Bohnert's big day lifts Pioneers to consolation final


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Posted Online: Dec. 28, 2012, 1:23 pm
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By Dan Tomlin, dtomlin@qconline.com
NORMAL -- The Alleman Pioneers shot their way to the State Farm Holiday Classic consolation championship later Friday afternoon with one of their best games of the year.

Anne Bohnert poured in a game-high 17 points and pulled down a team-high seven rebounds in the 50-41 win over Prairie Central, while Alleman shot 56 percent from the floor and looked like a championship-caliber team.

"We played with more energy and aggression, and played more relaxed then we have in a really long time," Alleman coach Jay Hatch said. "When we went to the bench, there was no drop off. If they play as hard as we want them to play, we're going to need the bench to give us a lift.

"Anne played one of her best games all year. It was good to see her break out."

The senior guard has admittedly been "hot and cold" this year, and with the injury to All-State center Zoe Kelso, Bohnert has been looked upon for offense.

"Confidence is something I need to work on," Bohnert said. "When I miss shots, I get down on myself, and I know I shouldn't."

On the other hand, when things are going well, she's quite the weapon. Bohnert went 5-for-9 from the field and a perfect 7-for-7 from the foul line.

"It's a team thing -- when people are making shots, it seems like everyone plays well," Bohnert said. "We just need to keep picking each other up."

Anna Wetherell was a calming force on offense, scoring nine points, but more importantly dishing out five assists. Erin Morrisey added seven points, and Izzy Anderson score six.

The Pioneers now have the rest of the day to prepare for the consolation championship game against Kankakee Bishop MacNamara, which beat Tri-Valley in the day's opening game. Alleman has never won the consolation championship game at the State Farm Holiday Classic and still hold the lead for most overall tournament wins at 42.

















 



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