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Archive for Friday, January 26, 2001

WELLSVILLE INVITATIONAL

January 26, 2001

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— "It's good to finally win a close game," Ottawa head coach Cliff McCullough said. "We needed to play a quality team in a close game and come out on top."

The Cyclones (10-1) came out of the gate strong, forcing Saint Mary's into 10 first quarter turnovers while limiting the Bears to just five field goal attempts in the period.

"We've really come out of the gate hard all year," McCullough said. "We've had great success forcing turnovers and limiting shots early in games."

Saint Mary's (7-5) closed the gap to 15-13 early in the second quarter, before Ottawa closed the half on a 16-8 run to take a 10-point lead into the intermission.

The teams combined for just 11 points on combined 3-of-21 shooting from the field in a stagnant third quarter.

Trailing 36-27 heading into the final quarter, Saint Mary's pulled to within two, 38-36, with 5:18 remaining. The Cyclones converted 12 of their 18 free throw opportunities down the stretch to hold off the Lady Bears and avenge losses to Saint Mary's in two previous Wellsville tourney contests.

"We stepped up and were able to close it out," McCullough said. "Saint Mary's has a wonderful program with tons of tradition. I told my kids that if they put themselves in position to win in the fourth quarter, that they could pull out a game like this. We've struggled a bit from the free throw line lately, but we were able to knock them down to pull out a close game."

The Cyclones were led by junior Lindsey Dieterich's game-high 22 points. Despite shooting just 5-of-16 from the field, Dieterich made 11 of her 12 free throw attempts. Junior Katie Sheffield also reached double figures for Ottawa with 13 points.

Senior Ashley Smith scored 13 points to lead Saint Mary's scorers.

Ottawa will face Kansas City Piper at 7:45 p.m. on Saturday in the red gym in the Wellsville Top Gun Invitational title game. Saint Mary's and Baldwin meet in the third-place game at 6 p.m. in the red gym.

Ottawa 52, Saint Mary's 44

SAINT MARY'S (44)

Brooke Michels 0-2 6-6 6, Mandi Lasswell 3-8 0-0 7, Ashley Smith 4-7 5-8 13, Shannon Wild 2-6 1-4 6, Kyla Dotson 0-1 1-3 1, Claire Ashby 2-4 1-3 5, Rebecca Reese 0-1 1-4 1, Jenny Quintanilla 0-0 0-0 0, Jayna Smith 1-2 1-2 3, Heather McAfee 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 13-32 16-30 44.

OTTAWA (52)

Liz Burks 1-9 1-8 4, Katie Sheffield 3-4 5-7 13, Jayme Vance 2-3 2-2 6, Lindsey Dieterich 5-16 11-12 22, Kathryn Sylvester 0-2 0-2 0, Jenny Heck 1-1 2-2 4, Adrienne Allegre 0-3 2-7 2, Rylee Foster 0-1 1-2 1. Totals 12-39 24-42 52.

Saint Mary's 11 10 6 17 -- 44

Ottawa 15 16 5 16 -- 52

Three-point goals -- Saint Mary's 2-5 (Lasswell 1-2, Wild 1-3), Ottawa 4-10 (Burks 1-3, Sheffield 2-3, Allegre 0-1, Dieterich 1-3). Turnovers -- Saint Mary's 28, Ottawa 24. Total fouls -- Saint Mary's 27, Ottawa 23. Fouled out -- None.

Kansas City Piper 55, Baldwin 52

Wellsville -- Kansas City Piper held off a late rally to advance to the championship game of the Wellsville Top Gun Invitational with a 55-52 victory over Baldwin on Saturday.

Piper (9-2) shot 13-of-29 from the floor in the first half to take a 29-21 lead into the break. The Pirates held the Bulldogs to 4-of-14 shooting in the first quarter and 9-of-27 shooting in the half.

"Slow starts have plagued us all year," Baldwin head coach Eric Toot said. "It's been a recurring theme, and so far I don't have the answer."

Baldwin (9-3) hit its first four shots of the second half, including three-pointers by Jodie Bacon and Colleen Kivett, to cut the deficit to 34-32. The Bulldogs trailed, 43-37, after the third quarter.

