Fast start fizzles for Du Quoin against Nashville; Stanowski scores 1,000th point
Elizabeth Bird led DHS with 7 points. (Doug Daniels file photo)
By Doug Daniels
1351sports.com / duquoinsports.com
January 4, 2018
(Du Quoin, Ill.) - The Lady Indians fought their way out in front of Nashville through one quarter of action on Thursday, but a rough stretch to start the second half ballooned a Hornettes lead from 8 up to 16, and Du Quoin would up on the wrong end of a 56-35 final score.
DHS took an 11-10 lead into the second quarter before Nashville put up 20 in that period to lead 30-22 at the break. The Hornettes continued to roll the rest of the way, outscoring the Lady Indians 16-9 in the third and 10-4 in the final period.
"I'm really proud of the defensive effort tonight on (Nashville's) Karly Stanowski," said DHS head coach Shawn File. "She scored her 1,000th career point tonight, but only had two buckets from the floor. Nashville's outside shooting came alive in the middle quarters as Paige Kasten and Rachel Kell each hit five three pointers for the game. I'm not sure what they shot from behind the line, but it was really high. Nashville is very efficient on offense."
"We opened the game well leading after the first quarter and only down 8 at halftime. We played a bad minute and half at the start of the third quarter and 8 became 16. It's tough to come back from a double digit deficit against Nashville."
Elizabeth Bird led a balanced scoring attack for Du Quoin with 7 points, Grace Haney and Katie Smith each had 6, Meryn Gross and Chloe Hill each scored 5, Morgan Bullar 4, and Bailey Harsy 2.
The Lady Indians fell to 7-9 on the year, 2-3 through one round of conference play.