Danville girls drub West Jessamine 65-29

Lincoln, KSD fall

January 13, 2004

Shatoniah Miller scored a career-high 16 points Monday night to lead the Danville girls to a 65-29 victory over West Jessamine at Nicholasville.

Miller led three Lady Admirals in double figures, and Danville (8-3) committed just eight turnovers.

West Jessamine (2-7) had 27 turnovers, several of which helped Danville get off to a good start that led to a 28-5 lead after one quarter.

"We were able to create a lot of turnovers," Danville coach Justin Schommer said. "We distributed the ball well, got a lot of players that scored, and de-fensively we were able to create a lot of pressure and get a lot of turnovers for easy baskets."

Danville had 22 steals and outrebounded West Jessamine 42-37. The Lady Admirals shot 37.7 percent (26-for-69) from the field and hit 12 of 14 free throws; West Jessamine, which lost its fifth straight game, shot 23.3 percent (10-for-43) from the field and was 6-for-10 at the line.


Krystal Jackson had 14 points and eight rebounds for Danville, while Monica Vonderbrink had 11 points and nine rebounds.

It was the second time this season Danville has held an opponent below 30 points. The Lady Admirals allowed Harrodsburg 29 points in their season opener.

Clay County 69, Lincoln County 57 - At Manchester, Clay (11-4) shot a sizzling 59.5 percent from the field to negate a good offensive showing by Lincoln (4-11).

The Lady Patriots surpassed 50 points for the first time in five games, but it wasn't enough against a Clay team that didn't miss much.

"We played a pretty good offensive game," Lincoln coach John Kolasa said. "But they blistered us. I'm a little disappointed in our defense, but at the same time they lit it up."

The Tigerettes were 25-for-42 from the field and hit 16 of 23 free throws, while Lincoln shot 48.7 percent (19-for-39) from the field and hit 10 of 15 free throws.

Megan Pitts led a balanced Lincoln scoring attack with 12 points on 4-for-9 shooting. Jenny Ralston followed with 11 points, and Jamie Duncan and Jessica Ryan had 10 each.

Jamie Gilbert had 29 points for Clay on 11-for-15 shooting. She also had nine rebounds, five steals and three assists.

"We couldn't control her," Kolasa said.

Gwen Hardwick had a team-high four rebounds for Lincoln, which battled Clay to a 17-17 draw on the boards. The Lady Patriots committed 15 turn-overs; Clay had only nine.

St. Francis 57, KSD 23 - At Louisville, KSD scored just 10 points in the first half of a loss to St. Francis.

"We played a flat game tonight," KSD coach Kevin Hamilton said. "Our field goals and and free-throw percentage are bad."

Mickie Brunton had 10 points and Maribel Rodriquez had eight for the Colonels, who won one of three games in their Kentucky Classic last weekend, but only one other player scored.

"Maribel and Mickie played their hearts out," Hamilton said.


St. Francis 91, KSD 50 - At Louisville, KSD (3-7) couldn't overcome 38 turnovers and 24 fouls as St. Francis (2-8) scored more points than the Colonels had allowed all season.

The Colonels, coming off a 2-1 record and a second-place finish in their Kentucky Classic last weekend, were within 45-33 at halftime, but St. Francis broke the game open by outscoring them 23-2 in the third period.

"Their full-court press really killed us," KSD assistant coach Mike Yance said. "We were in big foul trouble, and we continued to struggle with rebounding. We gave them second-, third-, even fourth-chance points."

Amos Reid and Michael Hayes led KSD with 18 points each. Reid, who also had nine rebounds, seven assists and four steals, was 9-for-16 from the field, while Hayes was 8-for-16.

Kerry Helton and Roddy Hodge had six rebounds each for the Colonels, who return to Louisville tonight to play Walden and play St. Francis again in six days.

Yance served as acting head coach in place of Paul Kulick, who missed the game with a toe injury.

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