Published On: Wed, Feb 1st, 2012

Cedar girls pick up win over Ponca

PONCA  — It wasn’t pretty, but the Cedar Catholic Lady Trojans scraped out another victory here Jan. 24.
The Lady Trojans improved to 5-10 with a 44-28 win over Ponca.
The Cedar girls are now competing in the MidStates Conference Tournament and will round out the regular season next week at home against MidStates foes Wayne and Battle Creek.

Cedar and Ponca traded points evenly in the first frame, which ended with the Lady Trojans ahead 10-9.
Cedar then outscored the Lady Indians 12-9 to take a  five-point lead into the locker room.
Defense dominated in the third period as Cedar took an 8-7 scoring advantage
It was a rough contest and it showed as the Lady Trojans ended up turning the ball over 35 times.
“We haven’t played a team this physical for awhile. It caught us off guard and we really never recovered,” Coach Jason Folkers said. “We did win, but offensively, we were out of sync, we weren’t moving, we weren’t cutting, and we didn’t pass the ball very well.”
Despite the turnovers.
One thing we did, and we do every night is play as hard as we can.  These girls are relentless, no matter what they have to battle against and I am very proud to be their coach.”
Cedar was aided to the win by a dominating performace on the boards, pulling down 64 rebounds to just 31 for Ponca. Ponca was also hurt by a dismal performance at the line, connecting on just 2-16 foul shots.
Ponca        9        8    7      4—28
Cedar         10        12    8    14—44

Cedar    Ponca
FG    15-45        13-64
FT    13-28        2-16
3pt    1-5        0-8
Reb    64            31
TOs    35            27
Fouls    17            24
Cedar –   Emily Schrempp, 15;  Katelyn Dickes, 9; Siera Becker, 5; Lexi Steffen, 4; Liz Steffen, 4; Kallie Leise, 4; Joslyn Wiebelhaus, 2; Karly Noecker, 1. Ponca – Alexis Markworth, 12; Cheyenne Brown, 6; Megan Pollard, 5; Lauren Conrad, 2.

Cedar – Lexi Steffen, 12; Liz Steffen, 9; Karly Noecker, 7; Siera Becker, 6; Katelyn Dickes, 5; Joslyn Wiebelhaus, 4; Emily Schrempp, 3. Ponca – Megan Pollard, 5; Cheyenne Brown, 4; Madison Charlson, 3; Cari Jo Hughes, 3.
Cedar – Lexi Steffen, 3; Katelyn Dckes, 2; Liz Steffen, 1; Emily Schrempp, 1. Ponca  – Megan Pollard,2; Cari Jo Hughes, 2.

Cedar – Katelyn Dickes, 4; Lexi Steffen, 4; Emily Schrempp, 3; Siera Becker, 2; Kallie  Leise, 1; Joslyn Wiebelhaus, 1. Ponca – Alexis Markworth, 5; Cheyenne Brown, 3; Megan Pollard, 2.