2004 Kentucky High School Girls
7th Region Tournament

Sacred Heart Academy, Fern Creek High School
Mercy Academy, Christian Academy of Louisville
and Louisville Gardens
March 9, 11, and 13, 2004

Copyright 2004 Ron Harrison

Tuesday March 9th - Day 1 

DuPont Manual (16-12) vs. Sacred Heart Academy (30-1)  (at Sacred Heart Academy)

DuPont Manual coach Mina Todd started the following lineup:  6-1 Sr. Candyce Bingham, 5-8 Sr. Kala McNally, 6-1 So. Marissa Williams, 5-3 Jr. Brittany Hazelwood, and 5-3 Sr. Tiffany Burton.  Sacred Heart Academy coach Donna Moir countered with 5-5 Jr. Alison Denbow, 5-8 Jr. Jackie Distler, 6-3 Sr. Crystal Kelly, 5-4 Jr. Jordan Hess, and 5-7 Jr. Carly Ormerod.

Sacred Heart broke open a close game by outscoring Manual 28-12 in the third quarter on their way to a 70-49 victory.  Manual led 14-13 at the end of the first quarter and trailed 31-23 at the end of the first half.  Sacred Heart opened the second half with a 19-2 run to settle the issue.  Sacred Heart shot 48.4% from the field, connected on nine of 14 free throws, and pulled down 43 rebounds.  Manual shot 32.7% from the field, was 12 of 20 from the free throw line, and grabbed 33 rebounds. 

Sacred Heart was led by Crystal Kelly with 16 points, seven rebounds, three blocked shots, and five steals.  Jackie Distler added 15 points and Jordan Hess chipped in with 12 points, six rebounds, and five steals.  Carly Ormerod added 11 points.  Candyce Bingham led Manual with 23 points, nine rebounds, and five blocked shots.  Marissa Williams added seven points and pulled down 12 rebounds.

DuPont Manual 

14

9

12

14

-

49

Sacred Heart Academy

13

18

28

11

-

70

 

DuPont Manual

 (49) -

Bingham 23, McNally 2, Williams 7, Hazelwood 4, Burton 6, Blakemore 4, Baker 3.

Sacred Heart Academy

 (70) -

Denbow 3, Distler 15, Kelly 16, Hess 12, Ormerod 11, Kopple 2, Miles 3, McCarty 2, Campbell 6.

Ballard (15-14) vs. Fern Creek (12-15)  (at Fern Creek High School)

Ballard outscored Fern Creek 25-7 in the second quarter on their way to a 73-36 victory.  Ballard had four players in double figures tonight, led by 6-4 So. Alicia Bunton with 15 points.  Fern Creek was led by 5-6 Sr. Celaunce Richardson with 20 points.    

Ballard 

7

25

22

19

-

73

Fern Creek

10

7

7

12

-

36

 

Ballard

(73) -

Freeman 11, Rogers 7, Elliott 9, Bunton 15, Compton 13, Ross 10, Smith 2, Haliburton 6.

Fern Creek

(36) -

Richardson 20, Cooper 3, Rickett 3, Reed 8, Hibbs 2.

Moore (18-8) vs. Mercy Academy (20-7)  (at Mercy Academy)

Mercy Academy raced out to a 42-25 halftime lead on their way to a 74-47 victory over Moore.  Twelve players cracked the scoring column for Mercy.  5-8 Sr. Anna Mehr, 6-0 Sr. Katie Willinger, and 5-8 So. Emily Napier led the Jaguars with 12, 11, and 10 points respectively.  5-10 Fr. Chiquita Evans and 5-4 Jr. Tyneshia McCain led Moore with 17 and 10 points respectively.

Moore 

11

14

9

13

-

47

Mercy Academy

24

18

15

17

-

74

 

Moore

(47) -

Evans 17, Rosario 1, Miles 5, Maples 9, McCain 10, Myles 5.

Mercy Academy

(74) -

Mehr 12, Napier 10, Schindler 2, Rather 7, Stauble 1, Mannel 2, Salyer 4, Hall 9, M. Luckett 8, Petrie 6, Moore 2, Willinger 11.

