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Lady Broncos’ rally comes up short

MT. ORAB – The Western Brown Lady Broncos welcomed Anderson High School to Mt. Orab on Wednesday in the Lady Broncos’ final non-conference match of the regular season.

Anderson jumped all over the Lady Broncos in the first quarter, riding a pair of five-point efforts to a 17-9 lead that would eventually turn into a 49-43 win. The Lady Broncos matched them in the second quarter, as each team scored 10 points. The Broncos trailed 27-19 at halftime.

The team came out in the third quarter on a quick 6-0 run, cutting the Anderson lead to 27-25. After Maggie Harris hit a basket for Anderson to put her squad back on top by four, the Lady Broncos rallied again and tied the game at 35. A 6-1 run right at the end of the quarter put Western Brown down 41-36 at the beginning of the fourth quarter.

Lexi Ring hit a two-point shot and MacKenzie Brooks converted a free-throw to pull the Broncos to within two points at 41-39. The Lady Broncos turned the ball over on three straight posessions, and Anderson pulled ahead 49-39. Ring hit a three-pointer to cut the lead to seven, but the Lady Broncos could get no closer.

Ring would lead the Broncos in scoring with 12 points while Hannah Sininger chipped in 11. Mackenzie Brooks added nine for the Lady Broncos, who fell to 6-12 on the season.

Head coach Dennis Overstake said turnovers were his team’s biggest issue in the game.

“We had 29 turnovers against Norwood Monday night and most of these are going to be on bad passes,” Overstake said. “We don’t see the floor well enough to throw the ball and make good passes.”

The team also can’t really work on things like that in practice, according to Overstake. There is no alternative that closely mirrors live game action.

“You can’t practice that,” Overstake said. “We can’t simulate what someone else is going to do with their first five ball players with our second team. When you have players that can simulate that, you can work on things like that.”

Western Brown closes the regular season with a pair of home matches next week. The squad faces off against New Richmond on Monday, Feb. 1 and Amelia on Thursday, Feb. 4. Both games are scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m.


By Garth Shanklin


Anderson 49, Western Brown 43


















Anderson – Ventura 3 0 7, Van Holle 2 0 5, Herbert 3 0 6, Harris 7 0 15, McCallum 2 3 7, Starks 3 3 9

WBHS – Ring 5 0 12, S. Shaffer 1 1 3, Purdy 1 0 2, Brooks 4 1 9, T. Shaffer 1 0 2, Sininger 4 1 11, Taylor 2 0 4

Halftime: Anderson 27, WBHS 19

Three-pointers: Anderson 3 (Harris, Ventura, Von Holle), WBHS 4 (Ring 2, Sininger 2)

Reach Garth Shanklin at 937-378-6161 or follow him on Twitter @GNDShanklin.

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