The Turner Lady Tornadoes traveled to Hinsdale last Thursday to test their skills against the Hinsdale Lady Raiders.
Hinsdale put a hurtin' on the Turner, amassing 17 first quarter points while Turner could only get one point.
Hinsdale head coach Ralph Ellsworth put in his JV players for the second quarter and, playing well, they kept the lead for the next eight minutes. Hinsdale went into half leading 27-8 over Turner.
The varsity got to shine for the eight minutes following the intermission scoring 22 points while holding Turner to just 4. The JV finished the game scoring 13 points in the fourth stanza to Turners 4.
In 16 minutes of play Whitney Molina scored 15 points going 7-12 from the field and hitting 1-1 from the line. Molina also led the team in steals with 7. Following closely behind was Chadaya Christensen with 14 points on 6-9 shooting and 2-2 from the charity stripe.
Bethany Lacock went 4-6 from the field with 8 points. She was also team leader in rebounds. Delaney Beil, on the cusp of coming down with the flu and not feeling to perky hit a deuce and grabbed a couple rebounds. The fifth starter, Courtney Capdeville, didn't score points but played a smothering defense.
For the JV it was Payton Chopper leading the Raiders with 8 points and 3-8 from the line. Casity Boucher scored 5 on two jumpers and a free throw. Josie Ellger and Lauren Kolstad didn't score points but like Courtney, they played well on defense.
Mickayla Johnson played strongly scoring 2-5 for 4 points and tied with Boucher for rebounds at 4 each apiece.
Final tally: Hinsdale 62- Turner 16.
Next up for the Lady Raiders after a day of rest was the Lady Spartans of Scobey. Here's what happened in that game.
As you know it was fairly chilly last Saturday with the temperature hovering about 15 degrees below ugly and there was a tad bit of ice on the roads. I bundled up in my Alaska Parka, strapped on my Apolo Ono certified "Speed Wins" red, white and blue ice skates and headed for Scobey about 2:30 pm. (See, the girls game started at 4:00 pm and that's why I gave myself the extra half hour to get there. It's only an hour and fifty by car you know.)
I arrived just as the JV boys game was ending. I had a nice tail wind from Opheim to Four Buttes.
Eighth grader Casity Boucher became the "first eighth grader I have ever started" was what Coach Ellsworth told me and Casity handled herself quite well indeed.
She was a little mechanical but she'll smooth out in time. She played good defense and grabbed a couple rebounds and went 2-3 from the charity stripe.
Chadaya Christen scored 5 points and fought for 10 rebounds. She had 2 blocks as well for a very nice game. She held the Scobey post player nearly scoreless and grabbed some critical rebounds near the end of the game.
Bethany Lacock had a sweet double-double scoring 13 while taking down 13 rebounds.
She also had four steals but best of all she ended the game with three fouls left on the books .
She plays very hard that she can't help but to foul sometimes. She added a huge BWA (block with attitude) that had the crowd on both sides of the court thinking "good grief Charlie Brown..that young lady can jump".
Whitney Molina turned in yet another really nice game before fouling out with 5:20 left in the fourth period.
She left with 15 points which included 2-4 from deep downtown, 3-9 from inside the arc and 3-5 on free throws. She added 4 steals and 8 rebounds.
She had a great steal, drove the court, got hampered by three defenders but still managed to spin out of their grasp and put the ball through the basket.
Courtney grabbed 6 rebounds and scored 3 points and she added 1 steal to her resume. She had a nice put back on an off the offensive glass.
Freshman Payton Chopper came into the game to replace Molina and scored 3 points. She hit the bottom of the net on a mid-range jumper.
Final score Hinsdale 41-Scobey 23.
That's it for now folks. Thanks for listening.