Piqua girls loses to Vandalia-Butler in GWOC American play


By Rob Kiser - Piqua Daily Call



Piqua’s Karley Johns shoots between Vandalia-Butler’s Tyree Fletcher and Megan Allen Saturday at Garbry Gymnasium.

Piqua’s Karley Johns shoots between Vandalia-Butler’s Tyree Fletcher and Megan Allen Saturday at Garbry Gymnasium.


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Evan Neely, 24, scores a pair after getting the steal


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Vandalia-Butler’s Megan Allen protects the ball against Piqua’s Andrea Marrs Saturday.


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Piqua’s Aubree Schrubb blocks a shot by Vandalia-Butler’s Alla Neely Saturday at Garbry Gymnasium.


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Piqua’s Kelsey Bachman, 22, breaks inside on a pick set by Tylah Yeomans on Vandalia-Butler’s Gracie Price Saturday.


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PIQUA — In a matchup of two of the teams battling for second-place in the GWOC North, Vandalia-Butler pulled away in the second quarter and maintained a double-digit lead the rest of the way for a 47-32 victory over Piqua Saturday at Garbry Gymnasium in GWOC American action.

Piqua dropped to 11-5 overall and 7-4 in GWOC American play, while Vandalia-Butler improved to 9-8 overall and 7-4 in GWOC American play. It gave the Lady Aviators a sweep of the season series with Piqua. Both teams trail second-place Troy by one game.

Vandalia-Butler used some clutch 3-point shooting and strong defense to overcome a “Yeomans” effort by Piqua.

Tylah Yeomans, a 5-9 post — despite sitting out half of the second quarter and missing most of the fourth quarter — finished with 14 points, five rebounds, four blocked shots and five steals.

Vandalia led 10-7 after one quarter and was leading 14-11 midway through the second quarter when Yeomans went out with her second foul.

Vandalia responded by scoring the next 11 points.

Gracie Price started the. run with a 3-pointer.

Tyree Fletcher scored inside, before Abbie Schoenherr and Jacie Dalton hit 3-pointers to make it 25-11. Only a desperation three by Karley Johns got Piqua within 25-14 at the break.

The third quarter started with Piqua lobbing the ball inside to Yeomans first six points, with Kelsey Bachman pickind up two assists and Kenzi Anderson adding one.

But, Vandalia answered at the other end each time to maintain the lead.

Dalton and Price both hit two free throws each and Evan Neely scored inside.

Evan Neely added another basket and Schoenheer hit a three to give Vandalia a 36-22 lead heading to the fourth quarter and Piqua could never get back to single digits.

Kelsey Bachman and Karley Johns added six points each to the Piqua cause.

Schoenherr led Vandalia with 16 points, while Evan Neely scored 10 points.

Fletcher was a force inside with 11 rebounds, before suffering an injury late in the game.

Dalton scored eight points and Price added seven.

Piqua was 12 of 29 from the floor for 41 percent and five of eight from the line for 63 percent.

Vandalia was 16 of 46 from the floor for 35 percent and 10 of 17 from the line for 59 percent.

Piqua travels to Tippecanoe Wednesday, while Vandalia-Butler travels to Greenville the same night.

BOXSCORE

Vandalia-Butler (47)

Jacie Dalton 2-3-8, Abbie Schoenherr 4-5-16, Gracie Price 2-2-7, Tyree Fletcher 2-0-4, Evan Nelly 5-0-10, Ella Neely 0-0-0, Caitlin Plummer 0-0-0, Megan Allen 1-0-2, Olivia Follick 0-0-0. Totals: 16-10-47.

Piqua (32)

Tylah Yeomans 5-4-14, Izzy Kidwell 0-0-0, Andrea Marrs 0-0-0, Kelsey Bachman 2-1-6, Kenzie Anderson 2-0-4, Aubree Schrubb 0-0-0, Karley Johns 2-0-6, Chloe Stewart 0-0-0, Hailey McPherson 0-0-0, Reagan Tate 1-0-2, Skylar Sloan 0-0-0, Kathy Young 0-0-0. Totals: 12-5-32.

3-point field goals — Vandalia: Dalton, Schoenherr (3), Price. Piqua: Bachman, Johns (2).

Score By Quarters

Vandalia-Butler. 10 25 36 47

Piqua 7 14 22 10

Records: Vandalia-Butler 9-8 (7-4), Piqua 11-5 (7-4).

Reserve score: Vandalia-Butler 42, Piqua 37.

Contact Piqua Daily Call Sports Editor Rob Kiser at (937) 451-3334 or rkiser@aimmediamidwest.com

Piqua’s Karley Johns shoots between Vandalia-Butler’s Tyree Fletcher and Megan Allen Saturday at Garbry Gymnasium.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2019/01/web1_012619mju_bbg_15.jpgPiqua’s Karley Johns shoots between Vandalia-Butler’s Tyree Fletcher and Megan Allen Saturday at Garbry Gymnasium. Mike Ullery | Miami Valley Today

Evan Neely, 24, scores a pair after getting the steal
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2019/01/web1_012619mju_bbg_butler_24.jpgEvan Neely, 24, scores a pair after getting the steal Mike Ullery | Miami Valley Today

Vandalia-Butler’s Megan Allen protects the ball against Piqua’s Andrea Marrs Saturday.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2019/01/web1_012619mju_bbg_butler_40.jpgVandalia-Butler’s Megan Allen protects the ball against Piqua’s Andrea Marrs Saturday. Mike Ullery | Miami Valley Today

Piqua’s Aubree Schrubb blocks a shot by Vandalia-Butler’s Alla Neely Saturday at Garbry Gymnasium.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2019/01/web1_012619mju_bbg_phs_10.jpgPiqua’s Aubree Schrubb blocks a shot by Vandalia-Butler’s Alla Neely Saturday at Garbry Gymnasium. Mike Ullery | Miami Valley Today

Piqua’s Kelsey Bachman, 22, breaks inside on a pick set by Tylah Yeomans on Vandalia-Butler’s Gracie Price Saturday.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2019/01/web1_012619mju_bbg_phs_22.jpgPiqua’s Kelsey Bachman, 22, breaks inside on a pick set by Tylah Yeomans on Vandalia-Butler’s Gracie Price Saturday. Mike Ullery | Miami Valley Today

By Rob Kiser

Piqua Daily Call