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Lady Miners lose tourney opener to No. 9 Arrows

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Brilee Parker of Linton-Stockton (14) has her pocket picked Sullivan's Kaitlyn Baysinger during an opening round game at the Niehaus Lumber Holiday Classic girls basketball tournament played Thursday afternoon at Vincennes University. (By B.J. Hargis/Greene County Daily World). [Order this photo]
VINCENNES -- Linton-Stockton made 25 percent of its field goal attempts and committed more turnovers than it had shots at the basket as the Lady Miners lost in the opening game of the Niehaus Lumber Holiday Classic girls basketball tournament here Thursday at the Vincennes University Physical Education Complex.

The Lady Miners (1-11) misfired on 21 of 28 shots and was credited with 31 miscues as Class 2A No. 9 Sullivan cruised to a 76-20 victory. It was the ninth win in 11 games for the Lady Arrows.

"I know that everybody is in the same boat because of the weather," said Linton-Stockton coach Brad McKinney. "But we came out here and did not execute our offense at all.

Linton-Stockton forward Mercedes Shafford goes to the floor to maintain possession of the basketball during a holiday tournament game against Class 2A No. 9 Sullivan at Vincennes University Thursday afternoon. (By B.J. Hargis/Greene County Daily World). [Order this photo]
"In the last game or two, we had done a better job of running our offense. But we were just terrible. We were as cold as it is outside."

Sullivan scored the first 17 points as they threatened to pitch out a shutout in the opening quarter. But Mercedes Shafford found a wide open Carlie Booe, who drained a 3-pointer from the baseline to make it 17-3 after the opening eight minutes.

The Lady Miners did manage to score 10 points in the second stanza, but Sullivan put up 26 points to lead 43-13 at intermission.

Indiana State recruit Rhagen Smith scored 15 of game-high 23 points in the first half. She also grabbed nine rebounds as the Lady Arrows won the battle of the boards 28-12, including 20-6 on the offensive end.

"Sullivan is a good team. They are a very good team," said McKinney. "We knew we were going to be up against it even if we came out here and played really well.

"Not to take anything away from them, but they got us down mentally and physically and we never got back up. We knew that we were going to have trouble guarding Smith. But we have to bring a better physical and mental effort than we did today."

Smith had a lot of help as Caelan Jones finished with 14 points, six assists and five steals.

Cobie Harrison hit for 13 points to go with two rebounds, two assists and one steal.

Jaleigh Gilham made 5 of 6 shots, including 3 of 4 from 3-point range, as she contributed 13 points, three assists, one steal and one rebound off the bench.

Kiersey Judson scored all six of her points and 5 of 7 rebounds in the fourth quarter.

Linton-Stockton was led by Joie Gadberry, who scored six points to go with four rebounds.

Brilee Parker dished out three assists and grabbed two rebounds while Shafford had three points, two rebounds and one assist.

Courtney Johnson scored five points on 2 of 4 shooting.

"We don't have much time to get ready for our next game," said McKinney. "It would be nice to have to time to be able to prepare.

"But it is the same for everybody. Hopefully we can come back and put forth a much better effort tomorrow."

The Lady Miners will play two games Friday (today), the first at 9:30 a.m. They will face the loser of the Indianapolis Chatard and Corydon Central.

SULLIVAN (76) -- Kaitlin Basinger 0-2 1-2 1, Cobie Harrison 6-10 1-2 13, Rhagen Smith 11-16 0-1 23, Caelan Jones 6-11 0-0 14, Sydney Chapman 0-0 0-0 0, Jaleigh Gilman 5-6 0-0 13, Kiersey Judson 3-6 0-0 6, Emily Cottom 1-4 0-0 2, Jenni Wilkes 1-2 0-0 2, Meredith Secrest 1-4 0-0 2, Kyndle McDonald 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 24-64 2-5 76.

LINTON-STOCKTON (20) -- Joie Gadberry 2-5 2-2 6, Mercedes Shafford 1-4 0-0 3, Courtney Johnson 2-4 0-0 5, Brilee Parker 0-3 0-0 0, Carlie Booe 1-9 0-0 3, Avaree Dunn 0-1 1-2 1, Jacklyn Nash 0-0 0-0 0, Maddie Robison 0-0 0-0 0, Selena Bowman 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 7-28 3-4 20.

Sullivan 17 26 16 17 -- 76

Linton-Stockton 3 10 2 5 -- 20

3-point shooting -- Sullivan 6-14 (Gilham 3-4, Jones 2-4, Smith 1-1, Baysinger 0-1, McDonald 0-1, Cottom 0-2), Linton-Stockton 3-13 (Shafford 1-1, Johnson 1-3, Booe 1-6, Dunn 0-1, Parker 0-2). Fouls -- Sullivan 3, Linton-Stockton 4. Fouled out -- None. Rebounds -- Sullivan 28 (Smith 9, Judson 7), Linton-Stockton 15 (Gadberry 4). Assists -- Sullivan 19 (Jones 6), Linton-Stockton 5 (Parker 3). Steals -- Sullivan 10 (Jones 5), Linton-Stockton 2 (Gadberry, Dunn). Turnovers -- Sullivan 8 (Wilkes 2), Linton-Stockton 31 (Parker 7). Blocks -- Sullivan 1 (Smith), Linton-Stockton 2 (Gadberry 2).

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