Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana


December 3, 2013

Sports briefs, Dec. 3

Western girls move to 3-0 in league play

RUSSIAVILLE — Class 3A No. 4-ranked Western crushed Taylor with a dominant first half en route to a 52-21 win in a Mid-Indiana Conference girls basketball game Monday night at Richard R. Rea Gymnasium.

The Panthers pitched a 21-0 shutout in the first quarter. They went on to lead 35-5 at halftime. Senior guard Carley O’Neal led the offensive onslaught, pouring in 16 of her game-high 18 points in the first half.

“Carley had just one heck of a half,” Western coach Chris Keisling said. “She was 4 of 5 from 3-point land and was 6 of 7 overall in the half. That was the story of the half.”

As a team, Western was 8 of 10 from the field in the first quarter — including 5 of 7 from 3-land.

“We were shooting the ball really well and then defensively, we were just completely shutting them down,” Keisling said.

Caitlyn O’Neal added seven points for the Panthers (5-0 overall, 3-0 MIC) and Kiersten Durbin and Jessica Givens scored six points apiece. Givens had seven rebounds and Carley O’Neal and Durbin had five boards each.

Cami Hansen and Brie Boehler led Taylor (2-3, 1-1 MIC) with five points apiece.

Taylor hosts Class 2A No. 4 Tipton on Wednesday. Western entertains North Miami on Thursday.

Kokomo girls top Peru with big second half

PERU — Kokomo’s girls basketball team broke away from a slim halftime lead to beat Peru 44-30 Monday night at Tig-Arena.

The Lady Kats (4-1) scored just 16 points in the opening half and was up by one at the break. They broke loose for 16 points in the third quarter to take a 32-24 lead.

“We got off to a slow start,” Kokomo coach Jason Snyder said. “In the first half, we did not shoot it as well as we have been. In the second half, we did a better job of going to the basket and not settling for outside shots quite as much. That really helped us in the third and fourth quarters.”

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