Lady Rams win fourth LCMS Championship
Crystin Urban Sports Reporter
The Logan County Middle School girls championship game was held on Tuesday night. The Auburn Lady Tigers and the Olmstead Lady Rams faced each other to determine the 2014 championship winners. The Lady Rams would start the game with a lead and end the game with a win of 34-22. This would be the fourth championship win in a row for the Lady Rams.
The Lady Rams had a good start to the game and would lead the Lady Tigers trailing behind. By the end of the first quarter the Lady Rams would have a lead of 11-4. The Lady Tigers would fight back, but the Lady Rams defense would only allow them to score four points in the second quarter. The Lady Rams would then lead 19-8 at the half.
The Lady Tigers would pick up their game in the third quarter, but the Lady Rams would continue to control the game. The Lady Rams would end the third quarter with a 11 point lead of 25-14. The Lady Rams would hold on to their big lead in the fourth quarter and end the game with a 34-22 win.
Brea Croslin would lead the Lady Rams with 11 points. She was followed by Blayke Binham with seven, Ginny Edwards with five, Peyton Vanzant with four, Paige Vanzant with three. Katie Nofsinger and Carlie Alvis would finish with two points each.
Sara Bills would lead the Lady Tigers with seven points. She was followed by Karrah Cron with four. Sarah Beth Hale and Jillian McLellan finished with three each. Rosie Kerchenski and Micah Page finished with two each and Briana Roberts finished with one.
“The girls started the season slow but they really came together and learned a lot and that showed in the end. This is the smallest team I’ve coached and we had to teach them how to block out, play as a team, make good passes and work on our shooting. I think those things helped us win the game,” said Lady Ram head coach Daniel Alvis.
Alvis says the girls played Auburn once in the season and they were still learning at that point. He said he knew what the girls had become so he was not nervous when they had to play the Lady Tigers in the championship game.
“I knew they had the heart and determination to win. I knew they were going to give it all they had and if they did that then they would truly win the game,” said Alvis. “I think the girls were nervous at first but once they calmed down they played team ball like they have all season. This is one of the best teams I’ve coach and I’m excited for the future.”
This is the four LCMS championship win for Alvis and he says it means a lot.
“This is a big moment in Logan County history. It is a tremendous feeling,” said Alvis. “Winning in the county is great, but our goal is to win outside the county and we have been a very successful team this year against teams from Owensboro, Bowling Green and Bulter County. These girls have a strong work ethic and I’m very proud of them.”
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