Archive for Sunday, January 27, 2002

Top Gun Invitational Roundup: Millstein guides Baldwin to title

January 27, 2002

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— Baldwin High girls basketball coach Eric Toot might want to keep eye on his job after Casey Millstein's performance Saturday.

Millstein, Baldwin's senior forward, collected 14 points and 10 rebounds in the Bulldogs' 62-51 victory over Anderson County in the Top Gun Invitational championship, but her guidance on the court was just as impressive as her stats.

"Casey was unbelievable," Toot said. "Not only her game, but her leadership tonight. Casey was bound and determined not to lose this game. She did more coaching tonight than I did, I think, but that's what we need because they listen to her."

Millstein led by example early, scoring 12 points and grabbing six rebounds one more than Anderson County in the first half.

"(Toot) told me at the beginning of the year that I was the leader and that's what I'm good at," Millstein said. "I love keeping my girls pumped and aggressive and intense. I feel that's my job and I love it."

Down 15-14 after the first quarter, Millstein and fellow post player Emily Brown, who finished with 14 points and eight boards, combined for 15 second-quarter points, five more than Anderson County (6-7).

"Emily and Casey really controlled the inside tonight," Toot said, "especially on the defensive boards. Casey set the tone early and then Emily jumped right in, too. I thought Casey really dominated the glass in the first quarter-and-a-half."

Colleen Kivett scored Baldwin's other six points in the second while shutting down Anderson County's Lexee McDonnell, helping Baldwin (11-2) take a 35-25 halftime lead.

McDonnell, who had averaged 26 points in two tournament victories, scored eight points in the first period, but hit just one field goal in the second.

"I just tried my hardest," Kivett, who finished with a team-high 20 points, said. "She's a phenomenal player and she's very hard to defend, but I had a lot of help from my teammates, which was great. Without them I couldn't have done it."

Note: All-tournament team selections were: McDonnell and Ashli Bowman, Anderson County; Kivett, Millstein and Brown, Baldwin; Jessica Stewart, Gardner-Edgerton; Liz Burks, Katie Sheffield and Lindsey Dieterich, Ottawa; and Kyla Dotson, St. Marys.

Baldwin 62, Anderson County 51

Anderson County (6-7)

Jill Fursman 3-6 0-0 6, Rachel Rockers 4-11 0-0 10, Ashli Bowman 3-10 0-0 9, Lexee McDonnell 9-20 5-6 23, Kelli Bunnel 0-1 1-2 1, Kelsi Suderman 1-5 0-2 2. Totals 20-53 6-10 51.

Baldwin (11-2)

Anna Skaggs 2-7 3-4 7, Katie Martin 0-2 0-0 0, Kayla Pringle 2-8 3-4 7, Jodie Bacon 0-2 0-0 0, Colleen Kivett 7-12 4-4 20, Casey Millstein 6-10 2-2 14, Emily Brown 6-10 2-3 14, Kari Garrison 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 23-52 14-17 62.

Anderson County 15 10 17 9 51

Baldwin 14 21 19 8 62

Three-point goals Anderson County 5-18 (Bowman 3-10, Rockers 2-6, McDonnell 0-2), Baldwin 2-9 (Kivett 2-4, Pringle 0-3, Martin 0-2, Garrison 0-1). Turnovers Anderson County 10, Baldwin 13. Total fouls Anderson County 16, Baldwin 14.

Third Place

Ottawa 68, KC Piper 39

Ottawa jumped to a 12-2 lead against Piper after the first quarter and scored 28 points in the third period to put the game away.

Ten players scored for Ottawa, led by Jayme Vance's 17 points 15 of which came in the third quarter. Liz Burks added 14 and Lindsey Dieterich scored 10.

Ottawa 68, KC Piper 39

Ottawa 12 20 28 8 68

KC Piper 2 17 5 15 39

Ottawa (12-1) Liz Burks 14, Katie Sheffield 9, Jenny Heck 2, Jayme Vance 17, Laura O'Conner 2, Adrienne Allegre 2, Lindsey Dieterich 10, Kristen Kay 6, Kathryn Slyvester 4, Allie Daniels 2.

KC Piper (6-6) Ashley Randle 2, Kathy Kiblinger 7, Amy Hollander 2, Amanda Woolley 4, Jill Waltsak 9, Melissa Green 4, Ashley Sanders 2, Angie Mullins 9.

Fifth Place

St. Marys 53, Eudora 39

The Cardinals trailed by just one at halftime, but were outscored 19-8 in the third quarter.

Lauren Kracl scored 22 points for Eudora and Jill Woodward added 11.

St. Marys 53, Eudora 39

St. Marys 16 6 19 12 53

Eudora 15 6 8 11 39

St. Marys (6-5) Claire Ashby 5, Rebecca Reese 4, Jenny Quintanilla 2, Jayna Smith 2, Mandi Lasswell 6, Brooke DeVader 4, Darcie Rezac 6, Heather McAfee 5, Kyla Dotson 19.

Eudora (3-8) Tina Lauber 1, Brandi Abel 5, Lauren Kracl 22, Jill Woodward 11.

Seventh Place

Gardner-Edgerton 63, Wellsville 39

Lacey Roecker led the host Eagles with 12 points and Wendy Moore scored 10.

Gardner-Edgerton 63, Wellsville 39

Gardner-Edgerton 13 19 11 20 63

Wellsville 12 8 10 9 39

Gardner-Edgerton (4-7) Kayla Byler 5, April Taylor 13, Danielle Burkdoll 2, Jessica Stewart 15, Jessica Fiedler 2, Ashley Toft 8, Erin Johnson 4, Megan Todd 14.

Wellsville (4-10) Stacia Moore 2, Michelle Moss 4, Kimberly Hughes 2, Dani Patton 7, Wendy Moore 10, Lacey Roecker 12, Jacklyn Neis 2.

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