Jeffersonville (IN) vs. Sacred Heart Academy (Girls)

Bellarmine University
Louisville, Kentucky
December 9, 2003

2003 by Ron Harrison

Jeffersonville (IN) vs. Sacred Heart Academy

Jeffersonville coach Chad Gilbert started the following lineup:  5-11 Sr. Jasmine Baines, 6-0 Sr. Sarah Leavell, 6-5 Jr. Samantha Johnson, 5-7 Sr. Amy Austin, and 5-7 Sr. Jackie Rogers.  Sacred Heart Academy coach Donna Moir countered with 5-10 Jr. Taylor Kopple, 5-8 Jr. Jackie Distler, 6-3 Sr. Crystal Kelly, 5-6 Sr. Connie Ferch, and 5-8 Jr. Carly Ormerod.

Sacred Heart survived a 10-0 blitz by Jeffersonville in the first 4:30 to come back and gain a 73-64 victory.  The Valkyries fought back from the early deficit and only trailed 22-18 at the end of the first quarter.  Sacred Heart continued to battle and took a 36-34 lead at the half.  Jeffersonville refused to quit and took a 43-40 lead but Sacred Heart got their transition game in gear and led 55-48 at the end of three quarters.  The Valkyries increased their lead ot 61-50 in the final period before slowing the tempo down in the stretch and preserving a hard-fought victory. 

The victors held a 60.5%-43.1% advantage in field goal shooting and connected on 17 of 26 from the free throw line, while Jeffersonville only visited the charity stripe 15 times, connecting on 11 shots.  Jeffersonville held a 32-27 advantage on the boards.  Sacred Heart scored 24 points off 18 Jeffersonville turnovers, while Jeffersonville could only convert 17 Sacred Heart turnovers into 13 points.  

Sacred Heart was led by Crystal Kelly with 24 points, nine rebounds, and seven assists.  Connie Ferch added 17 points and Jackie Distler provided a hard-nosed effort coming off an injury with nine points and seven rebounds.  Jeffersonville was led by Samantha Johnson with 15 points and eight rebounds.   Jasmine Baines and Jackie Rogers added 12 points each and 5-6 So. Ashley Pait chipped in with 10 points.   

Jeffersonville (IN)

22

12

14

16

-

64

Sacred Heart Academy 

18

18

19

18

-

73


 

Jeffersonville (IN) 

(64)

 - 

Baines 12, Leavell 0, Samantha Johnson 15, Austin 7, Rogers 12, Pait 10, Sabrina Johnson 2, Lloyd 4, Gary 2.

Sacred Heart Academy 

(73)

 - 

Kopple 7, Distler 9, Kelly 24, Ferch 17, Ormerod 7, Denbow 3, McCarty 6.  

 

Acknowledgements

A special thanks to Bob Tonini of Sacred Heart Academy for providing the computer stats and his insights on tonight’s game.

 

Please send your comments and questions to Ron Harrison at prephoops@yahoo.com.

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