|Wildcats struggle in loss to Raiders|
|Tuesday, January 21, 2014 9:20 PM|
BY KEVIN WANNEMACHER
HAVILAND – For one quarter, Delphos Jefferson battled with host Wayne Trace in non-league girls basketball action as the lady Wildcats trailed only 13-11 after eight minutes of action.
However, it was all Raiders from there as the red, white and blue outscored Delphos Jefferson 36-17 in the final three quarters for a 49-28 win.
Wayne Trace used the twin towers of Sylvia Young (6-3) and Lauren Speice (5-11) to dominate the boards, finishing the night with a 50-34 advantage. The lady Raiders also limited the Wildcats to 8 of 53 shooting on the night (15 percent), including 4 of 40 (10 percent) over the final three periods.
“We really struggled shooting the basketball tonight,” commented Delphos Jefferson head coach David Hoffman. “Once we missed some shots, then we got to a point where we didn’t want to shoot the basketball anymore and we can’t do that.”
The Wildcats battled back twice in the first quarter, tying the game at 8-8 on a Rileigh Stockwell basket and again at 11-11 after a Hannah Sensibaugh free throw. However, Wayne Trace took the lead for good with a Sylvia Young bucket late in the stanza to make it 13-11.
Quarter number two proved to start the downfall for Delphos Jefferson. Wayne Trace opened the quarter with ten straight points, highlighted by two Erin Mohr treys, to grab a 23-11 advantage.
Stockwell hit a pair of free throws to get the Wildcats on the scoreboard at the 2:56 mark but that would be all of the Delphos Jefferson points in the period. Madi Poling rounded out the first half scoring by hitting one of two charity tosses to put the Raiders on top 24-13 at the intermission.
“I thought it was a very solid first half for us,” noted Raider head coach Bethany Hughes. “The girls took care of the basketball much better tonight and we were able to play solid defense as well. It was a good effort for us tonight.”
The lady Raiders stretched their lead in the contest at the start of the third quarter. Wayne Trace got a basket by Speice, one of two foul shots from Shayna Temple and a pair of charity tosses by Poling to widen the margin to 29-13.
“It was a key for us to come out in the second half and continue to play hard and smart and the girls did that,” Hughes continued. “We put together a solid 32 minutes tonight and that was good to see.”
Sensibaugh stopped the tide temporarily with a trey for Delphos Jefferson but the Raiders weren’t done. Mohr and Brenda Feasby added baskets for Wayne Trace as the Raiders pushed the advantage to 33-16. The red, white and blue went on to take a 35-22 lead into the final period.
“The first quarter we were able to take advantage of some things against their man defense,” Hoffman noted. “When they switched to zone, their size came in to play and we didn’t do a good job of moving the basketball. Wayne Trace played a good basketball game tonight.”
The lady Raiders opened the final period with nine straight points, including three buckets by Young, to widen the margin to 44-22. From there, Wayne Trace cruised to the 49-28 win.
Mohr led all scorers with 17 points for Wayne Trace, which moves to 9-5 on the season. Young chipped in 11 markers and eight rebounds while Speice posted seven points and 15 rebounds. Temple and Feasby also grabbed eight and seven boards, respectively. Feasby dished out six assists for the Raiders with Mohr recording five.
Stockwell topped the Wildcats with 13 points and nine caroms while also recording four steals. Brooke Culp picked up four steals as well.
The lady Wildcats drop to 6-9 on the season.
Delphos Jefferson rallied from a 20-17 halftime deficit by outscoring host Wayne Trace 16-10 in the second half to post a 33-30 victory over the Raiders in the junior varsity contest.
The Wildcats move to 7-8 on the year with the victory while Wayne Trace drops to 9-4.
Jessica Pimpas led the way for the visiting Wildcats with 10 points and Heather Pohlman chipped in nine markers. Pimpas also picked up six rebounds to lead Delphos Jefferson while Shelby Koenig and Mackenzie Hammons grabbed five boards each. Taylor Stroh dished out three assists and recorded three steals.
Danae Myers scored a dozen points to pace Wayne Trace and Estie Sinn recorded eight markers. Myers also had six boards for the Raiders with Leah Sinn dishing out four assists and recording five boards.
Wayne Trace returns to action Thursday as the lady Raiders visit league-leading Hicksville in Green Meadows Conference play.
Delphos Jefferson also returns to league play Thursday as the lady Wildcats travel to Lincolnview in a Northwest Conference battle.
Taylor Stroh 0-0-0, Heather Pohlman 0-0-0, Brooke Culp 1-0-2, Lindsay Deuel 0-0-0, Katie Goergens 2-0-5, Rileigh Stockwell 4-4-13, Hannah Sensibaugh 1-1-4, Gabby Pimpas 0-1-1, Shelby Koenig 0-0-0, Makayla Binkley 1-0-2, Jasmine McDougall 0-0-0, Tori Black 0-1-1, Jessica Pimpas 0-0-0. Totals 5/26-3/27-9/14-28.
WAYNE TRACE (49)
Stacy Flint 0-0-0, Erin Mohr 7-1-17, Shayna Temple 3-1-7, Lauren Speice 3-1-7, Brooke Wilcoz 2-0-4, Brenda Feasby 1-0-2, Estie Sinn 0-0-0, Madi Poling 1-0-3, Sylvia Young 4-3-11, Leah Sinn 0-0-0. Totals 16/39-2/9-11/17-49.
Score By Quarters:
Jefferson 11 2 9 6 - 28
W. Trace 13 11 11 14 - 49
Three-point goals: Jefferson, Goergens, Stockwell, Sensibaugh; Wayne Trace, Mohr 2.
Rebounds: Jefferson 34 - 12 offensive (Stockwell 9, McDougall 5), Wayne Trace 50 - 14 offensive (Speice 15, Temple/Young 8).
Turnovers: Jefferson 14, Wayne Trace 19.
Assists: Jefferson (4 (Culp, Deuel, Stockwell, G. Pimpas 1), Wayne Trace 18 (Feasby 6, Mohr 5).
Steals: Jefferson 12 (Culp, Stockwell 4), Wayne Trace 9 (Feasby 3).
JV Score: 33-30 (Jefferson).