|The Western Boone Lady Stars came away victorious over the weekend in the Sugar Creek Classic Tournament. The Stars faced Northmont in the first round and came out strong, defeating the Chargers 64-28.“We’re really athletic, and the kids are in really good shape,” Schelsky said. “I think they [North] got tired. At the pace we play, I think that’s obviously part of the goal, just consistently put pressure on teams.”
Turnovers were once again a problem for the inexperienced Charger squad. They had 36 compared to Western Boone’s 13. They were also out-rebounded 26-18. The Stars had 15 offensive rebounds. “They killed us on the boards. If you get turnovers and don’t rebound, that’s the first two things to success,” Hampton said.
Eight of the Stars’ nine players in the game scored at least two points. Emily Harrison had a game-high 18 points and recorded nine rebounds. Taylor Vanderpool had 13 points on 4-for-6 shooting, and Rachel Ramey came off the bench to contribute 12 points and six rebounds.
“We don’t really drop off when we go to the bench,” Schelsky said. “We got a really unique team, and that shows in our scoring, the balance that we get.” (Journal Review – Matt Anderson)
The Southmont Mounties came out with the upset over host Crawfordsville to face WeBo in the Championship game Saturday night. The Stars came out strong with a 23-8 point lead at the end of the first quarter. Southmont struggled to keep up with WeBo’s pace and consistent pressure.
“I am really proud of this team,” Western Boone head coach Rich Schelsky said. “This team has really become their own team and have very quickly found their identity this season. We have 10 great kids, they all get along, they love each other, we are a family, they play together, we are very balance and we have made a complete 180 with how we guard people last year ’til this year. They have all bought into it and honestly we are playing some of the best defense now since I have been here. That is a tribute to them and the mentality that they have. I couldn’t be prouder of the effort we are giving on the defensive end.” (Interview by Will Willems – Lebanon Reporter – Sports Editor)
Western Boone clinched their 6th Sugar Creek Classic Championship with a final score of 62-32. The Stars are now 4-0 on the season and travel to Seeger Tuesday, November 26th.