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Friday, January 7, 2011

GREENCASTLE -- South Putnam snapped out of its offensive slumber in the second half, but it didn't prevent a 65-47 loss to Eminence in a girls' basketball game on the Eagles' court.

South Putnam scored 29 points in second half and its total of 47 was a season high. The Eagles scored more than 30 points for the first time in five games.

"We had a good effort from everybody," Eagles' coach Debbie Steffy said.

It was the 11th straight defeat for South Putnam (1-13), which shot 23.2 percent (17-of-73) from the field including 0-of-2 on 3-pointers.

"I think we played pretty well, but we couldn't buy a basket and we put them at the free throw line too much," Steffy said.

Eminence (6-7) shot 38 free throws and made 26 (68.4 percent). The Eagles were 13-of-16 (81.2 percent) at the foul line. The Eels made 41.3 percent (19-of-46) of their field goals.

South Putnam couldn't handle the Eels' Kateland Hunter inside. The strong 5-foot-10 junior had 26 points on 8-of-11 field goals and 10-of-14 free throws. She also had a game-high 12 rebounds. Hunter had 19 points and nine rebounds in the first half, which ended with the Eels on top, 35-18.

Ericka Minor led the Eagles with 15 points and Alex McHugh had 10 points and nine rebounds.

South Putnam's next game is at county rival Greencastle next Friday.

At South Putnam

Eminence 21 14 15 15 -- 65

South Putnam 11 7 14 15 -- 47

EMINENCE

Campbell 8-19 1-4 17, Gore 1-2 0-0 2, Hunter 8-11 10-14 26, Feutz 0-1 0-0 0, Merrick 2-12 15-18 20, Watson 0-1 0-0 0, Nugent 0-0 0-2 0, Totals 19-46 25-38 65.

SOUTH PUTNAM

Masters 1-4 3-5 5, Whitaker 2-2 1-2 5, McHugh 3-7 4-4 10, Jones 3-17 0-0 6, Minor 5-19 5-5 15, DCash 2-12 0-0 4, Searles 0-5 0-0 0, Urton 0-1 0-0 0, York 1-5 0-0 2, Barnes 0-1 0-0 0, Totals 17-73 13-16 47.

3-point field goals: E 1-2 (Merrick 1-2), SP 0-2 (Jones 0-1, Minor 0-1). Rebounds: E 39 (Hunter 12, Merrick 9), SP 43 (McHugh 9, Masters 8, Minor 7). Turnovers: E 13, SP 15. Total fouls: E 16, SP 16. Fouled out: Masters.