’13/’14 and ’14/’15 Regional Champions
2014 & 2015 JV City Champions
2014 & 2015 Freshmen City Champions
2014/15 All City Team: Grace Dury, Anna Logan
All girls in grades 6, 7 and 8 who are interested in improving their basketball skills are invited to the Future Lady Trojan Open Gyms in March and April. We will meet 2-3 times a week at various times. Cost is $25 for the entire Spring! Attend one session or all! Register online or walk in with your payment. Questions? Contact Coach Dan Wagner at 317-997-0489.
Several summer camp opportunities are available in girls basketball. Advanced Skills Basketball Camp for grades 7-8 (fall 2017) will be held June 7-9. Girls Basketball camp (grades 3-8, fall 2017) will be held June 12-15. See Summer Camps for details.
The summer schedule for all girls interested in playing basketball next year is now posted. Weight room, summer games and practice information is included.
Home games in bold. Check schedule above for last minute changes.
|10/29/2016||Tindley – Scrimmage|
|It was good to win the first game of the season. All players who dressed saw playing time. Frankie Kontor led all scores with 29 points; Tayra Breitbach poured in 12 points.|
|11/15/2016||Covenant Christian||L 58-39||Recap|
|It was a good first half of play with both teams taking turns exchanging baskets. The second half didn’t fair well for the Trojans. Turnovers and low shooting percentage found the Trojans in a 20 point hole. Tayra Breitbach led the team with 16 points. Frankie Kontor added 10 points.|
|It was deja’vu for the Trojans from Tuesday’s night game. The Trojans traded buckets with the Rebels for the first half, but, much like the previous game, the second half was full of turnovers and low percentage shooting. Tayra Breitbach was the team’s leading scorer for the second game in a row with 12 points.|
|The Trojans learned from the previous two games and played a solid four quarter game against a very talented Martinsville team which featured one of the best Juniors in the state. Chatard battled through physical play and despite going 0-13 from the 3 point line in the first half, they team found a way to stay in the game until the final buzzer. Tayra Breitbach led all scores with 24 points. Frankie Kontor finished with a solid 14 points and Payten Morris chipped in 9.|
|The Chatard-Cathedral rivalry lived up to the hype in this physical and intense game. The Trojans started slow but quickly found a rhythm in the second quarter. The start of the third quarter was sluggish but the Trojans took the lead early in the fourth quarter. Back to back turnovers and quick shots by the Trojans gave the Irish an opportunity to take and extend the lead. Payten Morris led the team with 14 points. Tayra Breitbach added 9 and Bridget Nash and Frankie Kontor combined for 19 points.|
|11/29/2016||Guerin Catholic||W 65-48||Recap|
|All 12 players who dressed got into the game with all but one player scoring. Three players scored double digits: Tayra Breitbach-13, Payten Morris-11, and Mary Borchers with a career high 10.|
|Another great team win with all 12 players seeing significant minutes and scoring. Three Trojans scored in double digits: Frankie Kontor-16, Tayra Breitbach-15, and Payten Morris-10. Mary Borchers, DeeDee Caskey, Anna Wuensch, and Lydia Dessauer combined for 20 points.|
|Great team win where all 11 players saw significant minutes and scored at least two points. Junior Payten Morris led all scores with 21 points, seniors Frankie Kontor and Tayra Breitbach added 16 and 13 respectively.|
|12/10/2016||Western Boone||L 78-60||Recap|
|Tayra Breitbach led all players with 34 points.|
|12/12/2016||Brebeuf Jesuit||W 60-29||Recap|
|The Lady Trojans played like they had something to prove after Saturday’s performance against Western Boone. Despite a few starters getting in foul trouble, other players stepped up to fill their roles. It was a great team win and all players who dressed saw minutes. Frankie Kontor led all scores with 15, Bridget Nash added 10, and other points scored by the Trojans were evenly distributed.|
|12/17/2016||Scecina Memorial||Rescheduled to Dec. 30|
|12/22||Franklin County Holiday Tourney
vs Indy Trailblazers
|It was a great start to the Whitewater Valley Tournament with a win over a talented Indy Homeschool team. Frankie Kontor scored a career high 27 points and Payten Morris had a terrific performance with 20 points and 15 rebounds.|
|12/22||Franklin County Holiday Tourney
vs Franklin County
|Another solid performance from the Lady Trojans to take down the host school, Franklin County. Tayra Breitbach led all scores with 29 points while Frankie Kontor added 13 and Payten Morris chipped in 12. The win set up the team to play against Jennings County in the championship.|
|12/23||Franklin County Holiday Tourney
vs Jennings County
|The Lady Trojans used big 1st and 3rd quarters to seal the win to become tournament champions. Frankie Kontor led the Trojans in scoring with 17 while Tayra Breitbach added 10 points. Payten Morris, Ellie Semler, and Hannah Miller all had solid performances in the win. Taking home the championship trophy was the highlight of a great trip.|
|12/27/2016||Lawrence Central||W 67-60||Recap|
|It was a tough, hard fought game and the Lady Trojans came together as a team to protect their home floor and add another W to the season. It was a back and forth game throughout; the Trojans finally gained the lead with 60 ticks left on the clock. Knocking down free throws at the end, the Trojans were able to seal the victory. Tayra Breitbach led all scores with 28 points while Payten Morris and Frankie Kontor added 18 and 15.|
|12/30/2016||Scecina Memorial||W 68-17||Recap|
|It was a great team win and all players saw minutes. Frankie Kontor led all scores with 18 points and Tayra Breitbach added 17 points. Anna Wuensch came off the bench and scored a quick 11 points.|
|1/3/2017||Westfield||W 49-48 (OT)||Recap|
|The Lady Trojans found a way to win in a thrilling overtime win at Westfield. Tayra Breitbach hit one of the Trojans 2 three points with just a few ticks left in regulation to send the game into overtime. The Trojans pulled together as a team to win. Tayra Breitbach led the team with 18 points and Frankie Kontor added 12.|
|1/6/2017||Guerin Catholic||W 60-41||Recap|
|The Lady Trojans completed a sweep of conference rival Guerin Catholic on Friday night. Tayra Breitbach led all scores with 24 points. Lydia Dessauer added a solid 9 points while Hannah Miller added 8.t|
|1/7/2017||City Tournament: 1st Round||Bye|
|1/9/2017||City Tournament: 2nd Round
BCHS vs Broad Ripple
|The Lady Trojans earned their first win of the 2016-17 City Tournament Monday night against Broad Ripple. In a game where all players saw the floor, the scoring was evenly distributed. Tayra Breitbach led all scores with 16 while Bridget Nash and Frankie Kontor combined 18 points.|
|1/10/2017||City Tournament: 3rd Round
vs Covenant Christian
|The Lady Trojans advanced in the 2016-17 City Tournament with a win on the road versus number three seed Covenant Christian. The Trojans led the whole game with Covenant Christian getting within one point with less than a minute left on the clock. Bridget Nash knocked down two free throws to go up three. A last second shot by Covenant Christian was blocked by Tayra Breitbach and rebounded by Payten Morris. Tayra Breitbach led all scores with 21 point, Frankie Kontor added 9 and Payten Morris had 8.|
|The Lady Trojans faced Cathedral on their home floor in the semi-final match up of the city tournament. The Irish came out on fire while it took the Trojans awhile to get going. The Trojans fought to get back into the game, getting within a few points, but the effort fell short. Tayra Breitbach led the Trojans with 17 points while Bridget Nash added 9.|
|The Lady Trojans hosted Roncalli in a conference battle. The Rebels came out with the hot hand hitting six 3’s in the first quarter. The Lady Trojans bought back and found rhythm in their offense by getting defensive stops. With the score within two points with less than two minutes to go, the Rebels came up with a couple big offensive rebounds and capitalized on them. Tayra Breitbach led all scores with 25 points. Frankie Kontor added 9 points for the Trojans.|
|1/20/2017||Cardinal Ritter||W 62-44||Recap|
|The Lady Trojans came up with a big win on senior night. All five seniors- Ellie Semler, Kelly O’Brien, Frankie Kontor, Hannah Miller, and Tayra Breitbach – were honored before the start of the game. After a slow first quarter, the Trojans surged in the second and third quarters. Tayra Breitbach led all scores with 26 points including 12 rebounds while fellow senior, Frankie Kontor, added 14 points. Payten Morris and Anna Wuensch combined for 19 points.|
|1/24/2017||Arsenal Tech||W 48-28||Recap|
|Tayra Breitbach led all scores with 26 points. Bridget Nash chipped in 7 points in the Trojans win.|
|1/27/2017||Brebeuf Jesuit||W 68-38||Recap|
|In the last regular season game of the 2016-17, the Lady Trojans came out firing and never looked back. It was a great team win with all players stepping up to fulfill roles. Tayra Brietbach led all scores with 20 points while Frankie Kontor added a solid 18 points. Payten Morris chipped in 8 points while Hannah Miller and Ellie Semler combined for 14 points.|
vs Crispus Attucks
|Your JV Lady Trojans visited Greenwood HS and opened the 2016/17 season with a 35-25 win over their host. Seven players scored in the game. Leading scorers were Greta Horton and Grace McGinley with 9 each. Anna Wuensch, in her first high school basketball game, added 7.
Busy week for the team with 3 games in the next 7 days. Next contest is a Tuesday night home game vs. Covenant Christian.
|11/15/2016||Covenant Christian||W 35-32||Recap|
|Your JV Lady Trojans posted their second win of the new season, holding off a furious rally by the visitors from Covenant Christian. After a great start, turnovers late in the game closed the final margin of victory to 3 points.
