Lady Panthers rally, beat Hurricane, 53-52


By Chris Hoppes - [email protected]



Miami Trace freshman Cassidy Lovett (3) drives past a player from Wilmington during an SCOL game at Miami Trace High School Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015.


The Wilmington Lady Hurricane visited Miami Trace High School for an SCOL match-up Saturday night, Dec. 5.

Wilmington had built a 10-point lead that they held early in the fourth quarter.

Miami Trace was able to fight back with its best quarter of the game, scoring 20 points in the fourth to prevail, 53-52.

Miami Trace (now 4-2 overall, 3-1 in the SCOL) was led by sophomore Tanner Bryant with 22 points.

Junior Samantha Ritenour scored 16 points and junior Hanna Reisinger added seven points.

For Wilmington, freshman Mya Jackson led with 16 points. Sophomore Leah Frisco scored 14 points and sophomore Faith Sanderson scored nine points.

“We’ve got a lot to work on,” Miami Trace head coach Ben Ackley said. “I’m very disappointed. I’m not taking anything away from Wilmington; they played hard and they have a lot of nice athletes.

“We were not ready to play and that starts and stops with me,” Ackley said. “I didn’t do a very good job of getting our kids up for this game. We were not focused. We were a step slow on defense. We’re still struggling to make shots.”

Miami Trace shot much better, 42 percent, up from 21 percent in the previous game against Clinton-Massie.

“We didn’t hit enough free throws down the stretch,” Wilmington head coach Mark Short said.

The Lady Hurricane converted 10 of 20 attempts from the free throw line Saturday night.

“We’re still a young team, trying to finish a close game off and we panicked a little bit,” Short said. Wilmington has one senior and two juniors and the rest underclassmen on the varsity roster.

“(Miami Trace) stayed with it and hit some big shots and sometimes that’s what happens,” Short said. “I told my kids before the game, ‘I don’t care about the score at the end of the night. It’s about effort and toughness.’ And they gave me that, so, I’m happy with that.”

Miami Trace tied the game, 51-51 on a pair of free throws from Bryant with 1:09 to play in the game.

The game remained tied until with 38.7 seconds left when Jackson made 1 of 2 free throws for Wilmington for a 52-51 lead.

Wilmington got the rebound off the second, missed free throw attempt, but turned it over on a jump ball situation to Miami Trace.

Ritenour went to the line with 15.6 seconds to play and made both free throws to give Miami Trace a 53-52 lead.

Wilmington turned it over on their final possession and the Lady Panthers were able to celebrate a very hard-fought victory over the Hurricane.

Wilmington (1-4 overall, 0-3 SCOL) is at East Clinton Wednesday and will host Clinton-Massie Saturday.

Miami Trace is at Hillsboro Wednesday (j-v at 5:30 p.m.) and home against Chillicothe Saturday (j-v at noon).

SCORE BY QUARTERS

MT 6 14 13 20 — 53

W 12 13 16 11 — 52

MIAMI TRACE — Kyla Johnston 0-1-1; Cassidy Lovett 0-2-2; Becca Ratliff 0-0-0; Hanna Reisinger 2 (1)-0-7; Harmonee Napier 0-0-0; Tanner Bryant 4 (2)-8-22; Rachael Campbell 0-2-2; Alexis Schwartz 1-1-3; Samantha Ritenour 6-4-16. TOTALS — 13 (3)-18-53. Free throw shooting: 18 of 27 for 67 percent. Three-point field goals: Bryant, 2; Reisinger. Combined field goal shooting: 16 of 38 for 42 percent. Three-point field goal shooting: 3 of 5 for 60 percent. Turnovers: 14. Rebounds: 25 (6 offensive). Assists: 7. Steals: 6.

WILMINGTON — Je’Taysia Johns 0-0-0; Mya Jackson 4 (1)-5-16; Suzannah Johns 0 (2)-1-7; Sarah Quallen 0-0-0; Faith Sanderson 4-1-9; Emily Edingfield 1-1-3; Tanner Stewart 0 (1)-0-3; Leah Frisco 6-2-14. TOTALS — 15 (4)-10-52. Field goal shooting: 10 of 20 for 50 percent. Three-point field goals: S. Johns, 2; Jackson, Stewart. Combined field goal shooting: 19 of 41 for 46 percent. Three-point field goal shooting: 4 of 12 for 33 percent. Turnovers: 15.

Miami Trace j-v team routs Wilmington

Miami Trace won the j-v game against Wilmington Saturday, 26-4.

Tori Evans led Miami Trace with 11 points.

Morgan Miller scored five points and five players each scored two points.

Miami Trace improves to 5-1 overall, 3-1 in the SCOL.

For Wilmington, Brooklyn Nielsen and Heather Fryman both scored two points.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

MT 4 8 6 8 — 26

W 2 0 0 2 — 4

MIAMI TRACE — Becca Ratliff 1-0-2; Kaylee Hauck 1-0-2; Morgan Miller 2-1-5; Krissy Ison 1-0-2; Jessica Camp 1-0-2; Tori Evans 4 (1)-0-11; Rachael Campbell 0-0-0; Olivia Wolffe 1-0-2; Lena Steele 0-0-0. TOTALS — 11 (1)-1-26. Free throw shooting: 1 of 4 for 25 percent. Three-point field goal: Evans. Combined field goal shooting: 12 of 43 for 28 percent. Three-point field goal shooting: 1 of 6 for 17 percent. Turnovers: 10.

WILMINGTON — Kaylyn Williams 0-0-0; Tiara Harris 0-0-0; Sydney Shumaker 0-0-0; Brooklyn Nielsen 1-0-2; Aahlaysia Walker 0-0-0; Heather Fryman 0-2-2; Sydney Walker 0-0-0; Jenna Victor 0-0-0. TOTALS — 1-2-4. Free throw shooting: 2 of 2. Three-point field goals: none. Combined field goal shooting: 1 of 14 for 7 percent. Three-point field goal shooting: 0 of 1. Turnovers: 21.

Miami Trace freshman Cassidy Lovett (3) drives past a player from Wilmington during an SCOL game at Miami Trace High School Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015.
http://recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_CassidyLovettvsWilmington1252015.jpgMiami Trace freshman Cassidy Lovett (3) drives past a player from Wilmington during an SCOL game at Miami Trace High School Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015.

By Chris Hoppes

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