The Rising Sun Lady Shiners played back to back games for the second straight week and, once again, battled injuries and turnovers.
Coach Abby Friend welcomed back Kiera Oser to the lineup after missing the first two games with a shoulder injury. She helped in breaking the press and penetrating against Switzerland County on Friday in Vevay. However, she was shaken up in the first quarter of Saturday’s trip to Waldron where the Mohawks handed Rising Sun a 54 to 28 loss.
Rising Sun was playing without junior Jayden McAlister with an arm injury and Chelsea Brown who was shaken up late in Friday’s loss to Switzerland County.
The host team scored 23 points in the opening quarter as they led throughout 23-8, 33-12, 44-21 and 54-28.
Rising Sun junior Lucy Carrigan scored a season high with 25 of Rising Sun’s 28 points on nine field goals (two 3’s) and 5-for-11 from the line. The only other points were a 3-pointer by Sydney Bostic. Emma Levi went to the free throw line but missed both attempts.
Nine players scored for Waldron including Morgan Wood with 16 and Victoria Shaw 12. They had 17 two point field goals to seven for RS. Both had three 3-pointers while Waldron was 11-for-14 at the line to 5-for-13 for the Shiners. Waldron is a possible sectional foe at the end of the season.
The young Shiners’ shooting woes continued as they were 10-for-42 from the field for 24 percent including 3-for-13 from behind the arc. They recorded 29 turnovers also.
Carrigan led the team with seven rebounds. Emma Levi added six with Sydney Pitts and Erica Schraeder pulling in four boards. Sydney Bostic had a pair of assists.
Rising Sun dropped a non-conference decision, 52-32, Friday at Switzerland County.
The Pacers jumped out to a 9-0 lead before Rising Sun cut it to 9-7 after one quarter on a 3-pointer from Joanna Rhoades (who is expected to have foot surgery in the near future).
Rising Sun tied the game after a steal by Carrigan before the Swiss rolled to a 26-15 halftime lead, behind 10 points by freshman Aleiah Thomas.
It was a match-up between Carrigan and senior Whitley Schirmer until Carrigan picked up her third foul and Coach Friend had to change defensive assignments. The lead was 44-23 after three quarters as Schirmer scored 12 of her game high 20 points in the quarter.
Carrigan had 11 defensive deflections and the Shiners posted nine steals. They were 10-for-37 from the field or 27 percent including 1-for-7 from 3-point range.
Carrigan finished with 16 points. Others scoring were Bostic with six, Oser five, Rhoades three and Brown two.
Other scorers for Switzerland County included Mallory Phagan with eight, McKenli Scudder six, Taylar Jordan, Rylee Hankins, Jody Breeck, and Kinsley Griffith two each.
Rising Sun connected on 14 two-pointers, a 3-pointer and 11-for-14 at the line. While they shot better, they had 24 turnovers to 18 for Switzerland County.
The Shiners had a technical foul for having a player in the game with an improper uniform number.
Switzerland County won the reserve contest 46-5.
Jody Breeck led SC with 11. Jaelyn Hemingway and Emma Sullivan added eight each. Kinsley Griffith seven,
Kaitlyn Yeary, Lexi Lay, and McKenli Scudder four each.
It was all Pacers 18-0, 24-4, 42-5 and 46-5.
Rhoades had four points and Sydney Pitts one for Rising Sun.
The Lady Shiners look to get their first win as they host Seton Catholic at noon on Saturday. They head to South Dearborn on Tuesday.