Piper converted each of its 10 free throw opportunities in the final period to hold off Baldwin's late rally. Kivett hit her second three-pointer of the game, followed by jumpers by Anna Skaggs and Emily Brown, to keep the Bulldogs within striking distance down to the buzzer.

"We just couldn't get over the hump," Toot said. "We made a couple runs in the second half, but Piper did what it needed to do to win."

Kivett scored a game-high 18 points in Baldwin's losing effort. Brown also reached double figures for the Bulldogs with 10 points.

Junior Jill Waltsak scored a team-high 16 points for Piper. Angie Mullins, Jennifer Kiblinger, and Kim Stine added 11 points each.

Kansas City Piper 55, Baldwin 52

BALDWIN (52)

Colleen Kivett 7-13 2-2 18, Jodie Bacon 2-9 3-4 8, Mandy Moore 2-5 1-2 5, Emily Brown 5-8 0-0 10, Suzie Weege 0-1 0-2 0, Anna Skaggs 4-8 1-1 9, Kristen Wessel 1-2 0-0 2, Katie Martin 0-1 0-0 0, Kayla Pringle 0-0 0-0 0, Tarin Troth 0-0 0-0 0, Casey Millstein 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 21-51 7-11 52.

KANSAS CITY PIPER (55)

Ashley Randle 1-8 4-4 6, Angie Mullins 4-7 2-2 11, Jill Waltsak 6-11 4-5 16, Jennifer Kiblinger 5-8 1-2 11, Kim Stine 4-12 3-6 11, Ashley Boczek 0-0 0-0 0, Megan Stallbrumer 0-0 0-0 0, Amber Breedlove 0-2 0-0 0, Amy Kolich 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-48 14-19 55.

Baldwin 8 13 16 15 -- 52

Kansas City Piper 13 16 14 12 -- 55

Three-point goals -- Baldwin 3-10 (Skaggs 0-1, Kivett 2-3, Bacon 1-5, Weege 0-1), Kansas City Piper 1-5 (Randle 0-2, Breedlove 0-2, Mullins 1-1). Turnovers -- Baldwin 19, Kansas City Piper 18. Total fouls -- Baldwin 16, Kansas City Piper 11. Fouled out -- None.

Anderson County 60, Eudora 35

Wellsville -- Anderson County rallied from an early deficit to cruise past Eudora, 60-35, in a consolation contest. Trailing 14-11 following the first quarter, the Bulldogs outscored Eudora, 32-11, over the next two quarters to take command. Senior Jalyssa Miller poured in a game-high 19 points for Anderson County. Eudora was led by senior Jessica Bryant's 12 points.

Anderson County 60, Eudora 35

Eudora 14 3 8 10 -- 35

Anderson County 11 17 15 17 -- 60

Eudora -- Rachel Abel 2, Jessica Bryant 12, Brandi Abel 4, Mallorie Cleveland 4, Lauren Kracl 10, Betsy Hickman 3.

Anderson County -- Amanda Ohmes 10, Becky Feuerborn 6, Jalyssa Miller 19, Stacey Roecker 4, Lexee McDonnell 13, Audrey Roeckers 6, Nakisha Watts 2.

Gardner-Edgerton 57, Wellsville 40

Wellsville -- Senior Christen McCullough scored a game-high 21 points to lead Gardner-Edgerton (5-5) to a 57-40 victory over host Wellsville (0-11) in consolation action. The Trailblazers held a slim 23-18 advantage at the half, but outscored the Eagles, 22-10, in the third quarter to take control of the game. With the win, Gardner-Edgerton advanced to a fifth-place meeting with Anderson County at 4:30 p.m. in the red gym on Saturday. Wellsville was led by senior Jami Anderson's team-high 12 points. The Eagles face Eudora in the seventh-place game at 4:15 p.m. on Saturday in the blue gym.

Gardner-Edgerton 57, Wellsville 40

Wellsville 6 12 10 12 -- 40

Gardner-Edgerton 13 10 22 12 -- 57

Wellsville -- Jackie Caruthers 4, Stacia Moore 5, Jessica Clay 5, Amanda Pearce 1, Jami Anderson 12, Dani Patton 9, Lindsay Roecker 4.

Gardner-Edgerton -- Amanda Lee 2, Crysti Bettge 12, Casey Ditch 2, Sheena Shore 15, April Taylor 1, Christen McCullough 21.

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