SHELBYVILLE, IL. — Beecher City/Cowden-Herrick split again on Thursday, this time with Brownstown/St. Elmo. BCCH 7th won, 30-25, while BCCH 8th lost, 41-13.
The 7th grade game was a reversal of fortune that almost tipped the scales in Brownstown's favor. BCCH used an 18-5 run in the 1st to launch themselves into the lead.
They extended the wound by half with a 6-1 2nd quarter run and led by 18 points at the break, 24-6.
Then someone flipped the coin. Brownstown won a defensive 3rd period, 4-1 and cut the BCCH lead to 15 points heading into the fateful 4th, 25-10.
Brownstown put on a furious 4th, almost matching BCCH's 1st period outburst. Brownstown raced to the final buzzer with a 15-5 run. That still left them five points short of a complete comeback.
Becca Morgason and Lauren Wojcik led BCCH with eight points, each. Hailey Persinger followed with five points. Eight different Eagles scored. B/St E had just five scorers in balanced scoring. Three players had six points and one with five.
BCCH 30, Brownstown/St Elmo 25
B/St E 5-1-4-15--25
BCCH stats: Becca Morgason 8 (2-2s, 1-3 pt FGs, 1/2 FTs), Lauren Wojcik 8 (4 FGs), Hailey Persinger 5 (2 FGs, 1/4 FTs), Tabitha Endsley 2 (FG), Cecelia Miller 2 (FG), Amanda Smith 2 (FG), Madison Cherry 2 (FG), Grace Smith 1 (1/4 FTs). Team FGs 13 (1-3). Team FTs 3-of-10.
B/St E stats: Reynolds 6 (3 FGs, 0/3 FTs), Feltner 6 (3 FGs), Wilhour 6 (2 FGs, 2/7 FTs), Walk 5 (2 FGs, 1/2 FTs), Oberlink 2 (2/2 Fts). Team FGs 10. Team FTs 5-of-14.
BCCH was hit with a 13-0 run in the 1st period and it was a death blow that just took four quarters to kill the victim. They got on the board in the 2nd, but couldn't stop their opponents, as they fell behind by 18 points at half-time, 24-6.
The 3rd period was more of the same as B/St E had a 14-5 run. Down by 27 points to start the 4th, BCCH waned, while B/St E lost interest. Only five points were scored in the final 6:00.
Taylor Oldham led BCCH in defeat with six points, followed y Lauren Wojcik with four. B/St E was led by three players in double figures. Dana Shelton had 12, Viramontes had 12 and Deana Shelton had 11.
Brownstown/St. Elmo 41, BCCH 13
B/St E 13-11-14-3--41
BCCH stats: Taylor Oldham 6 (3 FGs), Lauren Wojcik 4 (2 FGs), Becca Morgason 2 (FG), Hailey Persinger 1 (1/2 FTs). Team FG 6. Team FT 1-of-2.
B/St E stats: Da. Shelton 12 (6 FGs, 0/2 FTs), Viramontes 12 (5 FGs, 2/8 FTs), De. Shelton 11 (4 FGs, 3/4 FTs), Parkison 4 (2 FGs, 0/3 FTs), Mayfield 2 (FG). Team FGs 18. Team FTs 5-of-17.
BCCH 7th (11-7, 4-2 NTC) and 8th (3-14, 0-6 NTC) play St. Anthony on Tuesday.