Anna Wuensch lead the team tonight with 14 points. Mary Borchers scored her first points of the season, adding 7. Grace McGinley chipped in 6. Six players scored for the JV team on this night. Next game has the team traveling south for a Thursday night conference match-up vs. Roncalli.
|First game for your JV Lady Trojans in the newly formed ‘Circle City Conference’. What a way to start! A little piece of Bishop Chatard history, winning the opening conference game against the host Roncalli Lady Rebels.
Your JV team played its best overall game of the season moving their record to 3-0. Seven players scored in the contest. Grace McGinley led the way in this game topping both teams with a season and career best 13 points!
No rest for the weary as we travel, Saturday to Martinsville for what is always a tough game. It will be the fourth game in eight days for the team!
|Game four of the season saw your JV Lady Trojans travel to Martinsville on a cold, blustery Saturday. The trip was worthwhile as the ladies left with a 43-38 victory over the host team moving their record to 4-0 for the season.
The JV played another solid game with all team members scoring in the game. Anna Pruitt led the team in scoring with 13 points. Lydia Dessauer added 11. Dee Dee Caskey chipped in 6. Next game is a Thanksgiving eve contest at Cathedral.
|The Thanksgiving Day meal probably tasted a little better for your JV Lady Trojans as the team posted their 5th straight win, this time in the annual Thanksgiving eve game against the host Cathedral Irish. Your JV team won the contest 40-29. Anna Wuensch lead the team with 9. Dee Dee Caskey added 8, as seven players scored for the team.|
|11/29/2016||Guerin Catholic||W 48-32||Recap|
|Another strong performance by your JV Lady Trojans allowed them to post their 6 victory in a row, topping the visitors from Guerin Catholic. They also posted their second win in as many games as members of the newly formed Circle City Conference. All team members scored providing good balance. Sophia Mosley scored a team high 9 points followed by Anna Wuensch and Dee Dee Caskey with 7 apiece.|
|Your JV Lady Trojans team posted their 7th win a row, remaining undefeated, topping Herron High School in this home contest.
Battling injuries, the team fielded just 7 players and saw all contribute in the scoring column. Greta Horton lead the team with her season high 17 points. Rachel Sullivan added a season best 12 points. Rounding out the scoring was Dee Dee Caskey with 8, Anna Wuensch added 7, Anna Pruitt and Janie Gleaves chipped in 6 each. Mary Borchers rounded out the scoring with 3 points. The JV committed a season low 6 turnovers for the game. Next contest is this Saturday, December 10th when they host Western Boone (WeBo) High School.
|12/10/2016||Western Boone||W 41-22||Recap|
|Western Boone (WeBo) visited your Lady Trojans on this chilly, snowy night. They left on the losing end of a 41-22 win by the home team allowing the JV to remain unbeaten on the season sporting an 8-0 record. The team came out a little flat in the first half but ran away from the visitors in second half for the win. Again, with the injury bug still in play, balance was the story for the team in the scoring column with all seven players scoring. The team was lead by freshman Anna Wuensch and Dee Dee Caskey with 10 each. Freshman Anna Pruitt had a nice game adding 7 points. Fellow freshman Mary Borchers chipped in 5. The JV have a busy week with games against Brebeuf and Scecina before preparing for their holiday tournament at Franklin County.|
|12/12/2016||Brebeuf Jesuit||W 58-15||Recap|
|Your JV Lady Trojans visited Brebeuf last night for their third Circle City Conference game. The visitors continue their undefeated season posting a 58-15 victory over their host, moving their record to 9-0. The JV team is now 3-0 in conference play as well. The game saw another balanced effort as all seven players made into the scoring column. Leading the way for a second straight game was Junior, Greta Horton with 15. Sophomore Janie Gleaves posted a season high 10 points! Freshman Anna Wuensch chipped in 9 while Sophomore Rachel Sullivan had another nice game adding 8 points. The team had another strong performance with just 6 turnovers while forcing the Lady Braves to commit 27. Next game is Saturday, December 17th against Scecina.|
|12/17/2016||Scecina Memorial||Rescheduled to Dec. 30|
|12/22/2016||Franklin County Tourney
vs Franklin County
|Franklin Co. H.S. Holiday Tournament saw the host team provide your JV Lady Trojans with their first loss of the season moving their record to 9-1.
BCHS built a 10 point lead in the second half but turnovers and a lack of patience on offense allowed the hosts back in the game. FCHS, taking only their second lead of the game late in the fourth quarter, deflected a ball away from Anna Wuensch as she attempted a last second drive to the basket for the potential tie. Wuensch lead the team in scoring with a season high 18 points to pace both teams. Dee Dee Caskey chipped in 9 points in the loss.
|12/23/2016||Franklin County Tourney
vs South Dearborn
|Second game of the tournament saw your JV Lady Trojans come back from their first loss with a solid performance and win. Building a 12 point halftime lead inspite of 15 turnovers the team buckled down in the second half committing just 5 turnovers – only one of those in a very good fourth quarter – for the win!
Dee Dee Caskey lead the team in scoring for the first time this year with 12 points. Anna Wuensch had another nice game adding 10. Grace McGinley, back from an injury, chipped in 8. Season record moved to 10-1.
|12/23/2016||Franklin County Tourney
vs Jennings County
|In the last game of the tournament which would ultimately determine the champion, your JV Lady Trojans built a double digit lead. A tenacious run by JCHS saw the lead their lead trimmed to 3. The young ladies used key free throw shooting late in the game to hold on for the win! Both teams finishing with 2-1 records, forced a tie breaker as were the rules of the tournament. Based on a points allowed system, your Lady Trojans lost by ONE point falling just short of their championship goal which would have matched Varsity’s effort in winning the tournament!
Disappointing as it was, the team played well enough to win but fell just short. As Head Coach, I was proud of their effort and we saw improvement in facets of our game. The team breaks for the Christmas Holiday with an impressive 11-1 record. Anna Pruitt lead the team in scoring for the first time this year with 13 points! Dee Dee Caskey added 9 and Anna Wuensch chipped in 8. Next game is a home contest vs Lawrence Central on Tuesday, December 27th. Merry Christmas to all from the JV Coaches and players.
|12/27/2016||Lawrence Central||W 31-24||Recap|
|Lawrence Central visited your Lady Trojans this evening. After a two day Christmas break, the Lady Trojans came out strong but faltered a bit down the stretch. Committing just 4 turnovers in the first half and building a 10 point halftime lead, the JV stumbled down the stretch. After a couple of ‘refocus’ timeouts, they regained their composure taking care of the basketball and finished with the 31-24 victory. Six players scored. Anna Wuensch and Janie Gleaves scored 9 and 7 respectively to lead the team. The team also shot a respectable 67% from the free throw stripe in the game.|
|12/30/2016||Scecina Memorial||W 49-12||Recap|
|Your JV Lady Trojans visited Scecina for a game rescheduled from December 17th due to inclement weather. The visitors started the game slow but picked up momentum and posted the win. The team closed out a great 2016 portion of the season with an outstanding 13-1 record! The young ladies will need to stay on task and play strong basketball as 2017 will pose an even greater challenge. Rematches with old rivals, the city tournament and the season ending JV tournament hosted by BIshop Chatard will provide significant tests. The JV scoring looked like this: Grace McGInley and Anna Pruitt eached dropped in 10 points. Rachel Sullivan had a nice game with 8 and Sophia Mosley chipped in 7. The team opens 2017 visiting an always tough Westfield program on Tuesday, January 3rd.|
|The JV Lady Trojans visited Westfield for their first season game in 2017. And what a game it was! After a good start, the team struggled in the second quarter with some poor decisions and turnovers and lost their lead.
A ‘frank’ halftime talk by the coaches compelled the team to put forth a better effort in the second half. They responded with what may be their best half of basketball season to date! Overcoming an 8 point halftime deficit, the team used solid play and key free throw shooting by Dee Dee Caskey and Anna Wuensch to take the win away from Westfield. Caskey and Wuensch led them team in scoring. Dee Dee, having one of her better games this season, led the team with 12. Anna Wuensch chipped in 7 and the balance of scoring came from the rest of the team.
The victory was a ‘character builder’ of a contest for the team moving their record to 14-1. Job well done ladies!!
Next game is a home rematch against Circle City Conference rival Guerin Catholic on Thursday, January 5th.
|1/5/2017||Guerin Catholic||W 40-28||Recap|
|Circle City Conference opponent Guerin Catholic visited your JV Lady Trojans in a rematch from last November 29th. The JV started with a strong 1st quarter and ultimately built a 15 point halftime lead. They maintained that lead thru the 3rd quarter. A few careless turnovers and cold shooting showed up in the last quarter but the Ladies prevailed for their 4th Conference win in as many games. The team moved their season record to 15-1 heading into the City Tournament next week. Balance has been the trend this season, with all players scoring in the game. Sophia Mosley led the team with 10 points. Janie Gleaves had a nice game with 8. Rachel Sullivan and Anna Pruitt chipped in 6 each. Nice win ladies! Good luck in the City Tournament!!|
|1/7/2017||City Tournament: 1st Round||Bye|
|1/9/2017||City Tournament: 2nd Round
|Your JV Lady Trojans began their quest for the 2017 City Championship in a second round game with Herron HS as the opponent. The rematch from earlier in the season saw the young ladies post a 63-2 win. The team was lead in scoring by Sarah Meek, in her first JV game, and Rachel Sullivan with 12 points each. Abigail Reed, also in her first JV game, added 10. Dee Dee Caskey chipped in 9. All players scored in tonight’s contest. Next game is a semi-final round contest with a ‘yet to be determined opponent’ at Cathedral HS on Thursday, January 12th at 6pm. Good Luck in your quest ladies!|
|1/10/2017||City Tournament: 3rd Round||Bye|
BCHS vs Cathedral
|Your JV Lady Trojans suffered just their second loss of the season – unfortunately – it was in the City Tournament semi final contest against rival Cathedral. The team started out slowly scoring a season low 2 points in the first quarter and being outplayed by the host. The second quarter was played to a draw with your JV not making up any ground on the deficit.
