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Varsity Lady Trogans vs. Kittitas 1-3-09


Trojan Basketball Reporting

By Heidi Neal and Nancy Miller

 GoLakeChelan ~ Manson School District



Photos by Nancy Miller

Vetta Maynard makes her way past Kittitas



January 3rd, 2009


 Coach Hill reports…. 

This was a huge win for us! We came to play right off of the opening tip in a well played game. Our girls played very hard and smart all game long, no matter how unhappy they were with some of the calls or non-calls they kept playing well and in the end things worked out for the best!

In the second half Kittitas built a 13 point lead on some great post moves by their very talented sophomore center, but our girls did not give up and within a matter of minutes we were back in the lead while never looking back. We out rebounded the much bigger girls from Kittitas. We had our best night at the free throw line of the season especially in the fourth quarter! We held their leading scorer to 13 points (half of what she scored on Tuesday.) There were so many positives throughout this game that it is hard to know where to begin and where to end! One of the biggest things we did well tonight was that the girls didn't try to be someone they are not, everyone played their roll to the best of their ability.

Once again Marci Nelson did a great job of playing a good overall game as she did a great job defending a very good scorer for Kittitas. Veronica Vanderholm had another stellar performance on the defensive end against a much larger player. Vetta Maynard led us in scoring again having a huge fourth quarter leading our comeback with 14 points in the quarter. Whitni England handled the ball through the Kittitas press in the first half until they realized that they couldn't stop Whitni’s speed with a press. Verna LaCourse came in and had a couple big rebounds in the first half for us. Abby Bridgewater worked hard to get numerous loose balls and chipped in with 6 points. Eva Escoto hit another jump shot and proved that she will fit in nicely with our line up. Hailey Ellsworth returned to action, playing limited minutes because of an ankle injury suffered on Monday, to provide a spark on offense and defense in the fourth quarter when we needed it. Yessenia Escoto also returned to action, after being in Mexico since our first game against Pateros, off the bench as she played superb defense on the best shooter that Kittitas had to offer.

Thanks for all the support from the fans, golakechelan.com, KOZI radio, Lake Chelan Mirror and Wenatchee World. Hope everyone can make it out to watch us against Entiat at home on Tuesday, Jan. 6th or listen to it on the radio!

VETTA MAYNARD: 23 points 10 rebounds, 3 assist, 5 steals
MARCI NELSON: 6 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assist, 3 steals
WHITNI ENGLAND: 6 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 4 steals
VERNA LACOURSE: 3 rebounds
ABBY BRIDGEWATER: 6 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals
VERONICA VANDERHOLM: 6 rebounds, 2 assist, 2 steal
EVA ESCOTO: 2 points, 2 rebounds
YESSENIA ESCOTO: 2 steals, 2 rebounds
HAILEY ELLSWORTH: 2 points, 1 assist, 1 steal

Coach Chris Hill


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By Nancy Miller


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