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 nights non-league game.
The win upped J-Ys record to 40.
Despite taking an 18-point halftime lead (31-9) into the locker room, the Lady Trojans didnt stay focused in the second half, as the Lady Falcons (03) 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 coachs 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 didnt know each other.
Bernhardt said his charges learn something new each night, and Hopefully by mid-season, well have put it all together.
Looking ahead to the unfolding season, he said, Theres nobody on the schedule we cant 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 werent hitting, he said. In the second half, we got the ball down low and started scoring.
Williams said hes 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 games leading scorer with 21 points.
What does the 15-year-old sophomore starter think of the 2000-2001 season?
I think well do great, said Hauser. We just have to stay focused and well 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.