Seneca (10-12) vs. Christian Academy of Louisville (23-6)  (at Christian Academy of Louisville)

Christian Academy of Louisville led 27-16 at halftime and cruised to a 54-25 victory over Seneca.  The victors were led by 5-8 So. Meredith Marsh, 5-8 Jr. Jessie Marshall, and 5-9 Jr. Ali Shubert with 13, 11, and 10 points respectively.  5-8 Jr. Katie Gausepohl led Seneca with six points.   

Seneca 

10

6

3

6

-

25

Christian Academy of Louisville

17

10

17

10

-

54

 

Seneca

(25) -

Hereford 2, Rohmann 2, Harrison 4, Deely 2, Gausepohl 6, Mitchell 5, Messersmith 4.

Christian Academy of Louisville

(54) -

Marshall 11, Marsh 13, Blake 6, Fishback 4, Shubert 10, Smith 2, Willoughby 1, McGee 7.

 

Thursday March 11th - Day 2  (at Louisville Gardens)

Ballard (16-14) vs. Sacred Heart Academy (31-1) Semifinal No. 1

Ballard coach Ken Smith started the following lineup:  5-10 Sr. Heather Ross, 5-7 Sr. Kelly Compton, 6-4 So. Alicia Bunton, 5-7 So. Erin Rodgers, and 5-5 Fr. Teadra Elliott.   Sacred Heart Academy coach Donna Moir countered with 5-10 Jr. Taylor Kopple, 5-8 Jr. Jackie Distler, 6-3 Sr. Crystal Kelly, 5-4 Jr. Jordan Hess, and 5-7 Jr. Carly Ormerod.

Sacred Heart Academy led 26-12 at the end of the first quarter on their way to a 67-45 victory over Ballard.  Sacred Heart shot 48.3% from the field, connected on nine of 12 free throws, and pulled down 43 rebounds.  Sacred Heart scored 24 points off 19 Ballard turnovers and held a 19-6 advantage in bench scoring.  Ballard shot 35.4% from the field, was nine of 19 from the free throw line, and grabbed 26 rebounds. 

Carly Ormerod led Sacred Heart with 16 points, five rebounds, four assists, and four steals.  Jackie Distler and Crystal Kelly added 13 and 10 points respectively.  Alicia Bunton and Heather Ross led Ballard with nine points each.  Bunton also pulled down 11 rebounds. 

Ballard

12

13

8

12

-

45

Sacred Heart Academy 

26

14

16

11

-

67

 

Ballard

(45) -

Ross 9, Compton 7, Bunton 9, Rodgers 6, Elliott 8, Dernoncourt 4, Smith 2.

Sacred Heart Academy

(67) -

Kopple 5, Distler 13, Kelly 10, Hess 4, Ormerod 16, Denbow 2, McCarty 5, Campbell 8, Wade 2, Barrow 2.

Christian Academy of Louisville (24-6) vs. Mercy Academy (21-7) Semifinal No. 2

Christian Academy coach Don Rice started the following lineup:  5-9 Jr. Ali Shubert, 5-8 Jr. Jessie Marshall, 6-2 Jr. Ashley Fishback, 5-9 Jr. Kristen Blake, and 5-8 So. Meredith Marsh.  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.

Mercy Academy survived a two overtime battle with Christian Academy of Louisville to take a 63-60 victory and advance to the championship game.  Mercy shot 30.8% from the field, including four of 17 from three point range.  The Jaguars were 19 of 28 from the free throw line and pulled down 50 rebounds.  Mercy Academy scored 21 points off 22 Christian Academy turnovers.  Christian Academy of Louisville shot 35.8% from the field including 10 of 25 from beyond the arc.  Christian Academy was plagued at the free throw line as they only connected on 12 of 31 shots.  The Lady Centurians pulled down 45 rebounds.

