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Eagles soar to win

Saturday, February 7, 2009

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South Putnam's Oceaia Boetjer goes up for two of her game-high 15 points during Friday's contest with North Putnam. [Order this photo]
One quarter.

That's all it takes for something to go wrong.

And the second quarter was the quarter that did the Lady Cougars in Friday night as they lost 47-35 to the Lady Eagles of South Putnam.

After trialing 15-10 after the first quarter, North Putnam scored only four points to the Lady Eagles' 17 in the second quarter to trail 32-14 at the half.

"We really struggled getting started tonight. We played three conference games three nights in a row and we spent a lot of energy in the last night's game battling back," NPHS Coach Kevin Smith said. "Part of it is physical playing one night right after another and there is an emotional part of that and I don't know how much of a part that really was. South Putnam came out and played really hard and had a good game plan and it was effective."

The Lady Cougars came back in the second half and outscored South Putnam 10-7 in the third and 11-8 in the fourth, but the damage was already done.

"I thought in third quarter when we came out we let them gain a little momentum to carry them in the second half, so it was good thing that we played as ell as we did I the second quarter," SPHS Coach Debbie Steffy said. "We knew that North Putnam would come out in the second half. The last time we played them we got them down early and in the second half they came back on us hitting a few threes and got that lead down and we knew that there was that possibility of that happening again."

The Lady Cougars just couldn't find a rhythm Friday night as almost every shot they put up just wouldn't drop. The Lady Eagles were there to grad the rebounds. No matter were the Lady Cougars were shooting from, the ball would just not fall in the hoop.

"South was really physical tonight on the boards and we struggled on the rebounds, unlike last night were we rebounded really well.," Smith said. "Right now we are concentrating on the sectional because for the first time since Christmas break we will be able to have three practices without a game in between before we play Tri-West."

Oceaia Boetjer once again led the Lady Eagles with 15 points while Emily Dabowski followed up with 11 points. Jessica Thompson chipped in seven for the win, while Kelsey Searles had six and Leeah Butts had four.

For the Lady Cougars it was Alles who paced their offense with 12 points while Carlye McGaughey put up eight points herself. Shelby Frye and Elsiana Crosby had five points each and Dakota Malayer had three. Megan Robinson rounded out the scoring for North Putnam with two points.

Both teams will be back in action on Wednesday when they travel to Speedway for their first round sectional games. North Putnam takes on Tri-West at 6 p.m. while South Putnam takes on Cloverdale at 7:30 p.m.

At South Putnam

N. Putnam 10 4 10 11 -- 35

S. Putnam 15 17 7 8 -- 47

S. Putnam -- Dabowski 5 3-4 11, Thompson 3 1-1 7, Thompson 0 0-0 0, Boetjer 7 1-2 15, Searless 3 0-0 6, Burnham 0 0-0 0, Beotjer 0 0-0 0, Minor 0 0-2 0, Butts 2 0-0 4. Totals -- FG 20-53, FT 5-9, TP -- 47.

N. Putnam -- Kumaran 0 0-0 0, Frye 2 0-0 5, Crosby 2 1-2 5, Alles 5 2-4 12, Robinson 1 0-0 2, Malayer 1 0-0 3, Crosby 0 0-0 0, McGaughey 3 0-0 8. Totals -- FG 14-44, FT - 3-6, TP -- 35.

At South Putnam

N. Putnam 10 4 10 11 -- 35

S. Putnam 15 17 7 8 -- 47

S. Putnam -- Dabowski 5 3-4 11, Thompson 3 1-1 7, Thompson 0 0-0 0, Boetjer 7 1-2 15, Searless 3 0-0 6, Burnham 0 0-0 0, Beotjer 0 0-0 0, Minor 0 0-2 0, Butts 2 0-0 4. Totals -- FG 20-53, FT 5-9, TP -- 47.

N. Putnam -- Kumaran 0 0-0 0, Frye 2 0-0 5, Crosby 2 1-2 5, Alles 5 2-4 12, Robinson 1 0-0 2, Malayer 1 0-0 3, Crosby 0 0-0 0, McGaughey 3 0-0 8. Totals -- FG 14-44, FT - 3-6, TP -- 35.