Meadow Heights rallies for third

Sunday, January 6, 2008
Notre Dame's Ryan Willen, center, got past Farmington defenders Derek Franklin (24) and Parks Peterson (10) for a bucket Saturday during the Tiger Shootout at Central High School. (Kit Doyle)

Sparked by freshman Jillian Mills' 3-pointer in the second quarter Saturday, Meadow Heights rallied from a 20-6 deficit in the second period to avenge a loss to Woodland earlier this season.

Meadow Heights knocked off Woodland 57-39 in the third-place game Saturday at the Delta New Year's Tournament.

The sixth-seeded Panthers (5-7) outscored fifth-seeded Woodland 22-9 in the third period to erase a three-point halftime deficit and take control.

"The freshmen carried us in the first half," Meadow Heights coach Mitch Nanney said. "The biggest thing at halftime we talked about was the older players stepping up in the second half, and they did. We tightened up on defense.

"Our offense is designed around trying to get to the basket and getting to the free-throw line."

Meadow Heights shot 36 free throws, making 25.

Senior Amanda Hendrickson led the Panthers with 14 points. Junior Chelsey Kight added 10 and Mills had nine.

Sophomore Taylor Steckman scored 17 points to lead Woodland. She hit two treys and fired in a nice no-look pass to Lauren Johnson along the baseline for a basket during the third period.

Chaffee rallied past Oran in the fourth period as Amber Kirk poured in 18 points in the quarter, including four 3-pointers, for the 64-61 win in the consolation final.

Kirk finished with 24 points, while Whitney Schlosser added 21 for the Red Devils.

Freshman Cheyenne King led Oran with 21 points, including 14 in the second half.

Third-place game

Meadow Heights6132216--57
Woodland13998--39

Meadow Heights (55) -- Hattie Cook 1, Gina Cureton 6, Ashley Doublin 6, Amanda Hendrickson 14, Heather Dietiker 4, Danielle Welker 1, Sahra Mills 2, Jillian Mills 9, Chelsey Kight 10, Bridget Welker 2. FG 16, FT 25-26, F 15 (3-pointers: J. Mills 1. Fouled out: none)

Woodland (39) -- Kyla Choate 5, Taylor Steckman 17, Sarah Lincoln 2, Lauren Johnson 5, Ashley Acup 2, Mackenzie Lincoln 1, Becky Brannon 5. FG 15, FT 7-18, F 25 (3-pointers: Steckman 2. Fouled out: Johnson, Brannon).


Consolation final

Chaffee9181324--64
Oran15171415--61

Chaffee (64) -- Nicole Johnson 5, Tracy Martin 4, Amber Kirk 24, Whitney Schlosser 21, Anna Ayers 10. FG 24, FT 12-21, F 19 (3-pointers: Kirk 4. Fouled out: none)

Oran (61) -- Cheyenne King 21, Callie Kielhofner 5, Ellen Sikes 9, Taylor Tenkhoff 4, Claire Seyer 5, Abbey Anderson 4, Kristy Mangels 13. FG 21, FT 16-24, F 17 (3-pointers: Mangels 3. Fouled out: none)

Perryville 71, Marissa 34

Kendra Schilli netted 21 points to lead the Pirates to a tournament win over Marissa, Ill.

Alicia Kueker added 16 points for Perryville (7-4).

Perryville2127616--71
Marissa81097--34

Perryville (71) -- Alicia Kueker 16, Kersten Fulmer 2, Ava Johnson 8, Nicole Gremaud 2, Kendra Schilli 21, Alyssa Bauwens 11, Makenzie Schirmer 5, Samantha Amberger 6. FG 33, FT 5-7, F 19 (3-pointers: none. Fouled out: none)

Marissa (34) -- Phelps 2, Wine 5, Powers 5, Malkin 6, Terry 11, Bumann 1, Methery 2, P. Phelps 1, Kempfer 1. FG 12, FT 7-16, F 7 (3-pointers: Wine. Fouled out: none)

BOYS BASKETBALLTiger Shootout

Notre Dame's Ryan Willen netted a game-high 26 points, including converting 11-of-13 free throws, to help the Bulldogs to a 90-66 rout over Farmington in the 13th annual Tiger Shootout.

Willen had an especially hot hand in the first quarter, scoring 12 points to help his team to a 28-15 advantage.

Mark Himmelberg was strong from beyond the arc in the second quarter. He netted three 3-pointers in the span of 1 minute to pull his team ahead by 18 points and help the Bulldogs head to the locker room with a commanding 53-33 advantage.

