Mercy Academy (2-0) vs. Lexington Catholic (1-1) (Girls) December 7, 2010
Mercy Academy (2-0) vs. Lexington Catholic (1-1) (Girls)
Lexington Catholic High School
December 7, 2010
Mercy Academy coach Mark Evans started the following lineup: 5-8 Sr. Emily Goetz, 5-7 So. Whitney Hartlage, 5-10 Jr. Christine Roush, 5-5 Sr. Lauren Faris, and 5-8 Sr. Juliann Miller. Lexington Catholic coach Chelsea Chowning countered with 6-0 Jr. Alex Botkin, 5-10 Jr. Emily Johns, 6-0 Jr. Elizabeth Walton, 5-7 Jr. Bonnie Rhule, and 5-8 So. Octavia Wilson.
Mercy defeated Lexington Catholic in a 86-83 double overtime classic featuring these two storied basketball programs. Mercy raced out to a 20-6 lead in the first quarter and it looked like it would be a long night for first year coach Chelsea Chowning and her Lady Knights. Lexington Catholic rallied to only trail 31-28 at halftime and actually led 49-43 at the end of three quarters. The game was tied 64-64 at the end of regulation and 73-73 at the end of the first overtime before Mercy finally settled the issue in the second overtime. The lead changed nine times and there were six ties.
Mercy shot 42% from the field including three of 11 from the three point line. The Jaguars connected on 25 of 34 free throws, pulled down 41 rebounds, and scored 22 points off 29 Lexington Catholic turnovers. Lexington Catholic shot 42.6% from the field including three of 16 from beyond the arc. The Lady Knights connected on 16 of 22 free throws, pulled down 51 rebounds, and scored 16 points off 26 Mercy turnovers.
Whitney Hartlage led a balanced Mercy attack with 16 points and five steals. 5-11 Jr. Courtney Roush added 13 points and 13 rebounds. 5-10 Jr. Christine Roush recorded 13 points, six rebounds, and seven steals. Juliann Miller chipped in with 12 points. Emily Goetz and Lauren Faris each scored 10 points.
Octavia Wilson led Lexington Catholic with 29 points. Wilson was 10 of 18 from the field including one of two from the three point line and eight of 10 from the free throw line. Elizabeth Walton added 13 points, 10 rebounds, and five blocked shots. Alex Botkin recorded 12 points, 13 rebounds, and six assists. Bonnie Rhule also reached double figures with 10 points.
Mercy 20 11 12 21 9 13 - 86
Lexington Catholic 8 20 21 15 9 10 - 83
Mercy (86) – Goetz 10, Hartlage 16, Ch. Roush 13, Faris 10, Miller 12, Richardson 8, Co. Roush 13, Dircksen 2, Eberle 2.
Lexington Catholic (83) – Botkin 12, Johns 6, Walton 13, Rhule 10, Wilson 29, Cawood 5, Shaw 8.
A special thanks to the Lexington Catholic Stats Crew Glenn Gentry and Gary Long for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.