Prairieland Basketball: Beardstown @ Rushville-Industry

Posted: November 15, 2011 in Basketball, Broadcast Recap
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We kicked off the 2011-2012 Basketball season with a Prairieland match-up between Beardstown and Rushville-Industry.  Beardstown jumped out to a hot start tonight and also shot well from the free throw line.  On the other hand, Rushville-Industry struggled to get shots to fall in the first half.  The second half would prove to be much better for the Lady Rockets.  They were able to use a solid full court press to cause a bit of panic amongst the Lady Tigers and climbed right back in to this game.  But the difference would be the quality of shooting from the free throw line for the Lady Tigers and they pick up the season opening win 46-42.  Brandy Wise led the scoring for the Lady Rockets with 12 points while Emily Riddle led the Lady Tigers with 14 points on the night.  Rushville- Industry shot only 28% from the field tonight and 42% from the free throw line while committing 30+ turnovers.  Beardstown did not shoot any better from the field, 26%, but they were an outstanding 64% from the free throw line.  The Lady Tigers also committed too many turnovers as they also eclipsed 30+ turnovers.  Overall it was a great opening game for both teams and the ability of both teams to run up and down the court without looking tired shows that they have been working hard to get their conditioning in.  Both teams should provide some great moments this season and be solid competitors in most of their games.

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