Futscher's 18 Leads 63-47 Brossart Win
December 12, 2012By Melvin Webster of Bishop Brossart High School
The Lady 'Stangs jumped out to a 12-0 lead at Beechwood Wednesday evening in an NKAC Division II battle but a scrappy Beechwood (2-3) team refused to fold. Brossart opened a 23-8 advantage by the end of the first quarter but the second stanza belonged to the Lady Tigers as they held Brossart to just 5 points while winning the period 8-5. The 'Stangs took a 28-16 lead into the locker room at the half.
Led by the night's "Miss Inside" Sarah Futscher and "Miss Outside" Morgan Verst the Lady 'Stangs eventually opened up a 24 point second half advantage at 54-30. Futscher, a junior, ended the night with 18 points and 8 rebounds while Verst, a junior, netted 12 points for the green and white. Junior Abby Stadtmiller tossed in 9 while junior Madison Eisenman had 7 and freshman Abby King 6. Freshman guard Macy Steumpel led Beechwood with 17 points.
Brossart for the game shot 46.3% from the fllor to 31.1% for Beechwood and held big advantages in points off the bench (22-3), points off turnovers (23-7) and rebounds 37-29. This was the first game of the year the turnover column was almost even with Beechwood 19 and Brossart 18. Both teams did a nice job from the free throw line with Brossart making 75% and Beechwood 68.2%.
Verst hit 3 of her six shots from the floor and all three of her free throw attempts in the game. Futscher was a solid 8 of 11 from the floor including a three point basket and a three point play as Dave Schabell would say "the old Fashioned way" connecting and making her only free throw attempt when fouled on a layup basket.
There was no JV game. The Brossart freshmen won 43-9.
The Lady "Stangs played their second game without guard Rachel Hartig and will return to the Seither Center Court Saturday evening hosting Scott in a District 37 Seed game. The triple header begins at 4:30 followed by the jv at 6 and the varsity at 7:30.