Danville triumphs 58-47 behind Milby, Jackson

Casey wins

February 13, 2004

Danville's girls had a different star in each half as the Admirals held off host Frankfort 58-47 Thursday.

Krystal Jackson scored 13 of Danville's 26 first-half points as the Ads (15-5) opened up a 26-21 lead at the break. In the second half, it was eighth-grader Tasha Milby's turn, as she scored 19 of her game-high 23 points after halftime.

Milby started for the injured Monica Vonderbrink, and she benefited from a Danville defense that forced 20 turnovers by Frankfort (6-14).

"We made a good run to start the third quarter," Danville coach Justin Schommer said. "We got some steals, made a lot of open baskets, and that's where we made our run and got the game into double figures.


"Defensively, we were able to create a lot of turnovers on the press, and I thought we did a good job of taking care of the ball."

Danville turned the ball over just 10 times.

Jackson finished with 19 points for Danville, which outscored Frankfort 32-26 in the second half.

DANVILLE (15-5) - Renee Chiu 3, Shatoniah Miller 3, Xerces Simpson 5, Krystal Jackson 19, Tasha Milby 23, Diamond Smith 5.

FRANKFORT (6-14) - Brittany Wilhoit 6, Brittany Wilson 13, Brittany Howard 2, Julia Taylor 2, Bethany Leonard 2, Megan Roberts 11, Ashley Boone 6, Danielle Butler 5.

Casey County 45, McCreary Central 42 - At Stearns, Casey rallied to take a one-point lead and sealed it with two free throws with four seconds left.

Casey (8-13) trailed 33-32 going into the fourth quarter, and the game was tied with four minutes to play. McCreary (10-12) hit two 3-pointers to take a six-point lead. The Rebels scored and forced some turnovers to go up one. McCreary fouled Casey three times in the final 40 seconds to get the Rebs into the bonus, and Meagan Murphy hit two free throws with four seconds remaining to set the final margin.

Murphy finished with a game high 21 points and she also led Casey with six rebounds and five steals.

Casey shot 19 of 45 (42.2 percent) for the game, but hit 55 percent of its shots in the second half. The Rebels held McCreary to 35.9 percent shooting and won the rebounding battle 28-24.

CASEY (9-13) - Lindsey Hoskins 2, Lindsay Wilson 2, Kelli Warner 9, Beth Patterson 9, Bethany Snow 2, Meagan Murphy 21.

MCCREARY CENTRAL (10-12) - S. Patrick 1, A. Woodward 17, T. Tucker 11, S. Waters 5, L. Waters 8.

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