3-point shooting helps Burgin, Danville girls win

January 11, 2004

Andrea Warner went 6-for-11 from 3-point range to lead the Burgin girls to a 69-53 victory at Eminence on Saturday.

Warner had 22 points and six steals for the Lady Bulldogs, who won their fourth straight game. It was her second straight game with at least three 3-pointers.

Taylor Bottoms had 20 points and 10 rebounds for Burgin (8-5), which raced to a 16-8 lead after one quarter and was never headed. Clara Sanders added eight points and six assists.

Burgin shot 33.3 percent (26-for-78) from the field, getting far more attempts than Eminence. The Lady Bulldogs also hit eight of 11 free throws.



Danville 60, Pulaski Southwestern 46 - At Danville, Monica Vonderbrink hit four 3-pointers in the first quarter to send Danville (7-3) on its way to a win over Southwestern (3-9).

Vonderbrink had six of the Lady Admirals' eight 3-pointers in all, and she scored 15 of her 23 points in the first period before Southwestern put a chaser on her.

"Monica got us going in the first quarter," Danville coach Justin Schommer said.

Schommer said the defense kept Southwestern at bay after the Lady Admirals grabbed the early lead.

"It was our best defensive effort. For the whole game the girls were hustling," he said. "And we did a good job of distributing the ball and taking care of the ball."

Danville hit eight of 12 free throws; Southwestern was 11-for-17 at the line.


Eminence 53, Burgin 42 - At Eminence, Burgin (6-5) paid for a poor shooting night with a loss to Eminence (6-8).

The Bulldogs shot just 23.8 percent (15-for-53) from the field, going 6-for-19 from 3-point range and 6-for-11 at the free-throw line.

Their top scorers struggled throughout the night, as Zack Gross went 5-for-18, Sean Bottoms was 3-for-12 and Joe Harris was 1-for-5 from the field.

"The inability to hit the basket tonight was the big thing," Burgin coach Don Irvine said.

Burgin committed only 13 turnovers, and Irvine said the Bulldogs had 29 steals and deflections on defense.

Gross had a game-high 13 points, while Daniel Howard added 11.

Burgin's home game Friday with Berea was postponed due to winter weather. It has been tentatively rescheduled for Feb. 9.

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