Lady 'Stangs Flash "Shock and Awe" On Scott
December 15, 2012By Melvin Webster of Bishop Brossart High School
A nice article this week in the Community Recorder talked about Scott's fast start and their 6-1 record. “Defense has been our main focus,” said Coach Klette. What the Lady Eagles got Saturday night in the big 37th District Seed showdown with Bishop Brossart was a little “Shock and Awe,” from General Feldmann's relentless army. The Lady 'Stangs improved to 7-1 (3-0 in the District) by relying on trench warfare (junior Sarah Futscher had 15 points and 9 rebounds, barbwire defense (Brossart forced the Lady Eagles into 27 turnovers and had 14 steals while holding them to 33.3% field goal shooting) and heavy outside artilery from guards junior Abby Stadtmiller and junior Morgan Verst who combined for 32 points). Add in in nine from junior guard Cori Ziegler and 6 from junior guard Madison Eisenman and you total domination.
The Lady 'Stangs jumped on top early at 15-2 and increased that to 20-11 at the end of the first quarter. A 26-8 second quarter took the hot Lady 'Stangs into the locker room with a commanding 46-19 lead at intermission. The big lead enabled the 'Stangs to rest Senior Rachel Hartig (she played just 8:43) and her mostly healed ankle.
Futscher dominated the inside game the first half with all of her 15 points. No Scott Lady Eagle had more than 7 in the first half. The second half saw a sloppy third quarter, but the 'Stangs bounced back with a 21-16 advantage in the fourth. Brossart pushed it's lead to 31 points in the fourth quarter at 74-43 almost invoking the running clock rule.
Verst was hot from the games start getting them on the board early with a long three bomb and connecting on 5 of 5 three point attempts to wind up with 17. Stadtmiller also shot 2 of 3 from the battleship to wind up with 15 including 5 of 6 from the line. Brossart was 8 of 15 from three point land and outrebounded the Lady Eagles 46-34. They had the 14 steals while taking care of the basketball and not allowing a steal from Scott. They shot 42.4% from the field to just 33.3 for Scott.
Brossart held big advantages in most other categories including pts off turnovers 24 to 8), 2nd chance points (21 to 6), and offensive rebounds (19 to 10).
It was another convincing victory for the General's troops.
In junior varsity action the Lady 'Stangs also dominated the Lady Eagles 46-21, outscoring them 27-9 in the second half. Freshman Emily Schultz led all scorers with 15 followed by freshman Abby King with 13 and 8th grader Maddie Flaugher with 8. The Lady 'Stangs JV held a huge 45-21 edge in rebounding.
The freshmen game was an exciting one as the Lady 'Stangs battled back to win it in the final seconds 33-32 for the clean sweep.
Prior to the game tonight Internet Broadcaster Andrew Kappes was honored for his work since 2009 and will be joining the New York Yankees as a Triple A baseball announcer departing January 14. A moment of silence was also held for the tragedy and victims in Newtown, Connecticut.