Blue Eagles Girls Soar to Victory in Boggs Tourney
Magnolia raced out to a 20-14 lead and withstood a torrid Valley fourth period to win the Boggs Roundball Classic 40-43 on Jan. 16 at Tyler Consolidated High School.
The ‘Jills Erin Brown opened the game with a deuce, but baskets by the Eagles’ Grace Berisford and Jordan Delaney took the lead before Brown knotted things up at four.
Magnolia’s Kelsi Chapman sank a pair of free throws before the Lumberjills’ Madison Arnolds swished one of two free throws to close the gap.
Magnolia went on a 8-0 run to take the lead for good, which caused the ‘Jills to call a timeout. Arnolds scored three the old fashion way after the short break, but Anna Gibb drained a free throw for Magnolia.
Valley scored the next two baskets to close the gap to 15-12, before a technical foul was called on the Valley team.
Berisford calmly sank both freebies, and Chapman put the dagger in with a long-range 3-pointer to extend the Eagles lead. The ‘Jills Sophie Palmer nailed a deuce to close the gap to 20-14 after one period of play.
The comeback kids from Pine Grove would score six of the third period points to cut the deficit to 36-32. However, Magnolia would hold the Lumberjills scoreless the rest of the period, while the Eagles ended the period with an Autumn Cecil deuce and a pair of Berisford 3-pointers to push their advantage up to 44-32 with eight minutes remaining in regulation.
Scoring didn’t come easy in the early stages of the fourth period before Berisford got things rolling with a jumper to break the ice.
Brown then started a Valley rally with a free throw followed by a Pamer three-ball. An Arnolds bucket closed the gap to 46-38.
Delaney stopped the bleeding with a face break lay-in before Brown knocked down a free throw to close the gap to 48-39 with 3:19 to play.
Palmer nailed down four free thows down the stretch, while the Eagles’ Chapman knodcked down a pair of free throws of her own to end the game.
Palmer paced the ‘Jills with 14 points, including a pair of long-range bonus bombs, while Arnolds added a double-double 13 points and 10 rebounds. Brown followed with a dozen points for all the Lumberjill scoring.
Chapman paced the Eagles with 14 points, including a pair of baskets from beyond the arc, while Berisford netted an even dozen. Taylor Ludewig scored 11 points, including three from long distance. Cecil and Delaney scored six and four points, respectively. Cedar Sands and Gibb rounded out the Blue Eagle scoring with a deuce and a free throw, respectively.
Blue Eagles Crush Notre Dame, 68-59
The Eagles raced out to a 35-29 lead and never looked back in beating Notre Dame 68-59 in the opener of the Boggs Roundball Classic.
Taylor Ludewig was two rebounds away from her third triple-double of the season. She scored 11 points and dished out 11 assists, while grabbing eight rebounds.
Lumberjills Defeat Tyler Consolidated, 58-51 In Roundball Classic
The Valley Lumberjills used a 27-19 first half lead and held on to defeat Tyler Consolidated, 58-51, in the Boggs Roundball Classic’s semi-final at Tyler Consolidated High School Gymnasium.
Erin Brown paced the ‘Jills in the first quarter with a deuce and 4-of-5 free throws, while Kaitlyn Brown and Sophie Palmer each tickled the twine from long range to help give Valley a 17-13 advantage after one period of play.
Palmer lit up the Silver Knight Gymnasium with seven markers to help the ‘Jills take a 27-19 advantage at the break.
The Knights regrouped and outscored Valley 14-11 in the third period, with Erin Brown leading the Lumberjill squad with six points. Valley took advantage of some cold Tyler Consolidated foul shooting. Palmer scored nine of the ‘Jills 20 fourth period points.
Palmer was the game’s top scorer with 21 points, including a trio of three point baskets, while stuffing the score-sheet with six assists, four steals and four rebounds.
Erin Brown added 16 points for the Lumberjills, while collecting four rebounds and making four steals. She also added three assists and blocked one shot.
In addition, Madison Arnolds netted eight points, while grabbing a game-high 10 rebounds and blocked two Lady Knight shots. Cassidy West had a nice game for the ‘Jills with six points, while Kaitlyn Brown swished a 3.