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State finals BLOG - archived
Region Roundball Review

03/01/08 03:39 pm by RRR | Back


The state finals seemed to have come way too fast, but we'll keep you updated on the last throes of  the 2007-2008 season with our courtside coverage throughout the day. We'll be blogging during the game and bring you (hopefully) some decent photos after each game.



Mental attitude winner - Danielle Havel, Carmel

4th Quarter

Carmel wins it 84-72. Steffen with 31 points.

0:38 - Carmel has this sealed. 84-68 with 30 to go

1:24 - Larry hits 1 of 2 from the line. Carmel in command 81-68

2:03 - Diggins picks up her 3rd. Steffen hits 2 of 2, Carmel 79, SBW 67

2:18 - SBW isn't going to go away quietly. They score 4 straight to get the margin down to 10.

3:11 - SBW will need a miracle. Down 14 points with just about 3 minutes to go. Carmel just looks unstoppable with so many options on the floor. As I said, Havel is having a great game. Numerous deflections and steals. She might not be the leading scorer at this point, but this is definitely HER team.

3:37 - Havel has been all-everything for the Greyhounds in this game. 15 points, 13 rebounds, 7 assists. Miss Basketball anyone?

5:06 - And the Greyhounds keep pouring it on. They've stretched their lead to 11 on back-to-back buckets by Spearman.  Carmel has four players in double figures.

7:04  - Larry down with what looks like an ankle injury.

7:40 - Havel is a tough, tough competitor on the block. She scores 2 on a putback. Carmel 64, SBW 57

3rd Quarter

0:00 - Diggins buries the 3 to get SBW within 6, 62-56. Diggins has 22 so far, followed by Larry with 21 for SBW. Steffen is leading everyone with 25 points .

:21 - SBW will take the last shot of the quarter.

1:35 - Diggins fouled on a trey, she hits 1 of 3. Carmel 60, SBW 53

2:12 - Carmel still in control 58-50. SBW having a hard time finding the bottom of the basket, but shot selection is suspect. A bit of desperation is starting to show for the Panthers.

2:44 - McRoberts buries the 3, Carmel 56, SBW 46 (biggest lead for the Greyhounds in the game)

4:05 - Carmel extends its lead to 8. You'd think they couldn't keep up the same shooting percentage in the 2nd half, but they are on pace. Carmel 52, SBW 44

5:46 - Steffen picks up her 3rd. Larry at the line hits both. Carmel 47, SBW 44

6:35 - Carmel still up by three, 45-42

OMG - The scorers forgot to start the clock. I'm guessing play has been going on for at least 20 secs.

2nd Quarter

Interesting first half stats:
  • Carmel is hitting 57% from the field (50% 3pt); SBW 45.7% (30% 3pt)
  • Carmel 9 turnovers, 9 steals; SBW 10 turnovers, 5 steals
  • Carmel 2nd chance points 8, SBW 2 (although SBW has 10 Oboards)

Scoring first half:
Diggins 14, Larry 18, Steffen 17, Spearman 8

0:00 - Action is fast and furious here at Conseco. Steffen has been outstanding for Carmel in the first half. Waiting on first half stats, but I think she is close to 20. Carmel is playing outstanding defense and the smaller SBW guards are having trouble getting their passes over the long-arm Greyhound defense. Carmel finishes with a 6-4 run, finishing with a 3-point lead at the half, 43-39. Fun game!

1:09 - Carmel wreaking havoc on defense. Steal on the inbounds and Steffen at the line for 2. She hits them both. Carmel 37, SBW 35

2:19 - Carmel is shooting lights out. But Diggins answers with a 3. Carmel 33, SBW 31

2:51 - Larry at the line after a foul by Thorton. She hits both. Carmel 31, SBW 28

3:35 - Havel with a steal and a really good layup. Great body control. And one goes. Carmel 29, SBW 22

4:24 - McRoberts for 3. Carmel up by 4, 26-22

5:21 - SBW closing the gap 22-20. Steffen is fouled on a layup, she hits the first and the second. Carmel 24, SBW 20. Timeout Carmel.

