Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Minnesota Elite Camp: Liberty/Shock

#3 posting 7.22.2008
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East Division game

The Minnesota Elite camp opened today with an overtime game as the Liberty rallied to beat the Shock 48-46 in sudden death overtime. Brit Rynda (New Prague) hit the game winner for the Liberty. This game also featured a coaching battle between Willie Taylor, two time defending AAAA State champ from St. Paul Central, and recent Osseo hire, and former St. Paul Central assistant Joey Waters. The Teacher edged the pupil.

However this game should not have gone to overtime. There was scoring issues and the Shock actually had 52 for the game. As it was it goes in the books as a win for the Liberty. Erica Gress (Apple Valley) led both teams with 17 points. It was an inside kind of game with two more posts hitting for double figures--Katie Warmack (East Grand Forks) had 10 for the Liberty and Roz Chromy (Esko) had 12 for the Shock.

As is true in all camp situations, especially at the beginning of camp, the players are still trying to learn their teammates names. Players that have been on summer teams with each other have a slight advantage knowing each others moves.

The Shock jumped out to an early 11-2 lead. Teresa Larocque finished the run with five straight points. The Liberty scored on five straight possessions to cut the margin to 13-12. The Liberty edged in front 17-15 to complete a 15-4 run. The Shock pulled back in front at the half 21-20 on a basket by Adele Simerson-Wallfred. However the first mistakes in the scoring took place in this half. The Shock actually led 24-20 at the break.

The second half saw six ties, and 8 lead changes. At crunch time both teams stepped up with the Liberty scoring on their last three possessions and the Shock matching them. The Shock had the advantage with a Simerson-Wallfred basket. Erica Gress scored the last five points for the Liberty in regulation, including the last four points on second chancers at the buzzer.

In the sudeen death overtime the Shock won the tip, but Jenna Henry stole the ball Summer Young drove the lane and found Brit Rynda on the right side to end the suspense quickly.

If you want to see the entire Liberty vs Shock photo gallery go to kevinanderson.photostockplus.com.

more stats, story photos later

key: player, school, points, possessions, pp100, floor %
Brit Rynda, New Prague 4, 4, 100.0, .500 finished the contest with the chip shot
Summer Young, Chisago Lakes 7, 10, 70.0, .300 guard, quick release on shot
Kate Warmack, East Grand Forks 10, 9, 111.1, .556 post, good size, strong, good hands, keeps the ball high, gets after offensive boards. had six points on second chancers. Needs to get into better shape. needs to get quicker on defense.
Casey Ginter, St. Anthony 4, 5, 80.0, .400 thin perimeter
Jenna Henry, Faribault 1, 4, 25.0, .250 point guard
Erica Gress, Apple Valley 17, 15, 113.3, .667 bulldog inside. attacks and has no fear. went to the line four times. key offensive boards late in the game provided Liberty a chance to win in OT.
Skyla Robertson, Proctor 2, 2, 100.0, .500
Rachael Ellering, Melrose 1, 3, 33.3, .333 guard
Amie Tunheim, Orono 2, 4, 50.0, .250 slasher to the basket
Brianna McDonough, St. Paul Humboldt 0, 1, 0.0, .000

Roz Chromy, Esko 12, 10, 120.0, .600 post, 10 second half points. runs the floor. has 3 range (almost)
Shannon O'Toole, Wayzata 7, 6, 116.7, .500
Keelie Sorensen, Park Center 4, 5, 80.0, .400 perimeter
Teresa Larocque, St. Paul Humboldt 7, 7, 100.0, .429 small guard
Carly Chell, Apple Valley 4, 8, 50.0, .250 strong inside player.
Adele Simerson-Wallfred, St. Paul Highland Park 7, 9, 77.8, .444
Renee Pecarina, Winona Cotter 7, 5, 140.0, .800 guard with speed
Heather Schumacher, Crookston 2, 3, 66.7, .333
Kim Campbell, Bloomington Kennedy 2, 3, 66.7, .333

Erica Gress

Liberty 48, 57, 84.2, .456
Shock 52, 56, 92.8, .464
made 3s/&1s: Liberty 1/0; Shock 1/1
ftm/fta-ft%: Liberty 7/16-.438; Shock 3/6-.500
bench: Liberty 22, Shock 18

Erica Gress 7
Brit Rynda 4
Jenna Henry 3
Amie Tunheim 2.5
Kate Warmack 2
Brianna McDonough 1.5
Summer Young 1
Rachael Ellering 1
totals: 22

Shannon O'Toole 6
Roz Chromy 5
Adele Simerson-Wallfred 4
Teresa Larocque 2
Carly Chell 2
Heather Schumacher 2
Keelie Sorenson 1
Renee Pecarina 1
totals: 23

Summer Young 4
Skyla Robertson 4
Brianna McDonough 3
Kate Warmack 2
Jenna Henry 2
Amie Tunheim 2
Erica Gress 1
totals: 18

Renee Pecarina 5
Keelie Sorenson 4
Carly Chell 3
Adele Simerson-Wallfred 3
Shannon O'Toole 2
Roz Chromy 1
Teresa Larocque 1
totals: 19

Next up: another Elite camp game