The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

December 28, 2012

Prophets win twice at own tournament

By Kurt Ritzman
Assistant Sports Editor

PROPHETSTOWN, Ill. — Things started well for West Carroll on Thursday morning in the opening game of the Lady Prophets basketball tournament.

The Thunder won the opening tip and Ieshia Larson drilled a baseline jumper 12 seconds in to put West Carroll ahead of host Prophetstown.

Prophetstown (16-1) took over from there.

Cassie Reiley knocked down a jumper 13 seconds later to tie the score and start a 30-0 Prophets' run over the next 12:50. Prophetstown cruised to a 68-20 victory.

"Coach said it was important to come out strong," Reiley said. "We wanted to kind of give them no hope of coming back on us. We have a really big game tonight against Proviso East."

Prophetstown was victorious in that game, as well, winning 61-30.

The Prophets forced 18 turnovers during their long run, including nine consecutive West Carroll possessions.

During that stretch, Reiley scored all 11 of her points and the Prophets made six transition layups.

With a large lead and his team having to play two games in one day, Prophetstown coach Don Robinson went deep into his bench. Reiley and two other starters sat the entire second half.

"Mr. Robinson said we were letting everyone in to get some experience," Reiley said. "It was important for all of us to get some rest. It was good for us to get back out there and play well at the beginning to get back into the swing of things. We haven't played since we won the tournament at Polo against Byron, so it's been a while.

"We've been practicing, but you can't really duplicate the game-like experience."

Prophetstown's reserves took advantage of their playing time.

Mikayla Bolton scored a game-high 12 points and grabbed seven rebounds, all in the second half. Cayla Crane scored six points, all in the fourth quarter.

Kaylee Vos scored eight points, six in the second half, to lead West Carroll.

It was Reiley's first game at home since going over 1,000 points for her career at the Polo Tournament.

"It was awesome," Reiley said. "All my friends that I've played AAU with have been getting their 1,000 points, so I was like, 'Well, I have to be getting pretty close.' Coach gives us our point totals at the end of each season. I looked at that from last year. My grandpa comes to every game, and he keeps a book of everyone's stats, so I called him and asked how many I had this year. ... It was pretty neat because that's a big milestone to reach. It's exciting."

In their second game of the day, the Prophets jumped to a 17-1 lead after the first quarter and cruised to the victory. Corrie Reiley led the way with 14 points, 12 in the first half. Cassie Reiley scored all 12 of her points in the first half, and Riley Walters scored 11 of her 13 points in the first half as Prophetstown led 40-13 at intermission.

West Carroll lost to Orion 59-38 in its second game of the day. Orion’s Cassidy Clark scored 33 points, 12 in the fourth quarter, to lead the Chargers

Larson scored 18 to lead the Thunder, eight in the second quarter.

In other pool-play games:

n Orion beat Proviso East 49-21 behind 23 points from Clark. Clark scored 14 of those points in the second half.

n Riverdale beat Kirkland Hiawatha 57-17. Elle May scored 17 points for the Rams and Hannah Nimrick scored 16.

n Riverdale also topped Hinckley-Big Rock 53-38. Nimrick led the way with 19 points, 13 in the second half.

n Hinckley-Big Rock beat Spring Valley Hall 35-30 after the teams each scored only three points in the final quarter.

n Hall also fell to Hiawatha 40-32. Hiawatha scored 16 fourth-quarter points to pull away.



PROPHETSTOWN 68, WEST CARROLL 20

WEST CARROLL — Abby Maike 0-4 0-0 0, Tre Baisden 0-4 0-0 0, Liz Conroy 0-1 0-0 0, Kaylee Vos 4-8 0-3 8, Ieshia Larson 2-6 0-0 4, Allysha Hrovat 1-4 0-0 2, Demi Hess 2-4 0-0 4, Sydney Castro 1-6 0-0 2, Aryelle Rabuck 0-1 0-0 0, Cassidy Rice 0-0 0-0 0, Dena Haridge 0-1 0-0 0, Silje Bjorkli 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 10-39 0-3 20.

