Archive for Wednesday, December 22, 1999

Eighth-grade girls

December 22, 1999

The eighth grade girls ended a successful season with a 9-5 record. Last week they defeated Lansing and Basehor-Linwood before narrowly losing to Piper in the championship game in the tournament.

The Lady Warriors defeated Lansing by 23-16. Defensive pressure saw Tonganoxie have 21 steals led by Michelle McWilliams with seven and Millie McCaffrey with five. Katie Jeannin led a balanced-scoring attack with eight points followed by McCaffrey with seven, Lauren Donnelly had four, McWilliams had two, Amanda Chenoweth and Kelly Breuer each had one point.

In the Piper Tournament Tonganoxie avenged an earlier loss by defeating the Bobcats 33-29 in overtime. Rebounding (28) and forcing turnovers (32) again proved an advantage for the Warriors. Jeannin led the battle on the boards with nine. McWilliams again led the team in steals with nine. Coming off the bench and providing key defensive help and rebounding in the exciting game were: Rebekah Mages, Jenny Thompson, Sarah Bradley, Christal Athon, Sam Rodgers, and Chenoweth.

Undefeated Piper was the last opponent of the season. Earlier in the season they defeated the Warriors by 19 points. Tongie was not intimidated by the Pirates, losing in an exciting game 26-24. McCaffrey and Breuer helped the Warriors lead the war on the boards with 11 and nine rebounds respectively.

Donnelly and McWilliams were cited for their defensive pressure, so the Piper guards could not easily pass to the their tall inside players. Breuer, with the help of Chenoweth, Bradley, and Jeannin contained the opponents center. Converting on free throws proved to be the Warriors downfall as they made only six of 21.

Coach Korb said he was proud of the girls and the character they showed.

"They out hustled Piper and played a great overall game," Korb said. "Not once this season did I ever see them give up. This team has made tremendous progress. If they continue to work on individual skills in the off-season, great things will happen. Most of all, I want to thank the parents for their support during the season."

points followed by McCaffrey with seven, Lauren Donnelly had four, McWilliams had two, Amanda Chenoweth and Kelly Breuer each had one point.

In the Piper Tournament Tonganoxie avenged an earlier loss by defeating the Bobcats 33-29 in overtime. Rebounding (28) and forcing turnovers (32) again proved an advantage for the Warriors. Jeannin led the battle on the boards with nine. McWilliams again led the team in steals with nine. Coming off the bench and providing key defensive help and rebounding were: Rebekah Mages, Jenny Thompson, Sarah Bradley, Christal Athon, Sam Rodgers, and Chenoweth.

Undefeated Piper was the last opponent of the season. Earlier in the season they defeated the Warriors by 19 points. Tongie was not intimidated by the Pirates, losing in an exciting game 26-24. McCaffrey and Breuer helped the Warriors lead the war on the boards with 11 and nine rebounds respectively.

Donnelly and McWilliams were cited for their defensive pressure. Breuer, with the help of Chenoweth, Bradley, and Jeannin, contained the opponents center.

"They out-hustled Piper and played a great overall game," Korb said. "Not once this season did I ever see them give up. This team has made tremendous progress. If they continue to work on individual skills in the off-season, great things will happen. Most of all, I want to thank the parents for their support during the season."

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