The Washington Times-Herald

Local Sports

December 13, 2012

Hatchets chop up Lions

LOOGOOTEE — After Tuesday’s disappointing loss to Jasper, Washington head coach Gretchen Miles was eager to see how her team would respond.

The Lady Hatchets (6-3) responded by defeating Loogootee 66-20 Thursday evening at Jack Butcher Arena behind a complete team performance.

The Lions (1-8) came out with a lot of energy early on, but couldn’t find the bottom of the net, and Washington capitalized by outscoring Loogootee 16-2 in the first quarter.

“We came out executing a little bit on defense, stuck around for two or three minutes,” said Loogootee head coach Josh Mullis. “We had a few things go against us, and any time you have a few things go against you it kind of snowballs, and that’s difficult to overcome.”

While the Lions struggled to find themselves, and Washington junior forward Ally Hunsinger took full advantage. Hunsinger scored 12 of the Hatchets’ 16 first quarter points.

In the second quarter, Loogootee got more of the same from Washington in the second quarter. Forwards Audra Stallman and Kristen Lundy combined for 14 of the Hatchets 17 points as Washington took a 33-7 lead into halftime.

In the third quarter, Loogootee put up a fight, scoring 12 of its 20 points on the night in the quarter. The offensive surge was led by senior Gabrielle Ritchey. Ritchey scored nine of her 11 points in that third quarter.

“She’s been our catalyst all year,” Mullis said. “She’s been a good scorer for us, she plays defense and handles the ball. As a senior you can’t ask much more from her.”

The Hatchets got some time for some of its younger players in the fourth quarter, and Washington won the final quarter 15-1 to stretch the final margin to 46 points. Hunsinger led all scorers with 19 points, Stallman and Lundy added 10 points each and freshman Jenna Johnson pitched in eight points off the bench.

As the season has gone on, Miles has seen consistency each game from numerous players outside of Hunsinger, and she said that will be a key to its success and will continue to pay dividends.

“The kids that we put on the floor, they absolutely know their roles,” Miles said. “We know that when they’re out there, they have the ability to score.”

Miles was interested to see how her team would respond after a disappointing 45-44 loss Tuesday at the Hatchet House, and she was very pleased with the results.

“I thought we shot extremely well from the field,” Miles said. “We saw good ball movement, and it was nice to see that against a zone. A lot of times we struggle against the zone. It was good to see the kids cut hard and move that basketball around, and get into the rhythm of their shots.”

 

1
Text Only
Local Sports
  • SPT-WT-073014-ANDREW LUCK PIC Luck still learning in Year 3 ANDERSON — Wind chill estimates put the temperature at 59 degrees Monday morning at Anderson University.During one stretch of his fifth training camp practice of the year, however, it likely felt much colder to Andrew Luck.The Indianapolis Colts quar

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sports Briefs Par 3 Tournament ResultsMike and Ellen McKittrich were the first place gross winners of the Par 3 Tournament Sunday at Washington Country Club with a 54. Mark Smith-Susan Chambers and Nate and Blythe Wildridge followed with a 55. Pat and Joanne Bahr

    July 30, 2014

  • Blu-chip 3 pic Blu-Chip takes over Complex The Washington Sports Complex played host to the 3rd Annual Blu-Chip 3v3 tournament, which is in memory of Zach Blubaum and Derek Arvin. The tourney was the largest of the three that have been played and helps to raise funds for the Derek Arvin Schol

    July 28, 2014 3 Photos

  • Better police needed for college teams enticed to cheat Cheating has been part of college athletics probably for as long as people have bothered to keep score.Sometimes it could be as simple as a C-note handshake or a little cash slipped into a player’s socks outside his locker with a note telling him to

    July 25, 2014

  • Blu Chip ready for its third year Time is supposed to heal all wounds, but of course, that isn’t the case. Some tragedies are so severe that the healing process might never be complete, but rather a daily reminder of what has been lost. Whether it is a bumper sticker on a car, a funn

    July 25, 2014

  • Colts' 'monster' now preparing to 'hunt' ANDERSON — There’s a different kind of buzz surrounding the Indianapolis Colts as they prepare to report for training camp today at Anderson University.Expectations have been high inside the locker room since Chuck Pagano arrived in January 2012 and

    July 23, 2014

  • Sports Briefs WHS PhysicalsWashington High School athletic office would like to announce Physical Examinations for athletes will be held at Dr. Cullen’s office on Tuesday July 29, 9 am to 3 pm. All Washington athletes may use this service including High School, Ju

    July 23, 2014

  • SPT-WT-071914-ADAM GRABER PIC Barr-Reeve hands out Spring Awards MONTGOMERY — After the Fall and Winter sports seasons included a team reaching the state championship, Barr-Reeve’s final sport season had some catching up to do. Spring didn’t result in any state championship apperances, but it did see the Vikings c

    July 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • Posturing, predictions fly as SEC turns to a new season There’s plenty to enjoy about the Southeastern Conference’s annual cattle call in Hoover, Ala., where media of every description join players and coaches from each of the league’s 14 football teams to discuss the coming season. The best aspect is tha

    July 18, 2014

  • MadiWebster Webster to compete at Gymnastics Championships LOUISVILLE — More than 1,600 of the nation’s top gymnasts in acrobatic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics and trampoline/tumbling will be in Louisville, this week for the 2014 USA Gymnastics Championships. Madi Webster of Odon, who just placed third in

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo