Tuesday, February 16, 1999

CINCINNATI GIRLS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP


Reading victory gets boost from Baltimore

        Barbie Baltimore scored seven points in both the second and third quarters, leading Reading to a 56-34 victory over St. Bernard in a first-round Division III sectional girls basketball tournament game at Mason on Monday night.

        Leading 8-6 after the first quarter, Baltimore triggered a 21-8 second-quarter run that pushed the Blue Devils into a 29-14 halftime lead.

        “Our full-court press in the second quarter forced some turnovers,” Reading coach Rick Elliott said. “We also controlled the boards with 13 offensive rebounds in the first half.”

        Another key to the outcome was Reading's defense on Michelle Kelley, St. Bernard leading scorer. She finished with 11 points, five below her average.

        “Every girl scored and that's never happened in my 17 years of coaching,” Elliott said. “The kids pulled together and played hard.”

        Reading advances to play Wyoming on Saturday.

        The Blue Devils lost twice to Wyoming during the regular season.

        ST. BERNARD (34) — Kelly 3 5 11, Russell 4 0 9, Riley 1 0 2, Kramer 4 0 8, Steinmetz 1 0 2, Byrd 1 0 2. Totals: 14 5 34.

        READING (56) — Hart 2 0 4, Baltimore 7 2 16, Sippolla 1 0 2, Nolte 1 0 2, Wietmarschen 4 4 12, Ramsey 2 1 5, Gallo 2 0 4, Fletcher 1 0 2, Lawson 2 0 4, Moore 2 1 5. Totals: 24 8 56.

        St. Bernard ....... 6   8   8  12—34

        Reading ....... 8  21  15  12—56

        Three-point field goals: S—Russell. Records: R 5-16, S 8-13.

        • Finneytown 35, Carlisle 26, Division III sectional at Mason — The Wildcats trailed by seven after three quarters but went on an 18-1 run to eliminate the Indians.

        Tricia Wiant and Nikki Brookbank each scored six of their eight points in the fourth quarter to lead the comeback.

        Finneytown plays Williamsburg on Saturday in a second-round game.

        CARLISLE (26) — Tarbox 2 0 4, Gregg 2 0 5, Helsinger 1 0 2, Schwarber 4 3 11, Allen 2 0 4. Totals: 11 3 26.

        FINNEYTOWN (35) — Me. Behler 1 3 5, Mi. Behler 1 0 2, Crary 2 6 10, Wiant 2 3 8, Flick 0 2 2, Brookbank 2 4 8. Totals: 8 18 35.

        Carlisle ....... 7   6  12   1—26

        Finneytown ....... 5   5   7  18—35

        Three-point field goals: F—Wiant. C—Gregg. Records: F 11-9, C 12-9.

Regular season
       

        • Ripley 56, New Richmond 55, at New Richmond — Chassity Starrett's short jump shot with four seconds remaining was the difference for Ripley.

        The game-winning field goal by Starrett came after Ripley had taken a one-point lead with 15 seconds to play on a basket by Brooke Holman.

        RIPLEY (56) — Starrett 6 1 17, Pfeffer 2 2 6, Campbell 4 4 12, Brandenburg 3 5 12, Lofton 3 2 9. Totals: 18 14 56.

        NEW RICHMOND (55) — Senior 5 4 14, Loving 2 0 4, Humphrey 0 1 1, Lamb 8 3 19, Holman 5 2 13, Coslett 1 0 2, Preble 1 0 2. Totals: 22 10 55.

        Ripley ....... 12  16   7  21—56

        New Richmond ....... 15   7  16  17—55

        Three-point field goals: R—Starrett 4, Brandenburg, Lofton. N—Holman. Records: N 11-9.

       



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