Lady Tigers Rebound To Third Place Finish
By David Sharp
Brashear hammered a shorthanded Green City on the boards and claimed third place of the 2008 Novinger Tournament by a 44-21 final score. The Lady Tigers (2-1) sprang to an 11-0 lead and were never headed.
Brashear led 15-5 after one quarter. The Lady Gophers (1-2) played better defense in the second period. The Lady Tigers led 21-5 at the 3:53 mark of the second quarter. Green City scored the last four points of the first half and trailed 21-9 at the half.
“We played very well at the beginning,” said Brashear coach Heath Schneider. “We are still not in very good game shape. We need to cut down on our turnovers. We are looking to get better every game. It may go like this all year. Teams may not play well one night but bounce back the next.”
Brashear did a good job getting the basketball to the post. Green City came out with an 8-2 run in the third quarter, trimming the BHS lead to 23-13 with 4:23 showing on the third quarter clock.
Green City played without senior guard Jamie Rouse, who missed the contest due to a knee injury. Brashear led 29-14 after three quarters. Brashear held a 35-12 rebounding edge and a 31-17 lead on the scoreboard with 6:42 to play in the game.
Brashear moved the basketball well in the fourth quarter and won going away. The Lady Tigers pulled down an unofficial 41 team rebounds, while holding Green City under 20 team boards.
Brashear stole the basketball 12 times with 19 turnovers. Shelby Rogers scored a game high 17 Brashear points and pulled down six rebounds. Caroline Slavin scored eighth points with nine rebounds. Emily Ladwig scored seven points with six assists.
Macy Rogers scored six BHS points, pulled down nine rebounds with three steals. Sydney Slavin, Chandi March, and Abby McKim scored two points each. McKim, Macy Rogers and Stephanie Elsea had three steals each.
Brashear was 6-10 from the free throw line compared to 2-7 from the charity stripe for Green City. Shelby Jacobs led Green City with 12 points.