Medora falters against Shiners

MEDORA

Rising Sun outscored the Medora girls basketball team in all four quarters to take home a 57-33 win Monday night.

The Shiners held an 11-8 lead at the end of the first quarter before Victoria

Pfeiffer hit a 3-pointer early in the second quarter to tie the score at 11.

The Hornets’ Jadelyn Dean and Carley McCammon followed with layups to give the hosts a 15-11 lead with 6:11 remaining until halftime.

After Rising Sun coach Noel Bostic called a timeout, the Shiners went on a 22-4 run the remainder of the half to take a 33-19 lead at the break.

Medora’s last lead was

17-16 on a basket by Meg-

an Weddell midway through

the period.

Hornets coach Brad McCammon said he thought his team did a nice job of matching the Shiners through the first 12 minutes of play.

“I thought they were a decent ball club, but I guess we didn’t adjust well to the game,” he said. “We got in foul trouble, and at one point I thought it was a little bit one-sided. It evened out over the game, and when you’re not even pressing, and we were in a zone and getting that many fouls, it made it difficult for our key players to kind of get a rhythm. I don’t think they were 24 points better than we were.”

McCammon was called for a technical in the fourth quarter. Medora was called for 27 fouls while Rising Sun had 15. The Shiners were 15 for 26 at the line, and the Hornets went 8 for 13 and all of their attempts came in the fourth period.

The Shiners were up 33-19 at the half, then scored the first five points of the third period to take a 38-19 lead. Weddell and McCammon scored back-to-back buckets to close the difference to 15 points. The Shiners held a 41-25 lead going into the final quarter.

“With four minutes to go in the first half we were right there, and then the fouls took us out of it,” McCammon said. “I understand that is part of the game. I felt they were as physical as we were, but it seemed like they were getting the breaks that we weren’t.”

McCammon said he was pleased with the Hornets’ intensity.

“We had a good effort. I thought we distributed the ball well. I thought we had more balance. We didn’t do a terrible job on the defensive end. Early on we let them get the ball inside in scoring position too many times, and we made adjustments there.

“We had some difficulty early on defensively getting back. We made some adjustments where we needed to be.”

Carley McCammon topped the Hornets in scoring with 13 points, and Weddell scored 12 and topped her team with eight rebounds.

Lucy Carrigan led the Shiners (5-5) with 17 points, Carson Blackwell scored 11, and Tiffany Vinup had 10 points and six rebounds.

The Hornets (3-9) resume play Jan. 2 when they travel to Columbus Christian.

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Arv Koontz is a sports correspondent for The (Seymour) Tribune.