6:05 - Diggins answers back with a 2. Carmel 22, SBW 18

7:05 - Steffen reels off 5 straight points. Carmel 22, SBW 16 (Steffen having a great half. Has 12 of Carmel's 22 points)

1st Quarter

0:00 - Lots of turnovers in the last minute. Carmel 17, SBW 14

1:29 - Some back and forth scoring. Carmel 13, SBW 12

2:59 - Phillips hits a 3. Carmel 9, SBW 8

3:44 - Murray picks up a foul, Havel at the line for 2. She hits both. Carmel 9, SBW 5. Media timeout.

6:06 - Another bucket by Carmel

6:45 - Steffen swishes a 3, Carmel 5, SBW 3

7:24 - Diggins hits a 3 after Steffen hits a 2. SBW 3, Carmel 2

Teams are warming up. Stay tuned!


4th Quarter

Mental attitude award winner - Jessica Centa from Plymouth

:00 - Kmack misses the first, hits the second. A long 3 by Boese falls just short, but hits the rim. Plymouth 3A state champs! 47-46

:03 - Kimack gets her fifth on a drive by Swihart. She's at the line for 2.

:09 - Plymouth calls a TO to set up the last play. Tied 46-46. Wow.

:16 - Plymouth answers back, but fouls Crawford. She misses the front end.

:47 - Chatards Gardner to the line for the 1-and-1. She hits the first. Chatard up by 1.

1:13 - Plymouth going to the line on an over the back on defense. Payne misses the 1-and-1. Foul Plymouth. No bonus for Chatard yet. Tied up 44-44

1:59 to go, Plymouth ties up the ball twice, they now have possession.

2:19 - HUGE block by Boese on Swihart. Possession Chatard with a 2 point lead.

2:43 - Chatard still up by 2. Smith has been stellar off the bench for Plymouth. 13 points for her so far.

3:49 - Getting even more physical. Bodies all over the floor. These teams are battling. Chatard 44, Plymouth 42.

5:25 - Plymouth pulls within 2. Chatard 42, Plymouth 40

6:55 - Schutzman hits a huge 3. Chatard 42, Plymouth 38

7:19 - Swihart at the line, hits 1 of 1 so far. Time out Chatard. Chatard 39, Plymouth 38

3rd Quarter

0:00 - Plymouth unable to convert in the last 7. Chatard 38, Plymouth 37. This one is going down to the wire, folks.

0.07 - Boese at the line, hits 2-2 to give Chatard a 1 point lead.

1:32 - A foul by Boese puts Lyzz Smith at the line. She hits 2-2. Plymouth down by 1.

1:54 - Big 3-pointer by Plymouth's Alex Starr. Chatard 36, Plymouth 33

2:26 - Chatard goes up 6

3:37 - Chatard stretches the lead to 4, 34-30.

4:39 - Chatard holds a tenuous 30-28 lead.

6:48 - Boese comes out gunning, 4 points to put Chatard ahead 26-24

First half impressions:
Great game so far. Very physical but being well played by both teams. Pretty good execution and good shot selection. Plymouth is much more patient on offense and it is paying off with some pretty good looks. Junior Lyzz Smith has been huge off the bench for the Pilgrims with 7 points. She leads all Plymouth scorers. For Chatard, Boese and Gardner both have 7.

2nd Quarter

0:00 - Chatard unable to score on the last possession. A long three from Plymouth falls short.

:42 - Chatard holding the ball for the last shot.

1:08 - Schutzman picks up her 2nd foul. Swihart hits 2-2. Plymouth 24, Chatard 22

1:14 - Plymouth 30 second timeout. Tied up at 22-22. Centa leads for Plymouth with 6, Boese with 7 for Chatard.

2:29 - A Swihart foul puts Ellen Alerding at the line. She connects on 1-2. Chatard controls the rebound, but is unable to score. Plymouth 20 - Chatard 20

4:11 - Layup  by Lyzz Smith, Plymouth closes the gap to 1

5:17 - Back and forth scoring, Chatard up by 3, 19-16

First Quarter

0:00 - End of the quarter, Chatard takes the lead 12-11. Very physical game, but the refs are being lenient. Pretty balanced scoring for both teams.

