 rebounds from Sarah Roach.

Tiffany Smith added 14 points and eight boards for Harrodsburg.

The Pioneers trailed 14-10 at the half, but outscored Sayre 31-19 in the second half.

SAYRE - Turner 4, Gibson 15, O'roark 4, Marksberry 2, Louie 2, Youngblood 6.

HARRODSBURG - Tiffany Smith 14, Mandy Long 6, Laila Graves 2, Sarah Roach 15, Shunel Sanders 4.

North Laurel 83, Lincoln County 79, OT - At Stanford, Lincoln rallied from a nine-point deficit to force overtime, but fell short in the extra period.

The Patriots (0-2) trailed 63-54 after three quarters, but outscored the Jaguars (2-0) 19-9 in the final period to force overtime. The Pats had a chance to win in regulation, but missed a jump shot at the buzzer.

North Laurel hit 6 of 10 free throws in overtime, while Lincoln missed both its attempts from the line.

Jenny Jones had 16 points to lead four Pats in double figures and she also had seven rebounds. Kendra Garris had 14 points and six boards, Megan Pitts had 13 points, four assists and four steals, and Jenny Ralston had 10 points and five steals.

Jamie Duncan finished with six points, 10 rebounds, four assists and four steals.

Sarah Hughes led North Laurel with 24 points and 12 rebounds.

NORTH LAUREL - Amber DuFour 10, Whitney Bundy 7, Sarah Hughes 24, Whitney Summer 21, Ashley Cornett 6, Alli Ray 7, Blake Anders 8.

LINCOLN - Jenny Ralson 10, Jamie Duncan 6, Megan Pitts 13, Shawna Noakes 6, Jenny Jones 16, Jessica Ryan 6, Gwen Hardwick 8, Kendra Garris 14.

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