Lady Jeeps suffer sectional loss to Manchester


By Jacob Smith - jsmith@aimmediamidwest.com



South Webster senior Kenzie Hornikel (5) attempts to drive during the Lady Jeeps’ 53-39 Division IV sectional final loss to Manchester, Thursday, at Northwest High School.

South Webster senior Kenzie Hornikel (5) attempts to drive during the Lady Jeeps’ 53-39 Division IV sectional final loss to Manchester, Thursday, at Northwest High School.


Jacob Smith | Daily Times

MCDERMOTT — ‘What could have been?’ is a frustrating question this year’s South Webster Lady Jeeps will not be able to find out.

After losing senior leader and starter Baylee Cox to a knee injury in practice earlier this week, the Lady Jeeps were forced to play short-handed from their consistent regular season lineup in their 53-39 Division IV sectional final loss to Manchester, Thursday, at Northwest High School.

“I feel if Baylee would have been in there we would have been cutting down the nets,” South Webster coach Ryan Dutiel said following the loss. “She gave us a nice inside game, being without her was tough on all of us. She has been the one all year that kept the team grounded — all the girls really look up to her.”

Manchester limited South Webster to just fourteen points in the second and third quarters combined while out-scoring the Lady Jeeps 31-22 in the second half. Dutiel’s Lady Jeeps managed a 16-f0r-25 mark at the free-throw line in Thursday’s loss while Manchester also connected on 16 free-throws in just 24 attempts.

Sophomore Bri Claxon led all scorers with a game-high 22 points while Kenzie Horniekel and Faith Maloney scored five apiece, Liz Shupert scored four, Kerith Wright two, and Rose Stephens one.

Manchester junior Brooke Kennedy scored a team-high 19 points for the Lady Greyhounds while Mackenzie Morrison scored 10.

I’m so proud of the effort from my girls, they never quit,” South Webster coach Ryan Dutiel said. “We missed some shots that we normally hit.”

Cox, Hornikel, and Stephens are the three seniors South Webster’s girls program will graduate following next Tuesday’s make-up Senior Night game when they will host Wheelersburg.

“These three seniors have meant so much to our team,” Dutiel said. “It started with team camp at Louisville and will end Tuesday with our makeup game. They’ve been leaders and worked very hard for one another. All three are great girls who don’t like to lose; they’ll be missed greatly in many ways.”

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Manchester 12 10 14 17 — 53

South Webster 11 6 8 14 — 39

Manchester 53

Taylor Morrison 2 1-4 5, Karigon Turner 1 4-6 6, Mackenzie Morrison 2 5-5 10, Sophia Paul 1 2-2 4, Madison Jones 0 0-0 0, Brooky Kennedy 7 4-7 19, Emily Sweeney 3 0-0 7, Hannah Hobbs 1 0-0 2; TOTALS: 17 16-24 53; Three-point field goals: 3 (Morrison, Kennedy, Sweeney 1 apiece)

South Webster 39 (12-10)

Faith Maloney 1 3-4 5, Liz Shupert 2 0-2 4, Kenzie Hornikel 1 2-3 5, Brooklyn Blanton 0 0-0 0, Rose Stephens 0 1-2 1, Bri Claxon 6 9-14 22, Kerith Wright 1 0-0 2; TOTALS: 10 16-25 39; Three-point field goals: 1 (Claxon 1)

South Webster senior Kenzie Hornikel (5) attempts to drive during the Lady Jeeps’ 53-39 Division IV sectional final loss to Manchester, Thursday, at Northwest High School.
https://www.portsmouth-dailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2020/02/web1_IMG_5874.jpgSouth Webster senior Kenzie Hornikel (5) attempts to drive during the Lady Jeeps’ 53-39 Division IV sectional final loss to Manchester, Thursday, at Northwest High School. Jacob Smith | Daily Times

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