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THE FAMILY SCHOOL'S Katherine Warner, left, tries to stop Tiffany Hauser of Sullivan West/Jeff-Youngsville on Tuesday night.

Lady Trojans
Take Early Lead

By Ted Waddell
JEFFERSONVILLE — December 15, 2000 – The homestanding Lady Trojans girls’ basketball team of Sullivan West at Jeffersonville-Youngsville defeated the Lady Falcons of the Family School 50-28 in Tuesday night’s non-league game.
The win upped J-Y’s record to 4–0.
Despite taking an 18-point halftime lead (31-9) into the locker room, the Lady Trojans didn’t stay focused in the second half, as the Lady Falcons (0–3) closed the gap, outscoring their opponents 19-18.
In one of those moments that make high school sports special, after the game the Lady Trojans celebrated their coach’s 46th birthday in the locker room with freshly baked brownies and soda. Throw in some chocolate chip cookies, and coach Ron Bernhardt was grinning from ear to ear as his team wished him well and he celebrated their victory.
After brushing off a few cookie crumbs, Bernhardt said the Lady Trojans played up to his expectations in the opening half, but in describing the second half added, “It was as if we didn’t know each other.”
Bernhardt said his charges learn something new each night, and “Hopefully by mid-season, we’ll have put it all together.”
Looking ahead to the unfolding season, he said, “There’s nobody on the schedule we can’t compete with.”
Carlton Williams, coach of the Family School, said his team has a lot of things to work on before reversing their early season losing streak.
“We took a lot of outside shots in the first half, but we weren’t hitting,” he said. “In the second half, we got the ball down low and started scoring.”
Williams said he’s optimistic the Lady Falcons will come around as the season continues. “We have the potential to play tough, but tonight our defense was not intense enough,” he said.
Williams thought his starting five (Lauren Baker, Alexis Faulkner, Nicole Gale, Kelly Gorman and Katherine Werner) played well.
“Karen Brant played well coming off the bench,” he added.
Tiffany Hauser of the Lady Trojans was the game’s leading scorer with 21 points.
What does the 15-year-old sophomore starter think of the 2000-2001 season?
“I think we’ll do great,” said Hauser. “We just have to stay focused and we’ll do fine.”
Double digit hoopsters for Jeffersonville-Youngsville: Tiffany Hauser (21) and Christina Winski (18). High scorer for the Family School was Kelly Gorman with six points.

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