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Girls Drop Sub-State Game to Plainville

Dewey Scores 34

The Lady Indians lost in the first-round of the Sub-State Tournament on Monday, February 26. Though the Lady Indians fought hard, they could not keep pace with the hot-shooting Lady Cardinals and lost 57-64. The loss ended the Lady Indians' season. St. Francis earned a record of 14-7 in the 2017-18 season. Plainville (11-11) will advance to play in the Sub-State semi-finals against Hoxie on Thursday, March 1. Hoxie (19-1) defeated Decatur Community (4-17) 44-32 in their first-round matchup. On the other side of the bracket, Hill City (18-3) defeated Oakley (6-14) 49-40, and Trego Community (15-6) defeated Ellis (8-14) 50-42. The Sub-State champion will be determined on Saturday, March 3. Click here to view the girls Sub-State bracket.

Sophomore Aubrey Dewey (5' 6") showed she was a real threat on the opening possession of the game. Dewey drained a pull-up jumper in the lane off the opening tip. Moments later, Taighe Weeter scored on a cut to the hoop (plus one) after receiving an assist from Hanna Bracelin. Bracelin followed with a free-throw extending the Lady Indian lead to 4-2. Dewey answered with a driving score, but Weeter soon scored on a short drive after an offensive rebound. On the next Plainville possession, Dewey made 1 of 2 after being fouled on a drive. Lauren Johnson added a top-of-the-key trey extending the advantage to 9-5. Again, Dewey made 1 of 2 after being fouled on another drive. A basket in the lane by Bracelin extended the Lady Indian lead to five. Willow Hunt (5' 5" Sr.) then added 1 of 2 from the stripe after being fouled on an offensive rebound. It was the first point scored by a Lady Cardinal other than Dewey. St. Francis extended the margin to 16-7 with the addition of a free-throw jumper by Emileigh Dinkel and top-of-the-key trey by Karly Bandel. After another driving score by Dewey, St. Francis called time-out at 2:42 leading 16-9. On the first possession after the time-out, Plainville's Maeson Dewey (5' 10" Sr. and older sister of Aubree) scored in the post. On the next Lady Cardinal possession, Maeson added a banking trey from the top-of-the-key. The basket narrowed the advantage to 16-14 at 1:53. At 1:12, a Lady Indian turnover led to a basket by Jersey Kaiser (5' 4" So.) tying the game. Aubree Dewey would strike again, calmly draining a trey in the closing seconds of the quarter. St. Francis trailed 16-19 after one period of play.

On the opening possession of the second period, Maeson Dewey swished a right-wing trey increasing the deficit to 16-22. After an exchange of free-throws (3 of 4 by Hanna Bracelin; 1 of 2 by Kaiser), Plainville used a time-out at 5:53. After returning to action, Aubree Dewey added a floater in the lane and Maeson Dewey a post basket extending the margin to 19-27. St. Francis called time out to regroup. The deficit continued to grow. After free-throws by Aubree Dewey and Lindsey Johnson (each 1-of-2), Dewey drained a right-wing trey extending the deficit to eleven (20-31). In approximately six minutes, Plainville had out-scored St. Francis 4-20. Many of the scores had followed Lady Indian turnovers. Dewey squeezed another driving score between a bucket by Lindsey Johnson and a left-wing basket by Jylian Laten. The Lady Indians scored two more baskets to close the half; an out-of-bounds play score by Lauren Johnson and an offensive rebound by Lindsey Johnson. St. Francis trailed at halftime 28-33. The Lady Indians had 11 turnovers; the Lady Cardinals 3 at intermission.

Maeson Dewey's post basket opened the second half scoring. Hanna Bracelin added an out-of-bounds play basket and Lindsey Johnson chipped in two free-throws before the next driving score by Aubree Dewey. At 5:50, St. Francis called time-out trailing by five (32-37). Plainville would earn another run. Kathryn McClellan (5' 11" Jr.) scored from the left-elbow (plus one), Maeson Dewey added an stick-back basket, and Aubree Dewey a driving score following a St. Francis turnover. The deficit was now 32-44. Emileigh Dinkel made 1-of-2 after earning a steal, and at 3:28, Plainville used a time-out. After the break, Plainville's Halli Friend (5' 3" So.) buried a right-wing trey extending the deficit to 14 (33-47). On the next possession, Lauren Johnson scored in the lane on an assist by Bracelin. Another St. Francis turnover led to a coast-to-coast drive by Aubree Dewey. A left-wing trey by Dinkel and two free-throws by Lauren Johnson decreased the deficit to nine (40-49) at 1:11. The final score of the quarter came on another drive by Dewey. St. Francis trailed 40-51 at the third-quarter break.

A right-wing shot by Willow Hunt opened the final period. Maeson Dewey followed with a right-corner trey increasing the deficit to 16 (40-56). The Lady Indians continued to battle and soon added a lane bucket by Hanna Bracelin. A blocked shot by Bracelin on the defensive end then led to a left-wing trey by Bracelin. At 6:01, St. Francis called time-out. After the time-out, Bracelin added a top-of-the-key deuce narrowing the margin to 9. Unfortunately, another Lady Indian turnover followed leading to a lay-up by Dewey. At 4:30, Plainville called time-out and returned to the floor to play keep-away while using clock. The Lady Indians remained in their zone defense, and played chase. After a defensive stop, an assist by Lindsey Johnson set up a Bracelin score on a cut to the rim. At 3:05, Taighe Weeter's assist led to a Bracelin score from the right-wing. At 1:55, the Lady Indians used another time-out still trailing by seven (51-58). Six seconds later, Dewey drained 2-of-2. At 1:39, Bracelin swished a right-wing trey (assist Lindsey Johnson). The Lady Indians were needing to foul to preserve clock. At 1:13, Friend sank 1-of-2. Bracelin answered with 1-of-2 at the opposite end at 1:02. Aubree Dewey sank 1-of-2 with 40 seconds remaining, and the Lady Cardinals took another time-out. After a St. Francis miss, Plainville earned an offensive rebound and was fouled. Though the Lady Cardinal missed both free-throws, a Lady Indian turnover led to another run-out lay-up by Dewey (55-63). Kaiser added one more free-throw to Plainville's total with 17 seconds remaining. Weeter scored on an offensive rebound to close the game. St. Francis lost to a good Plainville team 57-64.

Aubree Dewey led all scorers with 34 points in the contest (19 in the first half). Maeson Dewey scored 15. The Lady Cardinals made 10 of 22 from the stripe, were whistled for 15 fouls, and had 10 turnovers.

Hanna Bracelin scored 15 points in the final period and totaled 23 for the game to lead the Lady Indians. Lauren Johnson added 9. Lindsey Johnson and Taighe Weeter each scored 7. Others adding the St. Francis point total were Emileigh Dinkel 6, Karly Bandel 3, and Jylian Laten 2. The Lady Indians made 12 of 17 from the line, totaled 20 fouls and 19 turnovers.

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