The Washington Times-Herald

Local Sports

January 29, 2013

Eastern escapes Loogootee with win

LOOGOOTEE — LOOGOOTEE - At the tail end of a long and thus far two-win season, it would have been easy for the Loogootee Lady Lions to come into Tuesday’s home game with Eastern Greene at Jack Butcher Arena with less than their best effort.

Instead, the youthful Lady Lions gave Eastern Greene a handful and then some.

And though the 52-48 overtime defeat still left Loogootee coach Josh Mullis less than satisfied, he could find plenty to be happy about in the loss.

“We’ve showed some growth from game one to game 19. We’ve been working our tails off in practice, trying to go back to the basic fundamentals. A lot of times with a young group you’ve got to do that,” said Mullis, whose roster includes just two seniors and a large freshman class. “Even with a veteran group you sometimes have to go back and touch up on things.

“It’s just taken a while for a bunch of freshman and girls who haven’t played for a while to understand what effort you have to bring to be successful at this level,” added Mullis. “I was proud of the effort but not happy with the loss, but if we bring that kind of effort and intensity next Tuesday (against Shoals in sectional play) then it can be another barn burner.”

Loogootee (2-17) trailed Eastern (9-9) for much of the game, including 20-10 after one quarter and 27-19 at halftime, yet the Lady Lions always kept the Lady Thunderbirds within range. A six-point Eastern lead after three quarters, however, disappeared in the midst of a 10-0 LHS run in the middle of the fourth quarter, That run was capped by a Macey Baxter 3-pointer which gave the Lady Lions a 43-40 lead with 3:30 left in regulation.

Eastern scored the next five points to forge a 45-43 lead with :56 on the clock, but senior Gabrielle Ritchey, who scored 12 points for Loogootee before fouling out in overtime, fed Emily Bateman for a bucket with :38 to tie the score at 45. Eastern couldn’t convert on its final possession as the two teams went to overtime.

Eastern quickly took a six-point lead in the extra session, but Bailey Davis’ third trey of the night brought Loogootee back to within three at 51-48 with 1:45 on the clock. But the Lady Lions would get no closer as a spirited effort fell short.

Baxter finished with 15 points to lead all scorers, while Davis netted nine points. Bateman and Taylor Hayes added six points apiece for the Lady Lions.

Loogootee was probably one defensive stop away from being able to finish off Eastern in regulation, something that Mullis was able to take heart in heading into next week.

“We didn’t stay with our fundamentals well, we kept shooting jumpers. We told them ‘Stay aggressive, go to the basket, they’re going to foul you more than likely, they don’t want you to score,’” said Mullis. “We were probably one more defensive stop and being smarter with the basketball, knowing time and possession, away (from winning). But that’s the things we’ve got to learn and grow with.

“But I told them after the game ‘20 quizzes and one final exam, if we can learn that on a quiz and mess up, we lost a game, but if we can learn for the final exam next Tuesday, then it’s worth it,’” said Mullis.

Alex Dubois topped Eastern with 14 points, followed by 10 from Amy Todd and nine apiece from Brittany Martin and Sierra New.

Loogootee will host North Knox on Thursday.



Eastern Greene    20    7     8    10    7-52

Loogootee    10    9    10    16    3-48                     

    

Eastern Greene (52)

Hannah Resler 1 0-2 2 3, Brittany Martin 2 4-6 3 9, Amy Tarr 4 2-3 1 10, Sierra New 4 1-2 0 9, Alex Dubois 5 4-10 1 14, Kym Arthur 3 0-0 0 7.

Totals: 19 11-23 7 52

Loogootee (48)

Gabrielle Ritchey 5 2-4 5 12, Bailey Davis 3 0-0 4 9, Emily Bateman 3 0-0 2 6, Taylor Hayes 3 0-0 4 6, Ashley Lindauer 6 1-2 0 15, Kendall Riley 0 0-0 1 0, Brittany Woody 0 0-0 1 0.

Totals: 20 3-6 17 48

3-point goals: EG 3 (Resler, Martin, Arthur) L 5 (Davis 3, Baxter 2)

Junior Varsity: None

1
Text Only
Local Sports
  • 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

  • Zeller's Celtic games will air on WAMW Now that former Washington graduate Tyler Zeller is a Boston Celtic, his hometown radio station has changed NBA affiliations. DLC Media, Inc. the licensee of Radio Station WAMW-AM 1580 and 95.9 FM will broadcast several Boston Celtics games this seas

    July 15, 2014

  • SPT-WT-071214-AllStars02 Washington 12U falls to Evansville Golfmoor LOOGOOTEE — A terrific run for the Washington 12U All Stars came to a close at the hands of Southwestern Indiana Little League powerhouse Evansville Golfmoor 15-0 in the district finals at Loogootee on Friday.But the loss didn’t diminish the longest

    July 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • Cody Zeller looks for bigger role CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The Charlotte Hornets are turning to a pair of young, inexperienced power forwards after losing Josh McRoberts in free agency. McRoberts was the one player coach Steve Clifford said the team couldn't afford to lose this offseas

    July 10, 2014

  • Freedom02 Freedom wins right before Fourth The Washington American Legion Post 121 Freedom started its Fourth of July holiday right with a 7-2 victory over Boonville on Wednesday.Skyler Veilluex pitched six and a third innings to pick up his fourth victory of the year. Brayden Walls pitched t

    July 5, 2014 1 Photo

  • Little League 10s and 12s in championship games

    This Monday, 26 Washington boys will have the opportunity to move on in the Little League tournament as the 10U and 12U All-Star teams play in district championship games.

    July 4, 2014

  • Showalter hits hole-in-one MONTGOMERY — Tony Showalter hit a hole-in-one at Country Oaks Golf Club on Wednesday. Showalter hit the ace on the 130-yard Par 3 eighth hole with a 9-iron. The shot was witnessed by: Brock Higgins, Galen Lengacher and Noah Miller.

    July 4, 2014

  • SPT - WT070514 - BRSoftball - DG B-R cheerleaders, softball seniors honored The Barr-Reeve Cheerleaders as they were honored at the recent awards banquet. Front row (from left): Kara Nicholson, Kierston Wood, Sarah Chaney and Natalie Walker. Back row: Morgan Yoder, Brooklyn Wittmer, Kirsten Purdue, Chanell Yoder and Jennifer

    July 4, 2014 2 Photos