After a ‘very spirited’ half time talk by the coaches, the young ladies responded with a scrambling, aggressive manner which saw them tie the game. They had the Irish on the ropes but could not gain a lead in spite of several scoring chances! The effort continued in the 4th quarter. However, being forced to foul the Irish late in the game, they converted their free throws and held on for the stinging victory. The JV were just unable to overcome the slow start. It was a somber locker room for the young ladies, falling just short of their goal.
They were reminded that 16-2 is still an outstanding accomplishment to date! They agreed they will regroup and finish out in a strong fashion. Leading the scoring tonight was a strong effort by Anna Pruitt with 12! Grace McGinley added 6. The remainder of scoring was spread across the team. Next game is a home rematch with Circle City Conference opponent Roncalli.
|Tonight’s game was a rematch from last November with Circle City Conference opponent Roncalli Lady Rebels. Your JV Lady Trojans were looking to get back on the winning track following the stinging defeat in the City Tournament. The young ladies responded in fine fashion! A strong start saw the team run out to a 4 point first quarter and ultimately a 6 point halftime lead. They continued their run with a strong second half forcing numerous turnovers and converting them into scoring opportunities. When the final buzzer sounded the score showed a 47-32 win. The team remained undefeated against conference opponents and moved their season record to an outstanding 17-2! Tonight’s scoring was lead by Dee Dee Caskey with a season high 16 points in clearly her best game of the season! Rachel Sullivan had a nice game stepping up and scoring 12 which was a season high for her. Anna Pruitt also had a solid game with 9 points. Three other players scored to round out the scoring. Special shout out to Sophia Mosley who was a ‘beast’ on the boards tonight. Little rest for the team as Ritter comes to ‘our house’ for a Friday, January 20th contest. Congratulations to the young ladies on another quality win!|
|1/20/2017||Cardinal Ritter||W 29-28||Recap|
|Your JV Lady Trojans hosted the recently crowned 2017 JV City Champions from Cardinal Ritter. BCHS walked away with the sweet victory in a tightly controlled, contested game. The first half saw the teams swap the lead with your home team taking a two point lead into the halftime break. The second half was a similar struggle with the teams again trading the lead. As the fourth quarter came near a close, your JV team found themselves down 4 with nearly a minute to go in the game. A crucial 3 pointer by Anna Pruit cut the lead to 1! Following a quick time out, the young ladies played strong pressure defense forcing a turnover by Ritter. Following another timeout, a well executed play saw Sophia Mosley hitting an easy layup with seconds remaining giving the late lead to your JV Lady Trojans. Again, pressure defense forced Ritter into a turnover. A crucial inbounds play and pass found Greta Horton streaking into the opponents end of the floor where she ultimately ran out the remaining seconds securing the one point win! The home team could now celebrate a ‘character building’ win over the City Champions, a title your JV had set as a season goal! The win moved the team record to 18-2 heading into two away games next week.
Congratulations young ladies on a great game and exciting win!
|1/24/2017||Arsenal Tech||W 49-32||Recap|
|Your JV Lady Trojans traveled to Tech to begin their last week of the 2016/17 season. Unfortunately a slow start and lack of focus saw the team trailing Tech at the end of the first quarter by a single point. The second quarter saw the JV take a five point lead into the halftime break. After a ‘very spirited discussion’ about their play, the young ladies were ‘encouraged’ to play up to their capabilities. The second half performance was better with the team slowly pulling away. A ‘seventeen to seven’ fourth quarter scoring advantage finally allowed the JV to put away the host leaving with the 49-32 victory. Leading the scoring tonight were Dee Dee Caskey and Abigail Reed with 12 each. It should be noted that this is just Abigail’s third game since joining the team. Sophia Mosley and Rachel Sullivan chipped in 6 each. Eight of nine players scored in tonight’s game.
Next up, BCHS visits Circle City Confence opponent Brebeuf in rematch from early in ’16/’17 season. Tipoff is 6pm!.
|1/26/2017||Brebeuf Jesuit||W 55-11||Recap|
|The JV Lady Trojans traveled to Brebeuf for their last game against a Circle City Conference opponent this season. The team played ‘very well’ tonight against an over-matched opponent. Committing a season low 8 turnovers, the young ladies dominated from the opening tip. Their efforts resulted in the 55-11 victory giving them a clean sweep (6-0) against all conference teams in this, the inaugural season! The victory moves the teams overall season record to an outstanding 20-2! All that’s left to complete the 2016/17 season is the upcoming BCHS JV Invitational Tournament this weekend!
As has been the trend this season, all players scored in the game. Leading the scoring was Greta Horton with 14 points. She was followed by Sophia Mosley with 10. Sarah Meek, in just her fifth game of the season, chipped in 8 as did Rachel Sullivan. Grace McGinley finished the night with 7 points.
Your JV LadyTrojans can now focus on capturing their home Tournament trophy this weekend. It won’t be an easy task given the two 4A Schools – Zionsville and Fishers – coming to play at our house in the JV season finale.
Good Luck ladies!!
vs Covenant Christian
|The JV Lady Trojans opened up the BCHS Invitational Tournament with a big 49-33 win over Covenant Christian. This was a much better performance then the first meeting between the teams just two games into the seasons. After a slow start, a dominant defensive effort in the second quarter saw the host outscore CC 22-5 for the 18 point halftime lead. A consistent effort in the second half saw the team keep their opponents from making a comeback as they did the first match-up.
Leading the scoring, with an outstanding shooting exhibition, was Dee Dee Caskey with a career and season team high ‘ 5 ‘ three pointers for 15 points!!
Sarah Meek and Anna Pruit each contributed 9 points in the win.
Seven players scored for the team in the first game of the tournament. Then win moved the young teams record to 21-2!!
|The finale of the BCHS JV Invitational Tournament and the final game of the JV 2016/17 season, pitted 4A powerhouse Zionsville against your BCHS Lady Trojans. Zionsville, starting ‘three varsity roster players’ playing down at JV, pressured the host with a solid defensive effort taking a 5 point lead at the end of the 1st Quarter. The pressure continued in second quarter resulting in a 23-13 halftime deficit for the Lady Trojans. The second half was much the same as the home team could never recover from the opening half pressure and deficit.
The young ladies goal of adding another trophy to the proud tradition of BCHS tournament wins was not to be fulfilled this day as the end result was a 39-23 victory for Zionsville. Leading scorers for Bishop Chatard were Dee Dee Caskey and Anna Pruitt with 7 points each. Seven of nine players scored in today’s game. Coaches Jeff and Kacie Linehan addressed the somber locker room with reminders of the efforts put forth to achieve the win earlier in the day and the ‘outstanding’ final season record of 21-3 which may be one the very best JV records in the basketball programs history. That will be reviewed by the athletic department.
None the less, their magical season is one to be proud of for the young team and paints a potentially bright future for Coach Fishers girls basketball program.
Coach Kacie and I were proud to be a part of this special season and in the development of these young ladies.
A special thanks to all parents and fans for your support throughout the season. Stay with the program as Coach Fishers Varsity team moves into sectional play next week!
Again, congratulations to a great group of young ladies on a fantastic season!
|11/12/2016||Guerin Catholic||W 45-12||Recap|
|The Lady Trojans got their season off to a nice start with a good outing vs. Guerin Catholic. Our Trojans jumped out to an early lead due to forcing many errors on the part of Guerin. At the end of the first quarter, Trojans were up 15-1. In the 2nd quarter, it was more of the same with the entire Lady Trojans team contributing to a very good 1st half of basketball in our 1st game. At the end of the 1st half, BCHS was up 31-5 At halftime, the team discussed the fact that the defensive effort was very good, but we needed to take care of the ball better. In the 3rd quarter, our Trojans mixed up their defenses in the half court and played a less frenetic game in general. At the end of the 3rd quarter, the Trojans led by a healthy 37-9 score. The 4th quarter was similar to the 3rd and the Lady Trojans won going away by a final margin of 45-16.
Leading the Trojans in scoring was Abigail Reed with 12 points. Paige Zehner & Abby Underwood had 7 points each. Sarah Meek had 6 points while Erika Pemberton & Reagan Behringer had 4 points each. Rounding out the scoring was Jada Fox and Holli Parker with 2 points each while Katie Grote had 1 point. Leading the team in rebounds was Jada with 7, Katie with 4, Erika and Sarah with 3 each. Abigail and Grace Underwood had 2 caroms each, while Abby, Paige, Miranda Stickel, and Kim Bowers had 1 rebound each. Leading the team in assists was Holli with 2 while Sarah, Reagan, Grace, Katie, Abigail, Kim, and Jada had 1 each. Abigail and Katie had 5 steals each, Paige had 4, Grace, Miranda, and Erika had 1 steal each. Jada had 2 blocked shots with each of the following girls getting 1 block-Kim, Erika, Abigail, and Katie.
The Trojans dominated every statistical category. The Trojans hit 33% of their FG’s to 21% for Guerin. The Trojans hit 58% of their FT’s compared to 20% for Guerin. Team rebounds were even at 25. The Trojans had 9 assists to 1 for Guerin. Also, the Trojans had 26 steals vs. 7 for Guerin. Our girls blocked 9 shots to 6 for Guerin. Lastly, the Lady Trojans committed approximately half as many turnovers as did Guerin. Every member of the team contributed to the win as the Trojans used their depth to wear out Guerin Catholic.
|The Lady Trojans played their first of many 4A opponents by hosting Fishers HS. The Lady Trojans jumped out to an early lead with intense defensive pressure. Fishers settled down and got a couple of easy layups midway in the quarter. The first quarter ended with Bishop Chatard up by an 11-7 margin. In the second quarter, both teams traded baskets with neither team getting any big runs. Halftime ended with Bishop Chatard up 21-15. At halftime, our Trojans talked about denying their big post player and blocking out on the weak side as well as playing more intense defense. In the 3rd quarter, the Trojans held the Tigers scoreless while scoring 6 points on offense breaking out to 12 point lead at the end of 3 quarters. The 4th quarter found Fishers playing aggressive man to man defense all over the court trying to get back in the game. Our Trojans were able to exploit this pressure with a few easy buckets and ultimately won going away by the final 17 point margin. The Lady Trojans sang their school song loudly to their fans after the game having been told late in the game that BCHS had never before beaten Fishers in Freshman Girls Basketball.
