The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Sports

February 6, 2013

Defense pays off for Pats

VEEDERSBURG, Ind. — It was not pretty, but it was a win for the Seeger Patriots as they defeated Sheridan 31-22 in a game where defenses dominated.

No one could get any flow in their offenses is how Patriot head coach Brent Rademacher explained the low score.

“We couldn’t get any movement against their defense and that what you have to do against what they were play – well, against any defense really,” he explained.

Seeger limited Sheridan to only two points for over seven minutes in the first quarter, and the Patriots only had four until the final few minutes of the period.

It was Kirsten Irvine who finally got things moving for Seeger as she ran off eight straight points in the final two minutes of the period to give the Patriots a 12-4 lead going into the second quarter.

The game then bogged down again as Sheridan managed only six points in the second quarter against just a pair of free throws by Miranda Synesael for Seeger.

After halftime, Seeger seemed eager to up the tempo but their offense just would not click. Individually players would make plays, but a team, the execution just was not there.

Unforced turnovers and one-and-done shots by the Patriots allowed Sheridan to pull within three in the opening minutes of the second half. When the third quarter ended, Seeger held a slim four-point lead at 19-15.

Kiley Swisher scored for Seeger as the fourth quarter began and Irvine forced a Blackhawk turnover by taking a charge. She then took off down the floor for a lay-up that forced a Sheridan time out.

The break may have helped Seeger more than it did Sheridan as it allowed Rademacher to put his team into a delay game where everyone moved and looked for an easy basket.

Up six, the Patriots ran off over two and a half minutes before making a mistake in their offense and turning the ball over.

Seeger continued to work time, got an open look for Synesael and, with two minutes left and a six-point lead, forced Sheridan into trying to foul their way back into the game.

That tactic failed as Seeger hit six of eight free throws to close down the half and take the 31-22 win.

Rademacher said his team was in the same offense that he used to run time off the clock earlier in the game, but his team did not move and it was not effective.

“We got the win and that’s what matters,” is all he would say to summarize the game. “We play again.”

1
Text Only
Sports
  • SPT - CN0423 - Danville girls track photo 1 Record-setting day for Hall DANVILLE -- Athletes, coaches and fans were all giving advice to Danville sophomore Imani Hall in the high jump. While she appreciated the encouragement, Hall just focused on what she had been doing in practice for the past few weeks and it worked. H

    April 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • SPT - CN0423 - Danville baseball photo Vikings no match for Tigers, loss 11-3 DANVILLE -- Urbana came a calling on Danville at Danville Stadium for a Big 12 Conference game with its ace Conner Gremar (Parkland College recruit) on the mound. The Tigers also brought their hitting sticks with them to defeat Danville 11-3. Danvill

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT-CN0423 - Seeger softball photo 1 Patriots take over in sixth, beat Mustangs WEST LEBANON, Ind. - Seeger hosted Fountain Central in softball and the lead went back and forth through much of the game. All that changed in the sixth inning when the Patriots sent 11 batters to the plate and scored a half-dozen runs on seven hits

    April 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • Vikings softball easily cruises past Chargers DANVILLE -- Alissa Peelman overcame a tough start and hit a home run as the Danville softball team beat Champaign Centennial 12-2 in Big 12 conference action on Tuesday. Peelman gave up both of the Chargers' runs in the first inning but only gave up

    April 23, 2014

  • SPT - CN0422 - Salt Fork SB photo secondary Storm cruise past Cornjerkers CATLIN -- On a windy and drizzly afternoon in Catlin, two teams with a combined 16 wins and one loss met up in what seemed to be on paper a heavy weight fight in Vermilion Valley Conference play. The Salt Fork Storm came out of the gates strong and b

    April 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • SPT - CN0422 - Local roundup photo LOCAL ROUNDUP: Cox tosses no-hitter for Westville DANVILLE -- Westville right-hander Tanner Cox was in total control on Monday against the Schlarman Academy Hilltoppers at Danville Stadium. Cox tossed a five-inning perfect game, striking out 11 of the 15 batters he faced as the Tigers defeated the H

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Local Sports Schedule TUESDAY Prep Baseball Fountain Central at Seeger, 3:30 p.m. Turkey Run at Covington, 4 p.m. Heritage at Schlarman Academy, 4:30 p.m. Hoopeston Area at Milford, 4:30 p.m. Urbana at Danville, 4:30 p.m. Prep Softball Fountain Central at Seeger, 3:30 p.m

    April 22, 2014

  • No Headline Provided PREP BASEBALL At Bismarck Oakwood 12, Bismarck-Henning 1 Oakwood 213 121 2 -- 12 16 0 Bismarck-Henning 000 100 0 -- 1 4 4 WP -- Taylor Turner. LP -- Strawser. 2B -- Turner, Slade. RBIs -- Landon Turner 2, Slade 2, Anderson 2, Girton, Vinson, Abbott.

    April 22, 2014

  • SPT- CN0420 - Danville baseball photo 1 Vikings continue to learn Vikings continue to learn BY AARON PATTERSON sports@dancomnews.com

    April 20, 2014 2 Photos

  • SPT- CN0420- NV Softball photo 2 The Mustangs, Falcons split twinbill VEEDERSBURG, Ind. - Too many mistakes cost the Fountain Central softball team any chance of defeating North Vermillion in the first game of their double header. At least that is how Mustang head coach Allison Alexander saw the game. "We had nine erro

    April 20, 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
NDN Video