Coach Ishee Gets 100th Career Victory in 61-48 Win
Nov. 23, 2010Patrick ClarkSoutheast Missouri State Sports Information
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – Southeast Missouri State head women’s basketball coach John Ishee reached a coaching milestone on Tuesday evening at the Show Me Center. He won his 100th career game as a head coach in the Redhawks 61-48 win over Maryville University.
It didn’t come easy for the Redhawks (2-3) against a scrappy Saints (1-1) team. They needed a 12-3 run late in the second half to grab a the lead and blow the game open.
Sophomore Brittany Harriel sparked the run with a three-point play and a conventional three-pointer from the top of the key in a 20-second span to open up a eight point lead, 49-41 at the 6:31 mark.
Evans sealed the victory with two free throws in the final 00:30 seconds for the final margin and largest lead in the game for either team.
The game featured eight lead changes and four ties as the Saints refused to let the Redhawks to run away with the win.
In the opening half the Redhawks looked poised to blow the game open, three times grabbing five point leads. Each time the Saints would battle back. At one point the Saints used a 6-0 lead to gain a one-point lead, 14-13 at the 9:24 mark.
The Redhawks grabbed their largest lead of the half, 31-24 on a Evan’s three-pointer with 1:07 left in the first.
The Saints answered with a score to make it a five-point difference at the half, 31-26.
Evans led the Redhawks with eight points in the opening half on a perfect 3-3 shooting including 2-2 from beyond the three-point arc.
The Saints used an 11-2 run to grab a two point lead, 37-35 in the second half after the Redhawks went ahead by seven in the opening three minutes.
Jasmine Davis tied the game with a lay-in with 12:38 left in the game but Erica Lorton put the Saints back up by two with a lay-up of her own at 11:27.
That would be the last lead for the Saints as the Redhawks started their decisive rally in the final eight minutes of the game.
The Redhawks shot 37-percent from the field in the game but were helped by a 12-2 advantage in second chance points and 24-13 edge in points off turnovers.
The Redhawks bench also helped in the win with a 26-7 edge.
Evans scored 16 of those points for the bench. The newcomer set a new career-high in the scoring category. She was 5-11 from the field including 4-10 from three-point range. She also added a game-high four assists and recorded two steals.
Davis scored a season-high 11 points in her first start of the season. Limited to just 13 games last year due to a knee injury, the sophomore looked fully recovered.
Harriel scored eight points and finished with a game-high eight rebounds.
Courtney Shiffer matched Harriel for game-high rebounding honors with a career-high eight boards.
Beck scored nine points on 3-6 shooting (2-3 from three-point range) while collecting four rebounds and three steals.
Roberts set a new career-high with six steals off the bench. She also added five points and five rebounds.
Abby Duethman led the Saints and tied Evans for game-high honors with 16 points. Angela Pepowski chipped in 12 points to round out their top scorers.
The victory snapped a nine-game home losing streak.
Coach Ishee improved his head coaching record to 100-77 including 71 wins at the helm of the Redhawks.
The Redhawks next face the University of Texas-Arlington on the road this Saturday, Nov. 27 at 5:00 p.m.