PROPHETSTOWN (16-1) — Cassie Reiley 5-11 0-0 11, Kaeli Kovarik 1-3 0-0 3, Corrie Reiley 0-0 0-0 0, Heather Strike 0-1 0-0 0, Molly Corbin 4-9 0-0 11, Cayla Crane 3-5 0-0 6, Kassi Henrekin 1-2 0-0 3, Karli Stafford 0-0 0-0 0, Shelby Adams 0-2 0-0 0, Cydney Westen 3-8 1-1 7, Brooke Remley 2-6 0-0 6, Riley Walters 3-5 0-0 6, Addi Morse 0-2 0-0 0, Mikayla Bolton 6-8 0-1 12, Clare Kramer 1-4 0-0 3. Totals 29-66 1-2 68.

West Carroll    2    4    8    6    —    20

Prophetstown    22    14    19    13    —    68

3-point goals — West Carroll 0-1 (Maike 0-1); Prophetstown 9-26 (Corbin 3-5, Remley 2-5, Kovarik 1-1, Henrekin 1-2, Kramer 1-2, Ca. Reiley 1-7, Adams 0-1, Westen 0-3). Total fouls — West Carroll 8; Prophetstown 6. Fouled out — none. Rebounds — West Carroll 31 (Larson 7, Baisden 5); Prophetstown 39 (Bolton 7, Walters 5, Westen 5). Turnovers — West Carroll 27; Prophetstown 9.

PROPHETSTOWN 61, PROVISO EAST 30

PROPHETSTOWN — Cassie Reiley 4 2-2 12, Kaeli Kovarik 0 4-4 4, Corrie Reiley 3 7-13 14, Molly Corbin 0 0-2 0, Karli Stafford 1 0-0 2, Cydney Westen 0 2-2 2, Brooke Remley 2 0-0 5, Clare Kramer 2 5-7 9, Riley Walters 4 5-5 13, Heather Strike 0 0-0 0, Mikayla Bolton 0 0-0 0. Totals 16 25-35 61.

PROVISO EAST — Diamond Courts 2 0-2 5, Keilani Howell 1 0-0 3, Azaria Marshall 0 0-0 0, Diamond Copeland 0 1-2 1, Monique Brown 0 0-0 0, Janae McBride 0 0-0 0, Ariel Wilson 1 2-2 4, Tia Barlow 3 1-1 7, Tiona Clark 1 0-0 3, Shawntrae Douglas 2 1-1 5, Arishna Marshall 0 0-0 0, Yasmin Gardley 0 0-0 0, Jasmine Levy 1 0-2 2. Totals 11 5-10 30.

Prophetstown    17    25    12    7    —    61

Proviso East    1    12    9    8    —    30

3-point goals — Prophetstown 4 (Ca. Reiley 2, Co. Reiley, Remley)’ Proviso East 3 (Courts, Howell, Clark). Total fouls — Prophetstown 11; Proviso East 26. Fouled out — none.

ORION 59, WEST CARROLL 38

ORION — Angie Minas 0 1-2 1, Katie Garrity 3 0-0 6, Abby DeBaillie 1 3-5 6, Baillie McCunn 6 0-0 14, Katie Conway 0 0-0 0, Abby Taets 0 0-0 0, Cassidy Clark 14 3-4 33. Totals 24 7-12 59.

WEST CARROLL — Allysha Hrovat 1 0-0 2, Abby Maike 3 0-6 6, Tre Baisden 0 0-0 0, Liz Conroy 2 0-0 4, Kaylee Vos 1 4-4 6, Demi Hess 0 0-0 0, Aryelle Rabuck 0 0-0 0, Cassidy Rice 0 0-0 0, Sydney Castro 0 2-2 2, Ieshia Larson 9 0-0 18. Totals 16 6-12 38.

Orion    9    18    15    17    —    59

West Carroll    8    12    12    6    —    38

3-point goals — Orion 4 (Clark 2, McCunn 2). Total fouls — Orion 9; West Carroll 12. Fouled out — none.