BLAIRSBURG - Knotted up at 42 with 4 minutes left in regulation, Southeast Webster-Grand found an extra jolt of energy and went on an 8-2 run to close out Northeast Hamilton, 48-42, in a non-conference girls' basketball game here last night.
With the possibility of the two teams playing again in the postseason should they each win a game, Trojets' head coach Bret Schutt wasn't in any big hurry to reveal any secrets.
"We ran one offense all night and executed what we wanted to do, and we had the looks at the end that we needed, but we just didn't knock down the shots," he said. "The effort was great though."
DFJ photo by Tracy Runneberg
NEH senior Whitney Schutt (14) knocks down a shot from the corner against Southeast Webster-Grand last night in Blairsburg. She had two points in the Trojets’ loss to the Eagles.
Southeast Webster-Grand (9-10) had a balanced scoring effort, led by two players in double figures. Josie Breitsprecher set the pace with 15 points and Jossie Ferrari knocked in 12.
Breitsprecher and Anna Coder both canned 3-point baskets.
Molly Greenfield paced Northeast Hamilton (6-14) with 14 points. Jennifer Jeffers added 12 points and seven rebounds, and Jenn Willems finished with five points and seven boards.
SE Webster-Grand 48, NE Hamilton 42
SE Webster-Grand (9-10) - Anna Coder 2 0-1 5, Josie Breitsprecher 5 4-4 15, Tracy Oeltjenbruns 3 0-0 6, Jossie Ferrari 6 0-2 12, Kierra Eldridge 2 0-0 4, Breanna Grossnickle 3 0-1 6. Totals: 21 4-8 48.
Northeast Hamilton (6-14) - Jenn Willems 2 1-1 5, Jennifer Jeffers 6 0-3 12, Andi Anderson 2 0-0 4, Whitney Schutt 1 0-1 2, Sarah Elm 1 0-0 3, Kaylee Massman 1 0-0 2, Molly Greenfield 4 6-10 14. Totals: 17 7-15 42.
Quarter scores - NEH led 10-9, tied 24-24, SEW-G led 36-32. 3-point field goals - SEW-G 2 (Coder, Breitsprecher); NEH 1 (Elm). Rebounds - NEH 24 (Jeffers 7, Willems 7). Team fouls - SEW-G 16, NEH 13. Fouled out - Elm.
The Trojets jumped out to a 10-9 lead after one quarter. The two teams were even at 24 at the break before the Eagles pulled ahead 36-32 going into the final 8 minutes of play.
Northeast Hamilton will finish up the regular season at home on Tuesday night when it welcomes Belmond-Klemme to town for a 6:30 p.m. tip-off.