Sacred Heart Academy at Mercy Academy (Girls)

Bellarmine University
Louisville Kentucky
February 13, 2004

2004 by Ron Harrison

Sacred Heart Academy (22-1) at Mercy Academy (18-4) 

Sacred Heart coach Donna Moir started the following lineup:  5-10 Jr. Taylor Kopple, 5-8 Jr. Jackie Distler, 6-3 Sr. Crystal Kelly, 5-6 Sr. Connie Ferch, and 5-7 Jr. Carly Ormerod.  Mercy Academy coach Mark Evans countered with 5-11 Sr. Kate Ulanowski, 5-9 So. Mallory Luckett, 6-0 Sr. Katie Willinger, 5-8 Sr. Anna Mehr, and 5-7 Sr. Laura Rather.

The score was tied 41-41 at the end of three quarters but Sacred Heart outscored Mercy Academy 16-19 in the fourth quarter to gain a 57-50 victory.  Mercy trailed 21-14 in the second quarter but went on a 12-0 run to take a 26-21 lead and held a 27-25 advantage at halftime.  The score was tied 44-44 in the final quarter before Sacred Heart pulled away for the win.  Sacred Heart’s Carly Ormerod was limited to three minutes playing time in the first half as a result of early foul problems.

Sacred Heart shot 36.7% from the field, connected on 21 of 34 free throws, and pulled down 32 rebounds.  The Valkyries scored 25 points off 24 Mercy turnovers.  Mercy shot 41.7% from the field, was 16 of 23 from the free throw line, and pulled down 31 rebounds. 

Taylor Kopple led Sacred Heart with 23 points and 13 rebounds.  Crystal Kelly added 12 points, pulled down nine rebounds, and blocked three shots.  Carly Ormerod chipped in with 12 points.   Mercy was led by Katie Willinger with 24 points and 10 rebounds.  Anna Mehr added eight points.  5-7 Jr. Jill Luckett and 5-9 Jr. Shalori Moore chipped in with seven points each.  Moore also pulled down six rebounds. 

Sacred Heart Academy 

17

8

16

16

-

57

Mercy Academy 

9

18

14

9

-

50


 

Sacred Heart Academy 

(57)

 - 

Kopple 23, Distler 2, Kelly 12, Ferch 4, Ormerod 12, Hess 2, McCarty 2.  

Mercy Academy 

(50)

 - 

Ulanowski 0, M. Luckett 1, Willinger 24, Mehr 8, Rather 3, J. Luckett 7, Moore 7.

 

Acknowledgements

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

 

Other Games of Interest (Girls)

Paul Dunbar 

46

   Pulaski Southwestern 

36

 

Tates Creek

51

   Bryan Station 

38

 

Central Hardin

76

   Bardstown 

38

 

Betsy Layne

62

   Prestonsburg

49

 

Madison Central 

67

   Estill County

40

 

Warren Central 

61

   Greenwood 

52

 

Newport Central Catholic

74

   St. Henry

44

 

Rockcastle County

68

   North Laurel 

35

 

Pleasure Ridge Park

55

   Fairdale 

38

 

Spencer County

57

   North Bullitt 

55

 

Monroe County

61

   Metcalfe County 

49

 

Leslie County

97

   Buckhorn

19

 

Elizabethtown

84

   Ft. Knox

29

 

 

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

Ron Harrison’s reports on this and other basketball events appear on http://www.angelfire.com/ky/prephoops.