Posted Online: Feb. 01, 2013, 10:47 pm

Lady Prophets hold off Erie; share TRAC-9 title with Rams

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By Anthony Sandoval, asando@qconline.com

PROPHETSTOWN -- The Prophetstown girls basketball team earned an emotional senior night victory over rival Erie to lock up a share of the Three Rivers Conference championship here Friday night.

The Lady Prophets (25-3, 13-1 TRAC-9) did so by defeating the Lady Cardinals 47-37 to sweep Erie in conference play.

"It's pretty emotional being my last game here," Prophetstown senior Cassie Reiley said. "But I'm glad we were able to win this game and come out as conference champions."

The Lady Prophets will share the league crown with Riverdale as the Rams rolled past Fulton 73-30. By splitting the two TRAC-9 games, Prophetstown and Riverdale will share the top spot.

"It was one of our unwritten goals," said Prophetstown coach Don Robinson of getting at least a piece of the crown. "We've been trying to accomplish it since the beginning of the season and we did."

Cassie Reiley had a team-high 16 points. The senior helped get the hosts off to a good start, scoring 10 of her points in the Prophets' 18-point first quarter. She was 9-of-10 from the charity stripe and grabbed five rebounds.

"Yesterday, I shot 50 free throws, because I knew it was going to be key," said Reiley. "Free throws win games. They're free shots and our whole team needs to learn how to make them in order to be successful."

The Lady Prophets shot 19-of-28 from the free throw line in the game, gaining four points on the Cardinals from the line. Prophetstown had a huge advantage on the boards, out-rebounding Erie 24-14.

"I have confidence in all of them," said Robinson. "I'm proud of them, but it took a lot of energy."

Reserve Cydney Westen added eight points for P'Town and senior Riley Walters scored six points before leaving the game midway through the third quarter due to a knee injury.Karli Stafford stepped up and got some extra minutes because of Walters' injury and scored five points and brought down a team-high seven rebounds.

"I'm proud of all of the seniors," Robinson said. "When Riley (Walters) hurt her knee, it was kind of the motto of the next man in. Stafford was next and she did well."

Erie shot 35 percent from the floor on 11-for-31 shooting. The Lady Cardinals didn't have anybody reach double-digit scoring, with Laykin Miner scoring a team-high eight points. Paige and Peyton Rus chipped in six points and grabbed four rebounds apiece, sharing the team lead in that category.





Basketball
Prep girls
Prophetstown 47, Erie 37
ERIE (19-9, 8-5 TRAC-9)
Pa. Rus 2-7 2-4 2 4 6, C. Cobert 2-7 0-1 4 2 4, Lawson 0-5 3-4 1 1 2, R. Cobert 1-1 0-1 5 0 2, Miner 2-3 4-6 3 0 8, Pe. Rus 2-5 2-2 3 4 6, Young 1-1 0-0 0 1 2, Flohming 1-1 1-1 1 0 3, Waggoner 0-1 4-4 2 1 4. Totals 11-31 15-23 21 14 37.
PROPHETSTOWN (25-3, 13-1 TRAC-9)
Ca. Reiley 3-8 9-10 3 5 16, Co. Reiley 2-3 1-2 5 0 5, Corbin 1-1 0-0 0 0 2, Walters 2-3 2-6 1 3 6, Kramer 1-3 2-2 4 4 4, Kovarilc 0-0 0-0 0 1 0, Stafford 2-5 1-2 1 7 5, Westen 2-4 3-4 1 2 8, Remley 0-1 0-0 2 0 0, Strike 0-0 1-2 1 2 1. Totals 13-28 19-28 18 24 47.
Erie 11    6    9    11--37  
Ptown    18    10    10    9--47
3s: E 0-4 (Pa. Rus 0-4, C. Cobert 0-2, Waggoner 0-1), P 2-7 (Ca. Reiley 1-4, Co. Reiley 0-1, Westen 1-2). Turnovers: E 10, P 15. Assists: E 2 (C. Cobert, Miner), P 7 (Ca. Reiley 2, Stafford 2, Strike 2, Co. Reiley 1). Steals: E 4 (C. Cobert 3, Miner), P 6 (Co. Reiley 2, Walter 2, Corbin, Ca. Reiley).