ARCANUM – T he Arcanum Lady Trojans JV basketball team moved to 11-0 on the season with a 47-33 win over the visiting Fort Recovery Lady Indians.
“We knew this was going to be a tough match-up,” said Arcanum JV coach Nicole Pohlman. “It might be the toughest team that we’ve played so far this year.”
Arcanum took a 15-9 lead after one period of play with Meghan McCans pouring in 11 first quarter points including a three pointer and four Hailey Unger points.
The Lady Trojans full court smothering defense held the visitors to 3-points in second quarter play while Madelyn Fearon was scoring 6-points including a three, Eva Siculan accounted for 5-points and Taylor Gray was adding four points to send the teams to the break with the Arcanum girls owning a 30-12 lead.
“We held them to 11-points defensively the first half,” Pohlman noted. “I think that was the key and then our point guard, Eva Siculan battles – she’s a floor leader for sure.”
Period No. 3 went to the taller Lady Indians 10-6 with Unger hitting a triple, Hannah Smith a bucket and Siculan a free throw.
“I can count on Hannah (Smith) and Ellie (Fout), my post players because they play tough,” Pohlman said. “They don’t take it from anybody even if they are out-sized a little bit.”
The final period had the teams playing even with each team scoring 11-points to give the Lady Trojans a 14-point Saturday win. Siculan paced Arcanum with nine fourth quarter points including 7-8 at the free throw line.
“That is something we’ve been working on,” said Coach Pohlman. “Eva has been struggling a little bit with her confidence on her free throws – she stepped up big for us today.”
Siculan led Arcanum and all scorers with a game high 15-points.
ARCANUM 47, FORT RECOVERY 33
ARCANUM – E. Siculan 15, M. McCans 13, H. Unger 7, M. Fearon 6, T. Gray 4, H. Smith 2 – TOTALS 13 12-21 3 47
FORT RECOVERY – W. Rammel 11, F. Grube 6, H. Wendel 6, E. Kahlig 5, M Gaerke 5 – TOTALS 11 5-12 2 33
Arcanum 3 (H. Unger 1, M. McCans 1, M. Fearon 1)
Fort Recovery 2 (F. Grube 1, M Gaerke 1)
SCORE by QUARTERS:
15-15-06-11 47 Arcanum
09-03-10-11 33 Fort Recovery
PHOTO CAPTION: Eva Siculan brings the ball up-court for the Lady Trojans in JV win over Fort Recovery. (Gaylen Blosser photo)