1.18 Lady Trojans Brewster
GoLakeChelan 2010 -11 Manson Sports
By Heidi Neal and Nancy Miller
Sponsored by our fine GoLakeChelan Sponsors
Varsity Lady Trojans'
Team Photo By Nancy Miller
Manson Girls @ Brewster
Coach Hill reports:
Final score: Brewster 82, Manson 20
Score by quarter:
This didn't really turn out the way we had hoped on the scoreboard, yet I think the girls have a lot to be proud of.
After Brewster took a very early 2-0 lead Cheyanne McFaddeen immediately came down the floor and tied it up with a deep two-pointer. Shortly thereafter Abby Bridgewater tied it up at four with a nice drive to the basket. Unfortunately, they went on a huge thirty to four run to end the first quarter.
Their press was amazing, and we saw a lot of it, they did a great job of forcing us into errors all game long. They are the best team I have coached against the past three years of coaching girls basketball. They are very aggressive and even with how aggressive they were they apparently don't foul much as they only had six fouls the whole game. They have the best players we have seen this year in Chandler Smith (21 points) and Becky Mae Taylor (21 points.) Smith and Taylor combined for ten points in the deciding fourth quarter. Brewster also got eleven points from Corina Gebbers, two of hers also came in that very important fourth quarter. They shot the ball very well as a team with three treys and fifteen of twenty-one from the line compared to one Trey and one for six from the line for us. I can't say it enough, but dang that was a very good basketball team we played tonight. They really do have it all; they are long, tall, fast, and aggressive, they shoot very well, they block out, they can transition at any time, they look up the court and they pass the ball extremely well. Most of all they are very unselfish.
As for us, our girls have nothing to hang their heads about. They came out and really worked hard and never gave up, making individual goals for themselves throughout the game. Ultimately, I believe the girls learned a lot about themselves and had fun tonight. Personally, I think sometimes we as coaches over value wins in high school sports, tonight was about more than a basketball game. Our girls showed heart and character; they also showed who they will be in the future as the were very coachable throughout the entire game no matter what the scoreboard said. We know what we need to work on (passing, blocking out, hustling back on D, help defense amd seeing the ball) in practice the next two days as we get ready for a rematch with Waterville at their place this time.
Cheyanne McFadden had one of her best ball-handling games of the year against the press. She made some very good decisions and a sweet jump shot in the first minute of the game.
Lia Verduzco came off the bench to give us a little spark in the second half defensively and also buried a fifteen footer to end the third quarter with a bang. Ofelia Ridriguez was her normal aggressive self doing her best to slow down both Smith and Taylor; as she took turns guarding both of them during the game. She also frustrated their guards at times with her length and quickness on the ball. Sierra Miller had a great pass for an assist to Abby, it was the best we have run our zone offense from the corner all year. Sierra always does what is asked of her and I really don't think she even knows how to complain. Her questions are always great questions during games and practice.
Jaque Guillen got roughed up pretty good tonight, in fact on one possession she got knocked down and rolled her ankle and still got up to get the ball; then got tackled while rolling her ankle again with no foul in either instance. Jaque also grabbed one of our two offensive rebounds. Hailey Ellsworth buried a deep three-pointer in the second quarter and barely missed on a few others. She once again led us with three assists. Brewster did their best to limit Hailey's touches and shot attempts. I am really proud of Hailey and all she does for this team, she has a lot on her plate this week with two basketball games, many different types of practices and finally Apple Blossom on Saturday. Bianca Sanchez returned to varsity action tonight and dished out an assist of her own. She dang near hit an outside jumper that was straight out of our offense. Bianca always plays with a smile on her face. Thalia Lepley said this was her funnest game ever, I am so happy that Thalia can find happiness in basketball. Thalia hit a beautiful jump shot from the high post. This is a great shot for her, now I just hope she continues shooting in games. Thalia shot one hundred percent for the game tonight. Thalia also had NO turnovers in the game. Abby Bridgewater played as hard as I could ever ask her to play, yet she was limited on the floor due to early fouls (#1 came 5 seconds into the game.) When Abby was in the game she had one great drive to the hoop and one post move for a basket on the great pass from Sierra. Itzel Castro flew around the court again tonight, she is so dang fast. We had six total steals and Itzel had two of them and both led to points for us at the other end of the floor.
Once again I would like to thank Fred Miller for doing such a great job on the book, Coach Mey Broome with the great statistics she keeps, Nancy Miller for the fantastic pictures she takes every game, our two managers (Kendra Ellsworth and Rubi Garcia) for all of their hard work every day and Chris McFadden for always being so willing to help with any drill we run during practice.
McFadden 2 points, 2 rebounds, 4 turnovers, 1 assist, 1-2 field
Verduzco 2 points, 3 rebounds, 5 turnovers, 1 steal, 1-3 field
Rodriguez 3 rebounds, 5 turnovers, 1 assist, 0-1 field, 2 fouls
Miller 2 turnovers, 2 turnovers, 1 assist, 1 steal, 0-5 field, 1 foul
Guillen 2 points, 1 rebound, 5 turnovers, 1-4 field, 1 foul
Ellsworth 4 points, 6 turnovers, 3 assists, 1 steal, 1 Trey, 1-7 field, 1-4 line, 2 fouls
Sanchez 1 turnover, 1 assist, 0-1 field
Lepley 2 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 0 TURNOVERS, 1-1 field, 3 fouls
Bridgewater 4 points, 5 rebounds, 6 turnovers, 1 steal, 4 fouls, 2-4 field, 0-2 line
Castro 4 points, 1 turnover, 1 assist, 2 steals, 1 foul, 2-3 field
Game MVP: Thalia Lepley
Offensive MVP: Hailey Ellsworth
Defensive MVP: Itzel Castro
Gebbers 11 points, 1 triple, 2-2 line
Boesel 4 points
Hammons 5 points, 3-6 line
Dezellen 7 points, 1 triple
Taylor 21 points, 1 triple, 2-2 line
Smith 21 points, 1-1 line
Jarrell 6 points, 4-4 line
Bayha 5 points, 1-2 line
Knowlton 2 points, 2-4 line