Arcanum Lady Trojans nip Eaton


By Gaylen Blosser - DarkeCountyMedia.com



Taylor Gray goes strong to the basket for Arcanum in the Lady Trojans Saturday win over the visiting Eaton Lady Eagles.

Taylor Gray goes strong to the basket for Arcanum in the Lady Trojans Saturday win over the visiting Eaton Lady Eagles.


Ellie Fout battles for an Arcanum rebound in the team’s win over Eaton.


Arcanum freshman, Emilie Fout scores for Arcanum in the Lady Trojans non-conference win over Eaton.


Hailey Unger scores one of her game high 20 points for Arcanum in the team’s win over the Eaton Lady Eagles.


Arcanum’s Madelyn Fearon brings the ball upcourt for the Lady Trojans in the team’s win over the Lady Eagles.


Meghan McCans drills a 3-pointer in the Lady Trojans win over Eaton.


Gaylen Blosser | Darke County Media

ARCANUM – The Lady Trojans struggle Saturday morning but battled just enough to defeat the visiting Eaton Lady Eagles 42-41 in a non-conference matchup.

“It’s a win,” said Arcanum coach, Abbey Moore. “It better be one that motivates us moving forward.”

The Lady Trojans struggled to find the basket in the opening quarter and faced a 0-4 deficit before Hailey Unger hit back-to-back free throws with 2:34 on the first quarter clock to trail 2-4.

“Credit to Eaton,” Moore said. “They came out on a Saturday morning ready to play. We did not come out with that same intensity and same drive.”

Trailing 4-7, Unger dialed in from beyond the arc with 0:24 showing to knot the score at 7-7 followed by 2-2 at the line to give Arcanum a 9-7 lead with 15 seconds remaining.

Eaton close out scoring with time running out to make it a 9-9 game after one period of play. Unger paced the Lady Trojans with 7 first period points including a perfect 4-4 at the charity stripe.

Period No. 2 had Arcanum take an 11-10 lead before the Lady Eagles used a 6-0 run to lead 16-11. The Lady Trojans battle back to close out the first half on a 6-3 run to trail Eaton 17-19 at the break.

The Lady Trojans took the third period 13-10 paced by Meghan McCans 5 points including a 3-pointer to take a 1-point 30-29 lead to the final period of play.

“I can recall several hustle plays that we won during that stretch and gave us easy buckets on the offensive end,” said Coach Moore. “I told Hailey (Unger) and Madelyn (Fearon) they are going to see that all year – two girls in their face.”

“They were able to score in transition during that time and that was huge,” Moore added. “The effort plays on defense allows you to score a little bit easier in transition and give you those opportunities and we were able to do that.”

Arcanum took advantage of a 7-0 run in under two minutes of play to open the fourth and grab a 37-29 lead. Eaton battle back to outscore the home team 11-3 and trail Arcanum 41-42 with the ball going out of bounds under its own basket with less than a second (0:008) remaining on the game clock and inbounding the ball. A 12 foot Lady Eagles’ baseline shot rattled off the rim giving Arcanum the 1 point win.

“We just had uncharacteristic mistakes on the offensive end and our defense kind of let us down there at the beginning, but in the end we were able to overcome that – ended up scoring more points than them,” Coach Moore concluded.

Unger led Arcanum and all scorers with a game high 20 points.

BOXSCORE:

ARCANUM 42, EATON 41

ARCANUM – H. Unger 20, M. McCans 8, Emilie Fout 6, T. Gray 4, Ellie Fout 2, M. Fearon 2 – TOTALS – 13 7-12 2

EATON – L. Shepherd 15, A. Miller 10, A. Mowen 6, K. Kidwell 4, O. Baumann 4, K. Pitsinger 2 – TOTALS 11 7-10 4 41

3-POINTERS

Arcanum 3 (H. Unger 2, M. McCans 1)

Eaton 4 (A. Mowen 2, L. Shepherd 1, A. Miller 1)

SCORE by QUARTERS:

09-08-13-12 Arcanum

09-10-10-12 Eaton

Taylor Gray goes strong to the basket for Arcanum in the Lady Trojans Saturday win over the visiting Eaton Lady Eagles.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2020/11/web1_Taylor-Gray-Eaton.jpgTaylor Gray goes strong to the basket for Arcanum in the Lady Trojans Saturday win over the visiting Eaton Lady Eagles.

Ellie Fout battles for an Arcanum rebound in the team’s win over Eaton.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2020/11/web1_Ellie-Fout-Eaton-.jpgEllie Fout battles for an Arcanum rebound in the team’s win over Eaton.

Arcanum freshman, Emilie Fout scores for Arcanum in the Lady Trojans non-conference win over Eaton.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2020/11/web1_Emilie-Fout-Eaton-.jpgArcanum freshman, Emilie Fout scores for Arcanum in the Lady Trojans non-conference win over Eaton.

Hailey Unger scores one of her game high 20 points for Arcanum in the team’s win over the Eaton Lady Eagles.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2020/11/web1_Hailey-Unger-Eaton.jpgHailey Unger scores one of her game high 20 points for Arcanum in the team’s win over the Eaton Lady Eagles.

Arcanum’s Madelyn Fearon brings the ball upcourt for the Lady Trojans in the team’s win over the Lady Eagles.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2020/11/web1_Madelyn-Fearon-Eaton.jpgArcanum’s Madelyn Fearon brings the ball upcourt for the Lady Trojans in the team’s win over the Lady Eagles.

Meghan McCans drills a 3-pointer in the Lady Trojans win over Eaton.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2020/11/web1_Meghan-McCans-Eaton.jpgMeghan McCans drills a 3-pointer in the Lady Trojans win over Eaton. Gaylen Blosser | Darke County Media

By Gaylen Blosser

DarkeCountyMedia.com

Contact Darke County Media Sports Editor Gaylen Blosser at gblosser@aimmediamidwest.com or 937-569-0122

Contact Darke County Media Sports Editor Gaylen Blosser at gblosser@aimmediamidwest.com or 937-569-0122