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Lady Eagles Win Boggs Pizza and Grill Girls Roundball

Pilant Two Blocks From Triple-Double In win Over Valley

January 18, 2017
BY BRUCE CRAWFORD - Staff Writer (bcrawford@wetzelchronicle.com) , Wetzel Chronicle

Magnolia freshman Kendra Pilant finished missed getting a triple-double by two blocks on Jan. 14 as she powered Magnolia to a 47-35 victory over Valley in the Boggs Pizza and Grill Girls Basketball Roundball Classic inside the Tyler Consolidated Gymnasium.

The 'Jills quickly raced out to a 4-0 lead off a Sophie Palmer snowbird off the opening tip and a Rachel Baker deuce. However, the Eagles fought back to tie things up on a Pilant deuce and a Jordan Delaney jumper.

Baker would knock down another jumper from the corner, but the Eagles' Logan Riggs answered with three straight buckets to give Magnolia a 10-6 lead.

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The Magnolia girls team defeated Tyler Consolidated and the Valley Lumberjills to win the 2017 Boggs Pizza and Grill Roundball Classic. On hand was the owners of Boggs Pizza — Rodney and Kim Boggs — to present Magnolia with their championship plaque.

After a Valley time-out, the Eagles' Taylor Ludewig scored a bucket, but Palmer took the in-bounds pass and went coast-to-coast for a bucket. The quarter ended with Pilant sinking the back end of a two shot foul at the buzzer for a 13-8 lead.

Magnolia added to their lead in the second period, 12-7, to hold a 25-15 lead at the break. Riggs scored six points and pulled down five rebounds, while Pilant scored seven and grabbed 12 rebounds, and rejecting four Valley shots to lead Magnolia in the first half.

It was more of Pilant and company in the second half, as she again grabbed 12 rebounds and swatted away four shots to keep Valley at bay, while Kelsi Chapman heated up from the floor.

Pilant led the charge for Magnolia with 11 points, 24 rebounds and eight block shots, while Chapman added 10 points, that included a triple. Delaney and Ludewig each also added a three-ball, while scoring nine markers, and Riggs eight points.

Palmer paced the 9-2 Lumberjills with a game-high 18 points, that also included three baskets from beyond the arch. Baker contributed eight points and grabbed six rebounds, and blocked two shots, while Kaitlyn Underwood provided four points. Emma Ueltschy sank a basket, while Melanie Thomas and Cassidy West each netted a free throw. West also paced the 'Jills with eight rebounds and made three steals.

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Silver Knights Beats Bishop Donahue, 74-43 In Consolation

Tyler Consolidated defended its home turf on Jan. 14 in the consolation game of the Boggs Pizza and Grill Roundball Classic.

Peyton Kocher paced the Lady Knights with 14 points, while teammate JoLee Walton finished with 13 points, and Cora Grimm, 10 points.

Abby Martin and Jewell Purpura each sank 15 points for the Lady Bishops in the loss.

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Palmer And Chapman Leads Way Offensively For Their Teams

In the Boggs Pizza Roundball Classic at Tyler Consolidated, it was the Valley Lumberjills taking control in their matchup with Bishop Donahue by using big first and third periods to put away Donahue, 49-27, Jan. 12 in the opener.

The Lumberjills raced out to a 17-10 advantage in the first period with the 'Jills Sophie Palmer leading the charge with seven points, while Jewell Purpura tallied a pair of bonus bombs for the Bishops in quarter one.

Neither team took control in the second period, as both teams scored six points, and the Lady 'Jills went into the locker room up, 23-16, heading into the second half.

The 'Jills responded to head coach Jeff Derby's halftime speech and went right to work, starting with a Palmer steal and bucket and finished the 5-0 run with a Terra Dungeon free throw.

The Bishops first tally came at the 4:14 mark with a freebie at the charity stripe, before Palmer scored a runner down the middle to push the Valley lead to 30-17.

After a Bishop deuce, Palmer's inbound pass to Rachel Baker ended up back to her in the left corner for a pretty three-point basket that got the Valley faithful off their seats. Baker then added a bucket on a nice jumper in the paint, while Caitlyn Underwood followed with a rebound put-back with 1:15 left in the third period.

Baker and Underwood each knocked down a jumper before he Bishops connected on a deuce to end the third period with the Valley Lumberills on top, 41-21.

