Published On: Wed, Dec 12th, 2007

Cedar girls stumble out of the gates

HARTINGTON — The Cedar Catholic girls’ basketball team slid to 0-5 on the year with a pair of losses last week and another Monday.
The Cedar girls traditionally open the season with a tough schedule and this year is no exception. All five of the Lady Trojans’ losses have come at the hands of C1 foes — including losses to last year’s C1 state champion and last year’s C1 state runner-up.

Cedar got behind early and stayed there against Norfolk Catholic on Monday. The Lady Knights emerged with a 63-47 win to remain perfect on the year. The Lady Knights held a 36-20 advantage at halftime. Norfolk Catholic kept firing in the second half, builidng a 55-28 lead through three quarters before resting its gunners in the final frame. Cedar managed to outscore the host team 19-8 in the final frame.
Cedar’s offense was led in the contest by sophomore Jillian Feilmeier and junior Kala Sudbeck. Feilmeier hit for 14 points, while Sudbeck added 11.

Cedar    10    10    8    19—47
Norf Catholic    21    15    19      8—63

Cedar        Norf Catholic
FG    14-46        24-51
FT    17-21        12-20
3Pt    2-6        3-7
Reb    35        32
TOs    20        13

Cedar – Jillian Feilmeier, 14; Kala Sudbeck, 11; Melanie Leise, 6; Shelby Neuhalfen, 4; Kylie Feilmeier, 3; Madison Becker, 3; Ashley Kathol, 2; Amber Wortmann, 2. Norfolk Catholic – Jessica Zaruba, 18; Nicole Brungardt, 16; Jessica Boyle, 6; Blair Schommer, 6; Bailey Anderson, 5; Sara Montag, 4; Emily Kelley, 2; Andie Engelhaupt, 2; Shelby Engelhaupt, 2; Kylie Friedrich, 2.
Cedar – Kala Sudbeck, 6; Jillian Feilmeier, 6; Melanie Leise, 6; Hillari Heithold, 6; Kylie Feilmeier, 2; Ashley Kathol, 1.
Cedar – Kala Sudbeck, 3; Melanie Leise, 1; Amber Wortmann, 1.

Cedar and Scotus battled pretty evenly in the opening frame Tuesday with the Shamrocks taking a 9-6 lead at the close of the first quarter.
Cedar got its offense in gear in the second frame, putting together a 16-9 run to take a 22-18 lead into the locker room at halftime. The visitors from the south outscored Cedar 27-18 in the second half to earn the come-from-behind win and hand Cedar its third straight opening season loss Tuesday.

The Columbus team pumped in 18 points in the final frame to earn the 45-39 win here.
Scotus was aided in the final frame by Cedar fouls which sent the Big Green to the line, giving them plenty of scoring opportunities.
Cedar was led in the contest by Kala Sudbeck, who hit for 12 points on the night.

Col Scotus    9    9    9    18 — 45
Cedar    6    16    6    11— 39

Cedar    Scotus
FG    14-45    14-39
FT    11-27    16-30
3pt    0-4    1-7
Reb    43    35
TOs    17    12

O’NEILL — Cedar ran into a hot-shooting O’Neill Eagle team Friday.
The Lady Eagles missed very few on the night as they hit on 4-6 from long distance and connected on a sizzling 61 percent from the field and 78 percent from the line.
O’Neill jumped out in front early, but Cedar came back to take the lead before the Lady Eagles tied it at 13-13 to end the first quarter. Kady Shane’s five points and Bethany Davison’s trey powered the Lady Eagles in the first frame, while Cedar got its points from senior post player Ashley Kathol, who pumped in four points from the paint and two from the charity stripe.
Both offenses took off in the second quarter. Cedar was led in the frame by the hot hand of Amber Wortmann, who hit the Lady Trojans’ first three-pointers of the season. She connected on three treys in the stanza to help Cedar put in 19 points.
The Lady Eagles countered with three jumpers and a foul shot by Davison, who led the Lady Eagles to a 21-point scoring surge, giving the home team a 34-32 halftime edge.
The difference in Friday’s game came in the third quarter when the Lady Eagles continued with their hot hand, but Cedar cooled off, allowing the home team to take control of the game with a 19-10 scoring advantage. O’Neill was led in the frame by a balanced attack, with Shelby Gutschall’s trey and jumper leading the way.
Cedar again started to find the mark in the final frame. Despite the Lady Trojans’ 18 points, it wasn’t enough.