2:37 - Boese hits a 3 (for real this time), to tie it up 9-9.

4:10 - Boese nails a 3 for her first points. Plymouth 7-6 (make that a long 2, sorry)

4:36 - Plymouth leading 7-4, 3 points from the FT line

5:23 - Chatard already with 4 fouls in the quarter, Kimack with 2.

5:46 - Chatard gets on the board with a Schutzman layup. 4-2 Plymouth

5:57 - Plymouth draws first blood on a backdoor layin and two freethrows.

Ready to get things underway. Stay tuned!


Mental attitude award winner - (none - no qualified candidates from either team)

2A Fourth quarter

Final - HC 53, OH 31. Hard -played game by both teams.

0:36 - Everyone getting into the act now. Junior Meredith Martin scores from the elbow.

1:15 - Pickering gets a rousing round of applause from the OH faithful as she picks up her fifth. HC 50, OH 25

2:20 - Frosh Maddie Anderson gets her first bucket of the day.

2:45 - Farris, who four fouls, tabbing a near triple double - 10 pts, 10 reb and 7 assts

3:20 - Jones and one. Makes it. HC 46, OH 22.

3:55 - Media time out. HC looking like a winner at this point.

4:33 - Pickering misses the 2nd of two free throws, gets her own rebound, but travels. HC 41, OH 22

5:27 - OH finally connects on a free throw, but it doesn't look good for the Golden Eagles down 18 with five to go.

6:19 - OH dodges a bullet when Moses takes a foul for Pickering. Stratman converts on both freebies. HC 39, OH 20. Long scoring drought for the Golden Eagles.

6:33 - HC playing smart ball and managing the clock.

2A Third quarter:

0:00 - Freeman comes up huge in this quarter with 9 of HC's 17 points in the third, including the final dagger with about :01 to go.

1:57 - HC goes on a 4-0 run capped by a steal and layup by Freeman. HC 33, OH 20

3:19 - Freeman gets one to rattle in from behind the arc. HC 29, OH 20.

4:59 - Farris drives and scores. HC 26, OH 18.

5:10 - Huge foul on Pickering, her fourth. She's still in there, tho.

5:50 - Very nice take by HC Kaycee Jones. HC 22, OH 18.

6:13 - OH only behind by 2 and the momentum is swinging their way.

6:30 - Hicks hits a huge three after a Pickering swat. Farris picks up her 3rd foul on a charge.

7:05 - Action is underway, but no change in the score.

First half impressions:
Great game so far with some excellent talent on the floor. Great guards, good post play and strong effort by both teams. Shot selection seems to be hurting OH at this point. HC seems to execute better as a team with better ball movement, creating some great open looks. Leading scorers for HC are Farris and Stratman, each with 8, while Hicks has 6 and Moses has 4 for Oak Hill.

2A Second quarter:

0:00 - End of the half. HC still in control, holding the defense against a last second OH attempt by Moses.

0:44 - OH got a big steal, but wasn't able to convert before turning over the ball.

1:28 - Huge three by Heather Hicks. HC 20, OH 15

2:02 - Game stopped for an injury to Alyssa Burton. She walks off the court on her own.

3:41 - HC increases their lead to 17-12. Both teams playing extremely well, although OH seems to be taking some ill-advised shots, i.e. 1 on 3. Oak Hill crowd is very vocal, great showing!

2A First quarter:

0:00 - End of the first, HC 11, OH 9. Freshman post Liz Stratman is coming up big for the Eagles so far.

1:34 - Wow, great game to watch! Keep forgetting to update you. OH 9, HC 9 on two free throws by Farris. Media time out. Moses, Farris, Pickering showing why they are being recruited at the next level.

6:50 - Nice take by OH's Moses. Tied 2-2.

7:44 - Farris gets it going witha layup for HC.

