Barr-Reeve Lady Vikings open with win over Orleans 55-35
By Louie Kavanaugh Jr.
The Barr-Reeve Lady Vikings opened their 2009-10 basketball season with a 20 point win over an always tough Orleans team 55-35. The Vikings jumped out to a 10-2 lead after the end of one quarter thanks to baskets by Hilliary Fox and Morganne Doyle. The Vikings had built a 17-3 lead when Fox picked up her 2nd foul in the second quarter with about 5 minutes remaining and went to the bench. Orleans cut the lead to 17-9 but the Vikings were able to hold on to the lead at halftime 29-17. During the first half both teams took care of the ball as each team made just four errors but the last half was a different story. Fox paced the Vikings with 12 points the first half.
The Viking continued to hold double digit leads throughout the third period as they led 43-29 at the end of the quarter. Barr-Reeve’s biggest lead of the night came in the fourth period as their outside shooting picked up and their defense forced Orleans into several turnovers which the Vikings converted into points at the other end.
The Vikings had scoring from several people with Hilliary Fox leading the way with 18 points followed by Terrell Miller with 11 and Tya Harmon with 9.
Coach Mark Holt was pleased with the win in their opening game and said, “I thought our defense and rebounding was good, we only had 4 turnovers the first half but the second half, well we just had too many. For our first game I thought we did well, I was pleased with several of our players and how they really looked for their shot. On the defensive end, we really worked at it tonight. We just have to keep working to improve. Liz Horton did not play tonight and may not play for 4-5 games into the season because of surgery to her shoulder. Tonight it looked that other players were stepping up to help out in her absence.”
The Vikings now travel to Tecumseh. Barr-Reeve’s record now stands at 1-0 while Orleans drops to 2-2.
In the junior varsity contest, the Vikings lost 31-22. The Vikings trailed 7-0 after one quarter but came back and took a 10-7 lead only to fall behind 12-10 at halftime. The Vikings trailed 20-13 after three quarters and lost 31-22. Bridgette Graber led the Vikings with 9 followed by Cori Cummings and Kayti Taylor with 6 each.
Barr-Reeve Lady Vikings wins big over Tecumseh 67-31
By Student Reporter Ethan Doyle
The Barr-Reeve girls’ basketball team traveled to Tecumseh on Tuesday evening and picked up a solid victory. The Vikings got contributions in just about every way possible from each player in the rotation in the 67-31 route.
Three players reached double digits in the scoring margin, as senior forward Hilliary Fox and sophomore guard Tya Harmon paced Barr-Reeve with 14 points apiece. Terrell Miller, a starting combo guard, chipped in 13 points as well.
Tecumseh never seemed to put up a fight. Terrell Miller hit two early three pointers to go along with a few other buckets to push the score up to 12-2 in the early going. Barr-Reeve led 17-10 after the first quarter, and the Braves only mustered up 1 point in the second frame. That pushed the halftime score to 30-11 and it never got any closer than that.
Fox recorded her first double-double of the year with her 14 boards to go along with her 14 points. She also swatted away 4 shots and stole the ball on 3 separate occasions, as well as assisting on 5 other field goals. Morganne Doyle just missed a double-double with 8 points and 11 rebounds. Lindsey Graber stuffed the stat sheet with 9 points, 4 rebounds, 9 steals, and 5 assists. Senior guard Audrey Blair also contributed with 7 points and 4 assists. Barr-Reeve as a team shot 44 percent from the field.
The junior varsity won their game to even their record at 1-1 on the season as Cori Cummings led the Vikings with 12 points. The Vikings next square off at Shakamak on Monday.
Barr-Reeve Lady Vikings wins at Shakamak 56-35
By Student Reporter Ethan Doyle
The Barr-Reeve Lady Vikings traveled to Shakamak on Tuesday night and successfully avoided adversity as the Vikings won 56-35 to improve their record to 3-0 on the season. Coach Mark Holt mainly focused on a six-player rotation, as forward Liz Horton has yet to play and guard Tya Harmon did not make the trip because of illness. Barr-Reeve exploited a laid-back zone defense that the Lakers played by knocking down shots, rebounding offensively, and using a high-low passing technique that led to easy baskets.
Senior forward Hilliary Fox made the zone ineffective as she torched Shakamak for a season high 25 points. She also contributed 15 rebounds along with 4 assists. Barr-Reeve used quick ball reversals and good decisions on the perimeter to beat the zone. The team totaled 19 assists on the game. Moving the ball quickly and efficiently was the key to a big victory.
