Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

November 7, 2012

Lady Cougars fall to Eagles in opener

Nick Gonnella
Greensburg Daily News

— The South Decatur girls varsity basketball team opened the season on the road against Brown County.

The Lady Cougars were tested from the start in a 65-42 loss to the Eagles. South trailed just 31-24 at the half, but could not make adjustments offensively. Head coach Amy Macy said South committed 33 turnovers, and 23 in the first half.

“We had first-game jitters,” said Macy. ”They were an aggressive, physical team. We have to play with that. We’ve only had two weeks to work on the offense and develop continuity.”

Macy said the biggest difference in the game was free throw shooting, with the Eagles hitting 18-of-27 and the Cougars hitting just 1-of-6.

Senior Sam Miller led South with 15 points, including one 3-pointer. Junior Ashley Johannigman scored 13 points, including a trio of three’s. She added five rebounds and four steals. Junior Julia Miller scored seven points, adding a team-high eight rebounds and seven steals. Junior Courtney Billingsley scored five points, while Sydney Callahan scored two. Sophomore Megan Niese chipped in a team-high seven assists and added three steals.

South, which does not have a junior varsity team this season, travels to Rising Sun Saturday for a 6:30 p.m. tipoff.

Contact Nick Gonnella at (812) 663-3111, x7003.