Shelbyville Daily Union

Sports

February 22, 2013

CHBC Leads Mt. Pulaski At Half, Then Falls, 49-41

Costly 2nd Half Turnovers Kill Hornets

SHELBYVILLE, IL. — CHBC (26-5), led by their 2000-point all-state center Micah Jones was back for their third trip to state in four years and Mt. Pulaski (28-4) was making their first state appearance in basketball. They met in the IHSA Class A State semifinals on Friday.

Thanks to a 15-1 run to close out the 2nd, CHBC was up by nine at the break,  24-15. However, Mt. Pulaski changed up their defense and shut down CHBC in the 2nd half. The Toppers out-scored CHBC 34-17 in the final 16:00 to win, 49-41.

"The 1st half we played pretty well," said CHBC coach Carolyn Wendte. "We crashed the boards well, but didn't shoot well, overall. We worked hard, but we've got to step up and finish. Their ball pressure in the 2nd half scooted us further out. They took us out of our game, which is inside out. We didn't have the entry pass. We had a lot of unforced turnovers.

"We usally have a couple of kids pick up, not this time. We were prepared, but then little things happened and we started to back off and didn't finish strong."

CHBC had an inside game with Micah Jones, while Mt. Pulaski was a perimeter team. CHBC already had two state appearances and Mt. Pulaski was at state for the 1st time. It was an intriguing match-up that led to a see-saw battle.  

It was a game of runs with five ties and six lead changes. CHBC was up 9-7 at the end of the 1st when Jessica Awe hit a 3-pointer as Micah Jones was running at her, 10-9 Mt. Pulaski.

Mt. Pulaski extended their 6-0 scoring run into the 2nd, leading 14-9. That's when CHBC had their big run.

Autumn Riley tried a 3 and Jones got the put back with 5:48 in the 2nd, 14-11. A minute later, Riley nailed a 3-pointer for the tie, 14-14. Mt. Pulaski missed two free throws. Chandler Ward tried a CHBC 3 and Jones got another put back for the lead, 16-14.

Ava Paruleski, who put CHBC up 3-2 with a high-arching triple, stole the ball, got it to Jensyn Morrison, who got it to Jones at the dish, 18-14. Mt. Pulaski missed a trey, Jones got one of her 21 rebounds. She got another one on offense and ws fouled. She split a pair of free throws, 19-14.

Jones played inside defense, causing a turnover.

In the half-court, CHBC passed the ball quickly around the horn to Morrison in the corner and she hit a cutting Jones for a lay-up, 21-14. The outside-shooting Toppers missed another shot. CHBC's Chandler Ward then hit her 3-pointer to cap the 15-0 run, 24-14.

Awe, who finished the 1st period scoring, finished the 2nd quarter scoring making 1-of-2 foul shots, 24-15.

Jones led all scorers with 9 points in the 1st half, with 10 rebounds. Teammate Autumn Riley had five. Mt. Pulaski was led by awe with six and Andrea Dickinson with five. They had four boards, each. CHBC had three treys and Mt. Pulaski three.  

CHBC was in control, until the 3rd period shift. Mt. Pulaski surrounded Jones inside and extended their defense for more pressure on the ball. It made it harder to get the ball to Jones and for her to operate on the inside. CHBC had tougher outside shots and their skip passes were errant. The Toppers used it to start a 10-3 run and close the gap.

CHBC turned the ball over and Kendra Willoughby hit a jumper, 24-17. CHBC turned the ball over again and Dickerson hit a jumper in transition, 24-19.  

Jones kicked the ball out to Paruleski who missed a 3-pointer. Jones got the board and scored. She converted the free throw and the 3-point play, 27-19. But, the Toppers stayed with their defense.

Awe scored after her own miss and CHBC turned the ball over again. Dickerson scored in transition. CHBC missed another 3 and Mt. P scored in transition again , 27-25.  

Nobody scored for over 2:00. Jones was fouled after a rebound and made 1-of-2. Erika Leever hit a Topper 3, completing a 13-4 run and tying the score again, 28-28.

CHBC had two missed 3-pointers on successive possessions. Then missed another 3. Jones got the board and kicked it out, they missed another 3 and Jones got the board and he put back, 30-28. Jones got another put back on a 3 miss, 32-28.

Mt. Pulaski got the final score of a period again. With 13 seconds left Dickerson made another 3. CHBC had a possession, but couldn't score, leaving it at 32-31 heading into the 4th.

In the 4th, Awe tied the game on a free throw and took the lead with another one, 33-32. Mt. Pulaski never trailed again. They out-scored CHBC 16-9 the rest of the way. Jones scored all nine CHBC points.

