Osgood Journal Sports
January 20, 2009

Lady Raiders put a shine on the Shiners

Gary Franklin, Sports Writer

The South Ripley Lady Raider Varsity basketball team literally lit up the SRHS scoreboards in their Thursday night, January 15 battle against the Rising Sun Lady Shiners, to a final score of 65-24.
The opening contest featured JV action between the Lady Raiders and the Lady Shiners. SR got the evening off to a great start with a 39-20 victory.
SR vs RS varsity game
A wintery blast howled outside the gym along with frigid temperatures around the zero mark. The cold shoulder shown the visiting Lady Shiners was not much better on the inside.
The Lady Raiders controlled the opening tip, as freshman Jessica Foster did the honors for SR. Lady Raider senior Jordan Vinup quickly scored a FG, that led to a 16-0 run by the Lady Raider team with 4:40 remaining, in the first period of play.
Scoring FG's in the early Lady Raider blast were seniors Vinup, Erica Ester, Vinup, freshman Whitney Walker, Vinup, Walker, Ester and Walker.
At 3:36, senior Rising Sun Lady Shiner Kayla Ferreira put in a FG for their first score of the night. Lady Raider freshman Kasey King and Shiner Ferreira traded FG's. Lady Shiner senior Caitlyn Bowman and Ferreira added FG's taking the score to SR 18-8 with 1:27 left to be played in quarter one. Lady Raider freshman Jessica Foster nailed a FG for the final scoring of the first period.
The Lady Shiners had the ball out to begin quarter two. Lady Raider Ester scored a FG, leading to a senior Lady Shiner Courtney Weaver FG. Lady Raider Foster scored a FG and drained a three from downtown, to put the Lady Raiders up 27-10 at the midway point of the second quarter's action.
Lady Shiner freshman Megan Pickett scored three FG's. Lady Raider King added two FG's and sophomore Rachel Mathes added 3 of 4 FT's, to end the half at SR 34-16 RS.
In the third period, Lady Raider scoring was delivered by Ester with two FG's and 2 FT's, two Vinup FG's and a FG each by Foster and King. Lady Shiner scoring came from a FG each by Ferreira and Pickett.
The Lady Raiders entered the fourth period with a 48-20 lead. Lady Shiner freshman Kendra Hudson opened the scoring with a FG, answered by Lady Raider Foster draining of another downtown three bomb. Lady Shiner Ferreira scored a FG which led to Lady Raider FG's scored by Ester, Foster, Ester and Ester, before RS called for a time out at the 3:30 mark.
Scoring for the remainder of the game came from Lady Raider Kyla Sexton who drilled a three and added a FG and King, after connecting on one of two FT tries, for a final score of SR 65-24 RS.
SR Lady Raiders 65
Erica Ester 18
Jessica Foster 14
Jordan Vinup 10
Kasey King 9
Whitney Walker 6
Kyla Sexton 5
Rachel Mathes 3
Sara Webster -
Lakin Davis -
Ashley Buchanan -
Kaitlyn Welch -
Megan Hensley -
Brianne Taylor -
Rebecca Bodenberg -
RS Lady Shiners 24
Kayla Ferreira 10
Megan Pickett 8
Caitlyn Bowman 2
Kendra Hudson 2
Courtney Weaver 2
Teryn Elder -
Kelsey Baillie -
Katie Niccum -
Amanda Stone -
Chelsea Bowman -
Alison Ande -
Samie Lozier -
Quarter scores
SR 20 - 8 RS
SR 34 - 16 RS
SR48 - 20 RS
SR 65 - 24 RS