Shelbyville Daily Union


December 24, 2013

Okaw girls bounce back

Okaw Valley girls basketball has done well this season, but they were blind-sided in the 1st round of their home holiday tourney on Saturday by a lower seed. They were beaten by Blue Ridge, 56-39. The regathered themselves over the sabbath and went to the consolation bracket on Monday and redeemed themselves with a win over Mt. Pulaski, 55-42.

Okaw was up against a star in Blue Ridges Brandy. Brandy scored 31 points, making 11 field goals, including a trey hat trick, and was 6-of-9 at the line. Blue Ridge also got to the line for 21 free throws and made 15.

Okaw Valley shot 25 3-pointers and only made two. They shot 9-of-14 at the line, a 6-point disadvantage.

Paige Harlin led Okaw with 12 points and Amy Orris had 11.


Round 1

Blue Ridge 56, Okaw Valley 39

B.R. 13-16-16-11--56

Okaw 11-12-3-13--39

Okaw stats: Harlin 12 (3-2s, 1-3 pt FGs, 3/6 FTs), Orris 11 (2-2s, 1-3 pt FGs, 4/4 FTs), McClain 4 (2 FGs), Dash 4 (2 FGs), M. Dash 4 (FG, 2/4 FTs), Weybright 2 (FG), Birch 2 (FG). Team FGs 14. 3-Pointers: 2 (Harlin, Orris). Team FTs 9-of-14.

B.R. stats: Brandy 31 (8-2s, 3-3 pt FGs, 6/9 FTs), Specht 8 (2 FGs, 4/4 FTs), Cheek 5 (2 FGs, 1/2 FTs), Pearl 4 (2 FGs), Clancy 3 (3/4 FTs), Granner 3 (FG, 1/2 FTs), Gilles 2 FG). Team FGs 19 (3-3s). Team FTs 15-of-21.

After that kick in the gut, Okaw was ready to make noise in the consolation bracket on Monday. A 14-4 run in the 2nd was the difference as, Okaw topped the Hilltoppers by 13, 55-42.

Okaw Valley made their 3s in this game. They had three arc angels, each with a trey hat trick. Abigail Weybright joined Paige Harlin and Amy Orris with three 3-pointers, each. That was the difference.

Mt. Puslaksi made 15 2-point field goals, but just one trey. Okaw had 14 2-point field goals, but rang up nine treys.

Weybright was the Okaw leader with 13 points, followed by Amanda McClain with 12 points. Orris had 11 points and Harlin nine.

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