|Girls Enjoy Senior Day Victory over Shawnee|
|Written by Gary Gregory|
|Wednesday, 06 February 2013 00:00|
The Tippecanoe girls experienced a roller coaster week that concluded Saturday afternoon with a huge win on Senior Day.
In a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde week -- a 41-point win and a 10-point loss -- the Red Devils stand at 12-9 overall.
Saturday was Senior Day against Shawnee, so let's start with the good news.
The four Red Devil seniors were honored at center court prior to tipoff. The quartet included Erica Comer, Sarah Janosik, Kayla Vath and Jessica Wise, who were all joined by their parents for the pregame ceremony.
Once the game started, it was apparent who coveted victory -- Tippecanoe.
By halftime the host Red Devils held a commanding 30-10 halftime advantage on their way to blasting the outmanned Braves 60-19.
In addition to coasting to victory, however, the best news of day was that four seniors started and each one scored in the same game for the first time this season.
Comer, a starter all season, tallied her average of 13 points. Sarah Janosik surpassed her game average with 4 points and 4 rebounds, Vath connected on a 3-pointer from the corner and added a basket that added up to a season-high 5 point, 3- rebound, 2-assist performance. Jessica Wise also had 5 points and 2 rebounds, her best game of the year.
Coach Aaron Jackson was happy that each senior played significant minutes and each scored on "their day."
He was glad that his players, namely sophomore Halee Printz, shared the ball with the seniors. Printz had 10 assists 10 rebounds and 10 points for a triple-double, her first of the season.
The Red Devils lopsided win over Shawnee gave the team a split last week.
On Thursday, the squad had a tough time against visiting Anna, who kept the Red Devils at bay for most of the game. After trailing 28-19 at halftime, Tippecanoe fell behind 39-25 after three quarters. After a 14-10 final period surge, however, the Red Devils had cut the deficit before dropping a prosaic 49-39 decision.
Halee Printz paced the team with 13 points, Comer had 10 and Chelsea Clawson had 8.
"We like to schedule tough teams like Anna, Miami East and Carroll," Jackson said. "It helps toughen us up for the sectional."
The regular season concludes this Friday as the Red Devils travel to league foe Kenton Ridge.
The Division II sectional is slated Feb. 12-16 at Tecumseh High School in New Carlisle. The Red Devils are seeded fifth in the sectional. Carroll is the top-seeded team.