Farmington15181023--66
Notre Dame28252413--90

Farmington (66) -- Parks Peterson 10, Patrick Wulfers 4, Larry Pratte 2, Andy Summers 3, Taylor Denman 2, Nick Baker 8, Lance Miller 20, Jared Clippard 3, Edmonds 12, Atring 2. FG 17, FT 5-7, F 16 (3-pointers: Summers, Baker 2, Miller 4, Edmonds 2. Fouled out: none)

Notre Dame (90) -- Ty Williams 17, Blake Gaddis 6, Mark Himmelberg 11, John Unterreiner 10, Austin Greer 17, Ryan Willen 26, Joseph Tolbert 2, Logan Glueck 1. FG 25, FT 19-23, F 11 (3-pointers: Williams 3, Himmelberg 3, Willen. Fouled out: none)

Central 67, Metro 52

Chase Johnson netted 18 points and Jajuan Bell, playing in his second game after returning from a suspension, poured in 17 points as host Central beat Metro at the Tiger Shootout.

The Tigers jumped out to an 18-14 lead after the first quarter, and led 33-26 at halftime.

They then broke the game open in the third quarter, outscoring Metro 21-7.

Johnson drove to the hoop with 4:24 remaining in the third to give his team a 45-28 advantage. Bell then nailed a 3-pointer to put Central ahead by 20 points at 51-31.

Metro1412719--52
Central18152113--67

Metro (52) -- Ryan Brown 5, Tennelle Bufford 7, Travion Ambus 4, Charonn Woods 25, Jordan Loveless 9. FG 22, FT 6-14, F 14 (3-pointers: Brown 1, Woods 1. Fouled out: none)

Central (67) -- Cantrell Andrews 2, Jajuan Bell 17, Anthony Watts 13, Chase Johnson 18, Shane Nolen 12, Zach Boerboom 2, Garrett Pannier 3. FG 26, FT 9-13, F 17 (3-pointers: Bell 2, Watts 1, Nolen 2, Pannier 1. Fouled out: none)

GIRLS SWIMMINGJackson 143, St. Vincent 101, Saxony Lutheran 61

Jackson's Cailin McGinnis won two individual events and helped the 200 medley relay team to victory as the Indians won the three-team meet.

Allison Hobbs and Sydney Stein were also double individual winners for the Indians.

Team results -- Jackson 143, St. Vincent 101, Saxony Lutheran 61

Individual results

200 medley relay -- 1. Jackson (Abby Gerlach, Bri Gray, Cailin McGinnis, Whitney Dittmer), 2:35.98; 2. Jackson, 2:37.62; 3. St. Vincent, 2:47.25.

200 freestyle -- 1. Allison Hobbs, J, 2:32.59; 2. Gray, J, 2:57.46; 3. Hannah DeWilde, St.V, 3:12.32.

200 individual medley -- 1. Sydney Stein, J, 2:52.51; 2. Maria Esswein, J, 3:09.56; 3. Sarah DeWilde, J, 3:16.55

50 freestyle -- 1. Gerlach, J, 34.28; 2. Anna Esswein, St. V, 34.44; 3. Whitney Dittmer, J, 36.11

Diving -- Kristen Mattingly, St. V, 110.24

100 butterfly -- 1. McGinnis, J, 1:14.31; 2. M. Esswein, St. V, 1:32.67; 3. Lizz Brueckner, St. V, 1:38.59

100 freestyle -- 1. Maria Lundy, St. V, 1:20.78; 2. Casey Seabaugh, J, 1:23.02; 3. Kristen Dippold, S, 1:29.02

400 freestyle -- 1. Hobbs, J, 5:24.09; 2. Taylor Coe, S, 6:48.58; 3. Olivia Schemal, St. V, 7:00.27

200 freestyle relay -- 1. St. Vincent (Anna Esswein, Sarah DeWilde, Maria Lundy, Maria Esswein), 2:23.72; 2. Jackson, 2:44.85; 3. Jackson, 2:57.12

100 backstroke -- 1. McGinnis, J, 1:14.12; 2. Madison Rau, S, 1:29.62; 3. Abby Gerlach, J, 1:34.56

100 breaststroke -- 1. Stein, J, 1:31.43; 2. Sarah DeWilde, St. V, 1:34.55; 3. Bri Gray, J, 1:39.79

400 freestyle relay -- 1. Jackson (Allison Hobbs, Bri Gray, Cailin McGinnis, Sydney Stein); 2. Saxony Lutheran, 6:04.29; 3. St. Vincent, 6:14.01

-- From staff reports

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