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Columbus North Takes 2012 Girls’ City Securities Hall of Fame Classic

January 2, 2013

DECEMBER 28, 2012

 Hamilton Southeastern vs. Columbus North

Tip-off of the 2012 Girls’ City Securities Hall of Fame Classic began for two undefeated girls teams, #2 Hamilton Southeastern (11-0) and  #1 Columbus North (12-0), at 9 a.m. on December 28.  Columbus North scored the first two-point basket giving their team the early lead.  The score wase 12-10 at the end of the first quarter with Columbus North on top.  Columbus North also held the lead at the half with a big second quarter, 30-16, their pressure defense making an impact against their opponent.

Columbus North came out with another dominant quarter after the half leading Hamilton Southeastern 46-22 at the end of three.  Columbus North replaced their starters with their bench for the majority of the game-s remainder.  Finally, at the end of four quarters, Columbus North walked away with a victory over Hamilton Southeastern, 53-30.

The leading scorer for Hamilton Southeastern was Taya Reimer with 10 points.  Columbus North-s Tayler Goodall led both teams with 19 points and sophomore point guard Ali Patberg recorded 14 points, eight rebounds and five assists as the Bull Dogs forced 17 HSE turnovers. 

Evansville Mater Dei vs. Logansport

Two more undefeated teams played in the second game of the girls- tournament – Evansville Mater Dei (11-0) and Logansport (11-0.)

Mater Dei came out firing to hold a 26-11 lead after the first quarter.  Mater Dei kept the lead and was up 45-22 at the end of the first half, courtesy of 63% shooting from the field.  With Mater Dei coming out with a dominant third quarter, they continued to lead 72-41 and the Wildcats defeated the Logansport Berries 83-54.

Whitney Jennings managed to lead Logansport in scoring with 18 points, but was held in check by Mater Dei-s triangle and two defense.

Mater Dei-s Maura Muensterman led all scorers with 40 points, on 9-of-14 shooting from the field, including 7-of-10 beyond the arc.  In the process, Muensterman broke a girls- Hall of Fame Classic semifinals record, eclipsing the record of Shanna Zolman of Wawasee in 2001, and the three-point field goals made mark in a girls’ semifinal, previously held by Zolman, Jennifer Jacoby of Rossville and Kristin Craig of Carmel.  Sophomore teammate Tori Schickel left her mark on the record book, tying the semifinal record for most rebounds (18), to go along with her 17 points.

Consolation Game
Logansport vs. Hamilton Southeastern

Logansport came out on top in the first quarter scoring the first basket.  The first quarter was close with Logansport leading Hamilton Southeastern by just one point, 10-9.  The second quarter continued to be back-and-forth with the halftime score being tied up at 19 apiece.  Logansport came out strong in the second half outscoring Southeastern by seven points in the third quarter.  The fourth quarter was close and well played by both teams, but the Logansport Berries came out on top defeating the Hamilton Southeastern lady Royals 50-40 to win the girls- consolation game.

Hamilton Southeastern-s leading scorer was Jessica Pongonis with 14 points, while Logansport-s Whitney Jennings led all scorers with 19.

Championship Game
 Evansville Mater Dei vs. Columbus North

Evansville Mater Dei scored the first two-point basket of the ball game giving its team the early lead.   Columbus North-s pressure defense soon kicked in and ended the first quarter leading 18-12.  With another close quarter, North continued with the lead at the end of the first half at 29-20.  Both teams came out at the start of the second half determined to win; Mater Dei outscored North by one point.  The score at the end of the third quarter was 44-36 Columbus North.  Although Muensterman and her team came out with a strong fourth quarter, Columbus North-s full-court pressure defense would not allow Mater Dei to run their half court offense.  After four quarters, Columbus North defeated Evansville Mater Dei 63-55 for the 2012 City Securities Hall of Fame Classic championship title.

Mater Dei-s leading scorer was Muensterman with 22 points, while the girls- tournament MVP, Tayler Goodall of Columbus North, led all scores with 23.


 Final Scores:
Columbus North 53, Hamilton Southeastern 30
Evansville Mater Dei 83, Logansport 54
Hamilton Southeastern 50, Logansport 40 (consolation game)
Columbus North 63, Evansville Mater Dei 55 (championship game)

 For complete statistics click here

Girls All Tournament Team
Whitney Jennings, Logansport
Rachel Jennings, Logansport
Maura Muensterman, Evansville Mater Dei
Tori Schickel, Evansville Mater Dei
Ali Patberg, Columbus North
MVP – Tayler Goodall, Columbus North

To view pictures of the games click here.