Shawe’s Amelia Koehler goes to the basket as Jac-Cen-Del’s Abby Wagner (24) defends during Tuesday’s game at Meny Gymnasium. Koehler scored five points to lead Shawe in the 42-18 loss. (Staff photo by David Campbell)
Shawe’s Amelia Koehler goes to the basket as Jac-Cen-Del’s Abby Wagner (24) defends during Tuesday’s game at Meny Gymnasium. Koehler scored five points to lead Shawe in the 42-18 loss. (Staff photo by David Campbell)
Shawe's offense was unable to keep pace with its defense and the result was a 42-18 loss to Jac-Cen-Del in girls basketball Tuesday at home.

The Hilltoppers held Jac-Cen-Del to under 40 percent shooting and just 35 points through 27 minutes. But Shawe managed to hit only six field goals, shot 14 percent from the floor and needed three quarters just to break double-digits in scoring.

"That's been our problem all season," Shawe coach Camille Deuser said. "We've actually played very good defense this season and I consider myself a defensive coach so that makes me happy. But we have struggled to score all season and tonight was no different."

The Hilltoppers (4-14, 1-4 Ohio River Valley) hung close until the final moments of the first quarter. The game was tied 4-4 until the final two minutes when Jac-Cen-Del scored the final nine points to go ahead by 11.

Shawe managed only a Maddie Waller basket in the second quarter but the Eagles scored only eight points and led 21-6 at halftime.

Jac-Cen-Del (8-9, 3-1 ORVC) wasn't exactly burning up the nets but the 21-point first half was more than enough to secure the victory. Shawe added only four more points in the third before getting eight in the fourth.

Six different players scored for Shawe but none had more than five. The Hilltoppers were 6-of-42 (14.3 percent) from the floor, failed to hit a 3-pointer in nine tries and were 6-of-19 (31.6 percent) from the free-throw line.

"We're young but we have talent, that's the frustrating part," Deuser said. "We have problems putting it all together at the same time."

Sophomore Amelia Koehler scored five points to lead Shawe. Freshman Jenna Armstrong had four points, Taylor Grote scored three and Meghan Scroggins, Megan Goebel and Waller added two each.

"All of our girls play hard but Amelia really goes all out," Deuser said. "She's our most physical player and she's equally adept at playing guard or forward and I knew this would be the perfect game for her. She's been working on a spin move in practice and she used it today."

Sydney Keene had 14 points, seven rebounds and five assists and Brianna Volz had 12 points and 10 rebounds to lead Jac-Cen-Del. The Eagles were 18-for-48 (37.5 percent) from the floor and out-rebounded Shawe 54-19.

The game was Shawe's last regular season home game and for most programs that means senior night. But the Hilltoppers don't have any seniors and only two juniors, Grote and Goebel.

Shawe visits Henryville on Tuesday.

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TUESDAY'S GIRLS GAME

at Madison

JAC-CEN-DEL 42, SHAWE 18



JAC-CEN-DEL 13 8 10 11 - 42

SHAWE 4 2 4 8 - 18



JAC-CEN-DEL (8-9, 3-1 ORVC) - (g)Keene 14, (c)Volz 12, Wagner 5, (g)Roberts 5, Day 2, (f)Ronsheim 2, Moore 2, (g)Hughes 0, Bowling 0, Bruns 0, Menchoffer 0.

SHAWE (4-14, 1-4 ORVC) - Koehler 5, (f)Armstrong 4, (g)Grote 3, Scroggins 2, Goebel 2, (g)Waller 2, (f)Storm 0, (c)Moore 0, Fry 0.



3-Point Goals - Jac-Cen-Del 3 (Keene 1, Wagner 1, Roberts 1), Shawe 0. Rebounds - Jac-Cen-Del 54 (Volz 10), Shawe 19 (Koehler 3, Armstrong 3). Assists - Jac-Cen-Del 13 (Keene 5), Shawe 1 (Grote 1). Turnovers - Jac-Cen-Del 26, Shawe 12. Total Fouls - Jac-Cen-Del 14, Shawe 10. Free Throws - Jac-Cen-Del 3-5, Shawe 6-19. Fouled Out - None. Next Game - Jac-Cen-Del hosts Southwestern Thursday. Shawe visits Henryville Tuesday.