|Lanesville girls’ win 49-36 over West Washington|
|Written by Administrator|
|Wednesday, 25 November 2009 00:00|
Lanesville used a bit of half time strategy from Coach Bill Krammes to pull out the 49-36 win at West Washington Saturday.
Krammes said that when the team wins, it sometimes is happy just to have won the game, whether or not they played to their best level or not.
The Lanesville coach said that although a few players might have been taken aback at the challenging tone during the discussion, there was a sound reason for the tone.
“I was challenging them not to be satisfied with just winning a basketball game,” Krammes explained. “We…challenged them to try to be the best they can competitively be.”
It must have worked, because Lanesville led just 19-14 at the half, and they went on a 16-8 run through the 3rd quarter to take a more commanding 35-22 lead after the 3rd period.
“I didn’t think we played very the first half,” said Krammes. “In the 3rd quarter, they played better. I was real happy with the way they played in the second half.”
The lead stretched out to 20 at 45-25 late in the 4th, and then the Lady Eagles “started fouling like crazy,” as Krammes said.
The large number of fouls by Lanesville led to a parade to the foul line by West Washington, who ended up hitting half of their attempts (11-22). The Lady Eagles hit on only 3 of 9 free throws.
In fact, Krammes points out that West Washington scored 9 of their 14 4th quarter points off of free throw shooting. Lanesville committed 23 fouls in the game, and had 13 in the second half.
By contrast, West Washington was whistled for only 11 fouls in the entire game.
In the game, Lanesville had balanced scoring, with Ashley Schoen having 17 points, and Kelly Zollman adding 11 to the cause. Also scoring were: Leann Myers 2, Rachel Riley 9, Faith Johnston 8, Kayla smith 2.
The Lady Senators had Whitney Fisher (12) and Bethany Popp (10) score in double figures.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 November 2009 12:33|