The Versailles Republican Sports

November 12
, 2009

'09-'10 ORVC girls basketball teams debut in jamboree at Sw Hanover gym

Gary Franklin, Sports Writer

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 past.
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 of 17.
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 Muessel.
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.

Pictured at left from left, Sw Hanover Lady Rebel senior Hannah Hardy (22) checks her options against Milan Lady Indian sophomore defender Tatijana Marsee (30).