The Trojans had very balanced scoring with 9 players scoring. Jada Fox (who played an excellent game guarding their big post player) & Sarah Meek had 6. Grace Underwood, Holli Parker, and Abigail Reed had 5. Reagan Behringer had 4. Abby Underwood, Paige Zehner, and Erika Pemberton had 2 points each. The Trojans were led in rebounding by Jada and Sarah with 5 each. Erika, Abigail, and Abby had 3 caroms each. Holli and Miranda Stickel had 2 boards each. Grace and Kim Bowers had 1 rebound each. The Trojans shared the ball well with Abby, Reagan, Abigail, Erika, and Jada all getting assists. Reagan had 3 steals while Abby and Abigail had 2 steals each. Sarah, Katie Grote, Holli, Erika, and Jada also got a steal. Jada led the team with 8 blockouts and Abigail had 6.
The Trojans led in virtually every statistical category. We hit 20% more of our field goals (36% – 16%) and, though hitting a lower percentage of FT’s, our girls hit 1 more FT. Rebounding was about even. Our Trojans had 50% more assists than Fishers and more than 100% more steals than the Tigers. Fishers had five blocked shots to zero for BCHS, but they also committed 2 more turnovers and had 4 more fouls. The Trojans have outscored both of their opponents in every quarter played so far. The Lady Trojans return to action in 2 days against 4A Pike playing 3 games in 5 days.
|The Lady Trojans came ready to play another 4A school welcoming Pike HS to the friendly confines of Bishop Chatard. Continuing a very positive pattern, the Trojans applied intense defensive pressure with defense leading to offense and jumped out to an early lead against the Red Devils. At the end of the 1st quarter, our Trojans were up 17-1. In the 2nd quarter, Chatard kept up the defensive pressure primarily in the half court and held Pike to 12 total shots in the first half and only hit 1 of them. Our Trojans continued to attack the basket and scored another 9 points to go up by a 26-3 margin at halftime. During the halftime talk, our Trojans were instructed to meet their passes on the offensive end of the floor, control their defender by being the aggressor and continue to take care of the ball. In the 3rd quarter, Pike went to a 2-3 zone defense and tried to limit dribble penetration into the lane by our Lady Trojans. The Red Devils were able to get more shots and hit more as well resulting in a 34-6 margin at the end of 3. In the 4th quarter, both teams traded baskets while playing primarily zone defenses. Our girls won going away by the final 41-11 score.
From a team standpoint, the Trojans took almost twice as many shots as Pike and hit almost 3 times the percentage (35%-13%). Pike had a distinct size advantage which resulted in them holding a 32-19 advantage on the boards. However, all other statistical categories were in Bishop Chatard’s favor. Specifically, our girls had 6 assists to zero for Pike. We had 25 steals to 5 for Pike. Our girls committed less than a quarter of the turnovers as did Pike (29-7).
BCHS again had a very balanced attack with 10 girls scoring. Abigail Reed led the team with 8 points. Sarah Meek, Reagan Behringer, and Paige Zehner had 6 points each. Miranda Stickel had 4 points. Grace Underwood had 3 points while Abby Underwood, Katie Grote, Jada Fox, and Holli Parker all had 2 points each. Abigail was also our leading rebounder with 6 boards. Miranda and Sarah had 3 each. Reagan and Erika Pemberton had 2 caroms each. Jada, Paige and Holli had 1 board each. Holli had 3 assists while Katie, Abigail, and Erika had 1 each. Abigail also led the team with 6 steals. Kim Bowers, Holli, and Sara had 3 each. Katie, Caroline Thompson, Paige, and Erika had 2 steals each. Jada and Reagan each had 1 steal. Caroline had 2 blocked shots and Jada had 1. Katie had 9 blockouts while Miranda had 5. Erika and Caroline had 4 each.
Our Lady Trojans return to action this Saturday facing one of the largest schools in the state traveling to North Central.
|11/19/2016||North Central||W 38-31||Recap|
|The Lady Trojans traveled to the northside of Indy to play another 4A powerhouse at North Central. From the opening tip, it was clear that this game would be hard fought. The Panthers jumped out to an early lead, but the Lady Trojans did not get rattled and fought back with their defensive intensity to go up at the end of the 1st quarter by a 10-7 score. In the 2nd quarter, North Central hit 50% of their shots and outscored the Trojans by 1 point. This was the first quarter this year that the Trojans have been outscored in a quarter, but our girls went to the locker room up by 2 at 24-22. At halftime, both teams made some adjustments and the Trojans executed their defensive schemes better than the first half. Though not hitting a high percentage of shots from the field, our girls held the Panthers to fewer shots and a lower percentage of shots made than the first half. At the end of 3 quarters, the Trojans were up by a 32 – 27 score. The 4th quarter found the Trojans controlling the ball on the offensive end and causing frustration and errors on the part of the Panthers. Our girls won going away by the final 38 – 31 score.
From a statistical standpoint, our girls led in most areas. The Trojans took 15 more shots, but hit 6% less. From the FT line, our girls hit 10 FT’s to 3 for North Central. This difference at the FT line proved to be the difference in the score for the game. The taller Panthers outrebounded our girls and had 10 blocked shots to 3 for Chatard. A key team stat had our Trojans forcing 27 turnovers with 21 steals: compared to 16 and 11 respectively for the Panthers.
Our Lady Trojans again had very balanced scoring with (8) players scoring. They were led in scoring by Abigail Reed with 8 points, Abby Underwood, Holli Parker, Jada Fox, and Reagan Behringer with 6 points each. Sarah Meek had 3 points, Erika Pemberton had 2 points and Grace Underwood rounded out the scoring with 1 FT. Sarah had 7 rebounds, Jada and Abigail had 5 boards each. Abby had 3 caroms, Paige had 2 while Erika, Miranda Stickel, Holli, Grace, and Reagan had 1 rebound each. Reagan had a good floor game and had 3 assists while Holli, Caroline Thompson, Abigail, Erika, and Kim Bowers all had 1 assist each. On defense, our Trojans caused the Panthers fits with Abigail getting 6 steals, Reagan and Grace had 4 steals each, Erika, Abby, and Holli had 2 steals and Jada had 1. Jada, Holli, and Katie Grote each had 1 blocked shot. Jada had 6 blockouts while Erika and Paige Zehner had 5 each.
The Trojans finished 4 games in 7 days with a perfect record. They return to action next Tuesday against 4A Avon.
|The Lady Trojans came up against their 4th straight 4A opponent tonight playing the Avon Orioles. The 1st quarter started with Avon “packing it in” playing a soft 2-3 zone defense and our Trojans playing their typical pressure defense. The Orioles committed 10 turnovers in the first quarter, but our girls could not convert these miscues into baskets. The 1st quarter ended with our girls on top by a 4-1 margin. The 2nd quarter looked a lot like the 1st. Avon again committed 10 turnovers due to heavy pressure from the Lady Trojans. Again, our girls had trouble converting these errors into points. The Trojans were 4 for 28 in the 1st half, but led at halftime by an 8-4 score. In the 2nd half, our Trojans started attacking the Oriole zone with more dribble penetration. This resulted in more scoring opportunities. The Trojan pressure defense wore Avon down and flustered the Orioles to the point where Avon mistakenly made a basket for the Trojans. Again, Avon committed 10 turnovers and our girls converted more of the steals into points resulting in the 3rd quarter ending with our girls on top by a 20-10 margin. In the 4th quarter, Avon went to man to man pressure defense. The Trojan defense continued to force turnovers on the part of Avon. Our girls only committed 10 turnovers for the entire game while Avon committed another 6 errors resulting in 36 for the game. Our girls won going away by the final 26-15 score.
Our Trojans had over twice as many shots as Avon (62-30) hitting about the same percentage. Our girls did not convert any of their 8 FT’s while Avon hit 38% from the line. Avon beat our girls on the boards by a 31-22 margin. Our girls had 5 assists to 2 for Avon. The most telling team statistic was 21 steals for the Lady Trojans vs. 6 for Avon. Avon committed 36 turnovers to 10 for Chatard. Both teams blocked 4 shots. In 5 games this year, BCHS has only lost 1 quarter to their opponents.
BCHS again had a very balanced scoring attack with four girls (Abby Underwood, Grace Underwood, Paige Zehner, and Jada Fox) leading the team in scoring with (4) points each. Holli Parker, Caroline Thompson, Abigail Reed, and Erika Pemberton had 2 points each. Katie Grote and Erika led the team with 3 rebounds each. Jada, Miranda Stickel, Abigail, Caroline, and Holli all had 2 boards each. Reagan Behringer, Grace, and Kim Bowers all had 1 carom. Kim, Abby, Reagan, Paige, and Abigail all had an assist. Kim, Abigail, and Caroline had 3 steals each. The Underwoods had 2 thefts each. Jada, Erika, Paige, Reagan, and Sarah had 1 steal each. Jada, Erika, Abigail, and Caroline all blocked a shot. Sarah led the team with 4 blockouts while Katie Grote and Kim had 3 each.
