WAVERLY — Simply put, South Webster Lady Jeeps, mom warned us about days like this.
That’s because Lady Jeep has never been aggressive on Monday night.Meanwhile, Waverly senior standout Bailey Vargamore played in one of her last home games as Lady Tiger. I made the most of it.
The Lady Jeep recorded a total of 19 turnovers and struggled against the Lady Tigers’ 2-3 shooting record. Win a Mid-Pack Southern Ohio Conference Division II Tilt inside the Tigers Den.
The Lady Jeep went 27-7 (26%) from the inside of the three-point arc, going only 10-1 in the first two quarters and trailing 32-18 at halftime.
Of the 19 turnovers, 12 turnedovers occurred in the first 16 minutes. This was because Lady his Tigers height and length bothered South his Webster. .
In the second half, Lady Jeep’s lone 3-pointer was a winged one by freshman Addie Clarkson.
Skylar Zimmerman’s trio of 2 scored South Webster within 33-27 at the 3:13 mark in the third, but Lady Jeeps didn’t come close. Minutes and thirteen seconds.
Fellow senior and 5-9 Kelly Stewart did the damage in the second half as the 5-foot and 10-inch Vargamore did the damage in the first half. 17 points (52-35 and 54-37) of the cushion.
No, let’s be honest, this wasn’t what SWHS head coach Ryan Dutiel had in mind on Monday night.
Six weeks ago, on December 5th to be exact, South Webster won the first meeting between the pairs by a count of 61-57.
Dutiel has confirmed that the Tigers zone is Kryptonite for Lady Jeeps.
“Early on their zone was very active and we weren’t running offense to find shots,” the coach said. “They caused length problems, the cutter was there and then gone. There were just no executions, some didn’t step when they had the chance.”
Waverly coach Jon Bonifield agreed on the Lady Tigers defensive effort.
Then, after a slow-rotating 8-6 opening salvo, the Tigers, now 9-5, set off to double Lady Jeep 24-12 in second.
“We wanted to compete for every shot. I thought for most of the first half we did a really good job at vying for shots,” he said. “We wanted them to shoot over us, limit them to one shot per possession, and allow them to come out in transition and score easy baskets. We were able to change the (zone) defense from 2-3 to 3-2 to 1-3-1.Our main thing is we know she can score, so we’re aggressive. It was to watch over Zimmerman in 2018. She was still scoring points, but I thought we put her to work for everything she got tonight.”
Zimmerman’s three-three and Kerith Wright’s two-stanza pair put South Webster within range in the first half, but no Lady Jeep could match Vulgamore. 4 free throws in the first half.
Vargamore’s 24 markers featured four deuces, three trays and 7-of-8 foul shots as she crossed the 1,000-point plateau on Saturday.
“She’s a great player,” said Dutiere of Vargamore. “It’s really great range here. She can shoot someone in her face and make her own shot.”
She’s also crammed into the stats sheet—7 rebounds, 3 steals, and 2 assists.
“Bailey does everything for us,” said Bonifield. “She’s been the top scorer all year, scoring 1,000 points, and whenever the ball is in her hands, good things happen. She’s also a great decision maker. She has an open look.” Relying on a senior guard who can get in and out and is effective in our zone with her length and getting rebounds is It’s a great thing.
Lady Jeep opted to play a box-and-one at Balgamore in the second half, holding her to two field goals and a foul-shot split in the third quarter.
But it took only 57/4 seconds to push the lead to 46-31 as Stewart stepped up with 14 points and a team-high 10 rebounds and Kallis Lisner rained in a corner pocket 3. Last frame — followed by two in Q2.
“We did a box-and-one in Balgamore and let them run away for a while. But they started to look to the Stewarts on the inside and some of the young guys were hitting shots they weren’t hitting every game at the time,” Dutier said. It was a dagger.”
Certainly, it was the players other than Stewart and Vulgamore who were the key to the Lady Tigers.
As part of a 24-point second quarter, Lisner sank 2-of-2 free throws and Sadie Royster’s 3-pointer responded to Vera Clarkson’s 3-point play to make it 28-18 with 63 seconds remaining. I got
Zimmermann paced Lady Jeep with 19 points despite playing in foul trouble.
She picked up her fourth foul just 10 seconds into the final quarter.
Wright finished with 13 points, including 2 and 3/4 free throws in the final two.
Klaxon split two foul shots in the fourth quarter and had a game-high 14 rebounds and three assists.
However, he had just 4 team steals, 19 turnovers, and 32% shot clips (13 of 41). Also, when Waverly’s top-his player outpaced South his Webster by his half (19-18), Mom certainly warned us about such a night. like these.
Both teams entered Monday night at 6-5 in SOC II as Lady Jeeps now fell to 9-8.
Waverly is a Division II program as South Webster is swept away by West and Wheelersburg (the top two teams in the SOC II totem pole).
Lady Jeep also lost a 60-57 overtime heartbreaker to 12-win Minford (12-4, 10-2 SOC II) – where South Webster moved Thursday night.
“We lost to a good team. I feel like I can play with anyone on my schedule on any night. Just like tonight, I feel disappointed at a crucial moment in the game, can anyone help me?” I didn’t,” Dutier said. “This is another learning experience.
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South Webster 6 12 11 10 —39
Waverly 8 24 9 13— 54
South Webster 39 (9-8, 6-6 SOC II)
Addie Claxon 1 0-0 3, Vera Claxon 1 2-3 4, Cerith Wright 4 3-4 13, Skyler Zimmerman 7 2-2 19, Riley Reynard 0 0-0 0, Kennedy Murphy 0 0 -0 0; Total 13 7-9 39; 3-point field goals: 6 (Skyler Zimmerman 3, Kerris Wright 2, Addie Clarkson 1)
Waverly 54 (9-5, 7-5 SOC II)
Kelly Stewart 7 0-0 14, Caris Lisner 1 2-2 5, Morgan Crabtree 0 0-0 0, Bailey Vargamore 7 7-8 24, Arian Tucket 0 0-0 0, Sadie Royster 1 0-0 3, Paige O ‘Bryant 4 0-0 8; Total 20 9-10 54; 3-point field goals: 5 (Bailey Balgamore 3, Caris Lisner, Sadie Royster 1 each)
South Webster Jr. Skyler Zimmerman, 22, takes the shot off Waverly’s Sadie Royster, 23, in defense during Monday night’s Southern Ohio Conference Division II women’s basketball game at Waverly High School.
South Webster’s Kerris Wright, 21, appeared to collide with Waverly’s Aryan Tuckett, 12, during the Southern Ohio Conference Division II women’s basketball game at Waverly High School on Monday night.
South Webster Kennedy Murphy, 24, blocks a shot of Waverly’s Bailey Vargamore, 10, during Monday night’s Southern Ohio Conference Division II women’s basketball game at Waverly High School.
South Webster freshman Addie Clarkson, 12, will take the rebound against Waverly Sr. Kelly Stewart, 1, during the Southern Ohio Conference Division II women’s basketball game Monday night at Waverly High School.
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