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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.”

 

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