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February 9, 2011
Warsaw High School

Titans season ends at 2A regional

Published: Tuesday, February 8, 2011 2:13 PM CST FARMINGTON -- The West Hancock Titans ended their girls basketball season with a 54-46 loss to Monmouth-Roseville in the opening game of the Class 2A Farmington Regional.

West Hancock led 21-20 at halftime, but Monmouth-Roseville turned a three-point lead at the end of the third quarter into an eight-point win by hitting key free throws in the final eight minutes.

The Titans (of Monmouth-Roseville) was 13 of 17 from the foul line in the fourth quarter. Ciara Marlow made 9 of 12 free throws late and scored 11 of her game-high 17 points over the last eight minutes.

West Hancock, on the other hand, made just 7 of 19 free throws for the game, including 1 of 6 in the fourth quarter.

West Hancock forced 34 turnovers, but the Titans couldn't convert enough on the offensive end. West Hancock shot 22.8 percent (19 of 83) from the field.

"Tonight was another case of what seemed to be our biggest weakness of the year - shooting," said West Hancock Head Coach Adam Brumbaugh. "Our field goal attempts were 89, 70 and 83 the last three games. The two in the 8-0s are top 10 in the state of Illinois for field goal attempts in a game."

Shelby Koehler scored nine points to lead West Hancock. Jessi Heavin and Delaney Billings each had eight points. Lauren Dorethy tossed in four points. Jacey Hartweg, Haleigh Hammel and Madison Harmon each scored three points, and Kelly Dorothy, Allison Dewald and Abby Gibbs all finished with two points.

Monmouth-Roseville plays Illini West in the regional semifinal at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The regional championship is at 7:30 p.m. Thursday

West Hancock finishes its season with a 10-17 record.

"I could not be prouder of this group of girls," Brumbaugh said. "We were so young and inexperienced, and yet we played with such passion and intensity. I am extremely optimistic about next season and the possibility of post-season success."

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