The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Sports

December 18, 2012

Buffaloes bounce back against Tigers

GEORGETOWN — Both the Westville Lady Tigers and the Georgetown-Ridge Farm Lady Buffaloes have gotten off to fast starts in Vermilion Valley Conference play winning three of their first four games, but each team is also recently coming off their first VVC loss.

Led by 17 points each from Callan Hall and Brittany Hay and 15 points from Maya Green the Buffaloes broke open a close game in the second quarter and cruised to a 55-35 win.

Green scored eight of her points in the first quarter, Hay had eight in the second, and Hall eight in the third.

“I’m definitely happy with our scoring balance,’’ Georgetown-Ridge Farm coach Michelle Brooks said. “We instituted a few new offenses tonight which we had run a little last year, but the girls had tweaked them some this year. We were able to execute the offenses well and our interior passing was very solid.’’

Green was hot early, scoring six of the Buffaloes first 11 points, but the Tigers were able to hang around and following a buzzer-beating 3-pointer from Ashley Hoffman the Tigers had cut the Buffaloes’ lead to 15-10 at the end of the first quarter.

Hay would finish the quarter with six points and continued her hot shooting early in the second quarter as the Buffaloes opened the period on a 10-0 run pushing their lead to 25-15.

“We try to play every quarter like it’s the first quarter,’’ Brooks said. “We felt like we had lost some intensity towards the end of the first quarter and knew we had to step it up and we were able to do so.’’

The Buffaloes would take a 32-16 lead into halftime. The Tigers played much of the second quarter with four freshman and senior Danielle Gabehart who led Westville with 11 points.

“I was trying to find a spark at that point in the game,’’ Westville coach Mike Chandler said. “Freshmen make mistakes but they had done some nice things in the JV game tonight, and I was hoping for some energy. The freshmen did play hard and Danielle did some nice things though her shot wasn’t falling like it had been.’’

Hall got her offensive game going in the third after scoring three points in the first half.

The Buffaloes would lead by as many as 22 points, and ended the period with a 44-24 lead. Both teams would score eleven points in the fourth.

“We didn’t foul as much (eight team fouls) as we have been,’’ Brooks said. “We are an intense team and we are going to foul, but as the team has grown to rely on one another more we have been able to cut down the fouls.’’

Brooks was happy with the adjustments her team made following a loss to Oakwood last week.

“We were able to refocus following that loss,’’ she said. “You can either learn from it and move on, or put your head down. We have focused all year on taking steps forward and we were able to do that tonight.’’

The Tigers are now 5-8 overall, 3-2 in the VVC, and return to action at home Thursday against Schlarman Academy.

“We just had too many defensive breakdowns tonight,’’ Chandler said. “They got up on us and we were never able to get back over the hump.’’

The Buffaloes move to 10-2 overall, 4-1 VVC and are on the road Thursday at Hoopeston Area.

1
Text Only
Sports
  • SPT - CN0801 - Dans photo 2 Troubles continue DANVILLE­­­ — The Danville Dans dropped their fourth straight game on Thursday night, falling 5-1 to the visiting West Virginia Miners at historic Danville Stadium for the final regular season home contest of the season.The game started a little on t

    August 1, 2014 2 Photos

  • Conservation World highlights outdoor activities at State Fair Free activities and entertainment for youth and families will give Illinois State Fair visitors a chance to sample great ways to spend time in the great outdoors in Illinois at Conservation World at this year’s state fair, on Aug. 8-17 in Springfield

    August 1, 2014

  • Local Sports Calendar TODAYLocal TennisMcTagertt Tennis Tournament at North MontgomerySATURDAYLocal TennisMcTagertt Tournament at Fountain CentralProspect League BaseballDanville Dans at Hannibal Cavemen, 7:05 p.m.TODAYAuto RacingNASCAR Sprint Cup Series: GOBOWLING.com 40

    August 1, 2014

  • SPT - CN0731 - Dans photo 1 Danville boots one away DANVILLE — Keith Shumaker, an every day first baseman, was tied for the team lead in RBIs this season, before making his first start on the mound.But that was the least of the concerns for the Danville Dans, who made four fielding errors en route to

    July 31, 2014 2 Photos

  • Local Sports Calendar TODAYProspect League BaseballWest Virginia Miners at Danville Dans, 6:30 p.m.Local TennisMcTagertt Tennis Tournament at North Montgomery, 3:30 p.m.FRIDAYLocal TennisMcTagertt Tennis Tournament at North MontgomerySATURDAYLocal TennisMcTagertt Tourname

    July 31, 2014

  • SPT - CN0730 - Dans baseball photo 1 Dans continue to struggle DANVILLE — The Danville Dans haven’t exactly been playing their best baseball in the second half of the season. After taking the West Division title in the first half with a 19-11 record, Danville has played sub-.500 baseball in the second half and c

    July 30, 2014 2 Photos

  • SPT - CN0730 - Illini football media photo Experienced Illini looking for success CHICAGO — Illinois Fighting Illini head coach Tim Beckman is hoping that the third time is the charm.Beckman begins his third season at the helm of the Illini, and with the nucleus of last season’s team returning, it may finally be time for Illinois

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT - CN0730 - Purdue football media photo Hazell hopes for smooth second season CHICAGO — After a season to forget in 2013, Purdue head coach Darrell Hazell is expecting better results as his team begins training camp next week. Hazell spoke to the media during the 2014 Big Ten Football Media Days at the Hilton Chicago, and afte

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Local Sports Calendar TODAYProspect League BaseballHannibal Cavemen at Danville Dans, 6:30 p.m.THURSDAYProspect League BaseballWest Virginia Miners at Danville Dans, 6:30 p.m.Local TennisMcTagertt Tennis Tournament at North Montgomery, 3:30 p.m.FRIDAYLocal TennisMcTagertt

    July 30, 2014

  • SPT - CN0729 - Dustbowl photo 2 Repeat performance Championship Sunday was in full swing at the 42nd Annual Dustbowl at David S. Palmer Arena. In the men’s division it was defending champions Leek & Sons against the Hickory Beavers. Leek & Sons made it back to back championships with a 29-point victo

    July 29, 2014 2 Photos

E-edition
NJCAA Tourney Photos 2014


Check out the action at the NJCAA Division II National Men's Basketball Tournament March 18-22 at DACC. Buy photos from the Commercial-News here: http://smu.gs/1iCWKnP

Must Read
AP Video
Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN
NDN Video
Famous Internet Cats Help Big Cause With Viral Video Raw: Obama Gets Hug From Special Olympian Snoop Dogg Narrating Animal Footage Is Perfect Tigers Acquire David Price - @TheBuzzeronFOX Russell Brand Slams Sean Hannity Over Gaza Conflict Segment Chapter Two: Composing for a film in retirement Woman's Dive Goes Terribly Wrong Brian Williams Reports on Daughter Allison Williams' 'Peter Pan' Casting News Did Jimmy Fallon Look Up Heidi Klum's Dress? What Drama? Miranda Kerr Poses Topless Plane crashes in San Diego Costco parking lot Justin Bieber Takes To Instagram To Diss Orlando Bloom You Won't Believe the Celeb Cameos in "Sharknado 2" Pitch Invading Morons Cause Chaos - @TheBuzzeronFOX Orlando Bloom 'Takes a Swing' at Justin Bieber In Ibiza Sadie Doesn't Want Her Brother to Grow Up "Maxim" Hotness! See Jessica Alba's Sizzling Spread Two women barely avoid being hit by train Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber Reportedly Came To Blows In Ibiza