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WRV falls to No. 5 Rivet

Monday, January 7, 2013

SWITZ CITY -- Going into Monday's game against Class A No. 5 Vincennes Rivet, White River Valley girls basketball coach A.J. Graves knew his team had their work cutout for them.

He knew the potent offense of the Lady Patriots was more than capable of putting up huge numbers in a hurry.

As it turned out he was right as Rivet jumped to an 11-3 lead at the first stop and went on for a decisive 64-25 non-conference win here.

Instead of dwelling on what might have been or what could have been, Graves -- who's team fell to 9-5 on the year -- instead decided to focus on getting things done to add to his team's learning process -- and for the most part he believes that was accomplished.

"We came to this game wanting to work on our stuff," Graves said. "Rivet presents a great challenge, it allows us to work on a lot of things that we need to develop to compete against teams like this."

Despite a distinct disadvantage on the boards (40-22) as well as the scoreboard, Graves felt like things did get accomplished with a positive result.

"I saw great effort," Graves said. "There were a lot of things I saw that were positive feedback for us, but I also some glaring holes as well.

"It's better to have it happen in this game, than in one where it's close and will determine the outcome of the game for us."

His defense did limit the Lady Patriots to just two double-digit scorers with Kelsey Ivers draining 17 points and Peyton Meeks 11 tallies.

His only disappointment came not in the less than stellar shooting (the Lady Wolverines were just 9 of 34 from the field), instead it came from how they handled some fundamental things.

"The glaring hole was we need to move with our feet and not with our hands," Graves said. "In the first half, they were 18 of 21 from the free throw line which was more than half their points.

"I think if we would've played a little better defensively in our man to man scheme, the score might have been a little closer."

Amy Ragle came off the bench to lead WRV with seven points while Lexi Graves added six, Allison Wininger five, Madison Hockman three and Shannon Pittman and Maddy Dyer finished with two each.

WRV returns to action Saturday when they host Mitchell with the junior varsity game set to begin at 1 p.m.

There was no junior varsity contest Monday at the request of Rivet.

VINCENNES RIVET (64) -- Lauren Herman 1-1 2-2 4, Kelsey Ivers 5-7 6-6 17, Allyson Wehrheim 1-5 3-6 6, Bailey Dreiman 3-7 3-4 9, Makela Emmons 1-1 0-0 2, Peyton Meeks 2-3 6-7 11, Hanna Wise 0-0 3-4 3, Katie Donovan 2-4 2-2 6, Carly Waggoner 0-3 0-1 0, Brooke Schutter 0-0 0-0 0, Bailey Schutter 0-0 0-0 0, Vanessa Heinz 1-1 2-5 4, Bailey Niehaus 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 17-37 27-37 64.

WHITE RIVER VALLEY (25) -- Megan Lemmons 0-1 0-0 0, Allison Wininger 2-4 1-2 5, Madison Hockman 1-3 0-0 3, Lexi Graves 2-9 0-0 6, Maddy Dyer 1-6 0-0 2, Jasmine Padgett 0-1 0-0 0, Briauna George-Fisher 0-1 0-0 0, Amy Ragle 2-6 1-2 7, Brittani George-Fisher 0-0 0-0 0, Ashley Hooks 0-0 0-0 0, Shannon Pittman 1-3 0-4 2, Miranda Pierce 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 9-34 2-8 25.

Vincennes Rivet 11 26 12 15 -- 64

White River Valley 3 15 4 3 -- 25

3-point shooting -- Vincennes Rivet 3-11 (Meeks 1-2, Ivers 1-2, Wehrheim 1-3, Donovan 0-1, Waggoner 0-2), White River Valley 5-19 (Ragle 2-4, Graves 2-6, Hockman 1-1, Wininger 0-1, Dyer 0-1). Rebounds -- Vincennes Rivet 40 (Ivers 6), White River Valley 22 (Wininger 5). Steals -- Vincennes Rivet 13 (Dreiman 4), White River Valley 9 (Wininger 2, Dyer 2). Blocks -- Vincennes Rivet 2 (Wehrheim, Heinz), White River Valley none. Turnovers -- Vincennes Rivet 15, White River Valley 21. Total fouls -- Vincennes Rivet 11, White River Valley 25. Fouled out -- Pittman. Technical fouls -- none. No junior varsity (Rivet's request).



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