Sunday, September 21, 2008

Out & About: Western Wisconsin/Barnum

#3 posting 9.21.2008
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Green Division---Concordia St. Paul

Western Wisconsin slipped by Barnum 27-25. WW rallied from a five point second half deficit to beat the Bombers. WW is made up of players from Amery, Siren and St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin. WW was missing Taylor Luke who was bear hunting this weekend. Barnum consisted of only six players. A few of the other Bombers are not able to play during volleyball season.

Western Wisconsin took advantage of 15 points on second chancers on the day to edge the Bombers who lived up to their name with five long range 3s. WW needed those points, because their transition game was a tad off with missed lay ups. Neither team had an advantage in the first half. There were six lead changes and two ties in the first half. WW scored on their first possession on a second chancer by Kendra Schiel. Barnum took their first lead on a trey by Katie Myhre at 9-6. The final play of the first half saw Sarah Myhre scoring on an off balance shot at the buzzer to put the Bombers back in front 17-16.

Barnum scored five points in the first four possessions as Leah Nordvall scored on a cross over drive to give the Bombers their biggest lead at 22-17. After that the Bombers were outscored 10-3. Both teams went into an offensive deep freeze with a combined 11 straight empty trips. WW scored on four of five possessions to finish the scoring. The game winning basket (and free throw) was scored by Hayley Olson on a put back & one with 3:36 left. No one scored after that. Barnum had three possessions and turned it over three straight times. The WW half court trap did it's job. WW had the ball for the last 1:31. They played catch and Barnum never fouled to stop the clock.

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Key: Player, points, possessions, pp100, floor %
Kendra Schiel, Amery 9, 9, 100.0, .556 crashed the offensive boards. had six points on second chancers. guard. needs to work on protecting the ball.
Kelly Stewart, Amery 9, 12, 75.0, .333 taller guard. handled the ball more often than not. likes the spin dribble. effective from 15 feet.
Sarah Nelson, Amery 0, 2, 0.0, .000 perimeter
Liz Isaacson, Amery 0, 1, 0.0, .000 scrappy guard
Hayley Olson, Amery 3, 2, 150.0, .500 banger inside. scored the game winner.
Carly Emory, Siren 2, 5, 40.0, .200
Marissa Campo, St. Croix Falls 4, 4, 100.0, .500 taller perimeter
Jayney Emory, Siren 0, 1, 0.0. .000

Claire Rogers 0, 4, 0.0, .000 guard/perimeter
Darian Bushey 3, 5, 60.0, .200 developing out side shot. hit a three. does little things.
Sarah Myhre 9, 7, 128.6, .571 shoots the 3. perfect at the line.
Leah Nordvall 4, 13, 30.8, .154 point guard. if given the chance will go to the basket. Likes the cross over. likes the right side. led both teams in stops and assists.
Katie Myhre 9, 8, 112.5, .375 3 point bomber. strong, taller perimeter
Caitlin Rogers 0, 2, 0.0, .000 guard

Kendra Schiel, strong on the offensive boards.

Western Wisconsin 27, 36, 75.0, .361
Barnum 25, 39, 64.1, .256
made 3s/&1s: Barnum 5/0; WW 0/1
ftm/fta-ft%: WW 5/11-.455; Barnum 4/6-.667
bench: WW 9; Barnum 0

Carly Emory 4
Liz Isaacson 4
Kendra Schiel 3
Marissa Campo 3
Sarah Nelson 3
Kelly Stewart 2
Hayley Olson 2
totals: 21

Leah Nordvall 6
Sarah Myhre 3
Katie Myhre 3
Caitlin Rogers 3
Claire Rogers 2
Darian Bushey 2
totals: 19

Kelly Stewart 2
Kendra Schiel 1
Carly Emory 1
Jayney Emory 1
totals: 5

Leah Nordvall 4
Katie Myhre 2
Claire Rogers 1
Sarah Myhre 1
totals: 8

Next up: tomorrow