Shawe tripped up by 40 turnovers in loss at Providence
Friday, November 15, 2013 10:00 AM
Shawe Memorial found itself down by 12 after the first quarter and never recovered in a 52-28 loss at Providence on Thursday.
The host Pioneers led 18-6 after the first quarter and 30-16 at halftime. Shawe managed just 12 points in the second half to fall to 0-2 on the season.
Shawe shot just 24 percent (8-of-33) from the field and turned the ball over 40 times. Providence, by contrast, was 22-for-64 (34 percent) from the floor with just 18 turnovers.
It was the second game in a row that the Hilltoppers committed more than 40 turnovers.
"We continue to not take care of the basketball. As long as that keeps happening we will not be successful," Shawe coach Camille Deuser said. "We need to learn the importance of each possession and that the ball is valuable. If we keep running headfirst into a brick wall, the wall isn't going to move."
The Pioneers (2-0) got a huge double-double of 21 points and 10 rebounds from freshman Claire Rauck. Rauck had scored a school-record 33 points in Providence's 78-47 win over Crothersville on Tuesday in her varsity debut. Olivia Jenkins scored eight for Providence.
Sophomore Maddie Waller scored nearly half of Shawe's points with 12. She also had six rebounds.
Jenna Armstrong and Megan Goebel scored four points each and Claire Higgins, Hannah Storm, Sarelia Rios-Garcia and Stephanie Snodgrass added two points each.
"We have to be the ones to adjust. Each day is a learning process as we keep trying to build a foundation for a successful program and I believe we do that every day," Deuser said. "The girls are working very hard and are still learning the game of basketball. It's a work in progress but I love the steps we take each day."
The game was the second in pool play of the Henryville Tip-Off Classic. Shawe will travel to Crothersville on Friday for the third and final pool game.