Lady Devils fall to Versailles in tourney


COVINGTON — The taller, more talented, longer, and more athlete Versailles Tigers pulled away from a game Brookville Lady Devils squad last week to reach the sectional finals by the score of 62-29.

Though the final score does not show it, Brookville battled the Tigers to a close contest through almost three quarters. Versailles scored 28 of the final 30 points in the game to get to the final margin.

Brookville ends the season with a record of 9-15 under first year varsity coach Josh Kummer. It was the final game for three Brookville seniors, Ashlee Haupt, Sara Carr, and Abi Stanoikovich. Haupt finished with two new Lady Devils basketball records. Three-point baskets in a season with 57 and in a career with 116.

The game was nip and tuck through the first quarter, although Brookville never led during the contest, many times they were down a point or two points and had the ball, but could never grab the lead.

Haupt had a pair of threes to lead Brookville with six points in the quarter. Sara Carr, Alysaa Lackey, and Ellie Dafler each scored two points. Versailles led 14-12 after the first eight minutes of play.

The second quarter the teams exchanged points. Versailles led 20-19 with just over a minute remaining. Then Brooke Bergman drained two long distance shots from the corner to give the Tigers a lead of 26-19 at the half. Brookville got five points from Haupt and two from Dafler in the period.

The third quarter saw the teams again exchange points until it was 34-27 Tigers with three minutes left in the stanza. Then Versailles scored the final nine points of the period to lead 43-27. Brookville got a three-point basket from Lackey and five points from Haupt in the quarter.

In the final stanza Versailles pulled away as Brookville could not make a basket and the Tigers seemingly could not miss. The Tigers won the quarter 19-2 to win 62-29. Laurenn Coleman scored the only Brookville points.

The nine wins by this team is extraordinary considering only one player averaged in double figures, Ashlee Haupt. The next highest scoring average came from a junior Hunter Gardner with 3.9 points per game. Four other Lady Devils averaged just over three points per game. They were senior Sara Carr, junior Jordyn Oliver, freshman Megan Luebke, and freshman Alysaa Lackey.

The Lady Devils return three juniors, one sophomore, and a bevy of freshmen next season. The eighth-grade squad won their Division for the second straight season and finished runner-up in the SWBL Tournament to perennial power Bellbrook both seasons.

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