The Versailles Republican
February 26, 2009
Eagle flight shot down
Gary Franklin, Sports
An extended season run was halted for the Jac-Cen-Del
Lady Eagles after a pair of overtime periods at Southwestern
Shelby High School in the '09 IHSAA Girls Class 1A Basketball
Regional #15 on Saturday afternoon, February 21.
The final score of Waldron Lady Mohawks 53-52 over the
JCD Lady Eagles left a "fowl" taste in the air
at games end.
A summary by JCD Lady Eagle Coach Scott Smith, "It
hurts losing when you are that close, I know it will be
awhile, but I told the girls that the fact that we never
gave up, we never quit believing we could win, and the
fact we found a way to give ourselves a chance to win
is more important than the result itself. and I am very
proud of them."
The Lady Eagles got off to a slow start in the game, but
fought feverishly to put themselves right back in contention
as the game neared its end.
Waldron controlled the ti off and scored a pair of Fg's
before JCD Lady Eagle senior Valoriue Wagner answered
with a FG for the score of 4-2 Soon Wagner scored her
second FG to tie the score at four.
That's when Wa;ldron went on a scoring binge addding a
pair of FG's and a pair of three pointers, advancing to
a 10point lead Lady Eagle Kristin Konradi drained the
long range three bomb cutting the margin to seven, only
to have a Lady Mohawk three pointer scored, ending first
quarters action with Waldron up 17-7.
Waldron scored for the first points in the second period
of play, followed by a Lady Eagle Becca Wagner FG. The
Lady Eagles gained ground with a Konradi FG, a pair of
senior Kristen Hicks three pointers, a Becca Wagner 3
pointer to the Waldron addition of a pair of FG's, setting
the half time score at Waldron 23-20 Jac-Cen-Del.
Lady Wagner Becca Wagner opened the third period scoring
with a FG to bring them to within one point at 23-22.
Waldron scored three straight FG's to stretch to a seven
point margin before Lady Eagle Alyssa Hammond scored,
near the four and a half minute mark.
In completing the third, Waldron added a pair of FG's
and a pair of FT's while the Lady Eagles drew five points
from Becca Wagner and another Hicks trey.
Opening the fourth quarter down by three at 35-32, Waldron
added a point from the FT line. Valorie Wagner scored
a FG, cancelled by Waldron. Konradi drilled a three followed
by a Becca Wagner FG to give the Lady Eagles their first
lead at 39-38.
Thump, thump, thump, but no call. Waldron scored a FG
to regain the lead. Waldron went to the line where they
added a pair, stretching their lead to three points with
under a minute remaining in regulation play.
At 20.6 seconds remaining, Valorie Wagner was forced to
take her fifth foul to give JCD any chance of going farether.
Waldron missed the FT.
Down 44-41 and without a senior leader in Val Wagner,
JCD called a time out with 11.1 seconds left. Lady Eagle
Becca Wagner swooshed the net with a long distance three
pointer to send the game to overtime, tied at 44.
At the conclusion of the first overtime period, they were
yet knotted, this time at 50, as both teams had added
six points to their totals.
In the final overtime period, the Lady Mohawks again recovered
the opening tip, only to have the Lady Eagles gain control.
Coach Smith spread his players on the floor and watched
as nearly three minutes of the four in the overtime period
erased from the game clock. With just over a minute to
play, the Lady Eagles began working the ball, drawing
a fifth foul called on Lady Mohawk Caitlyn Dickerson,
which sent Lady Eagle Samantha White to the charity stripe.
White nailed both free throws to give JCD a two point
lead at 52-50, leading to a Coach Scott Smith called time
out. Returning to play, JCD again gained control of the
basketball with the lead.
With JCD in possession, Alissa Stolze went to the top
of the key to be used as a pick. At Mohawk players first
passing, Stolze was knocked to the floor, then on the
return Stolze was stepped on as she attempted to get back
to her feet. Once on her feet the referee called a foul
on Stolze for an illegal block???
As more time passed, Becca Wagner missed the front end
of a one and one opportunity that had the potential of
sealing the victory for the Lady Eagles. Waldron used
their last time out at 23 seconds and as time dwindled
down, sophomore Lady Mohawk Brittany Elliot threw up a
three pointer draining the bottom of the net for the 53-52
lead with virtually no time left. Becca Wagners last ditch
effort found her knocked out of bounds with no foul call
Game over, season over!
Score by Quarters
Waldron 17-7 Jac-Cen-Del
Waldron 23-20 Jac-Cen-Del
Waldron 35-32 Jac-Cen-Del
Jac-Cen-Del 44-44 Waldron
ot Jac-Cen-Del 50-50 Waldron
ot Waldron 53-52 Jac-Cen-Del
Jac-Cen-Del Lady Eagles 52
Becca Wagner 25
Kristen Hicks 9
Kristin Konradi 8
Valorie Wagner 6
Samantha White 2
Alyssa Hammond 2
Non-scoring Lady Eagles: Alissa Stolze and Brooke Gilland...
Jac-Cen-Del Eagle boys claim
6-0 ORVC Championship Title
Gary Franklin, Sports
The Friday night, February 20 on the road six point victory
of 74-68 over the Switzerland County Pacers at SCHS, solidified
the '09 ORVC championship title as belonging solely to
the JCD Eagles.
*Even with one regular season game left on the JCD schedule,
the construction of South Ripley High School's new gymnasium
altered the ORVC's regularly counting conference game
to be the first meeting of the two teams rather than the
last this year.
The Eagles, having played to an outstanding overall season
record of 17-2 (with SR & JCD to face off one more
time this season on Friday, Feb. 27 at SRHS) and a perfect
ORVC count of 6-0 are poised to make an extended season
run at South Decatur in Sectional #60.
The Eagle boys varsity victory over the SC Pacers followed
a JCD JV win of 49-43 in the evening's opener.
Varsity Score by Qurter
JCD 15-13 SC
SC 30-24 JCD
SC 49-47 JCD
JCD 74-68 SC
Jac-Cen-Del Eagles 74
Matt Gehl 22
Blake Sutton 20
Tim Arnett 11
Gerald Hardesty 9
Shane Adams 8
Trevor Arnett 4
Non-scoring Eagles: Ethan Harmeyer, Spencer Purdy, Derek
Lunsford. Craig Houk, Brandon Wilhoit and Daniel Harlemert.
Switz. County Pacers 68
Kyle Green 29
Brennan Bragg 14
Clay Meyer 10
Travis Tackett 5
Mark Sharp 3
Non-scoring Pacers: Kincaid, Ross, Trey Meyer, McAlpine