Ladycats let one slip away, 42-40

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BLANCHESTER — Outscored 33-20 in the second half, the Blanchester girls basketball team dropped a non-conference game Monday to Norwood 42-40 at the BHS gym.

Blanchester drops to 9-6 on the year. Norwood also is 9-6.

Regan Ostermeier led Blanchester with 13 points and hit 3 of 4 free throws.

As a team, Blanchester was 6 for 18 at the line. Norwood, despite trailing most of the game, was 14 for 28 at the line.

“This is a hard one to swallow,” BHS coach Bennie Carroll said. “We just shot ourselves in the foot on all sides.”

Blanchester was up 2 with 17 seconds to play, Carroll said, but missed a free throw and had a turnover as Norwood took the lead. The Ladycats had a good look at a 3-pointer to win it as time expired but came up short, Carroll said.

In the first half, Blanchester was cruising along with a 20-9 halftime lead.

“We played well defensively but we missed a lot of shots we should have hit,” said Carroll. “We could have easily been up 16.”

Blanchester didn’t help its effort at the line in the fourth quarter, hitting just 3 of 9.


January 23, 2017

@Blanchester HigH School

Norwood 42 Blanchester 40



(40) BLANCHESTER (fg-3fg-ft-tp) Asia Baldwin 2-0-0-4 Elecia Patton 3-2-1/4-9 Olivia Gundler 2-0-0-4 Emma Gundler 1-0-0/2-2 McKenzie Miller 0-0-1/6-1 Regan Ostermeier 5-0-3/4-13 Savana Greene 1-0-1/2-3 Dakota Watter 1-0-0-2 Josie Farrow 1-0-0-2. TOTALS 16-2-6/18-40

(42) NORWOOD (fg-3fg-ft-tp) Williams 3-0-5/8-11 Burling 2-0-3/6-7 Streicher 4-0-1/2-9 Martin 0-0-0/2-0 Ryan 1-0-2/2-4 Peters 2-0-3/6-7 Robbins 2-0-0/1-4. TOTALS 14-0-14/28-42

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