BLANCHESTER – A disastrous night at the free throw line proved costly to Blanchester in a 50-41 loss to Amelia in non-league girls basketball action Monday afternoon at the BHS gym.
Amelia (2-6 on the year) was 11 for 13 at the free throw line, including 5 of 6 in the final quarter.
Blanchester (7-3 on the year) was 3 for 7 at the line as it put on a furious fourth quarter rally.
But overall the Ladycats were just 5 for 18 at the line. Blanchester was just 0 for 3 at the line in the second quarter and 1 for 6 in the third.
Tristan Culberson was the game’s top scorer, draining a trio of 3-pointers and finishing with 13 points.
Sarah Burton had 8 for Blanchester, all in the first half.
Shelby Hatcher had 11 points to lead Amelia, with 10 coming in the third quarter.
Kendall Kaiser had 10 points, 8 in the first half.
Blanchester led 11-7 at the end of the first quarter with Burton swishing a pair of 3-pointers to get BHS off to a good start.
The Ladycats maintained its lead at the halftime break, 23-20. Culberson found the mark with 8 points in the quarter.
Amelia took complete control of the game in the third, outscoring BHS 19-5 in the quarter.
Dec 21, 2015
@Blanchester High School
Amelia 50 Blanchester 41
(41) BLANCHESTER (fg-3fg-ft-tp) Doyle 3-0-0-6 Culberson 5-3-0-13 Burton 3-2-0-8 Dugger 1-1-1-4 E. Gundler 0-0-0-0 Doughman 2-0-1-5 Lindsey 1-0-2-4 Miller 0-0-1-1 Baldwin 0-0-0-0 O. Gundler 0-0-0-0 Farrow 0-0-0-0. TOTALS
(50) AMELIA (fg-3fg-ft-tp) Hatcher 3-2-3-11 Broughton 4-0-0-8 Kaiser 4-1-1-10 Smith 2-2-2-8 Hultz 1-0-5-7 Buten 1-0-0-2 Koehnke 2-0-0-4. TOTALS