Sunday, October 19, 2008

Fall League Out & About: Edina/Woodbury

#3 posting 10.19.2008
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Bloomington Jefferson
EDINA hornets 35, WOODBURY royals 34, Overtime

The Edina Hornets led once in the entire contest and that was enough to slip by Woodbury 35-34 at Jefferson. Woodbury led throughout the game and led by as many as 9 in the second half before the Hornets closed out with a 11-2 run. Woodbury didn't score the last 4:30 of the second half.

The Royals had the early jump with a 6-0 lead with four points coming in transition. Edina started the contest in a seven possession drought. The Hornets closed to 11-8 by using a full court trapping defense. The Hornets had an 8/10 offensive sequence making up for lost time, but the Royals were matching them and then some. Woodbury was 7/9 at the same time. Woodbury's biggest lead came at 24-15. A Taylor Young basket on an out of bounds play cut the margin to 24-17 at the half.

Once again Woodbury tested the nine point margin after a put back by Michelle Young. The Royals were destined to cool off in the second half however. The last time Woodbury led by o it was 32-23 with a little over ten minutes left. Edina didn't start their comeback rally until later four possessions later. Once they did it took on the life of a steamroller rolling down hill. Edina cut the lead to 34-29. A big three from the right wing by Molly Carter followed by two free throws by Asleson tied the game. On the next Royal possession Edina's Kenzie Miller stole the ball. Both teams traded missed baskets, Woodbury's a big further a field, and the regulation ended at 34 all.

In the one minute overtime the first Edina lead came after the front end of a Jamie Bresnahan free throw. Woodbury had a chance to take the lead back at the other free throw line, but Michelle Young missed the front end. Bresnahan rebounded and then the refs discussed whether it was a one & one or two shot. The rebound stood and Edina milked the clock dry for 21 more seconds. Woodbury didn't get a great shot off at the end.

Earlier in the day Edina beat Rosemount 31-25, and Maple Grove defeated Woodbury 31-18.

You can see the entire Edina vs Woodbury photo gallery at

player, points, possessions, pp100, floor %
Hayley Snell 0, 1, 0.0, .000 lanky perimeter.
Amanda Alexander 2, 7, 28.6, .143 post. a bit raw. will try 15s. will jump.
Christine Kaster 2, 9, 22.2, .111 lanky perimeter type.
Molly Carter 5, 2, 250.0, 1.000 guard. hit big three late.
Jaime Bresnahan 6, 6, 100.0, .667 lanky post. can face on the 3 line. Went to the line three times.
Taylor Young 2, 6, 33.3, .167 perimeter. was guarded by Shea at times.
Alli Gamer 2, 5, 40.0, .200 combative guard.
Hannah Asleson 12, 7, 171.4, 1.000 aggressive perimeter. finishes. went to the line three times. runs the floor. alert defensively.
Katie Carter 0, 2, 0.0, .000 tried a 3.
Kenzie Miller 4, 4, 100.0, .500 similar in style to Asleson. guard likes to drive.

Sarah Hintz 5, 7, 71.4, .429 muscle inside. dominated the defensive boards. went to the line twice, both in the first half.
Katie Hagberg 0, 6, 0.0, .000 needs to work on ball control/decisions.
Ashley Anderson 4, 4, 100.0, .500 scored in transition
Michelle Young 8, 9, 88.9, .444 point guard.
Erin Slatten 5, 5, 100.0, .400 is aggressive on the perimeter. has 3 range. needs to keep balance.
Megan Strommen 10, 9, 111.1, .556 runs the floor. drives baseline. has 15s.
Nicole Elofson 0, 2, 0.0, .000 guard
Melissa Sturgis 2, 1, 200.0, 1.000
Ashley Shea 0, 1, 0.0, .000 post player. needs to be more aggressive and assert herself on both ends.
Becca Knight 0, 1, 0.0, .000
Kelly Graves 0, 2, 0.0, .000

Hannah Asleson

Edina 35, 49, 71.4, .388
Woodbury 34, 48, 70.8, .354
made 3s/&1s: Edina 1/0; Woodbury 1/0
ftm/fta-ft%: Edina 8/13-.615; Woodbury 5/10-.500
bench: Edina 20, Woodbury 12

Jamie Bresnahan 8
Kenzie Miller 5
Hayley Snell 2
Amanda Alexander 2
Christine Kaster 2
Hannah Asleson 2
Molly Carter 1
Katie Carter 1
totals: 23

Sarah Hintz 11.5
Erin Slatten 4
Megan Strommen 3
Michelle Young 2
Nicole Elofson 2
Melissa Sturgis 2
Becca Knight 1.5
Katie Hagberg 1
Ashley Shea 1
totals: 28

Alli Gamer 4
Hayley Snell 2
Taylor Young 2
Amanda Alexander 1
Christine Kaster 1
Molly Carter 1
Jamie Bresnahan 1
Hannah Asleson 1
totals: 13

Michelle Young 4
Nicole Elofson 3
Erin Slatten 2
Sarah Hintz 1
Ashley Anderson 1
Ashley Shea 1
Kelly Graves 1
totals: 13

Next up: tomorrow morning