Versailles ladies basketball earn full crew win over Arcanum

Versailles girls basketball earn complete team win over Arcanum

By Drew Terhall

ARCANUM — After an in depth first quarter, the Versailles ladies basketball crew began to get turnover after turnover as they went on to win 70-30 at Arcanum on Jan. 13.

Versailles head coach Tracy White mentioned previous to the sport, they’ve harassed taking part in for one another and make up for every others errors. On this one, the gamers fed off one another and performed as one.

“Our ladies performed a strong 4 quarters. We performed 32 minutes, it didn’t matter who was on the ground. We simply labored very well collectively and acquired issues clicking defensively and offensively,” White mentioned.

For the Woman Trojans, it was one other recreation the place they acquired a crew’s finest. Arcanum head coach Abbey Moore mentioned after they performed effectively within the first quarter, the turnovers began to take them out of the sport.

“Immediately, we simply didn’t actually give the battle that I do know we are able to. I don’t know if it’s our focus or the place our heads have been at firstly of the sport,” Moore mentioned. “We made some performs within the first quarter and had some robust defensive possessions. However then the turnover bug hit us and it was too massive of a gap to get out of.”

The guards for Versailles sparked the offense as they have been capable of trigger turnover after turnover. Senior Jenna Dirksen, junior Sarah Stammen and sophomore Katey Litten have been all lockdown defenders getting their arms on the ball.

White mentioned it was the guards finest performed recreation as they weren’t bodily, however put themselves in one of the best place to get deflections and get steals. White additionally mentioned Litten had her finest all-around recreation as she led the crew in scoring together with her scoring out in transition and within the half-court.

Versailles led 37-19 at halftime as Litten had 11 factors within the second quarter. White mentioned she instructed her crew they’ve to seek out methods to drag collectively and cease an opponents run or when the momentum swings away from them. Their protection took away any momentum Arcanum was constructing within the first quarter.

“Early within the recreation, after they acquired a pair photographs or we had a pair rotations the place we would have missed it, we didn’t skip a beat. The ladies have been speaking consistently. Our communication was in all probability at an all time excessive in comparison with our different video games,” White mentioned.

Arcanum couldn’t recover from the turnovers. They have been held to 11 factors within the second half and made two discipline objectives. They have been 13 for 18 from the free throw line within the second half.

Whilst Versailles had the scale benefit down low with senior Allison Schwartz and junior Taylor Wagner, Arcanum sophomore Caroline Lengthy did a great job competing with them and never permitting them to take over.

The Woman Trojans have been out of types on offense towards the powerful Versailles protection. They acquired some scoring alternatives, however couldn’t take advantage of them.

Junior Alexis Gibbons led Arcanum with 12 factors and was 8 for 8 from the free throw line. Lengthy and junior Brooke Anderson each had seven factors.

Moore mentioned the crew must refocus and put together for his or her challenges forward. She hoped to see her crew make an announcement towards a crew they might see within the event. However, it is going to be one other studying alternative for them as they put together for a event run.

“This one hurts as a result of it’s an enormous sectional matchup that we have been hoping to come back out and make a bit of higher of an announcement. We acquired to study from it. If we see them within the event, we acquired to present a greater effort. That’s for positive,” Moore mentioned.

For Versailles, Litten led with 19 factors. Dirksen had 11 factors whereas Wagner and Schwartz every had 10 factors. White mentioned with the starters out within the fourth quarter, the reserves got here in and made probably the most of that chance.

The Woman Tigers have been coming off a loss at Parkway in an up and down season thus far. White mentioned it’s on this crew to play to this stage constantly, it’s simply a part of the method in direction of attending to that consistency.

“It occurs on a regular basis. You develop and also you simply must work till you get to know your teammates. We’re invested and our ladies are taking the time and we’re breaking up plenty of issues in observe. Our purpose is to get higher on a regular basis,” White mentioned. “If we are able to peak on the proper time in terms of event time, then that’s the place we’ll be.”

Versailles is 7-5 on the season with a 3-2 MAC report. They are going to host Bellefontaine on Jan. 15 at 7:30 p.m. as a part of their first annual Prosperity Promotions Tiger Traditional. Arcanum is 9-5 on the season with a 5-2 WOAC report. They are going to host Bradford on Jan. 18 at 7:15 p.m.

Contact Each day Advocate sports activities editor Drew Terhall at [email protected]