Casey rallies to beat Pats

Danville, Burgin lose

February 03, 2004

Casey County got some stability at guard and also a win as the Rebels rallied in the fourth quarter for a 47-44 win over Lincoln County Monday at Liberty.

The Rebels (7-12, 4-2 45th District) trailed 34-30 after three quarters, but got back-to-back 3-pointers from Kelli Warner in just her third game of the season.

Warner finished with eight points, and Casey coach Randy Salyers said her return makes things a little more steady for the Rebels' backcourt.

"This is the first game where I've felt she's been back to 80 or 85 percent," Salyers said. "She helps run the team with Tabitha (Yaden) out. That's a big stability for us."


Lincoln (7-13, 2-3) didn't help its cause by hitting only 6 of 17 free throws. Casey's Meagan Murphy and Lindsey Hoskins each hit two free throws near the end of the game to seal the win.

Murphy finished with 16 points while Beth Patterson had 11 points and four rebounds to lead Casey, which won the rebounding battle 29-28.

Jenny Ralston led Lincoln with 12 points and Jamie Duncan added 10.

Lincoln was 17 of 44 (39 percent) while Casey was 14-for-34 for 41 percent.

LINCOLN (7-13) - Jenny Ralston 12, Megan Pitts 1, Shawna Noakes 4, Amber Statham 3, Kendra Garris 9, Jamie Duncan 10, Jessica Ryan 5.

CASEY (7-12) - Lindsey Hoskins 6, Tara Weddle 3, Lindsay Wilson 3, Kellie Warner 8, Beth Patterson 11, Meagan Murphy 16.

Tates Creek 71, Danville 38 - At Lexington, the Commodores shut the Ads down early en route to a 71-38 victory.

Tates Creek (13-5) led 19-4 after one quarter and 37-11 at the half. Danville had 12 of its 19 turnovers in the first half, and the Commodores held a 41-18 rebounding edge for the game.

"We had trouble scoring inside against their big girls, and we didn't do a good job of blocking out," Danville coach Justin Schommer said. "The second quarter, they did a good job of running the floor, getting up and down before we could get set up."

Monica Vonderbrink led Danville with seven points, while Krystal Jackson scored six.

Derrica Morton scored 18 to top the Commodores.

"Overall, Tates Creek just played a better game," Schommer said. "They got in our faces and we just didn't do a good job of responding. We dug ourselves in too big of a hole."

Danville's next game is Wednesday against Covington Holy Cross in the first round of the state All "A" Classic tournament in Richmond.

"We'll definitely have to play a lot better Wednesday if we expect to stay in the game with Covington Holy Cross," Schommer said.

DANVILLE (11-4) - Amber Wood 3, Renee Chiu 2, Monica Vonderbrink 7, Shatoniah Miller 4, Sarah Vonderbrink 3, Xerces Simpson 3, Krystal Jackson 6, Callie Harper 2, Diamond Smith 4, Billie Rehberg 4.

TATES CREEK (13-5) - Shaquita Dowlen 15, Derrica Morton 18, Phylnisha Lindsey 6, Kristin Pendletpm 6, Brittany Pittman 16, Jeneria Harley 4, Carly Hamby 2, Nori Dunn2, Spencer Davis 2.

Berea 26, Burgin 25 - At Burgin, a cold shooting night negated a strong defensive game by the Bulldogs.

Burgin (11-9) hit just 25 percent of their shots (7 of 28), which limited the Bulldogs chances. They finished with more rebounds (28) than points (25).

"We played a very nice ballgame, we just couldn't throw it in the ocean," Burgin coach Keith Monson said. "It was one of those games where it was like there was a lid on the rims. I'm going to talk to athletic director Don Irvine about getting those rims switched out."

Burgin turned the ball over only eight times, and had the ball for the final shot. Unfortunately for Burgin, it didn't fall.

"Our defense was outstanding," Monson said. "We had a great game defensively, and we're really starting to play well on that end of the floor."

Taylor Bottoms led Burgin with eight points and 13 rebounds, while Ericka Waggener had seven points and five rebounds off the bench. Bev Harris added six boards from the guard position.

BEREA (13-7) - Newman 9, Engle 9, Palmer 6, Lewis 2.

BURGIN (11-9) - Bev Harris 4, Taylor Bottoms 8, Clara Sanders 2, Andrea Warner 4, Ericka Waggener 7.

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