Beloit ladies fall just short to Sacred Heart
The Beloit ladies faced Sacred Heart on Thursday and fell short to the Lady Knights 36-27. Beloit is now on the season and will face the Lady Lions in Minneapolis tonight.
"I thought we played with a lot more confidence and picked up our rebounding efforts this game," said Beloit Coach Shauna Remus. " LeNae, Porsche, and Addison were all undersized in the post position and did a great job controlling the boards. We limited their dribble penetration pretty good the first half. Peyton, Mylie, Tatem and Reagan controlled the ball well as they faced intense defensive pressure most of the game."
Both teams struggled in the first quarter on missed shots before Porsche Cooper was able to grab the rebounds for Beloit and LeNae Knights scored on the first inside shot off her own rebound for the early Beloit 2-0 lead at the 4:58 mark. Payton Remus added a jump shot to extend the 4-0 run at the 3:11 mark before Ellie Woodall landed the Knights first shot at the 2:50 mark.
Cooper was sent to the line for the last two free shots to extend Beloit's 6-2 lead with just :32.5 seconds on the clock and Woodall added the last free shot as Beloit led 6-3 after one quarter play.
Sacred Heart outscored Beloit 12-4 in the second quarter.
Woodall opened with long shot for the Knights to pull them back within one point of Beloit 6-5 at the 7:25 mark.
Mylie Brown pulled down the rebounds for the Trojans and Tatem Tietjens drove to the bucket for the next two point play and the 8-5 Beloit lead before Ella Gotti landed a key triple to tie up the game 8-8 at the 4:50 mark.
Emilee Everett and Woodall were sent to the line for the next three points to pull the Knights ahead 11-8 with 2:21 showing .
Brown landed the last two points for Beloit and was answered by Tessa Junk's and Woodall's last four points for the ending first half Sacred Heart 15-10 lead.
"The second half we had good looks and played with great energy, but were unable to get our shots to fall which allowed them to get a lead," said Coach Remus. "Coming down the stretch we were unable to hit shots and they were able to come away with a win. I was proud of our efforts and continue to see improvements in all areas of our game."
Beloit outscored 14-12 in the third quarter and only trailed by three at the end.
Remus was sent to the line and scored up a long jumper for the first three points on the board and the 15-13 Beloit trail at the 6:37 mark before Woodall answered with her next two points.
Reagan Eilert hit a key triple for the Beloit one point trail 17-16 at the 5:55 mark but Kiera Cochran quickly answered on her two point shot.
Cooper landed her next inside shot for the 19-18 trail at the 5:19 mark and Everett answer with two for the 21-18 Knight lead with 4:20 on the clock. After a long series of missed shots on both ends, the Knights added a field goal to extend their lead 23-18 with 1:58 remaining.
Cooper's next rebound found its way to Tietjen for another key triple to keep Beloit within two 23-21 before a Sacred Heart time out.
The Lady Knights entered the floor for a strong 4-0 run off Everett's back to back field goals and the 27-21 lead before Remus answered with field goal for the 27-23 score with just .25 seconds on the clock.
Brown executed a nice steal and Remus added a free shot as the last points scored and the Beloit 27-24 three point trail to end the quarter.
Sacred Heart outscored Beloit 9-3 in the final quarter for the ending nine point win.
Woodall once again opened with her two point shot to pull the Knights ahead 29-24 at the 7:30 mark before Remus' fight inside scored up two for Beloit on the three point trail.
Teghan Slagle drove to the bucket to up the Knights 31-26 lead with 5:51 on the clock and Gotti landed a free shot and Everett added a field goal for the 34-26 lead at the 2:53 mark.
Eilert was sent to the line for free shot for Beloit as the last points scored and Slagle added two points for the Knights and the ending 36-27 win over the Trojans.
Peyton Remus led Beloit in scoring with 10 points, and 4 rebounds, 2 steals followed by Porsche Cooper with 15 rebounds , 4 points , 2 blocks. Tatem Tietjens scored 5 points with 3 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 blocks; Reagan Eilert 4 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal; LeNae Knight 2 points , 4 rebounds, 2 blocks; Mylie Brown 2 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal; Addi Emmott 2 rebounds.
Ellie Woodall led Sacred Heart with 12 points; Emilee Everett 8; Teghan Stagle 6; Ella Gotti 4; Avery Eshleman, Tessa Junk and Kiera Cocran 2 each.