Holy Cross Upsets Lady 'Stangs
January 19, 2013By Melvin Webster of Bishop Brossart High School
The Lady 'Stangs nine game winning streak finally came to an end falling to a good Holy Cross team 51-41 at Seither Center Friday Night. Prior to the game the first girl's team in school history from 1976 was honored.
Holy Cross jumped out to an early lead and extended that to 13-7 after a quarter but strong run by took the Lady 'Stangs into the locker room with a 23-21 advantage at the half.
The Lady Indians stormed back early in the second half though and led by as many as 11 points at 38-27. Brossart did manage to cut the lead to 5 points twice in a game that was tied 4 times and exchanged leads 4 times.
Holy Cross dominated the boards 32-20 and outshot Brossart 46.9% to 37.8%. Brossart did a nice job holding Holy Cross star Deasia Beal to just three field goals but when fouled she converted 10 of 11 from the line to finish with 16 while the Lady 'Stangs were connecting on only 11 of 21 as a team.
Junior center Sarah Futscher continued to impress with an 18 point, 7 rebound effort hitting 7 of 12 shots from the floor to lead Brossart. Junior Abby Stadtmiller contributed 8 for the home standing 'Stangs.
Brossart played again without Madison Eisenman and Morgan Verst who both should be ready for the Wednesday State Tournament Game.
Holy Cross improves to 14-3 (the second best record in the 9th Region) while Bishop Brossart falls to 16-4 (Still the best record in the 10th Region) entering the All “A” State.
The Lady 'Stangs did manage to win the junior varsity contest in convincing fashion crushing Holy Cross 46-26. The Lady 'Stangs led most of the game and outscored the Lady Indians in every quarter. Abby King had a nice game for Brossart with 12 points hitting 5 of 8 from the floor. Sydney Shannon added 10 and Emily Schultz 7.
Thursday night the JV also rolled in the Northern Kentucky Junior Varsity Tournament beating Lloyd 46-16.