The Versailles Republican
January 8, 2009
annual Ripley County Girls Basketball Tournament is underway
Gary Franklin, Sports
Another year has broken its way into reality with the
annual RCT action underway. The freshman boys tournament
was played early during December, allowing the varsity
girls to break the ice on the new year with competition
held at JCDHS on Tuesday evening, January 6. A winter
blast through the night before caused most local schools
to call for a two hour delay, literally starting opening
day of the tournament with "ice-breaking".
As the day's weather conditions became better, a first
day's return from Christmas break (for most students)
proceeded, making way for the traditional beginning of
the RCT as scheduled.
Action at hosting Jac-Cen-Del High School began with a
rival match between the neighboring JCD Lady Eagles and
the South Ripley Lady Raiders. In the first game of the
new basketball season, the Lady Eagles pulled off a one
point overtime win over the rival Lady Raiders at SRHS,
44-43. reigniting the rivalry embers to a flame between
the two schools sports programs.
South Ripley vs Jac-Cen-Del
The center court tip between 6' sophomores Lady Raider
Jessica Foster and Lady Eagle Alyssa Hammond got the game
underway with SR controlling the tip.
Senior Lady Raider Erica Ester put the first points on
the scorebook, following which four Lady Eagles scored
five FG's to take an eight point advantage at 10-2. Scoring
FG's for JCD were: Samantha White, Becca Wagner, Alyssa
Hammond (2) and Kristen Hicks.
The Lady Raiders' answer came in four consecutive FG's
by Jordan Vinup (2) and one each from Kasey King and Whitney
Walker, to knot the game at 10.
The balance of the quarter found two Lady Eagles scoring.
Samantha White drained a trey and Valorie Wagner scored
her first FG of the night. SR scores came from back to
back FG's from Jessica Foster, to close quarter one JCD
15-14 over SR.
The Lady Raiders went on a 9-0 run in opening the second
quarter to lead 21-15, before the Lady Eagles scored again.
The remainder of the half found the two teams basically
trading baskets, ending the quarter's play with the Lady
Raiders leading 32-25.
The Lady Eagles' deficit grew as they only scored six
to the Lady Raiders' 11 in the third period. Unable to
retake the lead in the fourth quarter, the Lady Eagles
fell by game's end, 39-47.
So. Ripley Lady Raiders 47
Sarah Webster 2
Erica Ester 14
Kasey King 10
Jessica Foster 10
Whitney Walker 2
Lakin Davis 3
Jordan Vinup 6
Jac-Cen-Del Lady Eagles 39
Samantha White 7
Valorie Wagner 8
Becca Wagner 16
Alyssa Hammond 6
Kristen Hicks 2
Alissa Stolze -
Brooke Gilland -
Meagan Hughes -
Hailee Sizemore -
Kristin Konradi -
JCD 15-14 SR
SR 32-25 JCD
SR 43-31 JCD
SR 47-39 JCD
Batesville vs Milan
Opening night's game two center court tip between Milan
Lady Indian Jessica Wessler and Batesville Lady Bulldog
Madison Lamppert resulted in the Lady Bulldogs gaining
first possession and a quick basket for the lead by Elise
Stephens. Continuing to add to their score were Lady Bulldogs
Amy Wuestefeld with 3 FG's and a three pointer, Ashley
Wuestefeld with a FG, and Madison Lamppert with a pair
of FT's for a 15-0 run.
First to answer for the tribe was Kelly Stutler, draining
the three ball, followed by Jessica Wessler's FG. Lady
Bulldog Lawson Sitterding scored the old fashioned three
combo of a FG and a FT before Lady Indian Arielle Noel
scored a FG to end the first quarter with Batesville well
in control at 18-7.
Quarter two found the Lady Bulldogs adding a 15-4 run
taking their halftime lead to 22 points at 33-11.
The Lady Indians outscored the Lady Bulldogs 13-9 in the
third period, but the hole already dug was too deep for
them to recover from.
A total of ten points scored in the fourth period made
for a long finish with Batesville adding six points to
the tribe's four. The final score was Batesville 48-28
Batesville Lady Bulldogs 48
Elise Stephens 2
Jenny Meyer 8
Ashley Wuestefeld 8
Amy Wuestefeld 13
Julie Meyer 4
Becca Wintz 2
Fawn Ryan 7
Lawson Sitterding 2
Madison Lamppert 2
Kerri Kinker -
Curly Paul -
Milan Lady Indians 28
Kelly Stutler 13
Arielle Noel 2
Becca Haugh 3
Brittany Lewis 4
Jessica Wessler 6
Kayla Stutler -
Montana Winters -
Ciera Ison -
Elaina Voss -
Batesville 18-7 Milan
Batesville 33-11 Milan
Batesville 42-24 Milan
Batesville 48-28 Milan