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December 14, 2002

ISD escapes with double-overtime win

From: Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil, IA - 14 Dec 2002

Minnesota School for the Deaf took advantage of poor free throw shooting by Iowa School for the Deaf as it collected a 28-18 victory over the Bobcats in a girls basketball game Friday at the Lied Center.

The Bobcats played tough defense to keep themselves in the game, but shot just 6-for-25 from the charity stripe as MSD recorded the victory.

"I can't fault our effort, defensively we played very well," ISD coach Mike Shannon said. "It was like there was a lid on the basket though, we couldn't make a shot."

owa Deaf trailed by just one point, 18-17, heading into the fourth quarter, but mustered just one point in the final frame as the Trojans held on for the win.

The Bobcats free throw woes played a big part in the fourth quarter, as they went 1-for-9 from the line.

"In the fourth quarter our girls were worn out, they were tired," Shannon said. "Minnesota rotated nine girls through the whole game, and we don't have enough girls to do that, so they were a lot fresher."

Jada Hart scored six points and grabbed seven rebounds and Cassandra Case added six boards for the Bobcats, who are back at home against the Hamburg JV this afternoon.

Minnesota Deaf 3 3 12 10 - 28

Iowa Deaf 2 5 10 1 - 18

Minnesota Deaf: Janna Erlandson 2, Charissa Hottle 2, Amy Siebert 8, Kim Erickson 0, Amanda Schahn 1, Brittany Ellenbecker 3, Stevie Williams 3, Jenna Rowan 6, Katie Meisel 2, Jenna Poehlmann 1.

Iowa Deaf: Karen Ruckman 2 (4s), Jada Hart 6 (7r), Rachel KillSmall 0, Sarah Brown 5, Cassandra Case 0 (6r), Meredith Kasal 1, Erin Huntrods 2, Katie Romey 2.

Records: Minnesota Deaf (na), Iowa Deaf (2-1).

HARLAN - Early long-range shooting and clutch work from the foul line carried Harlan Community to a 74-64 Hawkeye 10 Conference victory over Lewis Central Friday evening.

"That was a good win," said Harlan assistant coach Chad Swanson, "against a quality opponent."

The host Cyclones kept a comfortable lead in the final three minutes by making 12-of-14 free throws. Jeff Bissen was 4-for-4 at the foul line and Billy Miller was 2-for-2. Joel Osborn, who scored 21 points, made 4-of-5 and Eric Stein was 2-of-3 to negate any Titan charge.

The Harlan lead was built in the second quarter, in part, when Osborn and Bissen each hit a pair of 3-point buckets. Harlan led 38-27 at intermission.

"Lewis Central was effective on the offensive boards," pointed out Swanson, "with Ben Scheuring and Cole Grandfield and Andy Sealock gave them some good guard play."

Sealock paced the Titans with 14 points.

Lewis Central 13 14 11 26 - 64

Harlan 18 20 16 20 -74

Lewis Central: Justin Toole 2, Scott Kemp 9, Casey Newsom 2, Jeremy Petsche 0, Andy Sealock 14, Zach Paulson 0, Aaron Jones 0, Wes Flores 2, Pat Powers 7, Ben Scheuring 12, Tim Reedy 2, Cole Grandfield 14.

Harlan: Heath Stein 0, Joel Osborn 21 (8a, 5r), Eric Stein 6, Billy Miller 14, Greg Applegate 2 (8r), Jeff Bissen 13, Ben Arentson 0, Brett Bogler 14 (6r), Matt Fowler 4.

Records: Lewis Central (2-1, 2-1); Harlan (3-0, 3-0).

Ratings: State: Harlan 5th (3A).

SIOUX CITY - Down only four at halftime, the Thomas Jefferson boys quickly found themselves out of the game as Sioux City East put on a 21-8 run in the third quarter on its way to a 66-43 victory over the Yellow Jackets in a Missouri River Conference basketball game Friday night.

"We came out after halftime and we just didn't match their intensity," T.J. coach Dave Lutz said. "They came out and started hitting shots and they got a lot more physical."

The Jackets held their own in the early goings, as the game was knotted up at 11 apiece after the first quarter. Things began to slide in the second quarter, however, as the Raiders outscored T.J. 14-10.

The second half was all East, as they amassed 41 points after the intermission to the Jackets' 22.

Six-foot-2 guard Landon Scott, who played a big part in East's run to the Class 4A state title last season, set the tone for the Raiders second-half rally, scoring eight of his game-high 16 points in the third quarter.

"For the most part we played Landon pretty well, but we lost him a few times in the third quarter," Lutz said. "We just weren't very fluid tonight. We're young and we're still learning and trying to improve."

