Bulldogs drop second straight road game

Thursday, January 17, 2008

The Notre Dame girls basketball team limped into halftime after shooting 13 percent in the first two quarters Wednesday.

What made the Bulldogs' woes even worse is that St. Joseph's shot 76 percent in the opening half.

The Angels enjoyed an 18-point lead at halftime and cruised to the 77-43 victory. St. Joseph's entered the game ranked No. 10 in Class 5 in the latest Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association poll. Notre Dame was ranked No. 10 in Class 4.

"We've had back-to-back road games," Notre Dame coach Renee Peters said. "They're probably the best team we've seen so far this year. They were very physical. They were very big. They were just good. They ran the floor really well."

Emily Brumitt led the Bulldogs with 19 points, including four 3-pointers. Jane Morrill added 10 points in the loss.

"We knew it was going to be a challenge going in," Peters said. "In the first half, we did outrebound them, but we only shot 13 percent from the field."

The Bulldogs dropped to 11-5 with the loss.

Notre Dame415159--43
St. Joseph's18192218--77

Notre Dame (43) -- Allyson Bradshaw 2, Emily Brumitt 19, Alex Fowler 8, Jane Morrill 10, Amanda Pleimann 2, Paige Schumer 2. FG 11, FT 12-20, F 17 (3-pointers: Brumitt 4, Fowler 1. Fouled out: None)

St. Joseph's (77) -- Becky Handley 2, Ashley Hanlen 10, Courtney Harris 6, Liz Jaeger 6, Patrice King 12, Katye Nash 6, Myrtie Reilly 18, Kate Ruppe 7, Sam Stirmlinger 8, Hannah Wilson 2. FG 30, FT 17-21, F 19 (3-pointers: None. Fouled out: None)

GIRLS SWIMMINGOakville 110, Notre Dame 75

Brittany Menz won the 200 individual medley and 100 freestyle to lead the Bulldogs in a road meet.

Lauren Castleman was Notre Dame's other individual champion.

The Bulldogs also won the 200 freestyle relay behind the efforts of Castleman, Audrey Glover, Abbie Messmer and Menz.

Notre Dame results

200 medley relay -- 2. Notre Dame, 2:07.93

200 freestyle -- 2. Ava Andersson, 2:21.06

200 individual medley -- 1. Brittany Menz, 2:28.08; 3. Jackie Bader, 2:37.40

50 freestyle -- 1. Lauren Castleman, 26.83

100 butterfly -- 2. Bader, 1:15.36

100 freestyle -- 1. Menz, 58.41; 3. Brant, 1:02.87

200 freestyle relay -- 1. Notre Dame (Castleman, Audrey Glover, Abbie Messmer, Menz), 1:52.63

100 backstroke -- 2. Brant, 1:14.53

100 breaststroke -- 3. Castleman, 1:22.68

400 freestyle relay -- 2. 4:30.93

St. Vincent quad meet

Jackson accumulated 373 points to finish second behind Notre Dame of St. Louis with 393 points. St. Vincent was third (310), while Saxony Lutheran took fourth (116) Tuesday.

Allison Hobbs led the charge for Jackson with two individual firsts and helped two relay teams win, too.

Cailin McGinnis swam on two winning relays and won the 50 freestyle for Jackson.

Maria Esswein and Sarah DeWilde were both individual winners for St. Vincent.

Team scores -- 1. Notre Dame St. Louis 393; 2. Jackson 373; 3. St. Vincent 310; 4. Saxony Lutheran 116.

Individual results

200 medley relay -- 1. Jackson (Allison Hobbs, Sydney Stein, Cailin McGinnis, Shay Loughary), 2:30.26; 2. Notre Dame St. Louis, 2:37.90; 3. St. Vincent, 2:42.58

200 freestyle -- 1. Hobbs, J, 2:39.09; 2. Bri Gray, J, 2:54.23; 3. Mary Wray, ND, 3:04.66

200 individual medley -- 1. Stein, J, 2:56.24; 2. Maria Esswein, St.V, 3:02.27; 3. Danielle Uhl, ND, 3:17.59

50 freestyle -- 1. McGinnis, J, 30.88; 2. Kirstin Wahl, ND, 33.95; 3. Ann Esswein, St.V, 34.27

Diving -- 1. Katie Siebert, ND, 200.65; 2. Kristin Mattingly, St.V, 118.40; 3. Lizz Brueckner, St.V, 99.50

100 butterfly -- 1. Jana St. Eve, ND, 1:14.00; 2. McGinnis, J, 1:14.99; 3. Brueckner, St.V, 1:34.17

100 freestyle -- 1. M. Esswein, St.V, 1:13.41; 2. Abby Gerlach, J, 1:18.29; 3. Wahl, ND, 1:18.44

400 freestyle -- 1. Hobbs, J, 5:23.45; 2. Gray, J, 6:04.41; 3. Madison Rau, SL, 6:09.38

200 freestyle relay -- 1. St. Vincent (Anna Esswein, Maria Lundy, Sarah DeWilde, M. Esswein), 2:24.03; 2. Jackson, 2:24.14; 3. Notre Dame, 2:25.98

100 backstroke -- 1. St. Eve, ND, 1:20.19; 2. Loughary, J, 1:25.15; 3. Tonya Scholl, SL, 1:32.32

100 backstroke -- 1. S. DeWilde, St.V, 1:30.42; 2. Stein, J, 1:30.91; 3. Katie Winter, SL, 1:39.71

400 freestyle relay -- 1. Jackson (McGinnis, Loughary, Hobbs, Stein), 4:50.42; 2. Notre Dame, 5:23.86; 3. Notre Dame, 5:49.84

-- From staff reports

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