Thursday, March 7, 2013

Game 26: Immanuel v. Owen-Withee (WIAA Sectional Semifinal)

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WIAA Sectional Semifinal (Bracket)
At Rice Lake
March 7, 2013

Eau Claire Immanuel:  46   (22-4, 12-1) 

Owen-Withee:  73  (23-3, 16-2)

NOTE:  The Lancers ran into the team that is the defending State Runner-up from last year's Division 5 State Championship game.  Owen-Withee was prepared and ready as the Lancers struggled with their 2-2-1 and 2-1-2 press.  As such, the Lancers' incredible season came to an end.

Box Score and Team Stats on WSN   (To be updated ...)

Box Score and Team Stats on MaxPreps   (To be updated ...)
Event Page and Team Stats on USA Today HS Sports   (To be updated ...)

Game play-by-play
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Shot Charts (Both Teams)     (To be updated ...)
Shot Charts (Immanuel Players)     (To be updated ...)
Shot Charts (Opponent Players)      (To be updated ...)

Game Audio (Part 1)   (Rob Sauers and Matt Schaser broadcast)   
Game Audio (Part 2)   (Rob Sauers and Matt Schaser broadcast)      

From Prep Roundup in the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram:
Owen-Withee 73,  Immanuel Lutheran 46: Emily Gokey and Stephanie Heggemeier combined for 45 points as the Blackhawks cruised to victory.
"Immanuel Lutheran really shut down Aleyna Goerlitz inside, and she scored 45 points over the last two games for us," Owen-Withee coach Al Guthman said. "That did leave our outside shooters open, and we were able to make our shots."
The Blackhawks made five three-pointers in the win — two from each Heggemeier, and one from Bailey Karaba.
‘The competition is good, so we have to bring our ‘A' game," Guthman said. "Any team we meet at this point in the season is going to be tough."
The Lancers, who were playing in their first sectional game, were led by 13 points from Abbie Hein.
Rachel Schaser and Joanna Meyer added nine points apiece for Immanuel Lutheran.
Owen-Withee takes on South Shore on Saturday.
From Prep Statistics in the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram:
Owen-Withee 73, Immanuel Lutheran 46
Owen-Withee — Emily Gokey 4, Stephany Heggemeier 20, Bailey Karaba 25, Emily Heggemeier 8, Kenadi Batchelor 2, Whitney Baehr 4, Alyssa Fritz 2, Aleyna Goerlitz 8. Totals (FGM FT-FTA TP): 25 8-14 73.
Immanuel Lutheran — Abbey Hein 13, Emily Hein 8, Rachel Schaser 9, Johanna Meyer 9, Abby Sydow 2, Johanna Ohlamnn 4, Chara Meyer 1. Totals: 15 7-12 46.
Owen-Withee 20 15 19 19 — 73
Immanuel Lutheran 7 17 5 17 — 46
3-point goals: Owen-Withee 5 (S. Heggemeier 2, Karaba, E. Heggemeier 2), Immanuel Lutheran 3 (A. Hein, E. Hein, J. Meyer). Total fouls: Owen-Withee 13, Immanuel Lutheran 16. Records: Owen-Withee 23-3; Immanuel Lutheran 22-4.
From the Marshfield News Herald:
RICE LAKE -- The Owen-Withee girls basketball team won in convincing fashion over Eau Claire Immanuel Lutheran in a WIAA Division 5 sectional semifinal at Rice Lake on Thursday night.
Bailey Karaba, a 5-foot-9 junior guard, led all scorers with 25 points and grabbed seven steals, and Stephany Heggemeir, who averaged 13.6 points per game this year, added another 20 and hit two 3’s in the Blackhawks’ win. Owen-Withee (23-3) outscored the Lancers (22-4) by a margin of 20-7 in the first quarter.
“I thought our kids really set the tempo early. Emily Heggemeier, her first time down the floor, she hit a three and we were off and running,” said Owen-Withee coach Al Guthman.
Aleyna Goerlitz scored just eight points with 13 rebounds. Emily Heggemeir also had eight points and made two 3-pointers.
The only quarter that Owen was outscored in turned out to be the second with the Lancers grabbing a narrow a 17-15 edge.
“The second quarter they got things going a little bit and we left off a little bit,” said Guthman “That third quarter we got it going again, they were crashing hard inside all night around Aleyna (Georlitz).” The Blackhawks won the third quarter with a 19-5 run sparked mostly by their defense.
“It really was truly a team effort, our defense was just awesome, like it has been all year,” said Guthman “They set the tone. Our defense resulted in a lot of points off of turnovers as well. We brought our ‘A’ game and (our whole team) played very hard. It paid off.”
The Owen-Withee girls will play South Shore at the sectional finals Saturday night in Spooner. The winner advances to state.
The top scorers for Eau Claire were Abby Hein with 13 and Rachel Schasser and Joana Meyers who had nine points each.
Owen-Withee(73): Emily Gokey 4, Stephany Heggemeir 20, Bailey Karaba 25, Emily Heggemeier 8, Kendai Batchelor 2, Whitney Baehr 4, Alyssa Frtiz 2, Aleyna Goerlitz 8.
Eau-Claire(46): Abbie Hein 13, Emily Hein 8, Rachel Schaser 9, Johanna Meyers 9, Abby Sydow 2, Joahanna Ohlmann 4, Chara Meyer 1.
3-pointers: ECIL(3): Abby Hein, Emily Hein, Joahanna Meyer; Owen-Withee(5): Stephany heggemeier 2, Bailey Karaba, Emily Heggemeier 2.

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