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Oran, Delta advance to semifinals of New Year's Tournament

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Oran's Halle Woodfin wrestles the ball away from Woodland's Kendra Pinkley (34) while teammate Kathlyn Cooper (5) looks on Tuesday night in the Delta New Year's Tournament. Brent Shipman, Staff
DELTA -- Getting 23 points from senior Cheyanne King, the third-seeded Oran Lady Eagles defeated the sixth-seeded Woodland Lady Cardinals 71-45 Tuesday night to advance to the semifinals of the Delta New Years Tournament.

Holding a three-point lead after the first quarter, the Lady Eagles used a dominant second frame to put some room between themselves and the Lady Cardinals, going in to the half up 17 at 37-20.

Fighting to keep the game competitive, Woodland was able to turn the tide in the third, bringing themselves to within 10 points on a Kendra Pinkley basket in the paint with ten seconds left in the quarter.

Unfortunately for the Lady Cardinals, Oran's Chrissy Sauceda hit one last 3-pointer from the top of the arc as the final seconds of the third ticked down to push the Lady Eagles lead back to 13.

After the two teams did little more than swap baskets the first three minutes of the fourth, Oran was able to go on a dominant 13-point run, capped by an Addie Kielhofner basket with a minute-and-a-half left to put the game away.

"We were getting beat of the dribble too much and (Woodland) was getting in the paint," Oran head coach Adam Friga said of Woodland's third quarter comeback. "We talked about it and our guards up front made an adjustment.

"They quit letting them get inside, we did a lot better job cutting off and then we went on a run. So they did do a lot better job there. "

Oran will now take on second-seeded St. Vincent tonight at 8:30 p.m. with the winner advancing to the championship game.

With their loss, the Lady Cardinals are sent to the consolation bracket where they will face seventh-seeded Chaffee tonight at 5:30 p.m.


ORAN (71) -- Haley Glastetter 6, Cheyanne King 23, Halle Woodfin 8, Addie Kielhofner 9, Crissy Sauceda 18, Taylor Nenniger 6, Brooke Schlitt 1. FG 31, FT 8-11, F 10. (3-pointers: Sauceda 1. Fouled out: none).

WOODLAND (45) -- Ashley Acup 4, Kendra Pinkley 13, Keighlyn Lincoln 4, Josie Long 16, Kathlyn Cooper 4, Lindsey Craft 2, Shania Lincoln 2. FG 22, FT 1-3, F 11. (3-pointers: none. Fouled out: none).

Delta 54, Saxony 42

DELTA -- Ahead by two points at halftime, the fifth-seeded Delta Lady Bobcats used a strong third quarter to help lock up a 54-42 win over the fourth-seeded Saxony Lutheran Lady Crusaders in the quarterfinals.

Ending the first quarter with a 17-8 advantage, the Lady Bobcats saw Saxony Lutheran turn the tide in the second to cut Delta's lead to two as the Lady Crusaders entered the break down 25-23.

Led by Machela VanGennip's 11 third quarter points, however, Delta was able to keep Saxony Lutheran in their rearview mirror, building their lead up to 10 entering the fourth outscoring the Lady Crusaders 11-9 in the final quarter to lock up a spot in the semifinals.

Leading Delta on the night, VanGennip ended the contest with a game-high 25 points that including 20 in the second half alone. She was followed by Samantha Bartels and Tori Burton who contributed 15 and 10 points respectively.

The Lady Bobcats will take on first-seeded Meadow Heights tonight at 7 p.m. in the semifinals while Saxony Lutheran will face eighth-seeded Scott County Central today at 4 p.m. in the consolation bracket semifinals.

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DELTA (54) -- Machela VanGennip 25, Macey Parks 4, Tori Burton 10, Samantha Bartels 15. FG 20, FT 14-25, F 12. (3-pointers: none. Fouled out: none).

SAXONY LUTHERAN (42) -- Regan Oberman 6, Julia Steffens 10, Maci Daniel 8, Lauren Hecht 4, Abby Hartman 8, Natalie Mueller 6. FG 18, FT 4-7, F 19. (3-pointers: Oberman 1, Daniel 1. Fouled out: Daniel).

St. Vincent 83,

Chaffee 25

DELTA -- Getting a basket from everyone in the lineup, the second-seeded St. Vincent Lady Indians rolled past the seventh-seeded Chaffee Lady Devils 83-25.

Outscoring the Lady Devils 28-3 in the first quarter, St. Vincent was able to keep the game in check from early on.

The Lady Indians effort was led by Kali Wingerterter and Courtney Heberlie who contributed 25 and 21 points respectively.

Randi Wiley and Adrienne Eichhorn accounted for all of the Lady Devils offense with Wiley scoring 20 points, thanks in part to six 3-pointers while Eichhorn came away with Chaffee's other five points.

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ST. VINCENT (83) -- Courtney Heberlie 21, Dani Hogard 9, Kayla Seabaugh 14, Storm French 10, Kelci Besand 6, Kali Wingerter 25. FG 39, FT 0-0, F 3. (3-pointers: Heberlie 3, Hogard 1, Wingerter 1. Fouled out: none)

CHAFFEE (25) -- Randi Wiley 20, Adrienne Eichhorn 5. FG 9, FT 0-0, F 0. (3-pointers: Wiley 6, Eichhorn 1. Fouled out: none).

M. Heights 84, SCC 38

DELTA -- Going into halftime up 38 points, the first-seeded Meadow Heights Lady Panthers rolled past the eighth-seeded Scott Central Bravettes 84-38.

Getting at least a basket from 10 different players, the Lady Panthers were led by Whitney Welker who finished with 20 points on the day.

Three other Meadow Heights players ended the night in double-digits as Erin Bollmann came away with 17 while Heather Dietiker and Hattie Cook both finished with 11.

It was Johniqua Fort leading Scott Central with 10 points with Mikaela Blissett close behind with eight.

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Scott Central821414-38

MEADOW HEIGHTS (84) -- Hattie Cook 9, Gina Cureton 9, Erin Bollmann 17, Heather Dietiker 13, Whitney Welker 18, Taylor Cureton 6, Jillian Mills 3, Brittney Kirkpatrick 2, Jessice Baremore 5, Heather Baremore 2. FG 34, FT 14-21, F 5. (3-pointers: Cook 1, Dietiker 1. Fouled out: none).

SCOTT COUNTY CENTRAL (38) -- Mikaela Blissett 10, Johniqua Fort 12, Derien Ditto 4, Starr Lawless 2, Kayla Guzman 4, Abby Ross 2, Daisy Gillespie 4. FG 19, FT 0-0, F 16. (3-pointers: none. Fouled out: none).