Terrell Miller had a solid effort with 15 points and 6 assists. Senior center Morganne Doyle chipped in 5 points and 5 boards. Audrey Blair hit a three and a two-point field goal for 5 points, while Lindsey Graber had 4 points and 4 steals.
In the junior varsity contest the little Vikings lost 22-17 to drop their record to 1-2 on the season as Cori Cummings led the Vikings with 9 points. The next game will be at Bloomfield on December 8.
Barr-Reeve Lady Vikings win over Loogootee 51-38 to go 4-0
By Louie Kavanaugh, Jr.
The Barr-Reeve Lady Vikings upped their record to 4-0 with a hard fought 51-38 win over the Lady Lions of Loogootee. The game was actually closer than the final score would indicate. The Vikings jumped out to a 4-0 lead on baskets by Hilliary Fox and led 7-2 before Loogootee cut the lead to 11-10 at the end of the first quarter. The Vikings built a 20-12 lead and as each team scored a bucket for a halftime score of 22-14. Each team did a pretty good job of taking care of the basketball as the Vikings and Lions ended the first half with just 5 turnovers each.
The third period started with Morganne Doyle scoring a basket underneath and extending the Vikings lead to 24-14 but the Lions went to work and outscored the Vikings13-4 and cut the Vikings lead to 28-27. The Vikings regrouped and were able to extend that lead back to 36-29 at the end of the third quarter. The Vikings were able to keep the Lions at bay in the fourth and extend the lead to 50-33 for the biggest lead of the night and to hold on to win 51-38. The Vikings improved to 4-0 while Loogootee drops to 4-2 on the season.
There was no junior varsity contest as Loogootee does not have enough players for a junior varsity team. The next game for Barr-Reeve will be at Bloomfield on Tuesday, December 8.
Barr-Reeve Lady Vikings wins at Bloomfield 62-34 to go 5-0
By Student Reporter Ethan Doyle
The Barr-Reeve Lady Vikings traveled to Bloomfield on Tuesday, December 8th, and came away with a huge victory. Barr-Reeve used a balanced scoring effort to score 62 points in the win. Seniors Terrell Miller and Liz Horton led the attack, as Miller poured in 15 points and also managed a season-high 6 assists, while Horton had 12 points.
Bloomfield’s lack of size proved to wreck havoc for first-year coach Chris Hitchcock. Hilliary Fox had her fourth straight double-double on the year with 11 points and 12 rebounds. Another senior, Morganne Doyle, had another valiant effort, as she had 10 points and 8 rebounds.
Also scoring for Barr-Reeve was Audrey Blair with 5, Lindsey Graber with 4, Kayti Taylor with 3, and Kylee O’Connor with 2. With the 62-34 win, Barr-Reeve moved to 5-0, while the Cardinals dropped to 3-4. Barr-Reeve claimed the JV game, 30-27. Kayti Taylor led the Vikings with 16 points.
Lady Vikings win Buggy Bowl over North Daviess 63-23
By Louie Kavanaugh Jr.
The 6th ranked Barr-Reeve Viking traveled to North Daviess for the Annual Buggy Bowl game with North Daviess and the Vikings won a lopsided game 63-23. With the win the Lady Vikings will keep possition of the Buggy Bowl Trophy. If ND had any hopes of an upset that was quickly dashed in the opening minutes of the ballgame as the Vikings use their inside game and a tough defense to take a commanding lead and held the Lady Cougars scoreless as the Vikings raced to a 27-0 lead after one quarter of play. Hilliary Fox Score the first two buckets on baskets down low and continue to give her scoring as Fox scored 12 in the first quarter. Several Barr-Reeve player contributed to the scoring in the quarter as the Vikings were just too much to handle on this night. During that first quarter the Cougars turn the ball over 14 times to the Vikings just twice. The Cougars shows some spark in the second period as Jenny Dove scored the first 8 points for the Cougars to cut into the lead 27-8. The Vikings then outscored the Lady Cougars 11-0 to lead 38-8. The Vikings ended the second quarter leading 40-12 in favor of the Vikings.
