February 8, 2011
Lady Raiders open & close their season
with game wins over rival JCD Lady Eagles
a perfect 6-0 season victory in the 2010-11 ORVC varsity
girls basketball championship race, the South Ripley Lady
Raiders pictured front from left include: Shannon Adkins,
Meredith Knollman, Whitney Walker, Rebecca Bodenberg and
Kasey King. Row 2: Assistant Coach Kevin Mack, Head Coach
Brian Samples, Rachel Mathes, Kaitlyn Welch, Jessica Foster,
Rachel Hensley and Assistant Coach Thom Conover. Not pictured
varsity Lady Raider Allie Linkmeyer, injured during the
game before the photo.
Franklin, Sports Editor
"To the victor go the spoils" aptly fits this year's
rival basketball games between the Brian Samples coached South
Ripley Lady Raiders and the Jac-Cen-Del Lady Eagles coached
by Scott Smith.
Whenever the two rival teams meet, there is ever much importance
placed on the game for the mere fact of the deeply embedded
rivalry, however this year even more was at stake in both games.
In the regular season opener for SR, played at South Ripley
High School, the Lady Raider win allowed them to capture the
"Ripley Publishing Co. Inc. traveling Pride Trophy"
from the JCD Lady Eagles who had possessed it from the 2009-10
In South Ripley's final game of the regular season, at stake
of course was the "Pride Trophy", but also the 2010-11
ORVC conference championship. Each team entered the contest
with perfect 5-0 conference records before the game.
No way for a tie, outrightly one or the other would leave the
gym as sole ORVC lady basketball champion, the other as runner-up.
South Ripley's Lady Raiders laid claim to the top rung with
a 13 point, 73-60 victory at the final horn's sounding.
An 8-0 opening by the Lady Raiders spoke volumes as the game
progressed, but let no one tell you otherwise, this game was
battled to the very end, as everyone would expect it to be.
By the end of the first quarter, SR had doubled the JCD score
at 22-11. In the second period, JCD cut their deficit to seven
at 21-28 but found themselves heading to the locker room at
the halftime break trailing by 10 at 23-33.
The Lady Raiders edged their score to a 15 point lead in the
third quarter at 41-26 over the Lady Eagles. The Lady Eagles
battled back to within 12, but trailed by 14, 35-49 at the end
of the period.
With all on the line, the Lady Raiders captured a 17 point lead
at 54-37 over the Lady Eagles near the six minute mark of the
fourth. Some thirty seconds later, the Lady Eagles had shaved
five points off the SR security blanket to trail 44-56.
SR regained a 14 point lead at 58-44 when JCD lit the house.
With just four and a half minutes til dooms day for the Lady
Eagles, they spanked the rim for seven consecutive points to
trail the least they had since game's early going, just seven
points down at 51-58.
A mere seven point difference and half of the fourth quarter's
time yet hanging in the balance to be played, excitement filled
the gym as in the beginning of the contest.
However, the last four minutes ended up with many free throw
shots from the charity stripe and only a scant few FG's scored
by either team.
The Lady Raiders got the nod for the most trips to the line,
from which they capitalized on their opportunities, ending the
game a 13 point winner, 73-60.
A perfect 6-0 ORVC game winner were the Lady Raiders, with the
Lady Eagles as near to that as possible at 5-1 ORVC season finishers.
Varsity Quarter Scores
SR 22-11 JCD
SR 33-23 JCD
SR 49-35 JCD
SR 73-60 JCD
S. Ripley Lady Raiders 73
Kasey King 23
Jessica Foster 18
Whitney Walker 9
Rachel Mathes 8
Rachel Hensley 8
Rebecca Bodenberg 5
Meredith Knollman 2
Kaitlyn Welch 0
Shannon Adkins 0
Allie Linkmeyer INJ
JCD Lady Eagles 60
Becca Wagner 20
Alyssa Hammond 13
Hailee Sizemore 11
Brooke Gilland 7
Amber Crank 6
Emily Huntington 3
Meagan Hughes 0
Morgan Young 0
Crista Roberts 0
Megan Obermeyer 0
Kara Wagner 0
Kelsey Pilz 0
Hannah Kappes 0
Sydney Keene 0
Brooklyn Ronsheim 0
Congratulations to Coach Brian Samples and the South Ripley
Lady Raiders on a perfect 6-0 ORVC conference winning 2010-11
girls basketball season!
Congratulations also to Coach Scott Smith and the Jac-Cen-Del
Lady Eagles on making the last ORVC season contest determine
the conference winner, ending at 5-11!!
JV Quarter Scores
JCD 14- 3 SR
JCD 23- 8 SR
JCD 33-13 SR
JCD 43-20 SR
JCD Lady Eagles 43
Crista Roberts 9
Brianna Volz 7
Morgan Young 7
Megan Obermeyer 4
Kelsey Pilz 4
Brooklyn Ronsheim 3
Kara Wagner 2
Hannah Kappes 2
Sydney Keene 2
McKenzie Strunk 2
Tori Walke 1
Erin Flint 0
Skila Catron 0
Ciara Moore 0
S. Ripley Lady Raiders 20
Emily Cumberworth 6
Rachael Bush 4
Rachel Hensley 4
Allie Linkmeyer ( INJ) 3
Kelsey Cumberworth 2
Kayla Mills 1
Kayla Peetz 0
Samantha Wilhoit 0
Emily Forwalt 0