Lady 'Stangs Comeback To Beat Lady Royals
December 22, 2012By Melvin Webster of Bishop Brossart High School
The Lady 'Stangs battled back from a halftime deficit at the Fieldhouse at Mason County to defeat the Lady Royals of Mason County 59-54 Saturday afternoon. The Lady Royals had led 32-23 at the intermission, but a strong second half for Bishop Brossart enabled them to enter the Christmas Holiday with an 8-2 season record. Mason County falls to 6-3. They were coming off a big 7 point win over St. Henry this week. Mason jumped out to a quick 17-9 lead after one and extended it to 32-23 at the half. Brossart stormed back with a 21-9 third quarter and a 15-13 edge in the fourth stanza despite missing some free throws at the end. It was the Lady 'Stangs best shooting game of the year as they hit on 23 of 45 from the floor for 51.1%. They held a slight 28-26 lead on the boards and had big advantages in point off turnovers (20-9), and points off the bench (27-11). Junior Sarah Futscher led the Lady 'Stangs with 20 points and 8 rebounds. Junior Cori Ziegler had 11 points while juniors Morgan Verst and Abby Stadtmiller tossed in 10 each. Mason led by as many as 15 at 30-15 in a game that saw 5 lead changes and the game tied 5 times. McKenzie Butler led Mason County with 15 points.
The Lady 'Stangs JV lost their first game of the season.