Miami Trace upends Adena, 51-29


FRANKFORT — The Miami Trace Lady Panthers played their penultimate regular season basketball game Thursday evening at Adena High School near the village of Frankfort.

Miami Trace got off to a very good start and overall played one of their best games of the season to defeat the Lady Warriors, 51-29.

Adena was 16-4 going in and Miami Trace was 11-9.

Seven different players scored for Miami Trace, led by senior Hillery ‘Bean’ Jacobs with a game-high 16 points. Jacobs also had six rebounds, six assists and four steals.

Junior Jessee Stewart scored 10 points and grabbed three rebounds. Jacobs and Stewart each had two three-point field goals.

Senior Kaelin Pfeifer scored nine points to go along with three steals and three assists.

Senior Mallory Lovett led Miami Trace with seven rebounds. She also had two steals.

Adena junior Emma Garrison led her team with 10 points. Fellow juniors Kiera Williams and Sydney Ater each added five points to the Warrior cause.

Miami Trace began the game taking a 6-0 lead.

With under one minute to play in the first quarter, the Lady Panthers held a 14-2 lead.

Adena scored three points and Jacobs hit a three in the waning seconds to give Miami Trace a 17-5 lead after eight minutes of play.

Miami Trace again led by as many as 12 points in the second quarter before taking a 22-15 lead into the locker room.

In the third quarter, Adena pulled to within as few as six points.

When sophomore Ellie Robinette hit a three-point basket late in the period, Miami Trace held its biggest lead to that point, 39-25.

Miami Trace went on an 11-0 run to start the fourth quarter, for all purposes putting the game away with a 25-point lead (50-25).

“Tonight was a team win,” Miami Trace head coach Kayla Dettwiller said. “I thought we played really well together. We were looking for people, we were running the floor, we were making the extra pass.

“On defense we had kids sliding over to help and that was a big thing,” Dettwiller said. “We knew they could shoot from the outside; we know they like to drive. They don’t take a lot of mid-range shots. Those were the things we were talking about.

“That was probably one of our better starts to a game,” Dettwiller said. “We came out and got a lot of lay-ups early. We hit a couple of threes that helped push that lead out. (Adena) didn’t shoot especially well tonight. I’ve seen them on nights when they’ve shot over 50 percent from (three-point range).

“The night they beat Jackson (56-54 on Jan. 5) they made nine threes,” Dettwiller said. “We knew they could shoot and that they wouldn’t miss all night long. Those were things we kept talking to the kids about; get a hand out there, get out to the three-point line and contest those shots, get the box-outs so we don’t give them second-chance points in the paint.”

Miami Trace made 22 of 49 field goal attempts for 45 percent. The Lady Panthers were even better from behind the three-point line, making 6 of 12 long-range attempts.

Adena converted 11 of 41 shots from the field for 27 percent. They made 3 of 15 three-point tries for 20 percent.

Miami Trace will be home for their final regular season game Saturday, taking on the Lady Lions of Washington High School.

The action starts at Miami Trace High School Saturday at 1:30 p.m. with the first of five Washington versus Miami Trace games beginning with the freshman boys game.

After that will be the j-v girls and then the j-v boys. The varsity girls play not before 6 p.m. and the varsity boys play not before 7:30 p.m.

The boys’ varsity game will be to decide the outright Frontier Athletic Conference champions for 2022-23.


MT 17 5 17 12 — 51

A 5 10 10 4 — 29

MIAMI TRACE — Ellie Robinette 1 (1)-0-5; Kaelin Pfeifer 3 (1)-0-9; Hillary McCoy 3-0-6; Sue Morris 1-1-3; Jessee Stewart 2 (2)-0-10; Navaeh Lyons 0-0-0; Zoey Grooms 0-0-0; Mallory Lovett 0-0-0; Hillery Jacobs 5 (2)-0-16; Ryleigh Vincent 1-0-2. TOTALS — 16 (6)-1-51. Free throw shooting: 1 of 2 for 50 percent. Three-point field goals: Stewart, 2; Jacobs, 2; Robinette, Pfeifer. Field goal shooting: 22 of 49 for 45 percent. Three-point field goal shooting: 6 of 12 for 50 percent. Rebounds: 28 (5 offensive). Turnovers: 17. Assists: 12. Steals: 12. Fouls: 20.

ADENA — Caelan Miner 0-0-0; Kiera Williams 1 (1)-0-5; Sydney Bowdle 0-0-0; Kamryn Sowers 1-2-4; Grace Townsend 1-0-2; Caroline Corcoran 0-0-0; Corinne Day 0 (1)-0-3; Sydney Ater 1 (1)-0-5; Emma Garrison 4-2-10; Hayley Bossert 0-0-0. TOTALS — 8 (3)-4-29. Free throw shooting: 4 of 10 for 40 percent. Three-point field goals: Williams, Day, Ater. Field goal shooting: 11 of 41 for 27 percent. Three-point field goal shooting: 3 of 15 for 20 percent. Offensive rebounds: 7. Turnovers: 17.

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