Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Out & About: Elk Mound/Eleva-Strum

#6 posting 11.18.2008
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ELK MOUND mounders 48, ELEVA-STRUM cardinals 44

High school games started today in Wisconsin. So it was off on 94 to the East to watch Elk Mound beating Eleva-Strum 48-44. EM had an 11 point lead early in the fourth quarter, but ES rallied to 46-44 with under 1 minute to go.

You might ask why this game?
#1. It was fairly close----under 2 hours. Most of the other choices were over two hours. Plus it was mostly freeway driving.
#2. Eleva-Strum had 20 wins last year. Unfortunately their leading scorer, Brynn Salava, will miss her senior season due to a knee injury suffered during a volleyball practice.
#3. Elk Mound has a 6-3 junior center----Emily Harrison
Both these teams are in D3 in Wisconsin (like AA in Minnesota). This was a non-conference game. EM is in the Dunn-St. Croix Conference. ES is in the Dairyland.

The key point came in the second quarter (Wisconsin uses 8 minute quarters) when ES led 15-13. On two consecutive plays the Mounders connected on &1 plays, followed by two freethrows on the third straight possession. The first score by Emily Harrison on a press lay up &1 and then Jessica Heit made a put back and was fouled and scored. Jacci Myers completed the 8-0 run with two free throws after rebounding 88 feet away from the basket. Elk Mound led 21-15 at that point and Eleva-Strum spent the rest of the night trying to come back.

That margin was maintained throughout the 3rd quarter. In the fourth ES had a coupld of surges. The first they cut the margin to 42-37 with six unanswered points. EM had a seven possession dry spell during that time. The foul situation wasn't helping the Mounders either. EM didn't attack the press. They got the ball into Harrison who tried to take it up court against double teams. A couple of turnovers later and the Cardinals had cut the margin to 46-44. Harrison was fouled with 28.3 seconds to go and she made the first of two free throws. However Toni Semingson fouled out for ES taking some of their depth away. A turnnover by the Cardinals and resulting foul, put Jessica Heit at the line. She too made the first and missed the second for the final insurance point.

you can see the entire Elk Mound vs Eleva-Strum photo gallery at kevinanderson.photostockplus.com.

key: player, year, points, possessions, pp100, floor %
Jenna Anderson, G, 2009, 16, 17, 94.1, .412 perimeter. knocked down a couple of 3s. Early jitters with the ball, settled down as the game wore on. Led team in points and d wraps.
Emily Harrison, C, 2010, 10, 12, 83.3, .417 6-3 junior. has mobility, and looks pretty fluid. EM doesn't really push the ball, so she isn't running that much. Shot is erratic. Doesn't hold follow through. was used as a release in the press, but then tried to dribble up court. turnovers resulted. I would characterize her as raw with the chance to do well provided she gets her 10,000 hours in.
Jamie LaBerge, G, 2009, 2, 6, 33.3, .167 guard. picked up three quick fouls in the first quarter. mostly on blocking calls. eventually fouled out.
Jessica Heit, F, 2010, 6, 9, 66.7, .333 important offensive rebounder. converted both her baskets this way. Was able to score when hit.
Danielle Goodrich, G, 2009, 4, 6, 66.7, .333
Kayla Kurtzhals, F, 2011, 4, 8, 50.0, .250 more high post.
Jacci Myers, F, 2010, 6, 9, 66.7, .333 post type. fouled out.
Julia Henning, G, 2009, 0, 2, 0.0, .000

Becky Johnson, G, 2009 7, 18, 38.9, .167 handled the point responsibilities most of the game. has a tendency to drive into traffic with no where to go. in last minute fouled out. did score when hit on a drive &1.
Megan Schultz, G, 2010 7, 12, 58.3, .250 perimeter. made a 3. looks to drive.
Valerie Rudy, G, 2011, 7, 10, 70.0, .400 guard. not afraid to mix it up inside.
Ronnie Moltzau, G, 2010, 15, 18, 83.3, .444 perimeter. will crash offensive boards. shot well on the left side of the court. went to the line three times.
Toni Semingson, F, 2009, 8, 7, 114.3, .571 taller perimeter. scored in transition and second chancer. Did hit a 3. active defensively. fouled out in last minute.
Jenna Gibson, F, 2010, 0, 3, 0.0, .000
Aly McLean, F, 2011, 0, 1, 0.0, .000

Jenna Anderson

Elk Mound 48, 69, 70.0, .333
Eleva-Strum 44, 69, 63.8, .319
made 3s/&1s: EM 2/3; ES 3/1
ftm/fta-ft%: EM 14/17-.824; ES 9/16-.563
bench: EM 10, ES 0

EM 11 18 11 8----48
ES 9 11 10 14----44

Jenna Anderson 9
Emily Harrison 8
Danielle Goodrich 6
Kayla Kurtzhals 5
Jessica Heit 5
Jacci Myers 3
Jamie LaBerge 2
totals: 38

Ronnie Moltzau 11
Toni Semingston 10.5
Megan Schultz 6
Becky Johnson 3.5
Jenna Gibson 3
Aly McLean 3
Valerie Rudy 2
totals: 39

Jenna Anderson 4
Danielle Goodrich 3
Jacci Myers 3
Jamie LaBerge 1
Jessica Heit 1
totals: 12

Becky Johnson 5
Megan Schultz 4
Ronnie Moltzau 3
Toni Semingson 3
Valerie Rudy 2
totals: 17

Both teams opened in man. ES used full court pressure right away.
EM offense/ES defense---Harrison/Semingson, Heit/Moltzau; Goodrich/Johnson; Anderson/Schultz; LaBerge/Rudy
ES offense/EM defense---Johnson/LaBerge; Schultz/Goodrich; Semingson/Harrison; Moltzau/Anderson; Rudy/Heit

Next up: tomorrow morning