Cold shooting costs MT vs Raiders


By Chris Hoppes - choppes@aimmediamidwest.com



Miami Trace junior Cassidy Lovett drives against Reynoldsburg’s Obianuju Ezeudu (24) during a non-conference game at the Panther Pit Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. Also pictured for Reynoldsburg is Mackenzie Davis (21).

Miami Trace junior Cassidy Lovett drives against Reynoldsburg’s Obianuju Ezeudu (24) during a non-conference game at the Panther Pit Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. Also pictured for Reynoldsburg is Mackenzie Davis (21).


Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald

The Miami Trace Lady Panthers hosted the Raiders of Reynoldsburg High School for a non-conference game Saturday afternoon at the Panther Pit.

Miami Trace struggled with their shooting in this game while Reynoldsburg was spot-on, leading to a 53-39 victory for the Raiders.

Miami Trace senior Tanner Bryant was the game’s leading scorer with 17 points. Bryant had a double-double, with 13 rebounds, including six on the offensive glass.

Senior Victoria Fliehman was next in scoring for the Lady Panthers with six points.

Junior Obianuju Ezeudu led the Raiders with 13 points and and sophomore Kyria Walker scored 12.

Reynoldsburg shot 18 of 42 from the field for 43 percent.

The Raiders were even better further away from the basket as they hit 8 of 16 three-point field goals for a whopping 50 percent.

Miami Trace connected on 10 of 52 field goal attempts for 19 percent.

The Lady Panthers were 3 of 19 from behind the three-point line for 16 percent.

Miami Trace had 10 turnovers to 16 for Reynoldsburg.

Miami Trace is now 3-1 overall, while Reynoldsburg improves to 5-0 on the year.

“I know they beat an undefeated Lancaster team Tuesday night and they beat Gahanna Lincoln (Friday) night,” Miami Trace head coach Ben Ackley said.

“I thought we played with them, toe-to-toe,” Ackley said. “Every time we had a breakdown, they made a shot and that’s what great teams do.

“They are very athletic,” Ackley said. “I thought they sped us up at times. We shot 19 percent and when you shoot 19 percent, you aren’t going to beat very many teams. We shot 48 percent the other night at McClain.

“We didn’t execute,” Ackley said. “I didn’t think we were in the right frame of mind early. Our focus, I thought, could have been a lot better. In the last 20 minutes, I thought our kids played as hard as they can play. We got the looks, most of the time, that we wanted to get. The shots just weren’t falling for us.

“We play these teams with a purpose,” Ackley said. “They showed us a lot of the things we need to get better at moving forward.”

Miami Trace’s next two games are both in the Frontier Athletic Conference and both are on the road.

The Lady Panthers are at Hillsboro Wednesday and at Jackson Saturday.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

MT 9 5 8 17 — 39

R 11 15 8 19 — 53

MIAMI TRACE — Olivia Wolffe 0-5-5; Cassidy Lovett 1-2-4; Shay McDonald 1 (1)-0-5; Tori Evans 0-0-0; Olivia Fliehman 0-0-0; Victoria Fliehman 0 (1)-3-6; Tanner Bryant 4 (1)-6-17; Morgan Miller 1-0-2. TOTALS — 7 (3)-16-39. Free throw shooting: 16 of 18 for 89 percent. Three-point field goals: McDonald, V. Fliehman, Bryant. Combined field goal shooting: 10 of 52 for 19 percent. Three-point field goal shooting: 3 of 19 for 16 percent. Turnovers: 10. Rebounds: 29 (13 offensive). Assists: 3. Steals: 8. Personal fouls: 14.

REYNOLDSBURG — Kyria Walker 0 (4)-0-12; Destiny Fields 1-0-2; Malaysia Miller 1 (1)-0-5; Mackenzie Davis 0 (2)-1-7; Obianuju Ezeudu 4-5-13; Breanna Johnson 2 (1)-2-9; Jalynda Salley 2-1-5. TOTALS — 10 (8)-9-53. Free throw shooting: 9 of 12 for 75 percent. Three-point field goals: Walker, 4; Davis, 2; Miller, Johnson. Combined field goal shooting: 18 of 42 for 43 percent. Three-point field goal shooting: 8 of 16 for 50 percent. Turnovers: 16. Offensive rebounds: 8.

Raiders win j-v game over Panthers

In Saturday’s junior-varsity game, Reynoldsburg defeated Miami Trace, 34-23.

Gracee Stewart and Regan Barton were co-leaders in scoring for Miami Trace, each with six points.

Mararah Bloom had four points for Miami Trace, Aubrey Schwartz hit one three-point basket for three points and Krissy Ison added two points.

Jazmyn Fields and Leah Goodwin each scored 11 points for Reynoldsburg.

Taylor Starks scored four points and Destoni Carter, Cassidy Collins, Londen Coleman and Jada White each scored two points.

Miami Trace junior Cassidy Lovett drives against Reynoldsburg’s Obianuju Ezeudu (24) during a non-conference game at the Panther Pit Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. Also pictured for Reynoldsburg is Mackenzie Davis (21).
http://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2017/12/web1_Cassidy-Lovett-vs-Reynoldsburg-12-9-2017.jpgMiami Trace junior Cassidy Lovett drives against Reynoldsburg’s Obianuju Ezeudu (24) during a non-conference game at the Panther Pit Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. Also pictured for Reynoldsburg is Mackenzie Davis (21). Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald

By Chris Hoppes

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