Sunday, January 18, 2009

A Short Gamer on the efforts of Stonewall @ Eastern Mennonite (Saturday Afternoon)



Stonewall's Ashlie Clar (2) awaiting free throws from EMHS's Katy Bergey.
Also pictured from EMHS - Carly Kraybill (34) and from SJHS Molly Beall (33)

The Flames captured the Junior Varsity contest by 11



Saturday afternoon action in Harrisonburg, Va.
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HARRISONBURG - Junior guard Katy Bergey scored a game high 28 points for Eastern Mennonite in the game against Stonewall Jackson on Saturday but the Flames could not overcome the balanced attack of the Generals. Heather Stout collected 20 points to lead the visitors to a 63-43 victory Saturday afternoon while Meghan Lutz added 12 for Head Coach Jeff Burner.
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Burner had a third player join Stout and Lutz in double figures as senior Molly Beall added 10 points while six other Generals scored at least 1 point in the victory.
Bagey connected on a long 3-point shot just before the horn to end the first quarter, giving her 10 points and giving her team a 12-11 lead. Stonewall responded by scoring 17 UN-answered points over the next 6 minutes to push their lead to 28-12. A pair of three pointers from freshman Ashlie Clar highlighted the run that was part of a 24-4 second quarter.
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Lutz scored 7 in the quarter and all 12 of her points came before intermission. The second half became a scoring exhibition between Bergey and Stout as Stout scored 15 of her 20 after the break. Stonewall completed a back to back road sweep after defeating Page County Friday night down in Shenandoah.
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Stonewall... 11...24...11...17-63
EMHS........ 12...04...14...13-43
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Generals (63)
Stout 20, Lutz 12, Beall 10, Richardson 7, Clar 6,
Shenk 3, Conley 2, Smith 2, Wilkins 1.
Flames (43)
Bergey 28, Showalter 7, Kraybill 3,
Burns 3, Hine 2.
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The game was played on Saturday after being rescheduled from Tuesday January 6TH. due to inclement weather. The Saturday afternoon game allowed for a few perks for a number of people.
Central High School Head Coach Roger Wilkins was able to attend to watch his daughter Whitney Wilkins play for Stonewall. SJHS boys coach Sophie Stout was able to attend in support of her daughter Heather. For me, I had the bonus of watching the game with John Leonard and his lovely family.
For those of you that know John as a baseball die hard, I want to tell you he knows a thing or two about basketball as well.
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Why a different format today - less pictures, more writing ? When I go to a high school game I try and notice how many members of the press are in attendance. When the answer is none, I try and take the time to give credit where credit is due.
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Bergey played an outstanding game and Lutz was all over the floor in leading her offense and this was less than 24 hours after playing a very physical game at Page County. Lutz had more wraps and braces than any three people should have to wear but it didn't keep her from delivering- kinda sounds a description of a mail carrier.
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Stout had to chase Bergey around on the defensive end and yet found the time to lead her team in scoring...
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