Multiple Teams · Western High School Basketball Varsity Girls beats Mater Dei High School 38-35


Sport Basketball Varsity Girls
Home Score 35 Away Score 38
Game Recap
In what the media is calling the biggest upset in Girls State Championship History, the Western Lady Panthers defeated the two time defending state champ Mater Dei 38-35. A hot start for Jessica Givens got the Panthers going in the first quarter, with a trio of three point shots, giving Western the 17-12 lead to end one. The second quarter saw the Panthers spread the floor and force Mater Dei to extend their defense all the way to half court. Despite some untimely turnovers, Western was able to hang on to head into half time tied 21-21. The second half was a complete defensive domination by the Panthers. The 2/3 zone and ball pressure by all 7 Panther seniors, allowed the only 4 points to the Wildcats in the 3rd, taking a 27-25 lead into the final period of play. In the fourth, Carley Oneal and Raven Black capped off a solid performances with back to back baskets, followed by a offensive rebound and put back by Siera Daniel gave Western a 5 point lead with under 3 minutes to play. Mater Dei did not go softly, as Indiana recruit Muensterman hit 2 free throws and a three pointer to cut the lead to 2, under a minute. After Western failed to convert a 1 and 1 at the free throw line, Siera Daniel answered with one of her five blocked shots on the next wildcat possession. She followed that huge play up with another great defensive play and then got a huge rebound on the next possession. With 23 seconds left in the game, Daniel stepped to the line and knocked down two of the biggest free throws in Western Panther Basketball history to give the Lady Panthers a 4 point lead. Mater Dei quickly got to the foul line, but could only convert 1 of 2, and Raven Black secured the final rebound of the game to clinch the first 3A Girls Basketball State Championship in Western history.
Box Scores
Box Score: 1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT1 OT2
Western High School 12 21 25 35
Mater Dei High School 17 21 27 38

Scorers

Team Player FGs-L FT Made FT Att. Total Pts
Western Carley ONeal 12
Western Jessica Givens 9

3 Pointers

Team Player 3s
Western Jessica Givens 3/4

Team Totals

Rebounds Assists Turnovers
Mater Dei High School
Western High School

Team Leaders

Player Rebounds Assists
Mater Dei High School
Western High School

Fouls

Total Tech.
Mater Dei High School
Western High School

Players Fouled Out