February 9th, 2011

Miller Leads Jags To 79-53 Win Over Scott Co.

Chris McCoy

CSN Staff Writer

Miller Leads Jags To 79-53 Win Over Scott Co.
photo by Chris McCoy

Mercy uses 19-3 run to finish off Lady Cardinal in home victory

At Mercy Academy, knee pads are a part of the uniform.

And it doesn't take long for fans, or opponents, to find out why.

The Jaguars use their aggressive trapping and pressing to create a multitude of loose balls. The knee pads simply make the diving on these turnovers only painful for their opponents and the Scott County Lady Cardinals felt that pain early and often in the 79-53 Mercy Victory.

Mercy took advantage of early Lady Cardinal foul trouble to take control of the game during a 22-11 second quarter to take a 38-28 halftime lead. During the period the Lady Cardinals could only muster a single FG.

The third quarter was more of the same as Mercy used their pressure and the superb play of senior Juliann Miller to put the game away with a 19-3 third quarter run.

Miller paced the Jaguars with 23 points and her senior leadership.

"Juliann led by great example," Coach Mark Evans said. "She did it on both ends of the court. (She is) just a superb senior."

Three other Jaguars also found double figures in scoring, as sophomore Whitney Hartlage contributed 13 points. Lauren Faris and Courtney Roush chipped in 11 points a piece and Emily Goetz led Mercy in rebounding with seven boards.

Mercy Academy (19-5) plays at Elizabethtown on Feb. 11.

Scott County (13-8) was led by Alex McKenzie’s 13 points. The Lady Cardinal returns to action Feb. 11 against Perry County Central.


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