Friday

Class A State Semi

Mt. Pulaski 49, CHBC 41

CHBC      9-15-8-9--41

Mt. P.   10-5-16-18--49

CHBC stats: Jones 26 (11 FGs, 4/6 FTs), 21 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks, 1 steal; Riley 5 (1-3 pt FG, 2/2 FTs), 7 rebounds, 1 steal; Kirby Herrmann 4 (FG, 2/2 FTs), 2 rebounds, 2 steals; Paruleski 3 (FG, 0/1 FTs), 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals; Ward 3 (FG), 1 assist. Team FGs 18. 3-Pointers: 3 (Paruleski, Ward, Riley).  Team FTs 8-of-11. Rebounds 39. Turnovers 15. Assists 7. Steals 6.

 Mt. P stats: Dickerson 18 (5-2s, 2-3 pt FGs, 2/2 FTs), Awe 15 (3-2s, 1-3 pt FGs, 6/11 FTs), Willoughby 6 (4 FGs, 0/1 FTs), Leever 8 (1-2, 2-3 pt FGs). Team FGs 18. 3-Pointers: 5 (Leever 2, Dickerson 2, Awe). Team FTs 8-of-16. Rebounds 31. Turnovers 13. Assists 7. Steals 8.

CHBC will play for 3rd place at noon on Saturday against Annawan.

 

1
Text Only
Sports
  • Shelby Area Sports Schedule Saturday, August 9 Moulton softball hosts Meridian, 10 a.m. (7th-11:30 a.m.) Okaw Valley MS softball at Argenta, 10 a.m. Monday, August 11 Moulton softball hosts Maroa, 4 p.m. (7th-5:15 p.m.) Okaw Valley MS softball at Teutopolis, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug

    August 1, 2014

  • rams to the line Rams' 7 on 7 Heaven The Shelbyville Ram varsity football team has been preparing all summer for a different kind of season and 7 on 7s have been part of the preparation. The Rams have gone 7-1 in varsity competition and 2-1 in freshman competition. At the Central A&M 7-

    August 1, 2014 3 Photos

  • kull dolphins Dolphins Finish Summer Swims The Sullivan Dolphins, including Shelbyville swimmers, finished up the summer with a representative at State and competed at the Region Meet, as well as the Firecracker Classic. Gabrielle Spain (Shelbyville) attended State Age Group Championships (Su

    August 1, 2014 3 Photos

  • koons shc Huntington, Koons World Pitchers George Huntington of Effingham and Bill Koons from Pana are current and former pitchers at the Shelbyville Horseshoe Club. They both went to the World Horseshoe Pitching Tournament held in Buffalo, New York, July 14-26, and placed in their respective

    August 1, 2014 2 Photos

  • Shelby Ram Football Schedule Saturday, August 2 Workout, 9-10:15 a.m. Monday, August 11 Fall Practice Begins: 8-11 a.m. (Helmets); 5:30-6:30 p.m. Walk-Through Tuesday, August 12 Practice 8-11 a.m. (Helmets); 5:30-7 p.m. Ram Card Blitz Wednesday, August 13 Practice 8-11 a.m. (Pro

    August 1, 2014

  • SHS Sports Practices Begin Shelbyville High School athletics begin on the following days: Monday 8/11/14 *Football – 8-11 am @ the HS practice football field, 5:30-6:30 PM walk-thru Wednesday 8/13/14 *Volleyball - 8:00 – 11:00 am & 6:00 – 8:00 pm in the HS Gymnasium

    August 1, 2014

  • Moulton Baseball Practice Starts Moulton Baseball will begin practice from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Monday, August 4 at the Forest Park ball junior high diamond. There will be a parent’s meeting at 8:30 p.m. Up-to-date physicals are needed.

    August 1, 2014

  • Moulton Cross Country Starting First official practice for Moulton cross country will start on Wednesday August 6, 2014 from 6:30-7:45 a.m. All practices will start and end from the Shelbyville track. Students will need an up to date physical on file to practice. If there are an

    August 1, 2014

  • ruff pitching Another Ruff Night At SHC Perennial weekly champ at Shelbyville Horseshoe Club Lloyd Ruff was knocked off his throne the previous week, but he was King of the Courts once again on Thursday, July 24. Ruff was alone at the top, going a near perfect 6-1. Ruff's only loss was in

    August 1, 2014 4 Photos

  • UFC Slobberknocker On Tap

    MMA fans are in for a real slobberknocker as welterweights Robbie Lawler and Matt Brown face off in the main event of UFC on Fox: Lawler vs Brown

    July 28, 2014

Featured Ads
AP Video
Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN
Poll

Should the minimum wage for workers be raised in Illinois?

Yes
No
     View Results
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Helium debate
Helium