Getting ready for the 2A game. GREAT, great crowd here from Oak Hill. Should be a good one!


Mental attitude award winner - Aubrey Holle of Canterbury.

4th - 0:00 - Canterbury wins 36-32! Gerardot leading scorer with 16 points (17 rebounds! Told you she was a monster!)

4th - 0:19 - Gerardot goes 1 for 2 from the line. Timeout University. Cavaliers up by 3.

4th - 0:23 - HUGE 3 by Walker to get within 2. This isn't over yet folks!

4th - Huge putback and one by soph Gerardot on a missed Canterbury free throw. Cavaliers up by 5 with 0:32 to go. Gerardot a MONSTER on the boards today.

4th - 1:57 - 30 sec timeout called by Canterbury.

4th - 2:18 - Neither team able to convert these last 2 minutes, but Wells gets 1 freebie to put the Cavaliers up by 2.

4th - 3:54 - Big turnover by Canterbury.

4th - 4:38 - Timeout University. This is an exciting game. Sloppy, but exciting.

4th - 5:10 - Huge bucket by Sneed to get Unhiversity within 1!

3rd - 0:00 - Two more put the Cavaliers up by 5 (30-25) with one quarter left to play.

3rd - 1:57 - Gerardot with a traditional 3-pt play puts the Cavaliers up 28-25. Canterbury with their first substituion of the game. Karr in for Krieger.

3rd - 2:21 - University ties it up 25-25 on a drive by Bria Sneed.

3rd - 3:45 - The Cavaliers take the lead on some sharp shooting that eluded them in the first half. Canterbury 25, University 21.

First half impressions:
University seems to be the more disciplined team in the first half, taking better care of the ball, although not by much. Canterbury with 13 first-half turnovers and University with 9.

Leading scorers for University: Katie Adlam, Ieysha Walker and Erin Bortz all with 4 apiece.

Leading scorers for Canterbury: Aubrey Holle with 6 and Becky Pedro and Tabitha Gerardot each with 4.

Canterbury has the lead on the boards 24 (Gerardot 8) -19 (Williams and Bortz 4 each), but both teams are shooting miserably from the floor -- both in the mid-20s. University is playing within a better offensive format and are just missing shots. Canterbury is throwing up a lot of tough shots.

University may have the legs to finish this horse race. The Cavaliers did not sub the entire first half, while the Blazers put 8 different players on the floor in the opening 16 minutes.

2nd - 0:00 - Canterbury had a chance to take the lead on a last shot in the half, but didn't seem to know that time was winding down. Another turnover by Canterbury to end the half.

2nd - 1:28 - This one looks to go down to the wire. University 16, Canterbury 15.

2nd - 3:48 - Good ball movement by University, but they're unable to finish on the possession.

2nd - 4:02 - Big steal and a bucket by Holle gets Canterbury within 1, and another steal and bucket by Pedro gives Canterbury the lead for the first time, 13-12.

2nd - 4:58 - Bucket by Becky Pedro keeps Canterbury within 3 points.

2nd - 5:38 - University puts on the full court press, but Canterbury handles it well. However, another turnover caused by some good University defense.

1st - 0:00 - Canterbury fails to get a final shot off in the first quarter due to the scrambling defense of University. Both teams are playing hard, but turnovers are making this a back and forth game without a whole lot of structured offensive sets.

1st - 0:51 - A monster block by Cassie Krieger gets the Canterbury crowd on their feet!

1st - 1:24 - Canterbury with 7 turnovers. They will have to control the ball better to close the gap. Two made FTs from senior Aubrey Holle helps get the score to 9-6.

1st - 2:32 - Cavaliers hitting 25% from the field, University shooting 44%.

1st - 3:30 - Finally the Cavaliers score on a layup by soph Tabitha Gerardot. But University answers with 5 points of their own.

1st - 3:57 - First timeout of the quarter, with University still ahead 4-0. At this point, 5 turnovers for the Cavaliers in the first four minutes of the game.

10:40 - The action is underway and University holds a 4-0 lead. Lots of turnovers on both sides... maybe some state championship jitters.

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