Lanesville, NH, SC girls all score wins
Lanesville’s girls basketball team picked up its first victory of the season last Tuesday night on its home floor then dropped a Southern Athletic Conference contest against No. 7 (Class A) Borden.
Powered by a 21-7 outburst in the third quarter, the hosts powdered West Washington, 71-44.
Sophomore Amanda Picente dropped home a career-high six three-pointers and 24 points in the win. Older sister Joanna Picente added 15, Shelby Acton had nine and Katie Rothrock had eight.
Lyndsee Hembree led the charge for the Lady Senators with 13 points.
Against the highly-ranked Lady Braves, Lanesville couldn’t find its offense in the second period and was outscored 19-3.
Acton and Brittany Mix led the way for the Lady Eagles with seven points apiece while Lisa Heiny and Jessica Vick each scored 14 in the winning effort.
On Thursday, Lanesville defeated Graceland Christian, 43-27, behind a career-night by junior Shelby Acton.
Acton scored 23 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and garnered 12 steals for a triple-double.
“She did an outstanding job for us against Graceland,” Lanesville coach Tim Coomer said. “She was all over the place and that’s what we need: someone to step up every night and do something like that.”
Mix chipped in with 10 points.
Lanesville hosts South Central tonight (Wednesday).
–“I would much rather sit around and talk about how ugly a win was than to talk about how good we played even though we came up short,” said North Harrison coach Missy Voyles after Saturday night’s 61-56 victory over visiting Scottsburg.
The Lady Cats (3-0, 1-0 Mid-Southern Conference), ranked 11th in the latest ICGSA Class 3A poll, rolled out to a commanding lead by halftime, 37-25, but saw it dwindle in the third period thanks to a 16-8 outburst by the Warriorettes.
North, which hit just 25 of 43 foul shots in the game, was led in scoring by Kim McMillin’s 18 points, 12 from Rachel Cannon and 11 from Liz Geltmaker. Tara Miller tacked on nine.
Scottsburg was paced by Gina Napier’s 17 points.
“We got really good play out of (Stefany) Jaso and Cannon,” Voyles said.
Last Tuesday, the Lady Cats throttled host Crawford County, 84-39.
McMillin notched 25 points to lead all scorers as North raced out to a 22-7 first quarter lead and never looked back.
The Lady Cats out-rebounded the hosts, 41-35.
Miller had eight points, 12 assists, 11 rebounds and eight steals, Geltmaker had eight points, nine assists and Cannon had 10 boards to go along with her 18 points. Sophomore Cassie Milburn came off the bench for nine points.
Crawford, which had 24 turnovers, was led by star junior guard Bianca Haverstock, who scored 17 with a pair of threes.
–South Central, charged by a 22-10 outburst in the fourth quarter, avenged last season’s Class A sectional final loss by toppling Springs Valley on Saturday night, 62-50.
The Lady Blackhawks won the sectional in overtime in February, 60-53.
Spurred on by senior guard Rachel Dixon’s 28 points and 11 more from sophomore Samantha Troutman, the Lady Rebels pushed their season mark to 4-2.
Melissa Biesel and Rikki Abbott both scored eight points for the winners.
It was South’s only home appearance of 2002. The club will host Restoration Christian on Jan. 3, 2003.
Jessica Qualkenbush scored 18 in the losing cause