Our Trojans resume action next Monday hosting 4A Hamilton Southeastern.
|11/28/2016||Hamilton Southeastern||W 31-29||Recap|
|The Lady Trojans hosted their 5th straight 4A opponent playing the Lady Royals of Hamilton Southeastern. HSE is always a good team, though they had been beaten by Fishers in our only common opponent. The 1st quarter started with HSE playing a “sagging” man to man defense while our girls played their pressure defense forcing 6 turnovers. Unfortunately, our girls made unforced errors as well, but still led the 1st quarter by the biggest lead of the game at 13-4. In the 2nd quarter, HSE settled down a bit and made 4 FG’s and 6 turnovers. The Trojans ended the 1st half having made twice as many turnovers as steals. HSE won the quarter and the Trojans went into the locker room with a 19-12 lead. Both teams were pretty cold from the field, but Bishop Chatard got to the FT line and hit 5 more FT’s than HSE did. The 3rd quarter found HSE settling down with the ball and only committing 3 turnovers while Bishop Chatard continued to make unforced errors at a larger rate than they have all year. Both teams continued their cold shooting and the 3rd quarter ended with our Trojans leading by the same margin as halftime at 26-19. In the 4th quarter, HSE got more aggressive on defense and hit a couple of big 3 pointers to close the lead to 1 point late in the game. Abby Underwood got fouled with less than 30 seconds left and hit 1 of her FT’s. The final moments of the game found Bishop Chatard holding the ball and HSE frenetically trying to get the ball without fouling. The game ended with Bishop Chatard winning by 2 points at 31-29.
Both teams hit a little less than 30% of their FG’s with HSE outscoring BCHS by 4 points from the field. Bishop Chatard took advantage of getting to the FT line more than HSE and outscored the Royals by 6 points from the line. The Trojans outrebounded the Royals by a 37-22 margin. All other team stats were approximately even, however our Lady Trojans committed 26 turnovers for the game which is more than any game this season by a wide margin.
Nine girls scored for Chatard led by Abigail Reed with 6 points, Abby with 5, Reagan Behringer and Erika Pemberton with 4 each, Sarah Meek and Grace Underwood with 3 points each, Jada Fox, Miranda Stickel, and Holli Parker closed out the scoring with 2 points a piece. Sarah and Abigail had 7 rebounds each to lead the Trojans. Jada had 5 boards, Grace had 4 rebounds while her sister Abby had 3. Erika, Miranda, Reagan, and Holli had 2 caroms each. Caroline Thompson, Kim Bowers, and Paige Zehner all had 1 rebound. Sarah and Kim had 2 assists each. Reagan and Abigail had 3 steals each, while Abby, Sarah, and Grace had 2 thefts each. Jada, Erika, and Katie Grote all had 1 steal. Jada had 2 blocked shots while Sarah and Erika had 1 each.
The Trojans return to action on Wednesday playing at 4A Warren Central.
|11/30/2016||Warren Central||W 46-7||Recap|
|The Lady Trojans faced their 6th straight 4A large school Wednesday night playing the Warren Central Lady Warriors at Warren Central. The Lady Trojans came out very aggressive. Our girls played stifling defense limiting Warren to 2 FG attempts while forcing 13 turnovers to jump to a 17-0 lead after the first quarter. The 2nd quarter found more of the same with our Trojans holding Warren to 5 FG attempts and forced 7 turnovers. At the same time, the Lady Trojans were keeping their errors to a minimum and attacked the basket to lead by an insurmountable 27-0 score at halftime. The 3rd and 4th quarters had our girls playing both man and zone defense in the half court while running their different man to man offenses also in the half court. The 3rd quarter ended with BCHS up by a 37-2 score and the game ended with the final 46-7 margin.
The Trojans led every statistical category by significant margins. Our girls had 3 times the shots attempted, hit twice the percentage, controlled the boards by a 28-17 margin, got 18 steals to 4 for Warren, forced 31 turnovers while only committing 10 errors.
Bishop Chatard had 12 girls score led by Sarah Meek and Grace Underwood with 8 points each. Erika Pemberton had 6 points while both Holli Parker and Abigail Reed had 4 points. Rounding out the scoring was Kim Bowers and Miranda Stickel with 3 points while Abby Underwood, Caroline Thompson, Jada Fox, Reagan Behringer, and Paige Zehner had 2 points. Leading rebounders were Meek and Miranda, with 6 each. Holli, Paige, and Erika had 3 caroms each. Grace and Abigail had 2 boards while Katie Grote and Jada had 1 rebound each. Abigail and Sarah had 2 assists each while Miranda and Kim each had 1 assist. Grace had 4 steals, Holli had 3 steals, Sarah, Reagan, Jada and Abigail had 2 thefts each while Paige, Miranda, and Kim had 1 steal each. Caroline had 2 blocked shots.
The Trojans return to action next Monday playing 4 games in 6 days next week.t
|BCHS welcomed the Lebanon Tigers to our gym tonight. The Trojans do not play Lebanon on a regular basis, but both teams had some cancellations leading to this opportunity to play each other. The game started with Bishop Chatard jumping out to an 8-0 lead with intensive defensive pressure. Lebanon responded by scoring 6 straight points until the Trojans were able to go on a 6 point run to end the 1st quarter. The Trojans led 14-6 at the end of Q1. The 2nd quarter found the Trojans continuing the defensive intensity forcing 5 turnovers by the Tigers while limiting Lebanon to 6 FG attempts. The Trojans ran the floor well and ended the half hitting almost 50% of their 24 shots to lead by a 26-10 score at halftime. The 3rd quarter found the Trojans playing even more intensely limiting Lebanon to 3 shots in the quarter while forcing 9 turnovers. The Lady Trojans outscored the Tigers by 10 points in the quarter to hold a commanding 38-12 lead at the quarter stop. Both teams played hard in the 4th quarter and the Trojans went to the free throw line repeatedly resulting in the final 48-16 margin.
The Trojans played their best game of the year leading in every statistical category. Our girls took over twice as many shots as Lebanon and hit 45% of them to 32% for Lebanon. The Trojans took 6 times the FT’s but hit less than half the percentage that Lebanon did. Our girls had almost 50% more rebounds than Lebanon did at 23-16. Chatard had 5 assists and 20 steals while Lebanon had zero in both categories. Our girls had 3x the blocked shots that Lebanon had and had a season low of 6 turnovers compared to 22 for the Tigers.
Nine girls scored for the Trojans led by Jada Fox with 8 points. Abby Underwood and Paige Zehner had 7 points each and Paige hit all her FG attempts. Kim Bowers had an excellent all around game and had 6 points. Scoring 4 points each were Reagan Behringer, Miranda Stickel, Grace Underwood, Holli Parker, and Erika Pemberton. The leading rebounders for Bishop Chatard were Sarah Meek with 6 and Grace with 5. Caroline Thompson, Abby, Miranda, and Kim had 2 boards each. Jada, Erika, Paige, and Katie Grote all had 1 carom. Paige played her best game of the year and had 2 assists while Sarah, Grace, and Holli had 1 assist each. Reagan brought lots of energy and had 4 steals. Everyone on Bishop Chatard played great defense leading to 20 team steals (Abby had 3, Sarah, Grace, Holli, and Caroline had 2 each. Katie, Paige, Erika, Kim, and Jada had 1 theft each). Erika had 2 blocked shots and Sarah had 1.
The Trojans return to action on Thursday playing the first of 3 games in 3 days against 4A powerhouse Ben Davis.
|12/8/2016||Ben Davis||W 52-43||Recap|
|On the first cold, blustery night of winter this year, the Lady Trojans hosted another 4A powerhouse when the unbeaten Ben Davis Lady Giants traveled to BCHS. The game started with the Giants controlling the pace of the game and forcing some turnovers on the part of the Trojans. Our girls played tentative and unlike they have all year to this point. The 1st quarter finished with Ben Davis holding a 10–2 lead. The 2nd quarter was more of the same until about the 3 minute mark. At this point, Abby Underwood put the Lady Trojans on her back and started a run to finish the 2nd quarter. The other Trojans followed Abby’s lead and finished the 2nd quarter strong trailing the Giants by a 19–13 score at halftime. At halftime, our girls were instructed to continue playing with the energy, desire, and toughness that they finished the 2nd quarter with. The Trojans came out with an intensity they have not matched all year. Our girls made a big run early in the quarter and went up for good at approximately the 4 minute mark. Ben Davis committed 11 turnovers in the 3rd quarter and it was obvious to everyone assembled that the Trojans had momentum on their side. Our girls scored a season high 25 points in the 3rd quarter limiting BD to 7 points and finished the 3rd quarter leading 38–26. The 4th quarter found the Trojans continuing the defensive intensity and running the floor on offense until midway through the quarter when their ball control offense resulted in lots of FT’s to end the game. The Giants hit a 3 pointer at the buzzer to cut the final score to single digits after being down by double figures throughout the entire 4th period.
Both teams hit 37% from the field, but the Trojans took 13 more shots. In addition, the Trojans hit 65% of their 20 FT’s while Ben Davis hit 50% of their 28 FT’s. Team rebounds were about even, but the Trojans got more offensive rebounds while BD got more defensive rebounds. Both teams had approximately the same number of assists and steals, but the Giants committed 29 turnovers to 23 for the Trojans. Both teams had 4 blocked shots. Ben Davis is the best team the Trojans have faced all year so far.
The Trojans had 10 girls score with Kim Bowers (playing her best game of the year) leading the Trojans with 11 points hitting all of her FG’s and FT’s. Erika Pemberton (also playing her best game of the year) scored 9 points, Abby had 8, Reagan Behringer had 7, while Holli Parker and Paige Zehner each scored some big buckets with 4 points each. Grace Underwood had 3 points, Katie Grote, Miranda Stickel, and Jada Fox had 2 points each. Jada had 6 big rebounds, Erika and Kim had 3 each, while Sarah Meek, Grace, Holli, and Miranda had 2 caroms each. Caroline Thompson, Abby, and Paige had 1 board each. Abby and Reagan had 2 assists each while Holli, Miranda, Erika, and Kim had 1 each. Abby and Reagan had 3 steals each. Holli and Paige had 2 steals each while Grace and Miranda had 1 theft each. Abby, Holli, Sarah, and Jada all had a blocked shot with Holli’s being a big “swat” in the 2nd half. Kim’s outstanding game was further highlighted with her 10 blockouts. Erika, Jada, and Sarah all had at least 4 blockouts each.