The scoring slowed in the third period as BR scored 8 points to 7 for North Daviess as the quarter ended with the Vikings leading 48-19. The Vikings outscored the Cougars 15-4 in the fourth quarter to win 63-23. Hilliary Fox and Liz Horton each scored 16 points on the night. Other scoring was Terrell Miller with 8, Morganne Doyle and Lindsey Graber with 6 each, Tya Harmon with 5, Kylee O’Oconnor 4 and Bridgette Graber with 2. The Vikings committed just 7 turnovers and shot 57 percent from the field while shooting just 10-20 from the free throw line. The Vikings were actually out rebounded by North Daviess 24-14. The Vikings are now getting all their personnel back as Liz Horton who did not play the first three game because of shoulder surgery and Tya Harmon who missed several games because of flu related illness. The Vikings improved their record to 6-0 while North Daviess drops to 2-5 on the season. In the JV Contest the Vikings came from behind to win 26-21. The Vikings were down 4-0 after one quarter and still trailed in the second period 10-0 before cutting the lead at halftime 10-7. The Vikings rallied to take the lead in the third period and held on to win 26-21.
Barr-Reeve Lady Vikings win over Wood Memorial 49-35
By Louie Kavanaugh Jr.
The Barr-Reeve Lady Vikings traveled to Wood Memorial on Saturday evening and came away with a 49-35 win that improved their record to 7-0 on the season and 2-0 in Blue Chip Conference play.
The Vikings led at halftime 30-16 and the Trojans could not cut into the margin the last half as the Vikings won their seventh straight win of the season. Hilliary Fox led the Vikings with 18 points and 12 rebounds.
The JV did not have as good a luck as they fell in triple overtime 43-40 to drop their record to 3-3 on the season and 0-1 in Conference play. The Vikings will hosts Shoals on Thursday night in a Blue Chip Conference game.
Barr-Reeve Lady Vikings win over Shoals 70-47
By Louie Kavanaugh Jr.
The 3rd ranked Barr-Reeve Vikings hosted the Shoals Jug Rox and picked up their 8th win of the season and improved their conference record to 3-0. The Vikings were led by Liz Horton with 22 points as she led a balanced attack. Three other players were in double figures; Hilliary Fox, Terrell Miller, and Audrey Blair all scored ten points each, Morgan Doyle added 8 points, Lindsey Graber added 6, and Tya Harmon and Kayti Taylor each had two. Hilliary Fox also pulled down 9 rebounds while Morgannne Doyle and Liz Horton pulled down 5 each and Tya Harmon had 4. Liz Horton went over the 1000 points total in her career as she sank a 3-point basket late in the second period to give Barr-Reeve a lead of 26-19.
Shoals was tied early with the Vikings at 8 and 11 before Liz Horton scored two of her 3-pointers to put the Lady Vikings on top with the score to stay 16-11 at the end of the first quarter.
The Vikings used good ball movement and their inside and outside game to extend their lead at halftime to 34-23. The Vikings were able to extend the lead after three quarters to 50-31 and use the free throw line in the fourth period to increase their margin of victory to 70-47.
After the game Coach Mark Holt was mostly pleased with the victory but sees plenty to work on. He said, “We once again had good balanced scoring even with Liz (Horton) getting 22 and her 1000th point of her career. If we can continue to do that we will be OK. I was disappointed on the boards and thought we should have done better against a smaller team but to Shoals credit, they battled us and we will have to work on that. Over all, I am pleased with the win, Shoals is good team.” The Vikings shot well from the field as they hit 54% compared to 39 % for Shoals. BR was 19-28 from the free line while Shoals was 9-14 and the Lady Vikings committed just 7 errors to Shoal’s 16. The Vikings were 5-17 from three point range compared to 4-7 for Shoals. The Vikings out rebounded the Jug Rox 27-23.
Barr-Reeve improves to 8-0 on the season and Shoals falls to 3-6 and 0-3 in conference play.
In the junior varsity contest the Vikings won 43-11 as Kayti Taylor scored 20 and Cori Cummings added 16 as the junior varsity Vikings improved to 4-3 on the season and 1-1 in conference play.
Barr-Reeve Lady Vikings defeat South Central 60-35
By Louie Kavanaugh Jr.
The Barr-Reeve Vikings made a long road trip on Saturday and what was expected to be a close game turned out to be a 25 point win for the Vikings. It did not start out that way as the Vikings found themselves down after one quarter10-8, but were able to outscore South Central 19-6 during the second quarter to take a 27-16 lead at halftime. Barr-Reeve’s Hilliary Fox and Liz Horton had two fouls each at halftime, but so did Shelby Miller of South Central, a Division 1 prospect for the Rebels. Miller of South Central was held to just 8 points in the game.
