The Batesville Herald-Tribune
---- — The Jac-Cen-Del Lady Eagles are one of only four teams remaining in the Class A girls basketball tournament and just one win away from competing in the IHSAA state finals.
Coach Scott Smith’s squad will battle Vincennes Rivet at the Richmond Semistate for a berth in the state championship game.
The Lady Eagles earned a spot in the final four by claiming the regional title last Saturday at Southwestern (Shelby) High School.
It was one to remember for the Lady Eagles.
The Lady Eagles needed a 25-point fourth quarter to knock off White River Valley 53-52 in the championship game.
Jac-Cen-Del was up two points with 11 seconds to play in the game. Jordan Day went to the free throw line and hit 1-of-2 attempts to put JCD up 53-50. The Lady Wolverines missed a 3-pointer to tie the game, but got the putback to make a one point final outcome.
“What a great game to be a part of,” Smith commented. “Each team made runs and the other answered back.”
Brooklyn Ronsheim scored 18 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead the Lady Eagles. Jordon Day added 10 points, while Sydney Keene had five assists and four steals in the victory.
JCD advances easily
It was a much easier route to the regional finals for the Lady Eagles compared to the one White River Valley had.
Jac-Cen-Del advanced with a convincing 74-30 victory over Indianapolis Tindley.
A 19 point first quarter set the tone of the game for JCD. They were able to build on a 15 point advantage to make it 41-19 at halftime. They put the game well out of reach with 29 points in the third period.
Jacqlyn Menchhofer led the Lady Eagles with 15 points and eight rebounds. Abby Wagner and Ronsheim were also in double figures with 12 points apiece. Jenna Hughes had a team-high eight assists followed by Keene with seven
RICHMOND SEMISTATE The No. 8 ranked Jac-Cen-Del Lady Eagles will play No. 4 Vincennes Rivet to a spot in the IHSAA State Finals for Class A. The two teams will take the floor at the Richmond Semistate on Saturday. The game at the Tiernan Center is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. The Lady Eagles enter the game with a record of 19-3. Two of the team's losses came to Class 3A Batesville, while the other came against county rival South Ripley. Senior guard Sydney Keene leads the team in scoring (15 ppg) and assists (4 apg). Brooklyn Ronsheim is the team's top rebounder and second on the team in scoring (10.5 ppg). Vincennes Rivet begins play on Saturday with a record of 21-4 and winners of their last 11 games, including a four point victory over White River Valley on Jan. 13.