The Trojans host their annual Freshmen Shootout welcoming 3 quality teams to BCHS this Saturday morning. This tournament is a highlight of the 1st half of the season every year.
|12/10/2016||BCHS Freshman Shootout
|The Lady Trojans welcomed 3 quality teams to their annual Freshmen Shootout on Saturday December 10th. Our girls faced Noblesville in the morning game.
The game started with both teams hitting some big shots from the field and both teams playing very aggressive defense. The first quarter ended with BCHS leading by a 9-7 margin. The 2nd quarter found Noblesville unable to convert any FG’s due in large part to having a hand in their face on every shot taken. They did make 3 FT’s while our girls were able to score more frequently. The Trojans led 16-10 at halftime, but heard during the halftime break that they needed to “finish” this game to be able to play in the Championship game. The 3rd quarter found Noblesville utilizing a full court press to try and get back in the game. The 3rd quarter ended with our Trojans leading by 7 points. The 4th quarter found both teams trading baskets and/ or FT’s as the Trojans won by the final 31-25 margin.
The game was won on the defensive end of the floor as our Lady Trojans held the Millers to 12% shooting from the field while hitting 38% of our shots. Noblesville was held to 6 FG makes but the Millers hit 5 more FT’s than BCHS did and hit a higher percentage as well. The Trojans had a distinct advantage on the boards with our “bigs” doing a nice job blocking out and controlling the boards leading to a 32-19 advantage in rebounds. Our girls had 5 assists to 2 for Noblesville, however Noblesville’s defense forced Bishop Chatard to commit almost twice as many turnovers as the Millers did. In addition, the Lady Millers had more steals than the Trojans by a 14-9 margin. The final team statistic of note had our girls getting 7 blocked shots compared to 4 for Noblesville.
Leading the Trojans in scoring was Sarah Meek with 8 points, Erika Pemberton with 7 points, Kim Bowers and Jada Fox with 4 points. Those 4 “bigs” combined for 23 of our 31 points showing again the inside dominance for Chatard. Also scoring some important buckets were Reagan Behring with 4 points, Holli Parker with 2 points and Abby Underwood getting 2 big FT’s. Sarah had 6 rebounds, Kim had 5, while Jada and Erika had 4 boards each. Katie Grote, Grace Underwood, and Abby all had 3 caroms each. Caroline Thompson had 2 boards, Reagan Behringer and Paige Zehner had 1 rebound each. Abby had 2 assists while Caroline, Kim, and Holli had 1 each. Sarah, playing a very good overall game, had 3 steals. Abby and Reagan had 2 steals each while Grace and Kim had 1 steal each. Jada had 3 blocked shots. Caroline, who has shown an uncanny knack for blocking shots all season, had 2 blocks while Holli and Sarah had 1 each.
vs Center Grove
|The Lady Trojans rested between games and were set to face their 9th 4A opponent of the year in the Championship game of the annual BCHS Shootout which is the culmination of the 1st half of the Lady Trojans year. Center Grove beat Mooresville in the morning game while Bishop Chatard was able to outlast a talented Noblesville team to earn the right to play Center Grove. For a variety of reasons, Center Grove played with only 5 players compared to 12 for the hosts from BCHS.
The game started with both teams playing very aggressive defense. The host Trojans jumped out to an early lead and eventually finished the 1st quarter up 8-4. The 2nd quarter went back and forth and found Center Grove going to a soft 2-3 zone defense in an apparent attempt to “rest” their players. Bishop Chatard hit half of their shots in the first half and went into halftime leading by a 16-11 margin. At halftime, the Lady Trojans were told to push the action and wear down the visitors from Center Grove. In the 3rd quarter, Center Grove continued “packing it in” on defense while committing very few turnovers on the offensive end of the floor. The host Trojans played very scrappy defense but both teams were trading baskets to end the 3rd quarter leading by a 23-16 margin. In the 4th quarter, Center Grove fought valiantly in the face of fatigue, but the depth of the host Lady Trojans eventually wore down the southside Lady Trojans. Our girls won going away by the final 32-18 margin.
Again, Bishop Chatard had very balanced scoring with 11 girls scoring. The Trojans were led by Grace Underwood with 6 points, Sarah Meek with 5 points, Abby Underwood and Caroline Thompson with 4 points each. Scoring a bucket each were Reagan Behringer, Katie Grote, Holli Parker, Erika Pemberton, Kim Bowers, and Jada Fox. Paige Zehner hit 1 of 2 FT’s to round out the scoring. Leading rebounders were Jada with 6 and Erika with 5. Kim, Paige, Katie, and Sarah had 3 boards each. Caroline and Grace each had 1 carom. Reagan and Sarah had 2 assists each while Kim had 1. Grace had 4 steals, while Kim, Jada, and Abby had 2 thefts each. Sarah, Reagan, and Holli had 1 steal each. Erika and Jada each blocked a shot.
From a team statistic perspective, the Trojans held Center Grove to 18% FG percentage while hitting 39% of our shots. Both teams hit 2 of their 8 FT’s. Our girls outrebounded Center Grove by 5 boards and had 5 assists to 1 for the southsiders. Our girls had 13 steals to 8 for Center Grove. Both teams had the same number of turnovers.
After the game, the Lady Trojans were all smiles accepting the large rotating trophy after singing the school song to the crowd assembled. Also, Varsity Head Coach, Katie Fisher, talked with the Lady Trojans in the locker room congratulating the Freshman girls on an outstanding Shootout Championship. This is the 3rd straight year that Bishop Chatard has won this very competitive tournament. Our girls go into Finals Week with a perfect 11-0 record and look forward to playing archrival Cathedral in 1 week. Congratulation Girls!
|The Lady Trojans welcomed their arch-rival Cathedral Lady Irish in their annual pre-Christmas game which traditionally culminates the first half of the season. The game was delayed by 1 hour due to an ice storm in the Indy area.
Our girls came out very aggressive and jumped out to an early lead against the Irish. In what would foreshadow an important trend for the game, the Trojans held Cathedral to 10% shooting in the 1st quarter. The quarter ended with Holli Parker hitting a big 3 pointer at the horn and our girls finished the quarter with a commanding 20-4 lead. However, as has been the case throughout the years, the Irish battled back in the 2nd quarter forcing some turnovers on Chatard. In addition, our girls made a number of fouls and put Cathedral to the line where they hit 10 out of 14 FT’s in the quarter. The half ended with Chatard up by 9 with a 28-19 lead. At halftime, our girls were reminded that we were up by 9 points and not down as the mood in the locker room was decidedly forlorn due to our 2nd quarter sub-par play. The 3rd quarter found our girls facing a lot of adversity as both of the Underwood twins went down with game ending injuries. It took the “wind out of our sails” for a little while and Cathedral took advantage of the situation to get within 3 points at the end of the quarter to trail by a 30-27 margin. The 4th quarter found our girls back in their aggressive groove and running the floor as they did in the 1st quarter. Reagan Behringer and Abigail Reed stepped up their play in the backcourt and our “bigs” owned the inside to completely dominate Cathedral on both ends of the floor. Our girls “finished strong” and won by a convincing 42-29 score.
For the game, Bishop Chatard took 11 more shots and hit twice the percentage that Cathedral did resulting in the difference in the score. However, Cathedral took twice as many FT’s and hit 4 times as many FT’s as did Bishop Chatard. Our girls dominated the offensive and defensive boards and finished with a commanding 36-21 advantage in rebounds. The final telling team statistic had the Lady Trojans dishing out over twice as many assists as did Cathedral, with Grace Underwood compiling 4 assists before she went down with injury.
Leading the Trojans in scoring was Reagan Behringer with 9 points, Kim Bowers with 7 points, Abigail Reed with 5 points, Abby Underwood with 6 points, Jada Fox & Sarah Meek with 4 points, Holli Parker with that big 3 pointer, and Erika Pemberton with 2 points. Erika had a big game on the boards with 9 rebounds, Kim and Sarah had 4 boards each, Abigail had 4 rebounds, Grace and Jada had 3 caroms each, Miranda Stickel, Jada & Holli had 2 rebounds each, and Caroline Thompson, Reagan & Abby had 1 rebound each. In addition to Grace’s 4 assists Sarah, Reagan, and Abigail had 1 assist each. Jada had 2 steals while Kim, Abigail, Grace, and Reagan had 1 theft each. Sarah, Holli, Miranda, Erika, and Kim all had a blocked shot.
|12/21/2016||Franklin Central||W 39-21||Recap|
|The Lady Trojans welcomed another 4A opponent in the Franklin Central Lady Flashes. Having just completed finals, our girls seemed a little lethargic at the beginning of the game. The Flashes did a nice job of taking the Trojans out of their normal game rhythm and the 1st quarter ended in a 6-6 tie. The 2nd quarter was more of the same with our girls committing way too many turnovers and not forcing the action on defense. Though our girls were up 14-10 at halftime, everyone assembled on the home side recognized that the Trojans were not playing their best basketball of the season. At halftime, our girls regrouped and discussed “doing what we do”, but with better execution and effort. The 2nd half started with the Trojans making a number of steals and converting them into easy layups. Franklin Central got flustered and committed 9 turnovers in the 3rd period resulting in many easy buckets for our girls. The 3rd period ended with Bishop Chatard leading by an insurmountable 28-14 margin. The final period had both teams trading baskets and FT’s. Bishop Chatard won going away by the final 39-21 margin.
