Hill continues turnaround with 70-63 conquer SPC Released: Friday, March 09, 2001 DON WILLIAMS Avalanche-Journal Bill Damuth’s confidence has applied off around the Hill College women’s basketball team, even much more compared to Lady Rebels might have imagined.
Come to the wire Thursday by South Flatlands College, Hill won 70-63 within the first round of their first visit to the location V Tournament. With a brand new coach as well as an entirely new cast of gamers, the woman Rebels in a single season go from 6-24 to 29-2 with no. 14 within the national ratings. That needs getting accustomed to. ‘At the start of the entire year, we never thought i would allow it to be this far,’ Lady Rebels forward Shenequa Moore stated. ‘No one, not really coach, nobody.’ ‘We were praying for perhaps a .500 season,’ guard Kristin Grassi added. The Woman Rebels used 12 points from Vilma Tamuleviciute within the final 7:07 to create up a 53-50 deficit within the quarterfinal at U . s . Spirit Arena. After taking today off for first-round men’s games, Hill is to establish to manage third-rated Midland College (30-1) inside a Region V semifinal at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Such situations are a new comer to the gamers, but Damuth assisted Trinity Valley College to four national titles and 2 runnerup finishes being an assistant yesteryear seven years. ‘I type of were built with a little experience for the reason that, plus they have confidence in me is usually the main point here,A Damuth stated. ‘If they did not have confidence in me, we wouldn’t have won 28 games this season.A Tamuleviciute, a 6-feet-1 Lithuanian, had eight 3-point goals, five within the other half, to finish the growing season for South Flatlands (20-9). South Flatlands guard Kristin Whiteley stated the woman Texans game-planned to protect three gamers particularly. They held beginning pads Sharee Glen and Tammie Whitened to -for-10 and -for-2 shooting, correspondingly, but could not maintain Tamuleviciute, who carried out with 28 points. ‘We were attempting to, however they did a fantastic job running her from some picks, and that we did not reach her as quick once we desired to,A South Flatlands coach Lyndon Hardin stated. ‘She’s difficult to find lots of occasions, because she does this type of good job coming from the picks, plus they did a great job setting them on her and becoming her open.’ The Woman Texans thought a current 8-point loss to No. 3 Midland demonstrated they might challenge the country’s top teams. Against Hill, the woman Texans got 20 points and 11 rebounds from Danelle Evans but emerged having a similar outcome. ‘I think our defense would be a lot harder against Midland,’ stated South Flatlands center April Master, who had 11 points. It did not assist the Lady Texans that forward Aundrea Dawson and guard Monica Trimble each acquired three early fouls and ended up fouling out. Dawson, among the team’s top defensive gamers, required her 4th foul with 16:46 left. ‘I felt enjoy it were built with a tremendous effect on the pastime,A Hardin stated. ‘We needed to sit individuals people I’m not sure the number of minutes it appeared like forever. We would have liked them on the ground to ensure that athleticism to be the ground.A Whiteley had 12 points and secured towards the Lady Texans’ for their biggest leads from the other half 42-38 on the 3-point goal with 14:12 left, and 53-50 on the basket from a corner of the lane in the 9-minute mark. ‘I think we’d them where we wanted them,’ Evans stated, ‘but we simply did not execute on a few things and that we did not score for some time. We simply were built with a dry spell for any couple of minutes plus they drawn away.’ HILL COLLEGE 70, SOUTH Flatlands COLLEGE 63 SOUTH Flatlands — Evans 7-17 5-8 20, Dawson 3-four to six, Master 4-7 3-4 11, Trimble 1-2 1-2 3, Whiteley 5-11 1-1 12, Brown – 3-6 3, Parker -2 1-4 1, Stockman -2 – , Wilson 3-8 1-2 7. Totals 23-53 15-27 63. HILL — Tamuleviciute 9-21 2-7 28, Moore 1-2 1-2 3, Rupeikaite 4-9 4-4 12, Glen -10 4-8 4, Whitened -2 1-5 1, Alexander 2-2 -1 4, Grassi 3-5 6-9 13, Wolfenbarger 2-2 to 5, Wiggins – – . Totals 21-53 18-36 70. Halftime score: Hill 34, South Flatlands 27. 3-point goals: South Flatlands 2-11 (Whiteley 1-3, Evans 1-4, Trimble -1, Wilson -3), Hill 10-23 (Tamuleviciute 8-16, Wolfenbarger 1-1, Grassi 1-2, Glen -4). Total fouls: South Flatlands 28, Hill 23. Fouled out: Dawson, Trimble, Glen. Rebounds: South Flatlands 41 (Evans 11), Hill 36 (Rupeikaite 9). Assists: South Flatlands 8 (Evans 2, Wilson 2), Hill 16 (Whitened 10). Steals: South Flatlands 8 (Whiteley 3), Hill 11 (Tamuleviciute 3). Turnovers: South Flatlands 29 (Evans 6, Trimble 6, Wilson 6), Hill 26 (Glen 8). Blocked shots: South Flatlands 1 (Evans), Hill 3 (Rupeikaite 2). Records: South Flatlands 20-9, Hill 29-2.