Archive - Feb 12, 2011 - Sports Article
HAMLET â€”Â Triton baited the trap, and Argos stepped right into it time after time after time.
The Trojansâ€™ 1-3-1 halfcourt trap forced 26 turnovers and held Argos to 33 percent from the field en route to a 39-32 Class A Girls Basketball Sectional 50 semifinal win at Oregon-Davis Friday night.
The Trojans take on host and four-time defending sectional champion OD tonight at 7:30 p.m. EST.
â€śWe make it a goal to hold teams below 35 points, and weâ€™ve done it two games in a row,â€ť Triton head coach Adam Heckaman said. â€śWe tell the girls that if the other team doesnâ€™t score we canâ€™t be beaten.
ROCHESTER â€” If thereâ€™s a name for the defense Culver Girls Academy unleashed against New Prairie Friday, head coach Gary Christlieb isnâ€™t saying.
Whatever it was, it was effective.
The Lady Eagles, showing off a defense that resembled a diamond-and-one zone with elements of man-to-man and halfcourt trap, held the Cougars to a measly 10-of-44 shooting clip from the floor while creating 16 turnovers â€” including a 1-for-10 third-quarter effort with six turnovers in the same span â€” en route to a 43-24 Sectional 19 semifinal shellacking at Rochester.
HAMLET â€”Â Oregon-Davis answered the age-old question, â€śCan a 17-0 run to start a basketball game look anything other than terrific?â€ť
Why, yes, if interspersed with multiple unforced turnovers and a silent and somewhat lethargic defensive effort.
Still, 17 unanswered points is 17 unanswered points, and the fifth-ranked Lady Cats rolled to an 86-41 win over Westville in Class A Sectional 50 semifinal action at The Den Friday.
OD seeks its fifth consecutive crown tonight at 7:30 p.m. EST against Triton.
MOROCCO â€” After three brutal offensive quarters in Fridayâ€™s Sectional 34 semifinal, the Culver girls basketball team responded when it mattered most.
Tied with Class 2A No. 5 Boone Grove with four minutes remaining, No. 6 Culver finished the game with a 12-5 spurt for a 41-34 win to reach Saturdayâ€™s title game against Winamac.
After shooting 15 percent leading up to the fourth quarter, Culver (22-1) forced its will on Boone Grove (20-2) down the stretch.