Lebanon Reporter

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November 20, 2013

Stars hammer Mustangs 78-37

An extra week of practice did a lot of good for the Western Boone girls basketball team. After struggling through a victory last Tuesday against Lafayette Jeff, the Stars looked much better in a 78-37 rout of Fountain Central Tuesday night. "I think we need to send Westfield's football team a Christmas card," Western Boone head coach Rich Schelsky said, alluding to the fact the Stars game against the Shamrocks Friday was postponed because of the football team's success. "I think that was a big blessing in disguise. With our kids having their volleyball success, they were short on practice going into the scrimmage and early in the season. You feel like you have to put everything in so you aren't working on fundamental stuff and getting in shape. We are in much better shape now, and we have a better understanding of the style of basketball we want to play. That definitely showed tonight. The tempo was where we wanted it and our physical presence on defense was much better." Western Boone forced 38 turnovers in the game and held Fountain Central to a 15 of 35 (42.9 percent) shooting. Through the first three quarters, the shooting percentage was 26.1 percent. "We went back to a little more old coach Schelsky basketball in terms of physical, pressuring man-to-man defense," Schelsky said. "I was really proud of the way the kids played. We had a few hiccups, we have some technical things we need to get better at, but overall it was good. We haven't played much man the last 365 days, and for that to be the performance we put forth — I'm really proud of their effort." The Stars jumped out to an 18-1 lead in the first quarter and didn't allow a field goal until 16 seconds remained in the opening stanza. The lead was no fewer than 12 the rest of the game, as the Stars led by 24 at the half and 39 after 3. Emily Harrison led the Stars with 24 points and 12 rebounds. For more of this story, read Wednesday's Lebanon Reporter.

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