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Game-long contest ends with Lady Scotties 45, JC-M 41

Three against one in hard play ... Philip Scottie Bailey Bergeson was hard pressed to claim this rebound from the Jones County/Midland Coyotes. The Lady Scotties won the February 7 match 45-41. Photo by Del Bartels

The tight lead by either team vacillated with rarely a three-point difference during the entire game. With less than two and half minutes remaining, JC/M had that lead. After several more instances of tied scores, the Scotties re-claimed the initiative. Only in the last seven seconds did the Philip Scotties jump their re-newed lead up to four points.

The Philip Scottie vs. Jones County/Midland Coyotes girls’ basketball game in Philip on Tuesday, February 7, ended 45-41.

Philip 8 18 30 45

JC/M 7 16 27 41

Philip scorers: Bailey Bergesen - 13; Jodi Williams - 10; Kaylee Nelson - 8; Kenzy Pinney and Sierra Hook - 4 each, Sarah Albrecht, Beth Lawson and Lindsay Mann - 2 each.

Jones County/Midland scorers: Mandy Strait - 16, Amy Petoske - 11, Caitlin Eckert - 6, Staci Royer and Karissa Miller - 3 each, Shelby Peters - 2.

Philip rebounds: 32. Leaders: Sierra Hook - 7, Jodi Williams and Kaylee Nelson - 6 each, Kenzy Pinney - 4, Beth Lawson and Bailey Bergesen - 3 each, Heather Finn - 2, Sarah Albrecht - 1. JC/M rebounds: 26. Leaders: Petoske and Miller - 7 each.

Philip assists: 11. Leaders: Albrecht - 5, Williams - 4, Nelson and Finn - 1 each. JC/M assists: 7.

Philip steals: 12. Leaders: Pinney - 5, Albrecht, Williams and Lawson - 2 each; Bergesen 1. JC/M steals: 11.

Field goal percentages: Philip - 33, JC/M - 28. Turnovers: Philip - 19, JC/M - 22.

The junior varsity game was a similarly close contest, but went to Jones County/Midland, 24-27.

Philip 5 8 17 24

JC/M 5 9 20 27

Philip scorers: Marissa Mann and Sierra Hook - 5 each, Kayla O’Connell - 4, Beth Lawson and Sarah Foland - 3 each, Bailey Bergesen and Tylissa Fitch - 2 each.

Philip rebounds: 39. Leaders: Mann - 12, Hook - 9, Bergesen - 7, Lawson, O’Connell and Toyeala Fortune - 3 each, Taylor Holman - 2.

Philip assists: Mann, Bergesen and Holman - 1 each. Philip steals: Lawson - 5; Bergesen, Fitch and O’Connell - 1 each.

Field goal percentages: Philip - 13, JC/M - 28. Turnovers: Philip and JC/M - 19 each.