Lady 'Stangs Beat Pendleton Co. 58-51 In Region Opener
February 28, 2013By Melvin Webster of Bishop Brossart High School
The old adage reads “When the going gets tough the tough get going.” On Wednesday night in Carlisle, Kentucky the Lady 'Stangs of Bishop Brossart reached back and got going. They came from behind to beat Pendleton County and advance to the 10th Region Semifinals next Monday at Nicholas Co. High School.
Trailing 26-24 at the half and playing without Two Time First Team All Region Player Sarah Futscher, the team used a team effort and some solid defense to rally and beat the Lady Cats 58-51. Bishop Brossart now advances to play Montgomery County on Monday in a rematch of the Region's Top Two Teams won 16 days ago by Montgomery Co. 50-49. Montgomery Co. defeated Bracken Co. and is now 26-6 while Brossart improves to 24-7.
The Lady 'Stangs, with 1,000 pt scorer Sarah Futscher at home with the flu, got outstanding performances from junior All-Region Player Abby Stadtmiller who tossed ina game high 20 points and freshman Emily Schultz who scored 12 and grabbed a game high 11 rebounds. Stadtmiller was 8 of 16 from the floor and knocked down 3 threebombs from outside. Junior Madison Eisenman was clutch from the line making all six attempts. Junior Morgan Verst was 2 of 2 from three point land and 3 of 4 from the charity stripe to finish with 9. Rachel Hartig 4, Kayla Young 3 and Mama Greis 4 rounded out the scoring. Bradi Boden led Pendleton with 18 points.
Brossart's defense was a big key with 14 steals to none for Pendleton Co. and also in forcing the Lady Cats into 18 turnovers. The 'Stangs held a slim 43-39 edge on the boards and led in most categories including advantages in free throw points 19 to 8, Pts off turnovers 14 to 7, three point points 15 to 9, second chance points 21 to 11, and points off the bench 21 to 6.
Overall a good night and a nice win at the new Nicholas County Fieldhouse where Brossart remains undefeated winning the All A Region there in 2012 and now the opening game of the 10th Region in 2013. Two more would be nice.