E-LB gets late 3-pointer to beat TrojansA three-pointer from Elkton-Lake Benton’s Becca Jergens sealed the deal for the Lady Elks as they held on to beat Parkston 71-68 on Saturday night at the 29th annual girls’ basketball Hanson Classic.
By: Claire Meador, The Daily Republic
A three-pointer from Elkton-Lake Benton’s Becca Jergens sealed the deal for the Lady Elks as they held on to beat Parkston 71-68 on Saturday night at the 29th annual girls’ basketball Hanson Classic.
The game was tied at 65 a piece with 3 minutes left in the game, when Jergens shot the 3-pointer and gave the Lady Elks a one-point lead. After that, Cassidy Gebhart made two points from the free-throw line, which led to E-LB’s three-point win over Parkston.
Parkston head coach Rob Van Laecken said he felt his team shot well on Saturday night, but it wasn’t enough for the win.
“You have to give (Elkton-Lake Benton) a lot of credit,” Van Laecken said.
“We scored pretty well, and had a couple good looks at the end, but they’re a very good ball team.”
At the beginning of the fourth quarter Elkton-Lake Benton had a five-point lead, but Parkston went on a 5-0 run to tie things at 58. There were four more lead changes during the fourth quarter.
During the first half, the Lady Elks and the Trojans were back and forth for both quarters. Parkston’s Laura Weiss made a buzzer-beater basket at the end of the first quarter tie things at 19, and the Trojans led going into half time 36-33.
During the second half, the Lady Elks outscored the Trojans 38-32, and they had an answer for every basket that Parkston made. They also won the rebounding battle 30-29.
Elkton-Lake Benton head coach Steve Krause said he was pleased with the way his team played on Saturday night.
“It was a very well-played game,” Krause said.
“I don’t know if there was really an edge for either team, it was just a matter of who at the end came up with key plays.”
Parkston was led in scoring by Logan Wagner, who had a game-high 31 points. Erica Herrold had a double-double, scoring 19 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Marie Malloy had 16 points. Parkston shot 28-of-55 from the field and went 10-of-15 from the free-throw line.
Elkton-Lake Benton was led by Megan Krogman, who had a double-double scoring 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. Gebhart had 20 points and Jurgens had 16. The Lady Elks shot 28-of-56 from the field and went 8-of-13 from the free-throw line.
“I’m just very proud of the girls,” Krause said. “They played great.”
Elkton-Lake Benton 71,
ELKTON-LAKE BENTON (10-2)
Gebhart 7-12 4-4 20, Jurgens 7-13 0-1 16, Denison 0-3 1-2 1, Krogman 8-13 1-5 22, Johnson 1-4 0-1 2, Landsman 1-1 0-0 2, Loch 1-2 0-0 2, VanDyke 3-7 0-0 6. Totals 28-55 10-15 71.
Herrold 7-10 5-6 19, Malloy 7-19 1-3 16, Bormann J 0-4 0-0 0, Wagner 13-22 2-4 31, Radke 0-0 0-0 0, Hortsman 0-0 0-0 0, Bormann T 0-0 0-0 0, Weiss 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 28-56 8-13, 68.
Halftime—Parkston 36-33. 3-Point Goals—Parkston 4-12 (Wagner 3-8, Malloy 1-3), Elkton-Lake Benton 5-16 (Gebhart 2-4, Jurgens 2-7). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Parkston 29 (Herrold 10), Elkton-Lake Benton 30 (Krogman 11). Assists—Parkston 12 (Malloy 7), Elkton-Lake Benton 13 (Gebhart 4). Total Fouls— Parkston 16, Elkton-Lake Benton 14.