GIRLS HOOPS: Cross-county win: Eisenhower roughs up Sheffield

In a battle of two Warren County teams, Eisenhower defeated Sheffield on Wednesday night, 55-35, at Sheffield High School.

The Wolverines kept the game close until late in the first half, when the Knights began to run away with things.

“I thought we shot well,” said Eisenhower coach Mike Logue. “We’ve been kind of struggling with our shooting lately.”

Eisenhower grabbed a six point lead after the opening quarter, and their lead stayed there until the final minutes of the half, when they used a late run to take a double-digit lead into halftime.

The Knights started the second half much like they ended the first, scoring the first 12 points of the third quarter. The Wolverines would finish the game strong, outscoring the Knights 14-9 in the final quarter.

“We did the same thing we normally do,” Sheffield coach Jaimie Ely said. “We took a quarter off. We’ve worked on these things. We know it’s there, and sooner or later it’s going to show up.”

Free throws also hurt the Wolverines, as they shot just 2-for-16 from the charity stripe. Ike finished 13-for-18.

Holly Chapman was the leading scorer for the Knights with 14 points. Danielle Bradish finished with seven points and four assists. Mallory Trumbull added nine points and six rebounds, and also played strong defense throughout the game.

“Trumbull was guarding (Jen) Isenberg all night,” Logue said. “I thought she did a really nice job of holding her down.”

Isenberg finished with six points for the Wolverines. Tierra Hansen led the team with 20.

Eisenhower (4-7) will host Maplewood on Saturday. The Wolverines (2-10) host Dubois Central Catholic on Friday.

EISENHOWER(55): Hagberg 1 0-0 2, Zortman 0 0-0 0, Chapman 7 0-0 14, Parmenter 0 0-0 0, Williams 2 2-4 6, Trumbull 3 2-3 9, Birt 1 5-6 7, Lundmark 0 0-0 0, Bradish 3 0-0 7, Straight 0 0-1 0, Schutt 0 0-0 0, McJunkin 0 0-0 0, Wagner 2 0-0 4, Baran 1 4-4 6. Totals 20 13-18 55

SHEFFIELD (35): Kifer 0 0-0 0, Cromwell 2 0-0 5, Maines 0 0-0 0, Moore 0 0-2 0, E. Isenberg 0 0-0 0, Lyon 0 0-0 0, Fitzgerald 2 0-0 4, J. Isenberg 2 2-8 6, Hansen 10 0-6 20, Knowles 0 0-0 0. Totals 16 2-16 35

Eisenhower 16 13 17 9 – 55

Sheffield 10 6 5 14 – 35

3-pointers: E – Trumbull, Bradish; S – Cromwell.

Junior varsity game

EISENHOWER (48): Hagberg 0 0-2 0, Zortman 4 2-3 10, Parmenter 5 3-4 13, Birt 4 0-1 8, Lundmark 4 1-2 9, Straight 1 0-0 2, Schutt 0 0-0 0, McJunkin 3 0-0 6. Totals 21 6-12 48

SHEFFIELD (11): Kifer 1 0-1 3, Cromwell 1 0-0 2, Maines 0 0-0 0, Moore 1 0-0 3, Isenberg 0 1-2 1, Lyon 0 0-0 0, Fitzgerald 0 2-5 2, Knowles 0 0-2 0. Totals 3 3-10 11

Eisenhower 11 22 9 6 – 48

Sheffield 2 0 1 8 – 11

3-pointers: E – None; S – Kifer, Moore.