Gals improve to 19-0 as busy time of season nears end
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 3:15 AM
Last Friday night the undefeated Chatfield gals passed one test in beating a very good Dover-Eyota team, 75-61. Still to come are more "exams" (games) with Plainview-Elgin-Millville (16-1, 20-3), Caledonia (6-12, 8-15, perennial power in the TRC and section), another game with the Eagles (13-3, 19-3), Pine Island (13-10, always tough) and Rushford-Peterson (14-3, 19-3, probably No. 1 seed in 1A-East).
Kirsten Keefe drives to the basket for the Gophers in the game vs. Dover-Eyota. SAM CLEMENS/CHATFIELD NEWS
In the win over Dover-Eyota, Chatfield got double-digit scoring from Sidney Irish (10), Kirsten Keefe (12), Maddie Talamantes (17) and Maddy Larrabee (14). Free throw shooting was an important part in the win. Cashing in at the line were Sidney Irish (2/4), Keefe (2/4), Talamantes (3/4), Brook Irish (3/4), Megan LaPlante (1/2), Larrabee (5/6) and Sydney Gould (1/2). They were 17 of 26 as a team from the charity stripe.
The score was deadlocked at 32-32 at the intermission break. In the second half, Chatfield went ahead 39-37 early on in the second half and maintained a lead for the rest of the game.
Camille Rasmussen hit two baskets in the first minute of the second stanza to spark the Chatfield offense.
Scoring vs. DE (fg-fgm/fta-tp): Sidney Irish 3-2/4-10, Maddy Kammer 2-0-4, Keefe 5-2/4-12, Rasmussen 2-0-4, Talamantes 7-3/4-17, Brook Irish 1-3/4-5, LaPlante 1-1/2-3, Larrabee 4-5/6-14, Gould 2-1/2-6, team 27-17/26-74. Three's, 4: ID Irish (2), Larrabee, YD Gould.
Chatfield 64, Cotter 34
In the 64-34 win over Cotter, coach Brian Baum said, "We played great team defense and forced over 20 turnovers. Another nice team win for us." Keefe had a nice all-around game, coming up with seven points, a team leading seven rebounds, two steals and a team high six assists. Talamantes had a team-high 14 points and added three rebounds, four steals and two assists. Larrabee shot the ball well, hitting five of eight shots from the field and finishing the night with 11 points. Morgan Henry hit a three and went two-for-two at the line for five points. Sophomore Megan LaPlante came off the bench and scored eight, hitting three of six from the field and two of two at the charity line.
Scoring vs. Cotter: S Irish 3-2/2-8, Kammer 2-0-4, Keefe 3-1/4-7, B Irish 1-0-2, Mariah Pederson 0-1/2-1, LaPlante 3-2/2-8, Larrabee 5-0-11, Talamantes 6-0-14, Henry 1-2/2-5, Gould 1-0-2, team 26-8/12-64. Three's, 4: Larrabee, Talamantes (2), Henry.
Chatfield 60, Caledonia 40
Brook Irish had one of her best games in her career against Caledonia, scoring 17 points and pulling down 13 rebounds. Both were team highs. Brook hit six of 13 field goal attempts and hit five of seven at the free throw line. She also led the team with three steals. Keefe only had one bucket for two points, but had a season high 12 rebounds against the Warriors. Also in double-figure scoring were LaPlante (10) and Talamantes (10)
Scoring vs. Caledonia: S Irish 2-0-4, Kammer 2-0-4, Keefe 1-0-2, B Irish 6-5/7-17, Pederson 0-1/2-1, Rasmussen 4-0-8, LaPlante 4-0-10, Larrabee 0-1/2-1, Talamantes 5-0-10, Henry 1-0-3, team 25-7/13-60. Three's, 3: LaPlante (2), Henry.
The girls wrap up their regular season in the next eight days, finishing the regular season on Monday, Feb. 24, against Rushford-Peterson. That means they are scheduled for five games in those eight days.
Seeding for Section 1AA will be Sunday, Feb. 23.