Lady Eagles throttle Christian Academy
Lanesville’s girls basketball team held visiting Christian Academy of Indiana to just four points — all on free throws — in the second quarter and raced away to an easy, 76-27 triumph last week.
The 76-point output was the most scored by the Lady Eagles since putting up the same number against Marian Heights in 1999. To find a better effort, a trip down Memory Lane goes all the way back to Jan. 21, 1993, when the club whipped North Harrison, 79-14.
After holding just a four-point advantage to end the first period, 16-11, Lanesville put on a stuffing full-court press and forced 13 turnovers by the Warriors.
During the stanza, Lanesville ripped off runs of 16-0 and 9-1 to hold a 41-15 halftime lead.
‘When these girls really get after it, they can cause some fits,’ Lanesville coach Tim Coomer said. ‘We felt like we could use the press to our advantage and it really took Christian Academy out of the ball game. We have to be ready to spring that on everybody like we did tonight. We know it’s not always going to get the same results, but this team is going to live off its defense and it’s a good weapon to have.’
Lanesville sophomore point guard Beth Glomb tickled the nets to the tune of 16 points, and Maegan VanHoose scored 15. Allison Horton added 12, Heather Schaefer scored nine, Brittney Barnickle added eight and Erin Dorgay scored six.
‘Beth is a good little ball player and she’s been a real help at the guard position,’ Coomer added. ‘Her stepping up and filling that position takes some heat off Maegan and Heather and allowed them to get free a little bit.’
Lanesville, which also got four points from Christina Adkins and two each from Brittney Gayhart, Jessica Schmelz and Aimee Parsons, shot 32-76 (42 percent) from the floor, including 1-7 on three-pointers. At the line, Lanesville was 11-14. The Lady Eagles dominated the glass, 44-32, while forcing 36 turnovers.
Christian Academy got seven points from Michelle Thompson.
The Warriors were 8-30 (27 percent) on field goals, 2-4 on threes, 9-17 at the line and forced just 14 Lanesville turnovers.
The Lady Eagles (3-3) return to the hardwood Monday night at home against Perry Central.