Tom Hensley led the Jackets with 13 points, while Ryan Garrison and Derek Townsend added eight apiece.

The Jackets are back at home with a girl/boy doubleheader against St. Albert Tuesday.

Sioux City East 11 14 21 20 - 66

Thomas Jefferson 11 10 8 14 - 43

Sioux City East: Jeremy Axlund 13, Ian Banks 5, Mark Ten Hulzen 2, Mark Storm 6, Jason Sandy 7, Michael Washburn 2, Josiah Fenceroy 4, Brock Cooper 8, Landon Scott 16, Danny Cooper 1, Jordan Wall 2.

Thomas Jefferson: Ryan Garrison 8, Chris Story 6, Derek Townsend 8, Eric Fox 0, Eric McSorely 5, Cody Gilmore 0, Brian Moraine 3, Tom Hensley 13, Nick Heider 0.

Records: Sioux City East (na), Thomas Jefferson (0-1, 1-2).

Ratings: State: Sioux City East 6th (4A).

HARLAN - Harlan Community edged Lewis Central 60-59 in a key early Hawkeye 10 Conference girls basketball game Friday night.

No. 17 Harlan (3A) built a late fourth-quarter lead behind free throws by Susie Norgaard, who finished with 15 points, and Darcy Gross, who had 11 points, six rebounds, four blocks and five steals.

Missy Muell led all scorers with 17 points, including a perfect five-for-five from behind the 3-point arc.

"She got some good looks and knocked them down," Harlan coach Todd Gordon said.

The Cyclones also had a strong performance by senior Julie McKeighan, who played on a sore ankle and dished off 11 assists to break the old school mark of eight.

"She reallly gutted it out," Gordon said. "She just delivered the ball well tonight."

The Titans were led by sophmore guard Bekki Heideman's 16 points, including a 3-pointer at the final buzzer. Trisha Barntsen added 12, Shayla Sass 11 and Jill Husz scored nine to help pace the Titans' offensive effort.

Lewis Central 10 24 13 12 - 59

Harlan 14 16 14 16 - 60

Lewis Central: Amanda Summy 0, Aran Tradel 2, Courtnie Dennis 6, Trisha Barntsen 12, Jill Husz 9, Ashley Richter 3, Bekki Heideman 16, Kristin Blum 0, Shayla Sass 11.

Harlan: Missy Muell 17, Darcy Gross 11 (6r, 4b, 5s), Julie McKeighan 4 (11a), Susie Norgaard 15, Leah Koesters 6, Sara Kloewer 5, Nicole Wolken 2.

Records: Lewis Central (2-1, 3-3), Harlan (3-1, 4-1).

Ratings: State: Harlan 17th (3A), Lewis Central 18th (4A).

Staff photo/Tony Miceli

Iowa Deaf center Edlin Dorn goes up over Minnesota Deaf's Kyle Gindorff for two of his 32 points Friday night at the Lied Center.

Iowa School for the Deaf junior Edlin Dorn scored 32 points and pulled down 26 rebounds as the Bobcats got past Minnesota School for the Deaf 54-48 in a double-overtime thriller at the Lied Center Friday night.

"Dorn did an excellent job for us," said ISD coach Dan Gradoville. "He scored all six points in the first overtime, and four of the eight in the second overtime."

The 6-foot-8 center also dished out five assists.

"He just took charge and took over," Gradoville said.

ISD led by two late in the fourth, only to see the Trojans hit a game-tying shot to send the contest into overtime.

The second overtime saw the Trojans miss a late shot, which could have won them the game.

"It's nerve-racking to have to go into overtime, but we handled the pressure well," Gradoville said. "The guys had to scramble quite a bit, but never gave up. We'll take the win, but I don't want to go through that again."

The first four quarters looked like the two extra frames.

"The whole second half was extremely close - back-and-forth all the way," Gradoville said. "It was a really competitive game."

Minnesota Deaf 10 9 9 12 6 2 - 48

Iowa Deaf 12 11 5 12 6 8 - 54

Minnesota Deaf: Bryan Lewis 10, Ryan Johnson 11, Lance Gonzalez 11, Kevin Rademacher 7, Kyle Gindorff 6, Jacob Johnson 10, Jeff Pagenkopf 3.

Iowa Deaf: Scott Tinkham 10, Moises Arteaga 2, David Arteaga 0, Eric Humlicek 5, Michael Hamann 0, Nic Upchurch 5 (8r), Edlin Dorn 32 (26r, 5a).

Records: Minnesota Deaf (na), Iowa Deaf (3-0).

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