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Girls Basketball Hands Minerva Its 1st Loss, McCully Wins 100th Game

Coach Garee McCully 100th Win Louisville Lady Leopards Basketball 2015

Louisville 49, Minerva 34

The Louisville Lady Leopards Girls Varsity Basketball team erased a halftime deficit to storm past the Beatty's Pink Winter Hat 2015previously unbeaten Minerva Lions 49-34. With the victory, Louisville is now 7-1 overall and remains an unbeaten 5-0 in NBC play.

Emily Hollifield scored 13 of her game-high 23 points in the third quarter to lead the Lady Leopards. Sarah Lairson also poured in 12 and Abby Beaver scored 6 for Louisville.

The Lions took the early advantage in jumping out to leads of 9-6 and 19-18 after the first two quarters of play. However, the Leopards came out of the locker room on a mission in scoring the first 12 points of the half to pull ahead 30-19. The tenacious defense of Grace Jackson, Lairson, and others helped generate several turnovers. Sabryna Benzel also drew multiple charges to stop potential Minerva scoring opportunities.

The Lions were unable to stop the bleeding until the 2:40 mark of the third quarter. Minerva would get Order Leopard Nation Highlight Videowithin 33-27, but no closer as the Leopards tacked on five more points to take a commanding double digit lead into the final period. Louisville would continue to pour it on and led by as many as 17 points before the final buzzer sounded to finalize their 49-34 victory.

The Lions (6-1, 4-1) were led by Josie Chaddock who scored a team-high 10 points. Logan Pottdorf also scored 7 and both Bri Gassman and Madison Pearson added 6 each for Minerva.

With the victory, the Leopards have now defeated the Lions in 8 of their past 9 meetings. Louisville now leads the all-time series 40-19 overall with a 22-7 mark at home. The win also marked the 100th victory for Head Coach Garee McCully who now holds an overall record of 100-63 (.587) and a 74-29 (.718) mark against the NBC. He trails only John Gresko (202-155) and his predecessor Jeff Couto (127-74) for most coaching victories in program history:

CoachWLWinning %Years
John Gresko202155.56616
Jeff Couto12774.6329
Garee McCully10063.6068
Greg Parrish4424.6473
Ken Smith3742.4685
John Ault418.1821
TOTAL514376.57842

UP NEXT: The Lady Leopards will next travel to Canton South to take on the Wildcats on Wednesday, December 23. JV will begin at 6:00 PM and Varsity will follow around 7:30 PM.

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VARSITY STATISTICS

LEOPARDS 49, LIONS 34

LIONS: Chaddock 3 4-6 10, Pottorf 3 1-1 7, Gassman 2 2-4 6, Pearson 3 0-0 6, Burchett 1 0-0 3, Frigyes 1 0-0 2. TOTAL 3 7-11 34.

3-Pointers (1): Burchett

Team FT: 7-11 64%

LEOPARDS: Hollifield 9 3-4 23, Lairson 6 0-0 12, Beaver 2 2-3 6, G. Jackson 1 1-3 3, Walter 1 0-0 3, Oberster 1 0-0 2. TOTAL 20 6-12 49.

3-Pointers (3): Hollifield (2), Walter

Team FT: 6-12 50%

Team 1-2-3-4–TOTAL

Minerva 9-10-8-7–34

Louisville 6-12-20-11–49

Fouls: 12-12

Turnovers: 17-12 Minerva

Records: Louisville 7-1, 5-0; Minerva 6-1, 4-1

JV: Louisville 46, Minerva 31

The Leopards JV Team remained perfect in the NBC with a 46-31 victory over the visiting Lions. With Order Leopard Nation Highlight Videothe win, Louisville is now 7-1 overall and 5-0 against conference foes.

Alexis Beaver and Emily Shea each scored a game-high 9 points to lead the Leopards. Hannah Lautzenheiser also scored 8 and Jenna Agnone dropped in 7 for Louisville.

Minerva was led by Shelby Wheeler who scored a team-high 8 points. Reiley Cowart and Nelle Yankovich also each added 7 a piece.

JV STATISTICS

LEOPARDS 46, LIONS 31

LIONS: Wheeler 3 2-2 8, Cowart 3 0-0 7, Yankovich 1 5-10 7, Wayts 1 2-3 4, Hartong 1 0-0 3, N. Yankovich 1 0-2 2. TOTAL 10 9-17 31.

3-Pointers (2): Cowart, Hartong

Team FT: 9-17 53%

LEOPARDS: Beaver 3 3-4 9, Shea 4 1-2 9, Lautzenheiser 2 4-9 8, Agnone 2 3-3 7, Israel 2 1-2 5, Daniel 1 1-2 3, Hahn 1 1-3 3, Galentine 0 2-2 2. TOTAL 15 16-27 46.

3-Pointers: None

Team FT: 16-27 59%

Team 1-2-3-4–TOTAL

Minerva 13-6-6-6–31

Louisville 18-13-7-8–46

Fouls: 19-16 Minerva

Turnovers: 20-10 Minerva

Records: Louisville 7-1, 5-0

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