November 12, 2009
'09-'10 ORVC girls basketball teams debut in jamboree
at Sw Hanover gym
Gary Franklin, Sports
Without revealing much, the 2009-2010 ORVC (Ohio River
Valley Conference) lady basketball contenders put on their
annual exhibition at the Southwestern Hanover HS gym on
Saturday, November 7.
A sparce crowd watched as their team went through the
motions on the court for two quarters, one against two
different competitiors, as has been the format in the
Did it draw any conclusions about the type season any
of the teams would likely have, you may ask. And the answer
would be probably not. But then a winning record doesn't
mean that every game the winner will be the predicted
one either, so we'll just let the ball bounce where it
may and enjoy the downs with the ups as any good fan should
be able to do.
In opening the event, the hosting Sw Hanover Lady Rebels
easily outscored a greatly weakened Milan Lady Indian
team, missing at least five regular varsity players from
their team due to illness, sickness or other reasons.
SwH vs Milan
At any case, the first quarter of play resulted in Sw
outscoring the tribe 17-3 by quarter's end. Cheyenne Winters
scored a FG and a FT for the only Milan points.
Lady Rebel scoring came from Kelsey Jones with eight points
off three FG's and two FT's. Hannah Hardy added a FG,
Alex Gordon added a FG, Jessie McVey added a FG and Dani
Riley added a FG plus a FT for the 17 total points.
Milan vs Shawe
Both these teams hit the court with new head coaches this
season. Leslie Vertz and her supporting cast lead the
Lady Indians, while Shawe finds John Kalb replaced at
the head spot by Rachel Baudendistel.
Lady Hilltopper Hana Roberts got the quarters scoring
started with a FG, followed by a pair of FT connections
by teammate Rachel Muessel for a 4-0 lead.
Lady Indian Cheyenne Winters answered with the old fashioned
three point play of a FG and FT for 3-4. Muessel connected
on one of two FT attempts, followed by another Lady Indian
Winters FG after a Ciera Ison assist for a 5-5 tie.
Shawe's Roberts nailed a pair pf FT's and added a FG followed
by another Lady Indian Winters FG and a Tatijana Marsee
connection of one of two FT attempts to draw the game
at a Shawe 9-8 edge.
Before the period had ended, Roberts added a FG and FT,
while teammate Kaylee Mingione added five more for a total
Lady Indian Wintwers put in another FG to take Milan's
total to 10 by period's end.
Shawe vs Rising Sun
In Lady Shiner vs Shawe action, Shawe closed the period
up 15-9. Scoring was opened by Shawe's Hana Roberts with
a FG, only to be tied at two with Lady Shiner Chelsea
Bowman's FG answer.
Lady Hilltopper scoring for six unanswered points came
from a FG by Nicole Zapp, a FG by Mingione and a FG by
Lady Shiner Katie Duncan added a FG, followed by teammate
Candie Armstrong hitting on one of two FT atttempts along
with a pair of FT's by Kelsey Baillie to cut the topper
lead to one at 8-7.
In the balance of the two remaining minutes of action,
Shawe scores came from a pair of Muessel FG's, one of
two FT makes by Mingione and a pair of FT connections
for Muessel. The only other score by RS in the remaining
time was by Samie Lozier with a FG to end the action Shawe
15-9 Rising Sun.
R. Sun vs South Ripley
Everything went SR's way from the tip as they scored the
first 15 points, only to end with 5'1" Lady Shiner
freshman Jenna Kendrick of the Lady Shiners spoiling a
shutout with her FG to end the period SR 15-2 RS.
Scoring for SR came from Kasey King with a pair of FG's
and a pair of FT connections, Jessica Foster with two
FG's , Whitney Walker a FG, a Rachel Mathes FT connection
of two attempts and a Rachel Yocum FG.
S. Ripley vs Switz. Co.
In a contrast to the previous exhibition quarter's action
by the Lady Raiders, they basically watched as the Switzerland
County Lady Pacers outscored them 7-0 without an answer,
later to fall 11-5 at period's end.
The five points scored by SR were off a Rachel Yocum FG,
a Yocum FT and a pair of FT connections by Meredith Knollman.
SC scoring came from Lindsay Scott with a FG, Kristen
Perry a FG and a FT of two attempts., a Kelly Kincaid
FG, a pair of FT connections by Hayley South and a FG
by Allie Mathews.
Switz. Co. vs JCD
Jac-Cen-Del eked out a 11-10 edge by periods end. Scoring
for SC came from a Kristin Perry FG, a pair of Maggie
Armstrong FG's, a pair of Haylee Smith FT connections.
Jac-Cen-Del's scoring came from 4/4 FT shooting by Becca
Wagner, a Samantha White FG, a Emily Huntington FG, an
Alyssa Hammond FG and one of two FT connections.
JCD vs Sw Hanover
The hosting Southwestern Hanover Lady Rebels worked their
way to a lead of 20-14 over Coach Scott Smith's JCD Lady
Eagle squad by the closure of ORVC jamboree action.
Lady Eagle Kristin Konradi drilled the long ball for a
three pointer during the contest, which was about the
only highlight worthy of mentioning.
In summary, it is very likely the teams witnessed on the
court during the jamboree's exhibition will greatly change
by the time the girls truly meet in regular season action.
Both in personnel hitting the floor in starting roles
and with injuries, etc., healed. At any case, Indiana
basketball players and fans are definitely ready for another
exciting fun filled season to get underway.
GOOD LUCK TO ALL!!
Pictured at left from left, Sw Hanover Lady Rebel
senior Hannah Hardy (22) checks her options against
Milan Lady Indian sophomore defender Tatijana Marsee