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Dorgay’s career best not enough

Dorgay’s career best not enough
Dorgay’s career best not enough
Erin Dorgay drives the lane to score two of her career-best 21 points against Borden Thursday. (Photo by Brian Smith)

Lanesville senior Erin Dorgay put in a career night Thursday, but her 21 points weren’t enough to take down visiting Borden. Borden was led by Andrea Rademacher’s 35 points to take home a 62-46 win.
Dorgay hit eight field goals, including a trey for her career-high 21 points against Borden.
‘I think Erin Dorgay played great,’ Lanesville coach Bill Krammes said. ‘I am really proud of her; she had a wonderful game.’
Dorgay and the Lanesville offense had little trouble pulling the Borden defense out to provide the opportunity to drive the lane. After Borden raced out to a 15-6 lead, the Lady Eagles crawled back with a pair of Dorgay free throws and an Ashley Schoen basket.
Lanesville parlayed the momentum into the second quarter, putting together its best half of the season, according to Krammes.
Freshman Kayla Smith sank a 3-pointer followed by a bucket from junior Faith Johnston to bring Lanesville within three at 22-19. The quick run forced a Borden time-out.
Out of the time-out, Borden went back to the Indiana State-signee, Rademacher, who scored the final 10 Lady Brave points of the half. Dorgay kept the game within five after a field goal, making the score 28-23. Rademacher then answered with a field goal and two free throws, pushing the Borden lead to 32-23.
‘The first half was probably the best we’ve played all year,’ Krammes said. ‘We don’t have anybody to guard the Rademacher kid, and for us to play that intense, we have to have more than five kids play.’
Krammes said the team lacks depth and it showed.
In the second half, Borden opened the third period on an 8-2 run, putting the game out of reach at 40-25.
‘We just have those lapses of 2 to 3 minutes where we go brain-dead and throw the ball away or quit attacking,’ Krammes said. ‘But that first half was probably the best we have ever played, then the third quarter hurt us.’
Rademacher, a 6-2 senior, scored a majority of her points near the rim, controlling the glass.
Lanesville showed the ability to beat Borden off the dribble, but rebounding was troubling around Rademacher.
‘There weren’t any of their kids that could guard us on the ball,’ Krammes said about the first half.
The coach said he was confident his girls could drive by Borden defenders to the basket. But since the team lacks depth, he said the intensity of the game wore his girls down. Borden’s defenders were more rested, compared to Lanesville’s, who were tiring down the stretch.
Dorgay’s 21 led Lanesville, followed by Smith’s 10. Johnston added eight points and Schoen four.
Rademacher led all scorers with 35, and Borden’s Bethany Burrier contributed 13 for the Lady Braves.
‘We’re getting a little bit better, but it is taking us a while,’ Krammes said. ‘We are just so young.’
Lanesville played Trinity Lutheran last night (Tuesday). Following that game, the Lady Eagles return to the court in the Loogootee Classic on Dec. 27.
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