The Hall Lady Devils capped the 2013 Tri-County Conference Basketball Tournament with a 45-44 win over Midland in Thursday’s consolation championship game.
With Midland up 44-43, Hall’s Becca Herrmann got a steal off a trap on an inbounds play and passed the ball to Beka Dagraedt cutting to the basket. Dagraedt made the layup and was fouled to put Hall up 45-44.
Dagraedt missed the free throw and Midland called timeout with 16 seconds left to set up for a last shot. That shot missed and Hall’s Jacquie Wallaert got the rebound and dribbled down court until time expired.
The teams played to a 19-19 halftime tie with Midland pulling ahead 31-29 at the end of three quarters. The Lady Devils pushed over the top with a 16-13 fourth-quarter edge.
The Herrmann girls, sisters Becca (12) and Ellen (11) combined for 23 points to lead Hall in scoring. Bekka Dagraedt added nine, Jacquie Wallaert six and Kaylee Golden three.
Peoria Christian 32, Marquette 28: Christian was a heavy favorite, but the Lady Cru proved to be no pushover on their home court in the championship game. Christian led 26-17 at the end of three quarters before Marquette made things interesting with a 11-6 fourth-quarter surge.
Allison Taylor led Marquette with 10 points. Taylor Myroth had 15 for Christian.
Putnam County 50, R-B/LW 40: The Lady Panthers built a 23-15 halftime lead on the way to claiming third place. Daniela Pavlovich led PC (19-4) with 17 points.
All-Tournament Team: Hall’s Becca Herrmann, Putnam County’s Pavlovich and Carly Gonet and Henry’s Emma Cluskey were named All-Tournament. Also selected were Sydney Foster of Midland, Marissa Gama and Alice Salt of Marquette and Jordon Myroth, Taylor Myroth of Peoria Christian.
Madelyn Thompson of Marquette made 19 of 25 attempts to claim the TCC Free Throw contest with Nina Escalent-Allen of Peoria Christian taking second.
IVC 53, Princeton 47: Another good battle between the NCIC foes saw the Lady Grey Ghosts prevail by six at Chillicothe Thursday. McCaela May led PHS in scoring with 12 points, Zoe Mead added 10 and Emmalee Sears had 10.
Correction: Lexi Marselle and Zoe Mead tied for scoring honors with 11 points in Princeton’s 53-34 win over Bureau Valley on Senior Night, Monday.