Lady 'Stangs Beat 4th Ranked Manual
December 27, 2012By Melvin Webster of Bishop Brossart High School
It was an impressive day for the Lady 'Stangs of Bishop Brossart. They settled for a 1-1 result but in Coach Feldmann's eyes the effort was 2-0. The Lady 'Stangs fell 45-38 to Number 2 ranked Anderson County and then upended Number 4 ranked Manual this evening 53-46. Manual was subbing a pool game for a team that didn't show for the tourney giving Brossart a tough draw.
“I was very proud of their effort,” exclaimed an exhauster Josh Feldmann. “We played two top five teams in four hours and could have won both.” The Lady 'Stangs are now 9-3 while Anderson County improves to 8-2 and Manual now slips to 7-3. The games were part of pool play the STAXX Bar-B-Q Invitational at Franklin County High School in Frankfort, Kentucky today.
The Lady 'Stangs will now play the winner of the George Rogers Clark and Richmond, Indiana game at 4:45 Friday.
One thing that has to make Coach Feldmann happy is the improved shooting percentage the last three games that was 51% versus Mason Co. and averaged over 46% today despite some missed layups.
In the tournament opener versus Anderson County they shot 45.5% and then 46.1% versus Manual. In the 45-38 loss to Anderson County they closed to within 3 points twice near the end of the game. Junior Sarah Futscher led Brossart with 14 points while junior Abby Stadtmiller chipped in 10. Anderson County's senior center Kali Whiteside netted 16 for the Lady Bearcats.
Senior guard Rachel Hartig ramped it up in the second game scoring 14 points while Futscher again was the Lady 'Stangs top scorer with 17 and 8 rebounds. Hartig also had 3 steals. Morgan Verst chimed in with 10 and Madison Eisenman had 6.
The Lady 'Stangs now play the winner of the George Rogers Clark/Richmond Indiana game at 4:45 Friday.
When you play two of the state's top teams in one afternoon one out two ain't bad!