2013 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls Sweet 16® Basketball Tournament
Notre Dame Academy (29-5) vs. Marion County (38-0) (Championship)
Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, KY
March 16, 2013
This season ended up rather abruptly with the postponement of the championship due to the corona virus pandemic so I was looking back through some of my files remembering some of the happier memories.
Notre Dame Academy coach Nicole Levandusky started the following lineup: 5-10 Sr. Olivia Voskuhl, 5-10 Jr. Carlee Clemons, 5-11 So. Haylee Smith, 5-10 Jr. Elly Ogle, and 5-8 Jr. Paige Kellam. Marion County coach Trent Milby countered with 6-1 Sr. Kyvin Goodin-Rogers, 5-9 Sr. Logan Powell, 6-0 Jr. Alexus Calhoun, 5-7 Sr. Patrice Tonge, and 5-11 Sr. Makayla Epps.
Mission Complete! Marion County’s stated goal was to go 39-0 and capture the state championship. The Lady Knights ended the season with a 52-36 victory over an excellent Notre Dame squad and established themselves as one of the best in state history. Marion County shot 42.6% from the field including two of nine from the three point line. The Lady Knights connected on 10 of 21 free throws, pulled down 36 rebounds, and scored 11 points off 16 Notre Dame turnovers. Notre Dame shot 31.8% from the field including one of nine from beyond the arc. The Pandas connected on seven of nine free throws, pulled down 28 rebounds, and scored nine points off 12 Marion County turnovers.
Makayla Epps led Marion County with 15 points, six rebounds, and five assists. Kyvin Goodin-Rogers added 10 points and three blocked shots. Patrice Tonge recorded nine points, eight rebounds, and three steals. Logan Powell chipped in with seven points and five rebounds. Alexus Calhoun added five points, eight rebounds, and three blocked shots.
Haylee Smith led Notre Dame Academy with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Olivia Voskuhl added 11 points and six rebounds. Carlee Clemons recorded six points, three rebounds, and three assists.
Notre Dame Academy,11,7,12,6,36
Notre Dame Academy (36) – Voskuhl 11, Clemons 6, Smith 12, Ogle 3, Kellam 0, Stallman 2, Henderson 2.
Marion County(52) – Goodin-Rogers 10, Powell 7, Calhoun 5, Tonge 9, Epps 15, Howard 6.
All Tournament Team – Maci Spence (Montgomery County), Brianna Fraley (Shelby Valley), Rebecca Greenwell (Owensboro Catholic), Taylor Meadows (Marshall County),Makenzie Cann (Anderson County), Eriel McKee (Anderson County), Kayla Styles (DuPont Manual), Morgan Allen (DuPont Manual), Elly Ogle (Notre Dame), Olivia Voskuhl (Notre Dame), Haylee Smith (Notre Dame), Logan Powell (Marion County), Kyvin Goodin – Rogers (Marion County), and Makayla Epps (Marion County) (MVP).
A special thanks to WL Stats and the KHSAA for providing the up-to-date results for this event.