SHELBYVILLE, IL. — There was one seat left on the lifeboat leaving the Dieterich Holiday Tournament with a win. CHBC stranded South Central on Saturday to take 7th place, 46-28.
CHBC knocked the Cougars up side the head out of the gate with a 15-5 run. They didn't miss a beat in the 2nd, although they let South Central off the mat. CHBC led by 13 at the break, 28-15.
They didn't let down again after the half and stung the Cougars with a 16-2 run in the 3rd. Up by 27 points as the fat lady sang, CHBC called off the dawgs and the Cougars were able to cut the final margin, but still lost by 22 points.
Kirby Herrmann, who earned an all-tournament selection, led CHBC with 17 points. She scored eight times from the floor and made 1-of-2 free throws.
Summer Riley, Jensyn Morrison, and Skylar Morrison followed with eight, seven, and six points, respectively.
CHBC had eight players score and South Central just five. South Central had no players in double figures, but had two players with nine points.
Sotuh central had an advantage at the line, making 8-of-15, while CHBC made just 4-of-6. It still wasn't enough.
Dieterich Holiday Tourney
7th Place Game
CHBC 48, South Central 26
CHBC stats: Herrmann 17 (8 FGs, 1/2 FTs), Riley 8 (4 FGs), Jensyn Morrison 7 (2 FGs, 3/4 FTs), Skylar Morrison 6 (3 FGs), Chandler Ward 4 (2 FGs), Emma Wehrle 2 (FG), Caitlin Sloan 2 (FG), Chloe Meek 2 (FG). Team FGs 22. Team FTs 4-of-6.
SC stats: Wilkins 9 (3 FGs, 3/8 FTs), Abby Hahn 9 (2 FGs, 5/5 FTs), King 4 (2 FGs), Lewis 2 (FG), McCoy 2 (FG). Team FGs 9. Team FTs 8-of-15.