Versailles girls basketball team hands Bath its 1st loss


By Jamie Wilson - For The Daily Advocate



VERSAILLES — Versailles hosted Lima Bath in a battle of undefeated girls basketball teams Tuesday evening. By the end of the night Bath had fallen to 4-1 as Versailles improved to 7-0 with a 58-28 victory.

Versailles went up 10-0 before Bath scored its first points with 5:12 left to play in the first quarter. By the end of the opening period the Tigers were up 15 points with a score of 19- 4. Camille Watren led the Tigers in the period while Heidi Craddock scored all of the Wildkittens’ points.

Bath put up more of a fight in the second quarter, but Versailles still outscored the visitors 10-7 to make it 29-11 at halftime. Kami McEldowney and Kami Ording led the Tigers with three points each in the second quarter.

Bath scored the first points out of the halftime break, but by the 4:07 mark Versailles had taken a 24-point lead. At the end of the third quarter Versailles led 47-22. Ellen Peters and Danielle Winner led the Tigers with four points each in the quarter.

Versailles continued to increase its lead in the fourth quarter and eventually won by 30, 58-28. McEldowney led Versailles with four points in the fourth quarter.

“It was nice that we were up 10-0 in the first few minutes against a team like Bath,” Versailles coach Jacki Stonebraker said. “Bath was not sure to do when we were up that much. However, we are also not trained to shoot threes like we did tonight. This was definitely a complete game we played. When the girls came off the bench they knew they all had to play at an up level to win this.

“Danielle set her role and did a great job rebounding. I felt good after the first half, especially after the game. However, the first half I was worried that they were going to come out the second half and start shooting better than they were in the first half. It’s a big statement that we kept them under 30. I am proud of how we played as I was determined we were just going to come out and play and weren’t sure how to prep for this game.”

Watren led Versailles with 13 points in the game. Also for the Tigers, McEldowney scored 10 points, Elizabeth Ording scored 7, Winner scored six, Peters scored 6, Brynna Blakeley scored 5, Kami Ording scored five, Mallory Marshal scored 4, and Clair Schmitmeyer had 2 points.

Heidi Craddock led Bath with 10 points, Haley Garland had 6, Kennedy Fogan had 3, Lindsey Singhaus had 3, Elysabette Andrews had 2, Bailey Dackin had 2, and Jaidyn Hale had 2.

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By Jamie Wilson

For The Daily Advocate