V Lady 12-13-08
Trojan Basketball Reporting
By Heidi Neal and Nancy Miller
GoLakeChelan ~ Manson School District
Manson Varsity Lady Trojans 37 - Pateros 44
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Roni Vanderholm and Whitni England
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By Nancy Miller
Coach Hill reports….
This was a tough game for both teams as 70 total free throws were shot by the two teams! The Lady Trojans really played hard, but foul trouble changed the way we wanted to do things. During the second, third and fourth quarters we had four starters on the bench at the same time in foul trouble, ultimately we had four starters foul out, with our starter ending the game with four fouls of her own.
A couple of our younger girls came up big playing a lot of game minutes. Freshmen, Abby Bridgewater was one of our leading rebounders and Angelica Suarez played her heart out guarding many of the best players that Pateros had to offer. Verna LaCourse played well under the boards leading us in rebounds, while Hailey Ellsworth worked had on defense against much bigger players all game long. Veronica Vanderholm had a better shooting night than she has had so far from the floor. Vetta Maynard struggled a little with her shooting but was still able to work hard to get 15 points and lead the team in scoring. Mindy Neal came in at the end of the game and did a great job in our man-to-man defense. Whitni England led our defense while she was able to play and she hounded the Pateros point guard into a couple turnovers in the first quarter. Marci Nelson had great overall game as she drove to the hoop a couple times and used quickness to create turnovers on defense.
Once again we jumped out to 10-0 lead in the first quarter, but fouls put us at a disadvantage the rest of the. We were able to lead at the end of every quarter, but in the end fouls, turnovers and missed free-throws cost us. Although the girls did play well enough to win Pateros did a few things better than us, I will take the blame for this loss, and I know what we need to work on for our Tuesday night, December 16th rematch with Mansfield at home. Varsity game tip off is at 6:00 p.m.
Vetta Maynard: 15 points, 1 three-pointer, 1 rebound, 3 steals, 4-7 free-throws
Marci Nelson: 6 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals, 2-5 free-throws
Whitni England: 6 points, 2 rebounds, 2 steals, 2-2 free-throws
Verna LaCourse: 7 rebounds
Abby Bridgewater: 6 rebounds, 0-2 free-throws
Veronica Vanderholm: 7 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal, 1-6 free-throws
Hailey Ellsworth: 2 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal
Angelica Suarez: 1 point, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1-4 free-throws
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By Nancy Miller
|Manson Varsity Lady Trojans 37 - Pateros 44 |
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