Cedar    13    19    10    18—60
O’Neill     13    21    19    20—73

Cedar        O’Neill
FT    16-23        14-18
FG    20-46        28-46
3PT    4-10        4-6
Reb    24        30
TOs    15        16
PF    20        20

Cedar – Amber Wortmann, 11; Ashley Kathol, 10; Jillian Feilmeier, 10; Madison Becker, 10; Kala Sudbeck, 9; Melanie Leise, 8; Kylie Feilmeier, 2.

Cedar –  Hillari Heithold, 6; Kala Sudbeck, 4; Rhonda Sudbeck, 2; Jillian Feilmeier, 2; Amber Wortmann, 2; Allison Kathol, 2; Kylie Feilmeier, 1;
Shelby Neuhalfen, 1;
Cedar – Melanie Leise, 2; Ashley Kathol, 1; Amber Wortmann, 1; Hillari Heithold, 1.

Cedar –  Kala Sudbeck, 4; Ashley Kathol, 3; Madison Becker, 2; Amber Wortmann, 2; Kylie Feilmeier, 1; Kelsie Weinandt, 1; Melanie Leise, 1.

ALBION — Both Cedar and Boone Central looked rusty in the early going in Friday’s MidStates Conference opener here.
The Lady Cardinals were able to shake off the rust in the second half, but the Lady Trojans weren’t able to do that.
Cedar was plagued by cold shooting and turnovers in this contest.
“We didn’t shoot the ball very well. Playing back-to-back nights on the road may have had something to do with that.”
The Lady Trojans were able to connect on only 25 percent of their field goal attempts on the night.
Cedar also turned the ball over 22 times. Most of the miscues came in the second half, thanks to Boone Central’s preasure defense.
Despite the rust, Cedar opened up an 11-7 first-quarter lead over the Lady Cardinals. The Lady Trojans outscored Boone Central 8-7 in the second frame to take a 19-14 lead into the locker room at halftime.
Boone Central’s defense took over in the second half.
The Cardinal defense only gave up 11 points in the second half to come away with a 43-30 come-from-behind win over Cedar.
Boone Central took control in the final period with a 20-8 run. Brittany Luettel paced the Cardinals with 17 points and 10 reboueader is being played at O’Neill.
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PF    19        13

Cedar – Ashley Kathol, 11; Jillian Feilmeier, 6; Melanie Leise, 4; Amber Wortmann, 4; Hillari Heitholt, 4; Kala Sudbeck, 1. Boone Central – Brittany Luettel, 17; Stephanie Paulson, 8;  Erica Carder, 7; Bobbi Emily Wells, 4; Meredith Bremer, 4; Beckwith, 2; Jessica Zabka, 1.
Cedar – Melanie Leise, 7; Hillari Heithold, 7; Ashley Kathol, 6; Kala Sudbeck, 3; Kelsey Weinandt, 2; Jillian Feilmeier, 2; Madison Becker, 2; Amber Wortmann, 1. Boone Central – Brittany Luettel, 10; Emily Wells, 8; Stephanie Paulson, 7.
Cedar – Ashley Kathol, 3;  Amber Wortmann, 3; Kala Sudbeck, 1; Kylie
Feilmeier, 1; Jillian Feilmeier, 1; Hillari Heithold, 1.
Cedar – Kala Sudbeck, 2; Ashley Kathol, 2; Amber Wortmann, 1; Jillian Feilmeier, 1.
Boone Central –  Meredith Bremer, 7.

JV Hartington CC 43, Boone Central 41 2 OT.