08-09 Manson Sports

Varsity Lady Trojans vs. Soap Lake 1-20-09

Trojan Basketball Reporting

By Heidi Neal and Nancy Miller

 GoLakeChelan ~ Manson School District


"Awesome Win for the Ladies!"


Photos by Nancy Miller

Verna LaCourse sinks 2 points!





 Coach Hill reports…. 


This was another huge win for our girls! We are now in sole possession of 3rd place with 4-2 league record only trailing Liberty Bell and Entiat. This was the best first quarter we have had in awhile, the girls really came out focused and ready to play, but once again it was the 2nd, 3rd and 4th quarters that won the game for us as we began force many Soap Lake turnovers with numerous steals.


Had we done a better job from the free-throw line this game would not have even been close, but instead we were 10-30 making sure to keep the fans of both teams interested. The girls know we need to get better shooting free-throws and they work hard every day at them, and they know that it will start paying off real soon. We controlled the boards all game again, which is a tribute to the girl’s hard work and hustle as they are always smaller than their opponents at every position. Our defense was absolutely the difference once again for us in the end Soap Lake had a lot of trouble with our ball pressure. The girls battled through a lot of highs and lows to earn this win.

Vetta Maynard once again led us in scoring with 24 points to go along with her 10 steals. Marci Nelson returned to her "old" self to help create many opportunities for other players as she had 5 assists, 4 steals and 9 points. Whitni England did a great job playing the point and handling Soap Lakes' half court pressure all game long, she also did a great job of taking a charge on defense that was not called. Verna LaCourse gave us some valuable minutes off the bench getting 2 points. Abby Bridgewater had one of her best offensive games of the year getting 5 points. Veronica Vanderholm and Hailey Ellsworth dominated in the key for us tonight, Soap Lake could not get any points inside against the post defense they played all game long. Angelica Suarez came in and did a great job playing many different positions for many different girls, she has become so versatile for us doing whatever we ask of her whenever we ask. Eva Escoto continues to get better every game as she got 2 assists and 1 steal.


 I would also like to commend Yessenia Escoto and Mindy Neal, they don't always play as much as others, but they are both working hard in practice to get better and both always have great attitudes towards the team. They are always very vocal and positive during all of our games. It is a great group of girls to coach!

VETTA MAYNARD: 24 points, 8-26 shooting, 4 rebounds, 10 steals, 4-6 free-throws

MARCI NELSON: 9 points, 4-13 shooting, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 steals, 1-4 free-throws

WHITNI ENGLAND: 2 points, 1-9 shooting, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 0-5 free-throws

VERNA LaCOURSE: 2 points, 1-4 shooting, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 steal

ABBY BRIDGEWATER: 5 points, 1-2 shooting, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 3-7 free-throws

VERONICA  VANDERHOLM: 4 points, 1-9 shooting, 5 rebounds, 5 steals, 2-4 free-throws

HAILEY ELLSWORTH: 4 points, 2-15 shooting, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 0-4 free-throws

ANGELICA SUAREZ: 2 assists, 1 steal

EVA ESCOTO: 2 assists, 1 steal


Scoring by quarter:

MANSON:       08  16  13  13
SOAP LAKE:  11  12  08  15

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By Nancy Miller

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NCWB Girls Basketball Standing


Liberty Bell         6-0

Entiat                  5-1

Manson            4-2

Soap Lake           3-3

Oroville                3-3

Bridgeport          1-4

Kittitas                1-4

Waterville           0-6


****** Updated Schedule as of 1-21-09

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