Scott loses heartbreaker against George Rogers

Scott loses heartbreaker against George Rogers


Scott loses heartbreaker against George Rogers


WINCHESTER, Ky. – Friday night was one of heartbreak for 37th District teams in the 10th Region girls basketball semifinals.

After Campbell County’s last-second loss to Mason County earlier in the night, Scott fell 49-48 to homestanding George Rogers Clark in the second semifinal, ending its season at 20-10. Jenna Trimpe’s midrange jumper in heavy traffic fell short and the Eagles’ run at their first 10th Region title ended.

Holly Kallmeyer looks for an opening. Scott vs. George Rogers Clark, 10th Region KHSAA girls basketball semifinals, March 6, 2015, Campbell Junior High.

Trimpe was double-teamed and put up the shot with some contact.

“It was one of those things,” said Scott head coach Rhonda Klette. “We didn’t make the best decisions we could have made. We could have made it tougher on the officials and taken the ball straight to the basket… The excitement of the game and I was out of timeouts. It’s unfortunate it ended up that way.”

Scott had beaten Clark 62-60 in Taylor Mill Jan. 27. Friday night, Scott led 25-11 in the second quarter but the Cardinals ended the half on a 15-5 run to be down by only four going into halftime. Scott led by six at 41-35 in the second half.

“We got in a little bit of foul trouble,” Klette said. “We had four kids with two fouls, so that took a little momentum away from us. The kids coming in didn’t have quite the skill set. We’re used to playing fast and sometimes when we have to slow the ball down, we get out of rhythm.”

A 3-pointer by Trimpe helped Scott to a second-half lead of six points at 41-35. Clark went on a 10-2 run capped off by a three-point play from Sydney Anderson, but Trimpe tied the game at 45 with a 3-pointer with 2:12 to play. Sandra Skinner gave the Cardinals the lead right back with a layup.

Following two free throws, Clark led by three at 49-46 with 22 seconds to play. Scott’s Holly Kallmeyer scored on a driving layup with 12.6 left. Clark then missed the front end of a one-and-one, setting up Scott’s last opportunity.

Scott limited Clark to 34 percent shooting, 17-of-49, but the Cardinals had 16 offensive rebounds and outrebounded the Eagles 38-20 for the game. Skinner had 13 boards and Anderson nine to go with a game-high 19 points. Center Elizabeth Hardiman was a perfect 6-of-6 shooting for 12 points.

Freshman Anna Clephane paced Scott with 16 points. Kallmeyer had 11.

With perennial 10th Region favorite Montgomery County long eliminated after a down year, the Eagles were right in the mix this season but will learn for next year.

“The first game we came back and they were up on us. This game we were ahead and they came back,” Klette said. “The kids left it out there. They played as hard as they could play. I’m very proud of their effort and what they’ve done this season. They stepped up and made plays all year long. It’s been a great year and a great group of kids.”


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