Emma Ueltschy and Palmer opened up the fourth period with two-pointers, before the Bishops finally got their first points at the 4:47 mark with a pair of free throws.

Cassidy West tallied her second two-pointer for the Lumberjills that forced the Bishops to call a time-out. After the break, Donahue netted their first and only fourth period field goal at the 1:40 mark. After an Underwood deuce, the Lady Bishops ended the evening with a pair of free throws.

Palmer was an assist and two rebounds shy of a triple double, scored 18 points and made four steals to boot. Baker followed with eight points, while grabbing five rebounds, blocking one and stealing one.

In addition, Underwood and Ueltschy each tallied seven markers that included a three pointer. Cassidy West and Melanie Thomas each scored two baskets, while West hauled in eight rebounds, and Thomas four. Dudgeon ended the Valley scoring with a free throw.

Purpura paced the Lady Bishops with 11 points, including two baskets from beyond the arch.

The win pushed the Valley Lumberberjills' season record to 9-1, for their best start since the 2004-2005 season.

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Eagles Second Half Rally Succumbs Silver Knights, 62-51

Blue Eagle freshman Kendra Pilant collected a double-double, 15 points and 19 rebounds, and Magnolia overcame a Tyler Consolidated double-digit lead to beat the Silver Knights, 62-51, in the night-cap of the Boggs Pizza Girls Round-ball Classic Jan. 12 at Tyler Consolidated Gymnasium.

The Silver Knights raced out to a 8-0 lead thanks to a pair of three point baskets and a rebound putback by JoLee Walton to start the game. After three minutes of play, the Blue Eagles finally got on the board on a nice baby hook shot by Pilant. Shortly after, Kelsi Chapman kissed one off the glass for a two-pointer that caused a Tyler time-out.

After the break, Walton buried her second of four three-balls for the Knights, and after another Silver Knight steal, they scored off a fast break that forced the Eagles to call a time-out.

After the break, Walton tallied her third triple in the opening period, but Chapman swished a pair of free-throws and Pilant ended the quarter with a two-pointer to close the gap to 16-8, Silver Knights.

Tyler scored the first five points of the second period to push its lead to 21-8, before Pilant tallied one of two freebies at the charity stripe.

Jordan Delaney tickled the twine from well beyond the arc, with Chapman adding a deuce and a pair of free throws to trim their deficit a bit. But the Silver Knights would add a pair of two-pointers, before the Eagles Chapman nailed a three pointer to end the first half, with Tyler on top, 28-19.

In the second half, the Eagles came out on fire, with Delaney and Chapman each swishing a three-ball to start the flame, and after a Consolidated rebound put-back, the flame got bigger with another basket from beyond the arch by Chapman to cause a Silver Knight breather.

After the short break, Logan Riggs knotted the game at 30, and Pilant tallied one of two free throws for the Eagles first lead of the night. Magnolia, would go on to score 10 straight points, before Walton tallied a layup at the buzzer to end the third period with the Eagles on top, 41-32.

Both teams scored combined to score 40 fourth quarter points, with Delaney starting the final period off with a three-ball.

Magnolia was guilty of an intentional foul with the Knights' Joralda Rice making one of the two freebies. The Knights Aleah Black then added a deuce, before Delaney added an easy snow-bird for the Eagles.

After another Tyler two-pointer, Pilant added a rebound put-back for Magnolia. The Knights' Black and the Eagles' Pilant counted each other with a deuce and a free throw.

Delaney added five points to her tally, while Chapman and Pilant each added two more points to end the game.

The Eagles' lost Autumn Cecil went to the emergency room and never returned. Cecil ended up with a fractured fibia. Unfortunately, Cecil will be out of play the rest of the season.

Chapman scored a team-high 23 points, that included a trio of three-pointers, while connecting on all of her four free throws.

Delaney added 17 markers that also included three bonus bombs, while Pilant added 15 points and pulled down a season-high 19 rebounds, and swatted away three Tyler shots.

In addition, Riggs tallied four points, while Taylor Ludewig and Katie Hamrick each knocked down a deuce, with Ludewig dished off a game-high 10 assists.

Walton paced the Silver Knights with a game-high 25 points, that included four baskets from beyond the arch, while Josie Jones followed with nine points.

 
 
 

 

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