25th District Girls Championship

Manual High School
Louisville, Kentucky
March 5, 2004

Copyright 2004 Ron Harrison

Mercy Academy (19-7) vs. Manual (16-11)

Mercy Academy coach Mark Evans started the following lineup:  5-9 Jr. Shalori Moore, 5-9 So. Mallory Luckett, 6-0 Sr. Katie Willinger, 5-8 Sr. Anna Mehr, and 5-7 Sr. Laura Rather.  Manual coach Mina Todd countered with 6-1 Sr. Candyce Bingham, 5-8 Jr. Dominica Blakemore, 5-11 Sr. Hussai Nadeem, 5-3 Jr. Brittany Hazelwood, and 5-3 Sr. Tiffany Burton.

Mercy outscored Manual 18-2 in the second quarter on their way to a 55-34 victory and the district championship.  Mercy Academy shot 35.8% from the field, connected on 15 of 18 free throws, and pulled down 38 rebounds.  Mercy scored 23 points off 21 Manual turnovers.  Manual shot 27.3% from the field, connected on seven of 14 free throws, and grabbed 31 rebounds. 

Katie Willinger led Mercy Academy with 23 points, 11 rebounds, and five steals.  Anna Mehr added 12 points and pulled down seven rebounds.  Candyce Bingham led Manual with 14 points and six rebounds.  6-1 So. Marissa Williams added seven points and pulled down 11 rebounds.

Mercy Academy 

8

18

8

21

-

55

Manual 

10

2

13

9

-

34

 

Mercy Academy

(55) -

Moore 0, M. Luckett 2, Willinger 23, Mehr 12, Rather 2, Napier 6, Stauble 2, Hall 2, Mannel 6.

Manual 

(34) -

Bingham 14, Blakemore 0, Nadeem 4, Hazelwood 4, Burton 5, Williams 7.

 

Acknowledgements:

 

A special thanks to Bob Tonini of Sacred Heart Academy for providing the computer statistics for this game.

 

Please feel free to send your comments and questions concerning the tournament, teams, or players to me at  prephoops@yahoo.com .
Ron Harrison’s reports on this and other basketball events appear on http://www.angelfire.com/ky/prephoops.