|Lady Wildcats shoot down young Archer squad|
|Sunday, November 24, 2013 9:00 PM|
DELPHOS — The Lady ‘Cats from Delphos Jefferson gained their first win of this 2013-14 girls basketball season with a 48-21 win over the Antwerp Archers Saturday night at Jefferson High School.
Jefferson (1-1) did most of its damage from inside the arc and from the foul line: connecting on 14-of-39 shots (2-of-14 from three) for 35.9 percent from the floor and 18-of-29 from the line for 62.1 percent. Junior Brooke Culp lead the Lady ‘Cats with 15 points and knocked in a perfect 8-of-8 from the charity strike.
Jefferson’s size proved a huge advantage for them as they outrebounded the Archers. Shelby Koenig guarded the rim, collecting three blocked shots.
For Jefferson coach Dave Hoffman, it was a step in the right direction.
“Our team came out tonight unintimidated and ready to play,” Hoffman said. “We executed much better and got major contributions from many different girls. Our size down low also proved a great advantage for us in the paint both offensively and defensively.”
The young Archers had a difficult time finding the basket against the size of the Lady ‘Cats. They connected on a mere five field goals (0 treys). Payton Short lead the scoring with eight points and Kaiya Jemison added seven.
Brooke Culp came out of the gates hot for the ‘Cats as she scored their first nine points of the game and nine of their 11 total in the first quarter. She connected on three shots, one of which was a 3-ball from the corner. Koenig added the final two of the quarter to give the ‘Cats an 11-2 lead.
The diverse scoring for the Jefferson began in the second quarter as they had five players make their mark on the scoreboard. Senior Katie Goergens added seven points, Rileigh Stockwell netted two, Lindsey Deuel connected on a field goal and Gabby Pimpas adding a free throw, along with four more points scored by Culp. The Archers scored only one basket in the second but added seven foul shots. The Lady ‘Cats’ lead was 27-11 at halftime.
The trend of the first half continued into the third stanza as Delphos extended its lead to 40-15. Senior post Jasmine McDougall joined in the action with four points in the quarter and a plethora of steals. Again, Antwerp was unable to get anything going from the field and scored only from the free-throw line.
Jefferson added to its lead in the fourth as their defense, yet again, held the Archers to only three field goals. Pimpas, Culp, Goergens and Heather Pohlman put the finishing touches on their lead. With little time left, the Lady ‘Cats entered their reserves to finish out the game. Neither side scored the rest of the way and the final score became 48-21.
JEFFERSON 48, ANTWERP 21
2-pt. 3-pt. FT Pts
Cheyenne Miller-Sweet 0-0-2/2-2, Avery Braaten 0-0-1/6-1, Annie Miesle 1-0-0-2, Kianna Recker 0-0-1/4-1, Payton Short 1-0-6/9-8, Kaiya Jemison 3-0-1/3-7. Totals 5-0-11/24-21.
2-pt. 3-pt. FT Pts
Heather Pohlman 0-0-1/3-1, Brooke Culp 2-1-8/8-15, Lindsay Deuel 3-0-0-6, Katie Goergens 1-1-4/5-9, Rileigh Stockwell 2-0-1/7-5, Gabby Pimpas 0-0-4/6-4, Shelby Koenig 2-0-0-4, Jasmine McDougal 2-0-0-4. Totals 12-2-18/29-48.
Score by Quarters:
Antwerp 2 9 4 6 - 21
Jefferson 11 16 13 8 - 48
Three-point goals: Antwerp, none; Jefferson, Culp, Goergens.
JV Score: 22-13 (Jefferson).