Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

Sports

February 4, 2014

Defense sets tone in OA victory

The Oldenburg Academy girls varsity basketball team won for the fifth time in the last six outings.

The Lady Twisters (7-7) defeated visiting Union County (5-11) by a score of 38-25.

Oldenburg never really allowed the Lady Patriots much momentum as the game progressed.

“Overall a solid effort,” OA head coach Dan Kerker commented. “Did not put up huge offensive numbers, but the kids played very well defensively.”

The Lady Twisters scored in double figures in only one of the four quarters. They held a 12-7 lead after the first.

Nine points in the second quarter and a total of 17 over the 16 minutes proved to be more than enough. Defensively, the Lady Twisters held UC to five points in the second quarter and only four in the third.

Oldenburg led 29-16 at the end of the third quarter.

Kirsten Ricke keeps improving as the season progresses. The OA guard led the team with 12 points, six steals and two assists.

Opposing teams are finding it very difficult to slow down Oldenburg’s Ella Lamping in the post. Lamping shared team-high honors with 12 points, but dominated the boards with 20 rebounds.

For the game, the Lady Twisters were 8-of-11 from the free throw line. The team’s efficiency pleases the coach.

“I am continually pleased with our free throw shooting in the last five or six ball games,” Kerker commented. “We talk a lot about how much the ability to hit the free throws can make in the out come of the game.”

The only loss in the past six games came a couple days earlier.

The South Dearborn Lady Knights defeated OA by a score of 45-33.

It was a disappointing game as our mental preparation just wasn’t there,” Kerker commented. “We shot poorly and did not execute. “The intensity and overall effort just wasn’t there.

“We struggled to get good shots and when we finally got them we just could not knock them down,” he added.

Lamping led the way with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Ricke added 10 points, four assists and three steals.

Varsity Scoring

Oldenburg Academy (38) Ricke 12, Weisenbach 7, Tindall 0, Oesterling 2, Fairfield 0, Lamping 12, Dickman 3, Siefert 0, Weberding 0, Hogg 0, Gutman 0.

Union County (25) Goecke 2, Gabbard 0, Duckworth 6, Fulton 6, Walters 3, Henry 6, Dowler 2, Waltz 0.

1
Text Only
Sports
  • spt - bv082214 - OA-B girls golf v SDear McCreary sets girls' golf school record Madison McCreary broke a 31-year-old Batesville High School girls’ golf record by lighting up the course with a two-under-par 33 in a 9-hole game vs. Franklin County High School Aug. 14 at Brook Hill Golf Course, Brookville, according to coach Tom Me

    August 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • Lady Bulldogs top Union County The Batesville Lady Bulldogs opened their 2014 soccer campaign with a 9-0 victory at home against the Union County Patriots Aug. 19. Despite the ball being on their half of the field for much of the first half, the Lady Patriots held Batesville score

    August 22, 2014

  • Twisters start with loss to Tigers The Oldenburg Academy boys’ soccer team fell to Lawrenceburg High School there 3-0 Aug. 19. “It was not the start we were hoping for,” admitted coach Ken Getz, “but I give Lawrenceburg credit because they came out and played like a ranked team. They

    August 22, 2014

  • Founder's son wins Bulldog Chase Jim Turchyn was the first to cross the finish line at Batesville Middle School in the 14th annual Bulldog Chase 5K Run/Walk Aug. 9, according to StuartRoadRacing.com. (Please see times in box). Turchyn is the son of Leo Turchyn, who led the establish

    August 22, 2014

  • SPORTS BRIEFS OA cross country team wins Shelbyville runThe Oldenburg Academy cross country girls’ team came in first in Class 1A at the Blue River Memorial Park Invitational, Shelbyville, Aug. 18, according to coach Merle Hines. Ashley Sedler, Madelyn Maier and E

    August 22, 2014

  • OA girls' soccer team rolls over South Dearborn The Oldenburg Academy girls’ soccer team picked up its first win of the season 4-1 at South Dearborn High School Aug. 18. “OA came out on top in the first half and really showed what kind of team these girls can be,” said coach Kendra Getz. At 22:34,

    August 22, 2014

  • Twisters turn in impressive performance Oldenburg Academy football coach Wes Gillman expressed “huge improvement and optimism” coming out of the scrimmage with Trinity Lutheran High School, Seymour, Friday, Aug. 15. “Offensively, we were really able to move the football both in the air ear

    August 19, 2014

  • wpt - bv081914 - BHS boys soccer coach, team Boys' soccer Bulldogs 'frustrate' Columbus East The Batesville High School boys’ soccer team faced Columbus East in a scrimmage Saturday morning, Aug. 16, at home. They played full speed for three shortened periods, instead of 40-minute halves, allowing the teams to focus on technique and coordina

    August 19, 2014 3 Photos

  • spt - bv081914 - BHS football scrimmage Schuck Nobbe Bulldogs look good against Triton Central Tigers Head coach Eric Heppner was encouraged by what he saw from the Batesville High School football team Friday night, Aug. 15, here in a full-speed scrimmage against Triton Central High School’s Tigers.“The scrimmage was a structured practice that allowe

    August 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • SIRC attracts many Tristaters Lisa Andi, Harrison, Ohio, was the first woman to finish the Aug. 9 Bulldog Chase 5K Run/Walk in Batesville. She was also the Southeast Indiana Racing Circuit top overall women’s winner for 2014.Andi had the best aggregate time over all five of the S

    August 19, 2014