The Versailles Republican Sports
February 26, 2009

Lady Eagle flight shot down

Gary Franklin, Sports Writer

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 Game
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 being made.
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 Writer

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
Hughes 5
Travis Tackett 5
Mark Sharp 3
Pavy 2
Non-scoring Pacers: Kincaid, Ross, Trey Meyer, McAlpine and Reagan.