Miami Trace welcomed the Circleville Lady Tigers for a non-conference basketball match-up Wednesday, Jan. 18.
Cold shooting was hurtful for the Miami Trace cause as Circleville posted a 39-27 victory.
The Lady Tigers were led by freshman Maddie Blakeman with 12 points. Senior Morgan Blakeman scored 10 and junior Faith Yancey had eight points.
Miami Trace senior Hillery ‘Bean’ Jacobs was the game’s leading scorer with 16 points. She also had five rebounds, two assists and three steals. She had two of Miami Trace’s three-point field goals.
Junior Jessee Stewart was next in scoring for Miami Trace with seven points. She had three rebounds, three assists and one three-point basket.
Senior Hillary McCoy led Miami Trace with seven rebounds.
Senior Kaelin Pfeifer had a team-high four steals for Miami Trace.
“Circleville got out in transition early,” Miami Trace head coach Kayla Dettwiller said. “They’ve got a lot of speed. The Yancey kid and the older Blakeman girl, they get up in the passing lanes.
“Sometimes we just have to take a little bit better care of the ball,” Dettwiller said. “(We need to) make sure we have people cutting to the right areas and making the right pass to the right spots.”
Miami Trace cut a 10-point halftime deficit to four points at 25-21 with 3:48 to play in the third quarter.
However, the Lady Panthers would get no closer on this night.
Shooting was a struggle for Miami Trace as they made 2 of 12 attempts in the first quarter and trailed after one, 13-5.
In the second quarter, it was 3 of 12 from the field for Miami Trace. Circleville made 6 of 13 field goal attempts in the first half and led 22-12 at the break.
Circleville led 33-21 after three quarters of play.
In the second half, Miami Trace made 4 of 15 from the field while Circleville connected on 7 of 19 shots.
Miami Trace (11-7 overall) will return to action Wednesday, Jan. 25 at home against Chillicothe.
Circleville improves to 13-3 with the win and will play at Amanda-Clearcreek Friday.
Circleville wins j-v game with Miami Trace
In the junior-varsity game Wednesday, Circleville defeated Miami Trace, 32-25.
Peyton Hughes was the game’s leading scorer for Circleville with 12 points.
For Miami Trace, Ella McCarty led with six points.
Bella Shull scored five, Cali Kirkpatrick and Mya Babineau both had four points, Kamika Bennett scored three, Ryleigh Vincent had two points and Zoey Grooms scored one.
McCarty, Shull and Kirkpatrick each had one three-point basket for Miami Trace.
SCORE BY QUARTERS
MT 5 7 9 6 — 27
C 13 9 11 6 — 39
MIAMI TRACE — Ellie Robinette 0-0-0; Kaelin Pfeifer 1-0-2; Hillary McCoy 1-0-2; Sue Morris 0-0-0; Jessee Stewart 1 (1)-2-7; Navaeh Lyons 0-0-0; Mallory Lovett 0-0-0; Hillery Jacobs 3 (2)-4-16; Ryleigh Vincent 0-0-0. TOTALS — 6 (3)-6-27. Free throw shooting: 6 of 6 for 100 percent. Three-point field goals: Jacobs, 2; Stewart. Field goal shooting: 9 of 39 for 23 percent. Three-point field goal shooting: 3 of 14 for 21 percent. Rebounds: 23 (6 offensive). Turnovers: 18. Assists: 7. Steals: 9. Fouls: 9.
CIRCLEVILLE — Morgan Blakeman 2 (2)-0-10; Faith Yancey 4-0-8; Maddie Blakeman 4 (1)-1-12; Maddux Bigam 1-0-2; Isabelle Perini 0-0-0; Gabby McConnell 2 (1)-0-7. TOTALS — 13 (4)-1-39. Free throw shooting: 1 of 2 for 50 percent. Three-point field goals: Mo. Blakeman, 2; Ma. Blakeman, McConnell. Field goal shooting: 17 of 41 for 41 percent. Three-point field goal shooting: 4 of 12 for 33 percent. Turnovers: 16. Offensive rebounds: 4.