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Second-Half Rally Lifts Lady Jays Over St. Clair

January 17, 2013
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Playing at home for the first time in a month, Washington registered a girls basketball win Monday over St. Clair.

The Lady Jays (7-6) trailed 13-4 after one quarter and 19-11 at halftime, but rallied in the second half for a 36-29 victory.

“The thing I was proud about is that we held them scoreless for much of the second quarter. We were just struggling on the offensive end of the floor with getting into our set, and that credit needs to go to St. Clair,” said Washington Head Coach Adam Fischer. “All I asked was to get the game to halftime so we could make some adjustments and our girls played a great second half. We followed a game plan perfectly and adapted it as the half went on.”

The Lady Bulldogs (7-6) could not keep their first-half momentum.

“In the second half of the game, we quit doing what was working. We got outplayed and outperformed,” said St. Clair Head Coach Jena Carroll. “They hit a couple of big shots after halftime and I felt like we went into panic mode. We have to be better at playing a full game.”

Courtney Kedroski led the Lady Jays with 16 points, 14 in the second half.

Paige Carpenter finished the game with eight points.

Kaitlin Evans pitched in with four points. Rachel Kackley added three points. Megan Bauche and Megan Freitag both scored two points. Kirstie Leslie had one point.

“Kedroski would probably tell you she had the worst first half of the season, but she let it all go and played a great second half,” Fischer said. “Evans, Leslie and Kackley really started to control the boards as well.”

Allison Hinson paced St. Clair with 10 points. Sam Deason added eight points.

Karissa Hoffman finished the game with six points. Kayla Klenke, Alicia York and Katelyn Guehne each scored two points.

“We came out really strong, doing things right on both ends. Our defense was quick and we had several steals and deflections in the first half,” Carroll said. “Offensively, we moved the ball around well in the first half and attacked from all angles.”

Fischer said defense was the key for Washington.

“Kaitlin Evans battled the (Karissa) Hoffman girl all night and really held her down after we switched our defense,” Fischer said. “Our team responded well and picked themselves up and battled hard in the second half. Our intensity and effort on the defensive end of the floor led to our offense starting to click.”

 


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