Both teams took approximately the same number of shots, but our girls hit almost twice as many as did Franklin Central. Both teams hit the same percentage of FT’s, but again our girls hit almost twice as many. Our girls out-rebounded the Flashes by a 25-17 margin. We had 50% more assists than did the Flashes. The other telling statistic was in blocked shots where Bishop Chatard had 6 to zero for Franklin Central.
Leading the Trojans in scoring was Abby Underwood with 10 points. Reagan Behringer, Abigail Reed, and Kim Bowers had 6 points each. Sarah Meek had 5 points while Holli Parker, Miranda Stickel, and Jada Fox had a bucket each. Miranda had 5 rebounds (4 on the offensive end), Abigail had 4 boards while Caroline Thompson and Holli had 3 caroms each. Abby, Sarah, and Erika Pemberton had 2 rebounds each. Jada, Kim, Katie, and Reagan all had a board. Sarah and Kim had 2 assists each while Abby and Paige Zehner each had 1. Abigail had 5 steals, Caroline had 3, Holli & Paige had 2, while Jada, Kim, Miranda, Reagan, and Sarah each had 1 theft. Jada had 4 big blocked shots while Abby and Caroline each had 1.
The Trojans are now off for an extended period of time returning to action January 4th at Zionsville.
|The Lady Trojans came out of an extended Christmas break playing at another 4A school, Zionsville. Our girls were shorthanded with 3 girls either out with injury or severely limited due to injury. The Trojans came out playing aggressive defense holding the Eagles to two 1st quarter points. The score was 7-2 at the end of the 1st quarter. Both teams continued playing strong defense in the 2nd quarter, but our Trojans held the Eagles scoreless resulting in the Trojans leading 14-2 at halftime. Zionsville was held to 7% shooting from the field in the first half. Coming out of halftime both teams continued playing strong defense and Zionsville struggled on the offensive end of the floor. The 3rd quarter ended with Chatard holding an insurmountable 23-7 lead. In the 4th quarter, our girls again held the Eagles to a single bucket while hitting all of our free throws down the stretch resulting in the final 32-13 margin.
The Trojans led almost every statistical category. Our girls hit twice the percentage that Zionsville did from the field as well as the free throw line. Chatard took 20 FT’s compared to 3 for Zionsville reflecting the aggressive play of the Trojans. The Trojans had 8 more offensive rebounds and 6 more defensive rebounds resulting in a significant advantage on the boards. Chatard had 5 times the assists and more blocked shots than did the Eagles. The only statistical category that Zionsville won was in steals where they had almost 3 times the thefts as did Chatard.
The Trojans again had very balanced scoring with Erika Pemberton scoring 7 points, Abby Underwood 6, Sarah Meek & Kim Bowers had 4, Abigail Reed, Jada Fox, and Paige Zehner had 3 points each, and Grace Underwood made both of her free throws. Our leading rebounder was Abigail with 6, Erika, Sarah, and Caroline Thompson had 5 boards each, Kim & Jada had 4 rebounds, Miranda Stickel had 2 caroms, while Katie Grote & Holli Parker had 1 rebound each. Kim had 4 big assists and Holli had 1. Holli, Jada, and Abigail had 1 steal each. Five girls (Sarah, Holli, Caroline, Erika, and Jada) all had a blocked shot.
|The Lady Trojans traveled to the southside to play another 4A opponent at Southport. Both teams entered the game undefeated with Southport playing 8 games and our Trojans playing 14. The southsiders started the game playing very aggressively on both ends of the floor. Before we knew what hit us we were down 6-0 and had to call a timeout to try and get our playing like they know how to. Southport plays a very physical game and the Lady Trojans were not able to match their physicality resulting in the Cardinals leading by an 18-5 margin at the end of the first quarter. This start proved to be the downfall for the Trojans as they outscored the Cardinals the rest of the game. The 2nd quarter found our girls holding Southport scoreless and went into the locker room down by an 18-12 score at halftime. In the 3rd quarter, the physical play again led the Lady Cardinals to go up by 10 early in the quarter. However, the Trojans matched the physical nature of the game with Jada Fox, Reagan Behringer, and Abby Underwood playing much stronger and Chatard was down by 6 points midway through the quarter. However, we gave up a couple of easy baskets on fast breaks and finished the 3rd quarter down by a 24-16 margin. In the 4th quarter, our girls made another strong run, but could never get over the hump. Meanwhile Southport put the ball in “deep freeze” and hit their free throws down the stretch resulting in the final 10 point margin. Reviewing the game in the locker room after the game our girls were frustrated with missing 7 layups and other opportunities (like FT’s) on the offensive end which could have made a big difference in the game. Three Cardinals finished with 4 fouls each and again we were frustrated that we did not take the ball to the hoop a little stronger which could have forced 1 or more of these girls to the bench. Having said that, our girls played hard and learned some valuable lessons which will help us in the rest of the season.
Both teams hit approximately the same percentage of FG’s, but Southport hit 1 3 pointer and 1 more FG than the Trojans did. Also, Southport hit 82% of their FT’s to 31% for the Trojans. These shooting stats determined the outcome. Our girls outrebounded Southport, but the Cardinals had 2 more steals and 7 less turnovers than Chatard. Southport committed 7 more fouls reflecting the physical nature of the game.
Leading the Trojans in scoring was Reagan and Jada with 4 points, Kim Bowers with 3, Holli Parker, Abby, Katie Grote, Caroline Thompson, and Miranda Stickel with 2 points each. Erika Pemberton and Paige Zehner each hit a FT. Jada had 7 rebounds, Grace Underwood had 6 boards, Katie, Holli, and Kim had 3 caroms each. Erika, Caroline, and Abby each had 2 boards. The Trojans return to action this Thursday hosting the perennial powerhouse Roncalli Rebels.
|Our Lady Trojans welcomed the Coach’s favorite opponent in conference foe Roncalli’s Lady Rebels. Roncalli came out very aggressive going up early in the game by 4 points. The Trojans battled back, but realized that this was going to be a very hard fought game. Roncalli led at the 1st quarter by a 9-8 score. The 2nd quarter had Roncalli attacking the offensive boards, playing very aggressive defense forcing many turnovers and scoring from the field and the FT line. The Rebels were up by a 21-12 score at halftime. During the halftime break, our Trojans were reminded that we had not played “our game” at all in the 1st half. Our girls took it at Roncalli in the 3rd quarter. Our defensive pressure was better, our shooting was better, our rebounding was better, and our overall play was better. Our girls won the 3rd quarter by a 14-2 margin to finish the 3rd quarter up by a 26-23 margin. The 4th quarter found both teams trading baskets and matching aggressive play with aggressive play. The final outcome was not assured until 20 seconds remained in the game as our Trojans won the game by 4 points.
The Trojans took fewer shots, but hit 3 more which was the difference in the game. Both teams hit and attempted the exact same number of FT’s. Our girls won the defensive boards by 5 rebounds and won the total rebound stat by the same number. Roncalli had almost 3 times the steals that our Trojans had and forced 6 more turnovers.
Leading the Trojans in scoring was Erika Pemberton with 8 points, Jada Fox with 5 points, Kim Bowers, Abby Underwood, and Reagan Behringer with 4 points, Grace Underwood and Holli Parker had 3 points each. Katie Grote and Miranda Stickel had a big bucket each and Paige Zehner had 1 FT. Jada had 6 rebounds, Erika and Abby had 5 boards, Katie had 4 rebounds, while Grace had 3 caroms. Holli, Miranda, and Kim had 2 rebounds. Caroline Thompson had 1 rebound as did Reagan. Kim had 3 assists, Grace had 2 and Jada had 1 assist. Kim had 2 steals, while Abby, Paige Zehner, Grace, Caroline, and Jada had 1 theft each. Erika and Jada had 2 blocked shots each while Caroline had 1.
The Trojans are off until next Wednesday when they visit Noblesville.
|The Lady Trojans faced another 4A opponent on this Wednesday traveling to Noblesville to face the Lady Millers. Both teams came out playing aggressive defense and forcing turnovers by their opponents. The 1st quarter ended with Noblesville leading by a single point. The 2nd quarter was again a defensive battle with Bishop Chatard scoring 10 points and Noblesville 7. Going into the locker room our girls were leading by a 16-14 margin. The 3rd quarter had more transition baskets and Noblesville attacking the basket. Our girls dominated on the boards and inside in general against the smaller Millers. Q3 ended with Chatard leading 27-22. The 4th quarter play intensified with Bishop Chatard scoring on breakaway baskets and Noblesville still attacking the basket as well as hitting outside shots. Chatard hit some big FT’s down the stretch and won the game by a 6 point margin.
Leading the Trojans in scoring were the (2) bigs Erika Pemberton and Jada Fox with 10 points each. Abby Underwood had 7 points, Kim Bowers had 5 points, Katie Grote and Holli Parker had 4 points each, while Grace Underwood had 2 points. Jada had 9 rebounds playing one of her best games of the year, Erika had 6 boards, Katie had 4 rebounds, Reagan Behringer, Abby, Holli, Miranda Stickel, and Paige Zehner had 2 boards each. Grace had 1 rebound. Abby, Miranda, and Kim had 2 assists each while Erika and Reagan had 1 each. Abby had 3 steals while 4 girls had 1 each (Katie, Holli, Kim & Jada). Erika had a blocked shot.
From a team perspective both teams hit approximately the same percentage of their shots, but Chatard had more shots. BCHS had almost twice the rebounds that the Millers had and 8 times the assists. All other team stats were approximately equal.
