Bench helps Ads to victory over Pioneers

KSD, Mercer fall

February 25, 2004

Danville's bench stepped up in the second quarter and injected some energy into what had been a slow game as the Admirals rolled to a 41-28 win over the host Harrodsburg girls Tuesday.

The first quarter ended in a 4-4 tie, and Danville coach Justin Schommer said his bench - Tasha Milby, Diamond Smith, Callie Harper and Xerces Simpson - changed the flow of the game in the second quarter.

"I was real happy with the bench play," Schommer said. "They gave us a lift at the start of the second quarter, and that was probably the difference in the game."

Danville scored 18 points in the second quarter to take a 22-11 halftime lead.

Neither team shot well, as Danville hit 29 percent (17 of 57) of its shots and Harrodsburg 27 percent (12 of 44) of its attempts. Harrodsburg had 24 turnovers to Danville's 13, but the Pioneers won the rebounding battle 36-35.


Krystal Jackson led all scorers with 15 points, and Monica Vonderbrink led Danville with eight boards.

Tiffany Smith had a double-double for Harrodsburg with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

DANVILLE - Amber Wood 2, Renee Chiu 2, Monica Vonderbrink 4, Shatoniah Miller 6, Krystal Jackson 15, Tasha Milby 6, Diamond Smith 6.

HARRODSBURG - Tiffany Smith 10, Laila Graves 7, Shunel Sanders 2, Annie Sutton 5, Kortnie Carroll 2, Jassmine Brown 2.

Sayre 66, KSD 15 - At Lexington, KSD could never muster more than five points in any quarter as Sayre romped.

The Colonels trailed 32-8 at halftime, and managed just seven points in the second half.

Mickie Brunton scored 10 of those points, and also had six rebounds. Jennifer Harris had two points and three rebounds.

"Only two players, Mickie and Jennifer, really wanted the game," KSD coach Kevin Hamilton said.

KSD had 33 turnovers in the game.


East Jessamine 83, Mercer County 60 - At Harrodsburg, East Jessamine outscored Mercer 42-23 in the second half to pull away.

Mercer trailed by only four at halftime, 41-37, but then managed just nine points in the third quarter as the Jaguars started to pull away.

Clif Watkins led Mercer with 12 points, while Kameron McRay and Jordan Lyons each scored nine.

EAST JESSAMINE - Mason 6, Drall 8, Downey 11, Durham 19, McFarland 25, Hammond 10, Caldwell 2, Webster 2.

MERCER - Clif Watkins 12, Kameron McRay 9, Jordan Lyons 9, Daniel Goodpaster 8, John Lyons 4, Michael Bottoms 5, Andrew McCloud 5, Colby Warren 2, Hood 2.

Sayre 74, KSD 34 - At Lexington, the Colonels fell behind early and could never regroup against Sayre.

Sayre led 7-6 in the first quarter, but closed the period on a 14-0 run to take a 21-6 lead. KSD scored 20 points in the second half, but it wasn't enough.

"Our boys tried their best and couldn't handle their man-to-man defense and had 32 turnovers," assistant coach Mike Yance said. "We just played flat and were just having a bad night. Our boys hurried to shoot and we have to learn to be patient."

Kerry Helton had 20 points, six rebounds and six steals for KSD, while Amos Reid added five rebounds and four assists.

KSD - Kerry Helton 20, Michael Hayes 7, Roderick Hodge 2, Zornoza 3, Mike Murrell 2.

SAYRE - Smith 10, Campbell 2, Arnold 7, Bushgess 4, McIntyre 10, Bengess 9, Bowman 8, Hinkle 7, Nelson 2, Rusell 8, O'Rourke 7, Behr 2.

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