The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Sports

January 25, 2013

Buffs collect payback

GEORGETOWN —  The Armstrong-Potomac Lady Trojans and the Georgetown-Ridge Farm Lady Buffaloes are getting accustomed to playing each other in big games.

When the two teams met last Friday, the Vermilion County Tournament Championship was on the line.

In the re-match Thursday night at Georgetown, at least a share of first place in the Vermilion Valley Conference was on the line.

With one week to go in the regular season the Buffaloes came into the game tied with Schlarman Academy, while the Trojans — following a loss to the Hilltoppers on Monday — were one game back.

Sparked by a solid defensive effort, the Buffaloes broke open a two point game early in the third quarter and pulled away for a 38-19 win.

“We were disappointed we lost at the county tournament, but we have also focused a lot on the conference and it means a lot to us,” said Georgetown-Ridge Farm coach Michelle Brooks. “Tonight was also some redemption for the loss at the county tournament. We shot 21 percent in the championship game, but we got going tonight offensively and shot the ball well.”

The win also extends the Buffaloes’ home wining streak which dates back to January 2011. GRF moves to 17-4 overall, 9-2 VVC, and the Buffaloes were led by a game high 16 points from Brittany Hay, with Callan Hall adding seven points, and Maya Green chipped in with six points.

Armstrong-Potomac is now 15-9 overall, 7-4 VVC and the Trojans were led by eight points from Morgan Zindars, with Johanna Bruens adding four points. The Trojans were playing without starters Rachel Miles (injury) and Kirsten Newnum ( illness).

The Trojans got out to an early lead, but a late lay-up from Hay would give the Buffaloes an 8-7 lead at the end of the first quarter. Zindars would score all seven of the Trojans points.

Hay would bank in a three pointer mid-way through the second quarter to give the Buffaloes their largest lead of the first half. The Trojans were limited to a basket from Courtney Hambleton as the Buffaloes took a 15-9 lead into halftime.

The GRF defense held the Trojans scoreless for over five minutes in the second quarter and held the Trojans post players, Erika Sieberns and Bruens, scoreless in the first half.

“We were focused on Bruens after the big game she had against us at the county tournament,” Brooks said. “We did a nice job of keeping her from getting the ball and a lot of that was the defense that Maya Green was playing out front on Zindars. Maya was held down a little offensively tonight, but she worked very hard on defense and did a good job of shutting down Zindars after the first quarter.”

Bruens would score both of her baskets early in the third quarter to make the score 15-13, but the Buffaloes responded with a 10-1 run and ultimately took a 27-16 lead into the fourth quarter.

The Trojans would open the fourth quarter scoring but a three from Hannah Brandt, seconds after entering the game for the first time, turned the momentum back to the Buffaloes which essentially put the game away.

“Hannah is a very good shooter who has been in a slump,” Brooks said. “It was really nice to see her come into the game and hit a big shot.”

Brooks was impressed with the effort from her team.

“Everyone worked very hard all week,” she said. “It was a nice bounce-back game against Armstrong for Brittany, who struggled with her shot in the county tournament game. Callan did a nice job in the middle of our defense. It would have been easy for our team to have been emotionally down following the county tournament, but we were able to pick ourselves up and fight back.”

Both teams return to action Monday with senior night games. The Trojans will be hosting Hoopeston Area, while the Buffaloes will have a chance to avenge one of their conference losses when they host Oakwood.

“We have talked about this game with Oakwood,” Brooks said. “Oakwood put us in our place earlier this year, and we will in no way be complacent or not be prepared to play them.”

 

1
Text Only
Sports
  • NASCAR Brickyard 400 Auto Racing [Duplicate] Harvick sets the pace at Indy INDIANAPOLIS — Growing up in Bakersfield, Calif., IndyCar driver Rick Mears was the childhood hero for Kevin Harvick.Mears is one of three men to have won four Indianapolis 500s and he has won a career-best six poles for the “Greatest Spectacle in Ra

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT- CN0727 - Dustbowl photo 1 Click Clak Tre wins consolation championship DANVILLE — Saturday’s Dustbowl action at the David S. Palmer Arena had a full day of action ending with the Men’s Division Consolation Championship Game. The Consolation Championship was played between Rantoul’s Mon Stars (Rantoul) and Click Clak Tre

    July 27, 2014 2 Photos

  • No Headline Provided DANVILLE — Adult action started at the Greater Danville Tennis Open on Saturday with one title decided. Stacy Wells won the women's open singles division with a 6-2, 1-6, 6-2 win over Katie Larck. The rest of the action was mostly semifinal play. IN

    July 27, 2014

  • Dans photo 27.jpg Dans get past Cavemen

    Shumaker hits a home run with two RBIs as Danville defeats Hannibal after delay

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT- CN0726 - Dans photo 1 Dans make most of second chance DANVILLE — Baseball can be a funny game, and as often is the case, a player can be the goat one minute, and the hero the next.Trevor Rucker blooped a shot down the right field line that caromed off the glove of Hannibal second baseman Jeff Smith to d

    July 26, 2014 2 Photos

  • SPT- CN0725 - Dustbowl photo 2 Stars advance to boys final DANVILLE — The 42nd Annual Dustbowl action continued Thursday at David S. Palmer Arena with the High School Boys basketball division in full swing as four games were played and all eight teams participated. In game one of the winner’s bracket of sem

    July 25, 2014 2 Photos

  • SPT - CN0725 - Atwood photo Baseball community to honor Atwood DANVILLE — Whether it was working on the field or running a tournament, there wasn’t anything that Frank Atwood wouldn’t do for the game of baseball.His love for the game created numerous opportunities for the youth of the Danville area as Atwood ser

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Dans get a split of doubleheader with Cavemen HANNIBAL, Mo. — The Danville Dans won the first game of a doubleheader with the Hannibal Cavemen 3-1 on Thursday before losing the second game 5-3 to get a split.In the first game, Corbin Olmstead pitched seven innings with eight strikeouts to get th

    July 25, 2014

  • Danville Post 210 Speakers fall to Rantoul CHARLESTON — Playing five games in five days finally took its toll on the Danville Post 210 Speakers.Rantoul’s Tanner McLain delivered a game-winning, two-out single to left to give his team a 6-5 victory over Danville in an elimination game of the F

    July 24, 2014

  • Juniors continue to play at Danville Tennis Open DANVILLE — The juniors were still on the court in the Greater Danville Tennis Open on Wednesday as three division titles were given out.Rachael Lewis won the girls 18 and under singles title with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Lauren Ellis, while the team of Er

    July 24, 2014

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
Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow
NDN Video
'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Sneak Peek GMA: Dog passes out from excitment to see owner Chapter Two: Designing for Naomi Watts Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Florida Keys Webcam Captures Turtles Hatching Morgan Freeman Sucks Down Helium on 'Tonight Show' Robin Wright Can Dance! (WATCH) She's Back! See Paris Hilton's New Carl's Jr. Ad Big Weekend For Atlanta Braves In Cooperstown - @TheBuzzeronFox Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director What's Got Jack Black Freaking Out at Comic-Con? Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth Bradley Cooper Explains His Voice in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now! Reports: Ravens RB Ray Rice Suspended For 1st 2 Games Of The Season Air Algerie plane with 119 on board missing over Mali Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent Free Arturo - The World's Saddest Polar Bear A Look Back at Batman On Film Through The Years