The next game for our Lady Trojans is Saturday against Carmel.
|The Lady Trojans welcomed the undefeated Carmel Greyhounds to Crittenden Avenue to play on this balmy Saturday morning. The Trojans were well prepared for the Greyhounds heralded fast starts and were determined to match or surpass Carmel’s intensity. The game started with both teams playing tenacious defense. One girl for Carmel scored the first 9 points for the Greyhounds before Chatard was able to stop her. The first quarter ended with Carmel leading by a 10-5 margin. The 2nd period saw Carmel pulling off their press as the Trojans were beating it relatively easily in spite of the tremendous pressure. The Trojans played very scrappy, but were down entering the halftime break by a 19-13 margin. Minor adjustments were made by both teams at halftime and the 2nd half had both teams scoring less with fewer breakaway opportunities. The 3rd quarter ended with Carmel up by 10 points. In the 4th quarter our girls fought hard and got the lead down to 6 points, but could not get “over the hump”. The Trojans took some chances at the end of the game resulting in the final margin. The final margin did not reflect the competitiveness of the game. This was by far the most talented team our girls had played all year.
From a statistical standpoint the game was very even with both teams hitting about the same percentage of their shots, however Carmel took 11 more shots. Carmel also hit a higher percentage at the FT line. The teams had the same number of rebounds, similar steals, assists, and blocked shots. However, our girls made twice the turnovers that Carmel did which resulted in more shots for Carmel and ultimately the win for the Greyhounds.
Leading the Trojans in scoring was Abby Underwood with 6 points, Reagan Behringer and Jada Fox with 4 points, Grace Underwood, Katie Grote, and Paige Zehner with 2 points, and Caroline Thompson and Kim Bowers with a FT each. Jada had 9 rebounds, Katie had 4 boards, Reagan fought hard for 3 caroms, Caroline and Kim had 2 rebounds each while the Underwoods, Holli Parker, Miranda Stickel, and Paige had 1 board each. Caroline had 2 assists while the Underwoods each had 1. Jada, Miranda, Grace, Reagan, and Abby each had a steal. Jada and Holli each had a blocked shot.
After the game the coaches told the girls how proud they are of them for playing with so much heart and intensity. We could not have played any harder. The Trojans return to action this Wednesday hosting another 4A foe in Columbus North.
|1/25/2017||Columbus North||L 39-32||Recap|
|In what we believe is the first meeting between the two schools, Bishop Chatard hosted the 4A Columbus North Bulldogs. This game found both teams having a combined number of losses totaling 3. The game started with Columbus pressing full court and our Trojans playing their usual full court and half court pressure game. Both teams were able to break the pressure and the game quickly turned into a half court contest. Columbus jumped out to a 13-8 lead at the quarter, but was only up 1 point with a couple of minutes left in the first stanza. Unfortunately, a bad trend developed in the 1st quarter whereby our girls were committing twice as many turnovers as the Bulldogs. The 2nd quarter followed a similar pattern to the 1st quarter with Chatard making too many turnovers compared to Columbus taking care of the ball. At halftime Columbus led by a 23-17 score and had 4 TO’s compared to 11 for BCHS. The 3rd quarter started with Bishop Chatard making a nice run forcing some TO’s and converting the ensuing layups, forcing Columbus to call an early timeout in the 2nd half. Columbus regained their composure and made some steals and hit a big 3 pointer at the close of the 3rd quarter which definitely shifted momentum back to Columbus. The 3rd quarter ended with Chatard down by a 33-24 margin. In the 4th quarter, Chatard finally forced some turnovers with some steals, but could not convert some good looks at the basket. At the end of the game Columbus was playing ball control and hit some FT’s at the end to account for the final margin.
The most telling stats for the game were turnovers and steals. Columbus had almost twice the steals as Chatard and almost half the turnovers. Columbus hit 6% more of their FG attempts while taking 2 more shots accounting for the point differential. The taller Trojans again controlled the boards by a 28-20 margin, but Columbus had almost twice as many assists reflecting their ball handling fundamentals.
Leading BCHS in scoring was Kim Bowers with a season high of 12 points, followed by Reagan Behringer with 8 points, Paige Zehner with 3 points, Erika Pemberton, Katie Grote, Grace Underwood, and Abby Underwood had 2 points each. Miranda Stickel had 1 point. Erika led in rebounding with 7, while Miranda had 5, Kim had 3 as did Holli Parker and Grace. Abby, Katie, & Paige each had 2 boards. Jada Fox had 1 carom. Abby had 2 assists while Reagan, Caroline Thompson, and Jada each had an assist. Abby, Reagan, Holli, and Jada had 2 steals each while Grace had 1. Jada had 2 blocked shots and Paige had 1.
|1/28/2017||City/Metro Invitational Tournament
|Our Trojans opened up their final weekend of the season hosting their traditional City Invitational. In the 1st game, Chatard faced the Manual girls from the near southside. Manual brought 5 hard working girls to the game so everyone in attendance realized that stamina may play a role in the outcome. The game started with both teams playing aggressive defense, but Chatard was able to force some turnovers resulting in easy transition layups. The first quarter ended with our girls up by a 12-3 margin. The 2nd quarter found both teams playing half court defense and halftime ended with our girls up by a 19-3 score. The 3rd and 4th quarters had both teams playing aggressive man to man defense and both teams hit some big buckets leading to the final margin.
Team statistics had Chatard taking over twice the shots as did Manual and hitting over twice the percentage as did the southsiders. Manual hit twice the FT’s (and percentage) than did the Trojans. Chatard had a small advantage in rebounding, a large advantage in assists and steals and committed less than half the turnovers as did Manual.
Every Trojan scored in this game with very balanced scoring. Reagan Behringer had 8 points, Katie Grote had 7, Paige Zehner had 5, Abby Underwood had 4, Kim Bowers had 3, Grace Underwood, Holli Parker, Caroline Thompson, Miranda Stickel, Erika Pemberton, and Jada Fox all had a bucket. Erika and Miranda had 6 rebounds while Katie had 5. Paige & Jada gathered 3 boards each, while Abby, Holli, & Caroline had 2 caroms each. Kim collected 1 board. Caroline had 3 assists as she ran the point guard position most of the game. Katie, Miranda, Paige, Erika and Jada all had 1 assist. Caroline had 3 steals while Abby, Reagan, Miranda, Kim, and Jada all had 2. Grace and Holli each had 1 theft. Caroline, Jada, and Holli all had a blocked shot.
|1/28/2017||City Invitational Tournament
|The Lady Trojans played their final game of the season playing in the finals of the annual City Invitational hosted at BCHS. Due to the fact that the City schools only sent 3 teams to the tournament, a very strong and physical 4th team was added from Franklin Community. Franklin defeated Cathedral in a hard fought early game and advanced to the final game to face our girls.
The 1st quarter set the stage for the entire game as both teams came out playing full court aggressive defense. Franklin came out on fire from the outside and jumped out to a 12-9 lead after 1 stanza. Chatard played more of a half court defense in the 2nd quarter, but Franklin continued their torrid shooting and at halftime led by a 22-18 margin. The Trojan locker room was very animated at halftime with the girls making suggestion on how to shut down Franklin’s outside shooting. The girl’s suggestions and the coaches ideas meshed and Chatard came out with a different game plan for the second half. In the 3rd quarter, Chatard was able to shut down the big scorer Franklin had in the 1st half only to have another girl start lighting up 3 pointers. Franklin was leading by 5 points going into the 4th quarter. The final quarter was undoubtedly the most exciting basketball our girls have played all year and was the finest basketball they have played all year as well. The Trojans went back to “doing what we do” with full court pressure and half court aggressive defense to force the action in the final quarter. Franklin was forced into some costly turnovers against the full court press as well as in the half court. Chatard made a strong run at the Grizzly Cubs ultimately tying the game at 38. Franklin came down and hit a shot in the lane to make it 40-38. The Trojans came down and took their first lead of the game with less than 40 seconds left when Abby Underwood hit her first 3 pointer of the year to make the score 41-40 (Abby had 8 points in the 4th quarter). Our girls withstood an intense drive by Franklin in the last 40 seconds during which time the ball changed hands 3 times, 3 timeouts were called and Franklin attempted multiple shots. Every time Chatard got the ball, Franklin fouled to put the Trojans at the line. Reagan Behringer hit (2) huge FT’s with less than 10 seconds left ensuring no less than an overtime game. Franklin came down and under immense pressure attempted a 3 pointer which was off the mark resulting in all of our girls storming the court and hugging and jumping around at mid-court. The girls sang their fight song to the crowd and then accepted the Championship trophy. Many pictures were taken and the girls hit the locker room where they heard encouraging words from all the coaches including head Varsity Coach, Katie Fisher. They ended with a loud rendition of the fight song and then gathered in Thanksgiving prayer led by Miranda Stickel. The girls will all take turns taking the hardware home in the next (2) weeks.
From a statistical perspective, Chatard took 11 more shots than did Franklin. Franklin hit 4 more 3’s, but Chatard hit 4 more 2’s. The game point differential was accounted for at the FT line where our Trojans hit 7 more FT’s than did the Cubs. Rebounds were about even. Franklin had a few more assists but had more than 50% more turnovers (again a key stat for the outcome). Chatard had more steals and blocked shots than did Franklin.
Leading the Trojans in scoring was Kim Bowers playing her best all around game of the year scoring 15 points and hauling in 9 rebounds. Abby had 8 points, Reagan had 7 points. Grace Underwood and Erika Pemberton had 4 points each. Holli Parker and Paige Zehner had a huge bucket each. Rounding out the scoring was Jada Fox with a big FT. Other leading rebounders were Abby with 4, Erika with 3, Jada with 2 and Paige, Miranda, & Holli with 1 each. Abby, Holli, Paige, and Kim all had an assist. Grace, Abby, & Jada had 3 steals each. Erika, Holli, and Reagan had 1 theft each. Holli had 2 blocked shots while Erika, Kim, and Jada all had 1 block.
The girls concluded their season with an 18-3 record. They also won both of the tournaments that they play in every year. Every one of the girls on the squad contributed immensely to this very successful campaign. Congratulations Girls!