Varsity Lady Trojans vs. Waterville 1-09-09
Trojan Basketball Reporting
By Heidi Neal and Nancy Miller
GoLakeChelan ~ Manson School District
Varsity Lady Trojans Victorious Over Waterville
Photos by Nancy Miller
Marci Nelson makes her way to get the rebound
MANSON 32 - WATERVILLE 27
Coach Hill reports….
Well about all I can say about this game is WOW!
We were 10/66 from the field meaning we shot 15% for the game! This was NOT our best game, but with that being said it doesn't matter. It is a good sign when the girls can still find ways to win when things aren't going well and they are not at their best. Our speed helped us get this win along with our hustle. Every single girl worked hard all through the game not one single girl ever gave up even in the fourth quarter when we were really struggling.
The first quarter started out good as we built a little lead only to see ourselves tied with Waterville at seven apiece at the end of the quarter. The start of the second quarter looked like the Lady Trojans that we have all grown to know and love as they built a 19-7 lead only to see it slowly go away during the 4th quarter.
Waterville must be commended with the way they never gave up, they had plenty of opportunities to quit, but every time we built a double-digit lead they came back strong. In the end our defense and ball handling really lead us.
The other key to this victory was the post play of Veronica Vanderholm, Hailey Ellsworth, Abby Bridgewater, Marci Nelson and Verna LaCourse on the defensive end. We worked hard in practice this week to defend the post differently and the girls really did a great job of listening all week and then using what they had learned in the game.
Vetta Maynard led us in scoring with 14 followed by Veronica Vanderholm with 9. Whitni England was our leading rebounder with 9 followed by Abby Bridgewater with 9 and Vanderholm with 6. Hailey Ellsworth had 3 steals and 3 rebounds, Marci Nelson had 5 rebounds and 3 steals. Verna LaCourse gave us some good minutes down low off the bench. Angelica Suarez came in and handled the ball consistently and also took some nice shots that normally go in for her. Eva Escoto continued to improve a ton as she came in and played great defense on the Waterville's point guard. Yessenia Escoto had 2 rebounds as she is working to get back into the swing of things after being gone to Mexico for the break.
We travel to Liberty Bell on Tuesday, Jan. 13th and play Oroville at home on Friday the 16th.
VETTA MAYNARD: 14 points, 2 rebounds, 8 steals, 4-6 free throws, 3-11 shooting
MARCI NELSON: 3 points, 5 rebounds, 3 steals, 1-5 free throws, 1-9 shooting
WHITNI ENGLAND: 2 points, 9 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 assist, 1-14 shooting
VERONICA VANDERHOLM: 9 points, 6 rebounds, 8 steals, 1-2 free throws, 4-14 shooting
HAILEY ELLSWORTH: 3 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals, 1-4 free throws, 1-8 shooting
YESSENIA ESCOTO: 1 point, 2 rebounds
VERNA LACOURSE: 1 steal
ABBY BRIDGEWATER: 9 rebounds, 1 steal, 0-5 shooting
ANGELICA SUAREZ: 0-3 shooting
EVA ESCOTO: 0-1 shooting
THANKS A LOT,
COACH CHRIS HILL
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