Middle School Sports
Lady 'Stangs Great Year Comes To A Close
March 4, 2013By Melvin Webster of Bishop Brossart High School
The Sad thing about High School Sports, College Sports or even Pro Sports is that at the end of each season only one team per year doesn't lose it's last game played. Basketball is a long season of ups and downs with 291 schools playing for almost five months with 290 feeling heartbreak in their final game.
The Lady 'Stangs of Bishop Brossart enjoyed a great year finishing 24-8 after falling to Montgomery County in the 10th Region Semifinals Monday Night in Carlisle, Ky. 53-36. It concluded a season that saw them reach their third straight Region Tournament, win their second straight All “A” 10th Region Title, and reach the All “A” State Semifinals for the second straight year.
Three great seniors Rachel Hartig, Maria Greis and Maddi Kues played their final game in the green and white after a career that saw their varsity team finish 19-10, 25-8 and 24-8 the last three.
Tonight's game was much closer for most of the contest than the final game might indicate. Brossart, despite hitting 1 of 17 in the first quarter, trailed just 10-6. They kept the game close at 26-21 at intermission.
Montgomery Co. did a nice job with their Triangle Offense with Macie Spence the big contributer with a game high 20 points. The game was still close after three at 37 to 31.
The Lady 'Stangs, despite shooting just 20.3% from the floor, battled hard and led in several categories including a 9-1 advantage in steals, and forcing Montgomery Co. into 19 turnovers to just 9 for Brossart. They also held edges in Points off Turnovers 10 to 7, Second Chance Points 11 to 4 and Points off the Bench at 15-10. Montgomery though shot 44.2% from the field 73.3% from the line and held a 35-20 advantage on the boards.
The Lady Indians held a big 16-5 advantage in the fourth quarter.
Junior Abby Stadtmiller led the 'Stangs with 10 points while junior Madison Eisenman contributed 9 and two steals. Freshman Emily Schultz tallied 6 and junior Sarah Futscher 5. Futscher will still battling back from illness that had sidelined her for the Pendleton Co. contest Wednesday. Earlier in the day Futscher was invited to tryout fo the Kentucky Junior All Star Team.
Montgomery Co., now 27-6 will now do battle in the Championship with Campbell County (16-16) who came from behind to beat Nicholas County 57-48. Nicholas Co., falls to 19-14.
Overall a great year for the Lady 'Stangs who will have a majority of players returning for next year.
Congratulations on a great year.