Rough second quarter costs Lady Hilltoppers
Friday, December 07, 2012 10:00 AM
Shawe Memorial suffered through a rough second quarter and dropped a 52-28 decision to South Ripley in girls basketball Thursday in Madison.
The Hilltoppers trailed only 9-5 after the first quarter but were outscored 21-1 in the second quarter to fall behind 30-6 at halftime. Shawe played with South Ripley 22-22 over the final two quarters but the damage was done.
"Once again our youth really showed up tonight. We were only down four at the end of the first quarter and actually had a lead," Shawe coach Camille Deuser said. "In the second quarter we really lost our focus. After halftime, the girls did an excellent job of focusing on adjusting to what South Ripley was doing. We had some really nice plays, like some high-low passes. We cut down our turnovers and did a better job of rebounding. The girls are really playing hard, and the coaching staff and I really appreciate it. Now we just have to learn to put a whole game together. When we can do that, we are going to start getting some wins."
Neither team shot over 30 percent. South Ripley was 16-for-55 (29 percent). Shawe was 12-for-45 (27 percent).
Jenna Armstrong led Shawe with 10 points and four rebounds. Maddie Waller had seven points and five rebounds and Katelyn Moore had eight rebounds.
Amelia Koehler added six points, Hannah Storm had three and Taylor Grote two to round out the scoring.
Shawe, now 1-4 overall and 0-2 in the Ohio River Valley Conference, visits Henry County as part of a girls-boys doubleheader on Saturday in New Castle, Ky.