Girl's Season Ends In OT Against Cotter
Six Seniors End BB Careers
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 6:46 AM
The Chatfield girls basketball team lost their sub-section semi-final
game to Winona Cotter, 61-54, ending their season with a 19-8 record.
"It was a tough and frustrating loss," said Coach Brian Baum. "We
obviously didn't play well, or what we were capable of, but at the same time
Cotter played well and did what they had to do to get the win. Turnovers
killed us! We had around 25, which is way too many this time of the year.
I thought we were in good shape going into overtime, but for some reason
couldn't do anything with it (momentum). It's tough to have the season end
before you're ready, but hopefully this loss motivates our younger players
to get in the gym and shoot this off-season. We still do not shoot the ball
as well as we need to, or will need for next season. We will miss our six
Those six seniors who ended their basketball careers at Chatfield are
Candace Gould, Kileigh Dudek, Traci McDonald, MaKenzie Miller, Karlee
Moulton and Sierra Johnson. "They were great leaders for us," said Coach
Baum, "on and off the floor, and overall, just great kids. We wish them the
In the loss MaKenzie Miller led the team with 21 points, hitting eight
of nine from the field and five of six at the free throw line. Miller
finished her h.s. career with a double-double, adding 10 rebounds to her
Also in double-figures were Kirsten Keefe, 12, and Maddie Talamantes,
10. Keefe added five rebounds, four steals and seven assists to her game
stats. Talamantes also contributed four rebounds, two assists and one steal.
Sidney Irish finished the game with five points, four rebounds and three
Chatfield trailed 52-47 with just under one minute to play in
regulation time. Kirsten Keefe hit a three-pointer (:38) and Maddy Kammer
hit a pair of free throws (:13.5) to tie the game, and eventually send it
into overtime. Cotter won the overtime 9-2, and the game, 61-54.
Brook Irish, Camille Rasmussen and Maddy Kammer, each had two points, to round out the scoring for Chatfield.
Caledonia beat Cotter in the sub-section finals and will play Pine
Island for the Section 1AA championship. Spring Grove and Bethlehem Academy are playing for the single A championship.
Here's the Scoring and notes for RP regular season game, which we didn't
get in earlier....Kirsten Keefe 4, Sidney Irish 6, Camille Rasmussen 2, Maddie
Talamantes 2, Maddy Kammer 2, Morgan Henry 3, Traci McDonald 2, Brook Irish 3, MaKenzie Miller 24. Miller hit 10/16 from the field and 4/5 from the
free throw line. Kirsten Keefe had seven assists and Talamantes and Miller
each had eight rebounds.