According to Coach Mark Holt, “We knew coming in that South Central’s Shelby Miller was their top scorer and we would have to hold her down. Hilliary Fox did do a good job but after she picked up her second foul we put Tya Harmon on Miller and they both did a great job of holding Miller to just 8 points which is well below her average.”
The Vikings continued to increase their lead in the third period as they outscored South Central 22-6 in the quarter to lead 49-22 at the end of three. In the fourth quarter the Vikings were outscored 13-11 for a final score of 60-35 in favor of Barr-Reeve.
The Vikings were led in scoring by Liz Horton with 19 on 3-6 from 3-point range and 6-6 from the line. Two other Barr-Reeve players were in double figures; Hilliary Fox with 15 and Tya Harmon, who came off the bench, with 12 points. Fox was also 3 of 3 from 3-point range. Others scoring were Terrell Miller with 8, Morgananne Doyle and Lindsey Graber with 3 each. Fox pulled down 6 rebounds, Horton 5, and Doyle 4 for the Vikings. The Vikings out rebounded South Central by one, 23-22 and Barr-Reeve hit 50% from the field to the Rebels 35%. The Vikings forced the Rebels to turn the ball over 27 times to the Vikings 16.
Coach Holt was pleased with the win and said, “Once the pace settled down and we got our defense going, we did a good job. We were down 10-8 after one quarter but once we made some adjustments, we did okay. South Central is not a bad team as they have played a lot of teams in 3A and 4A and they have some good players that are going to do well, but I just think today we did a good job on the defensive end.” The Vikings improved to 9-0 while South Central dropped to 3-5 on the season.
In the junior varsity contest the Vikings won 39-9 to improve their record to 5-3 on the season. Cori Cummings scored 15 and Bridgette Graber scored 11 to help contribute to the win.
Barr-Reeve Lady Vikings defeat WRV 92-20
By Louie Kavanaugh Jr.
The Barr-Reeve Lady Vikings scored early and often as they raced to a 14-0 lead over the White River Valley Wolverines and won a lopsided victory to improve their record to 10-0 on the season. The Vikings outscored WRV 30-1 after one quarter and led 52-10 at halftime. Hilliary Fox led the Vikings with 17 points in the first half on her way to a 26 point performance and pulled down 20 rebounds along with 5 steals for the game. The Vikings outscored WRV 19-3 in the third quarter to lead 71-13. The subs finished up the fourth period as the Vikings closed out their 10th win of the season with no losses.
After the game Coach Mark Holt said, “We accomplished what we wanted to do. We did not want to run up the score but we wanted the kids to play their best and not just put in their time. I have been on the other end of games like this and I know what it is like, but we want to use each game to improve ourselves without having to press and run up the score.” The Vikings did force WRV to have 17 turnovers for the game while Barr-Reeve only committed 4. Holt said, “Yes, we did force WRV into several turnovers and used some of those turnovers for baskets at the other end. We played relaxed tonight and I think the girls enjoyed the game. We told the girls if they had the open shots to take it but not force it.” When asked about the performance of Hilliary Fox, Holt said “She is a very talented player and now that she has started taking the three’s it just adds another dimension to her game. She was 2-2 tonight from three point range to follow up on her last game and she just continues to give 100% when she is out there.”
The Vikings were led by Fox with 26 but also placed four other players in double figures. Liz Horton followed with 16 points with two 3-pointers, Kylee O’Connor with 14, Lindsey Graber with 11, and Morganne Doyle with 10. Also scoring was Kayti Taylor who scored two 3-pointers off the bench. Others scoring were Terrell Miller with 4, Audrey Blair with 3, and Tya Harmon with 2. In all, nine players scored for the Vikings, who tallied 92 points on the night, shot 61 percent from the field, and hit 9-10 from the free throw line.
According to Coach Holt, who said, “I thought we played well at both ends tonight and we will take a look at what we got coming up after Christmas. We will have some good teams that we will play after the break and we want to be ready for them.”
There was no junior varsity contest as the junior varsity Vikings stand at 5-3 midway thru the season. Prior to the varsity game, Liz Horton was honored as she passed the 1000 point mark during the game with Shoals on December 17. Coach Mark Holt made the presentation.