Katie Willinger led Mercy with 20 points and 18 rebounds.  Laura Rather added 19 points and Anna Mehr chipped in with 12 points and 11 rebounds.  Meredith Marsh led Christian Academy of Louisville with 16 points, 12 rebounds, and five assists.  Kristen Blake added 14 points including four three point baskets.  Jessie Marshall also chipped in with 14 points.   Ali Shubert tallied nine points and pulled down 12 rebounds.   

Christian Academy of Louisville 

12

6

12

16

6

8

-

60

Mercy Academy

9

11

16

10

6

11

-

63

 

Christian Academy of Louisville

(60) -

Shubert 9, Marshall 14, Fishback 2, Blake 14, Marsh 16, McGee 3, Tappendorf 2.

Mercy Academy

(63) -

Ulanowski 4, M. Luckett 4, Willinger 20, Mehr 12, Mannel 2, Moore 2, Rather 19.

 

Saturday March 13th - Day 3  (at Louisville Gardens)

Mercy Academy (22-7) vs. Sacred Heart Academy (32-1)  Championship Game

Mercy Academy coach Mark Evans started the following lineup:  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.  Sacred Heart Academy coach Donna Moir countered with 5-10 Jr. Taylor Kopple, 5-8 Jr. Jackie Distler, 6-3 Sr. Crystal Kelly, 5-4 Jr. Jordan Hess, and 5-7 Jr. Carly Ormerod

Sacred Heart Academy led 38-33 at the end of three quarters but pulled away in the final period to claim a 64-47 victory over Mercy Academy.  Mercy started the game hot and led 10-2 before Sacred Heart regrouped to pull within 4, 15-11, at the end of the first quarter.  Sacred Heart took a 27-24 hafltime lead despite being without the services of Carly Ormerod who had picked up two fouls.

Sacred Heart Academy shot 47.7% from the field, was 22 of 34 from the free throw line, and pulled down 37 rebounds.  The Valkyries scored 20 points off 20 Mercy Academy turnovers.  Mercy shot 34% from the field, was nine of 12 from the free throw line, and grabbed 27 rebounds.  Mercy scored 10 points off 14 Sacred Heart miscues.

The victors were led by Crystal Kelly with 20 points and 10 rebounds.  Taylor Kopple and Carly Ormerod each added 12 points.  Kopple also pulled down 10 rebounds and recorded six steals.  Jackie Distler chipped in with 10 points.    Laura Rather led Mercy Academy with 13 points including three three point baskets.  Katie Willinger added 11 points and pulled down eight rebounds.

Mercy Academy

15

9

9

14

-

47

Sacred Heart Academy

11

16

11

26

-

64

 

Mercy Academy

(47) -

Ulanowski 2, M. Luckett 2, Willinger 11, Mehr 8, Rather 13, Schindler 2, Mannel 7, Moore 2.

Sacred Heart Academy

(64) -

Kopple 12, Distler 10, Kelly 20, Hess 8, Ormerod 12, Denbow 2.

 

All Tournament Team
 

Alicia Mitchell

 

Seneca

 

 

 

 

 

Candyce Bingham

 

DuPont Manual

 

6-1

 

Sr.

 

Chiquita Evans

 

Moore

 

5-10

 

Fr.

 

Celaunce Richardson

 

Fern Creek

 

5-6

 

Sr.

 

Alicia Bunton

 

Ballard

 

6-4

 

So.

 

Meredith Marsh

 

Christian Academy of Louisville

 

5-8

 

So.

 

Laura Rather

 

Mercy Academy

 

5-7

 

Sr.

 

Katie Willinger

 

Mercy Academy

 

6-0

 

Sr.

 

Carly Ormerod

 

Sacred Heart Academy

 

5-7

 

Jr.

 

Jackie Distler

 

Sacred Heart Academy

 

5-8

 

Jr.

 

Crystal Kelly

 

Sacred Heart Academy

 

6-3

 

Sr.

 

 

Acknowledgements
 
A special thanks to Bob Tonini of Sacred Heart Academy for providing the computer statistics provided for selected games, and also for providing his insights on the games.

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.