|Lady Jeffcats roll over Bearcats|
|Friday, February 01, 2013 2:15 PM|
The Lady Wildcats used a big first quarter to beat the Lady Bearcats 73-52.
Jefferson went on a 16-0 run to start the game, lasting most of the first quarter, getting five points from Gabby Pimpas, another five from Hannah Sensibaugh and a 3-point play from Rileigh Stockwell. The Lady Bearcats got a foul shot from Caitlyn Propst to end the first quarter and make the score 16-1, Jefferson.
The second quarter was a back-and-forth battle between both teams. Halfway through, Spencerville’s Karri Purdy and Schylar Miller knocked down 3-pointers in between a Jefferson 3-pointer (Katie Goergens) to make the score 25-12.
To end the period, Spencerville got a layup from Purdy and Jefferson got two foul shots from Brooke Culp, making the score going 37-21 at the break.
In the third quarter, Spencerville’s Jacey Grigsby knocked down a jumper to make the score 46-30, Jefferson. After that jumper, the Wildcats went on another 16-0 run, which included seven points from Sensibaugh, to make it 62-30. Spencerville got a 3-pointer from Alyssa Mulholland to make the final third-quarter score 62-33.
The Bearcats outscored the Wildcats 19-11 in the final quarter. Spencerville got eight points from Mulholland, four points from Abby Freewalt and another four from Miller. Freewalt got the final basket of the game, which made the final score 73-52.
The Lady Wildcats had five girls in double digits: Pimpas had 18 points, Stockwell and Goergens added in 14 points, Sensibaugh 11 points and Culp 10.
The Lady Bearcats had two girls in double figures, with Miller and Mulholland each scoring 14 points on the night.
“We played very well tonight. We had good ball movement tonight, much better then we have had all year,” Jefferson head coach Dave Hoffman said. “We started to shoot with confidence. I thought we played very hard on defense and we got contributions from a whole lot of players tonight. Scoring-wise, that is what we need. We aren’t going to have the one person to score a lot of points.”
“I thought we came out slow, sluggish, and I thought Jefferson came out with a great game plan. Jefferson got some buckets and got some confidence,” Spencerville coach Warren Pughsley said. “They were on fire. I tried to tell the girls in the beginning, it’s their gym; they shoot here every day, so you can’t just assume since somebody is not shooting well that they will continue to not shoot well. They started making shots and got a big lead and in the second half — at some point — I must have upset somebody because there was a shift in the communication I would expect from them. The Jefferson girls played hard and my girls played hard.”
The loss drops Spencerville to 2-16 and 1-7 on the year. They visit New Bremen Tuesday.