Archive for Sunday, March 3, 2013

Baldwin girls season ends one game short of state

Baldwin's Maddie Ogle fights for the ball in the fourth quarter of the Bulldogs' loss in Saturday's finals of the sub-state finals against Paola. Ogle scored eight of her game-high 12 points in the fourth quarter.

Baldwin's Maddie Ogle fights for the ball in the fourth quarter of the Bulldogs' loss in Saturday's finals of the sub-state finals against Paola. Ogle scored eight of her game-high 12 points in the fourth quarter.

March 3, 2013

Ottawa — Baldwin dictated the pace against Paola for three of four quarters Saturday but couldn’t overcome the one period that it didn’t.

Paola held off a late challenge to defeat Baldwin, 41-33, and advance to the state tournament.

Paola, the top-seeded team in the Ottawa 4A girls sub-state, jumped on Baldwin early, building a 18-8 lead at the end of the first quarter. Baldwin recovered in the second quarter relying on the defense that was its strength all season to outscore Paola, 8-3.

“I thought we did (control the pace) after the first quarter,” Baldwin coach Bob Martin said. “They are a very good offensive team. They can score points in a lot of ways.

“We just didn’t execute on the offensive end. We just didn’t get into the flow. Give Paola credit. They did a good job of taking us out of our offense.”

Key in the Baldwin’s defense effort after the first quarter was keeping in check Paola sophomore Tiana Moala, who burned the Bulldogs for 26 points last month in Paola. The 6-4 center scored seven points Saturday.

Down 18-30 at the start of the fourth quarter, Baldwin used full-court pressure in the final period to swing the momentum. Sophomore Maddie Ogle brought the Baldwin with three at 31-34 when she scored the last of her eight fourth-quarter points with 3:03 to play in the game. The Bulldogs were unable to get shots to fall from that point, and Paola made 4-of-6 free throws in the game’s final 1:30 to claim sub-state title.

“We had our chances,” Martin said. “We just couldn’t get shots to fall.”

It was the final game for Baldwin seniors Kelsey Dighans, Callie Enick, Kaitlyn Jorgensen, Jessie Katzer, Katie Kehl and Kailyn Smith.

“I’ve been around them a long time,” Martin said. “They are a great group. I’m not sure what we’ll do without them.”

Paola 41, Baldwin 33

Paola (18-4) 18 3 9 11 - 41

Baldwin (24-8 ) 8 8 2 15 - 33

Paola: Lyndsee Johnson 9, Remick Paulsen 11, Taylor Williams 2, Kaylee Farmer 2, Morgan Lauden 4, Kelvey Slawson 6, Tiana Moala 7

Baldwin: Kelsey Dighans 2, Maddie Ogle 12, Katie Jones 5, Kailyn Smith 6, Katie Kehl 8,

Comments

Thad Trebilcock 1 year, 8 months ago

OK , now it's time for you to step down as coach and let some one new take charge of the program. You could have won last night if you would have used your whole bench. you had 3 girls at the end of the bench that could have helped against Paola and you failed to use them. your inability to change your coaching style will always cause your teams to fail.

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Spiderpig 1 year, 8 months ago

Just a reminder of what you posted when Coach Toot resigned:

BHS boys basketball coaches resign together You know sometimes the coaches don't always have the talent they need to compete the way they would like. They will always try differnt things to get a better outcome, but in the end it all comes down to talent on the floor. And right now the boys team has been down for the last couple of years. We are not like the private schools who can get the better talented kids. There is some talent coming in the future. I really don't think it would have mattered who was coaching these teams . they wouldn't have won like you expect them too. I think also this town needs to get behind the Girls team alot better. it seems like there always playing in a empty gym. They have had really good teams these last couple of years and some really good talent moving up to the high school next year. You never know with the full support of the community the sky is the limit for the girls high school basketball team the next few years. I just think parents need to let the coaches coach. and quit worring about who's playing and who's not . Coaches should always be playing the one's that give them the best chance to win. After all there job is to try to get their team to the state playoffs. and prepare the kids for the next level which is college, which ever level they choose. and not worry about which parent they ticked off this time.

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Thad Trebilcock 1 year, 8 months ago

As you can see at the end of my previous post you reminded me of, There job is to get to state and prepare the kids for the next level. Coach Martin has done none of these things .

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Torch 1 year, 8 months ago

Great season!

Baldwin has had some really good girls teams over the last 10 years...sadly they've never been able to get past the sub-state championship. Most of these teams were built around a dogged defense.

But you've got to have scorers - even Emily Brown struggled sometimes. I think Bob is a solid coach, and if you look at this team from top-to-bottom there aren't many shooters.

In any case, there are a lot of teams out there who never make it to the sub-state championship, and considering the team we're fielding it's pretty impressive that they made it.

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Thad Trebilcock 1 year, 8 months ago

I'm not trying to say the girls didn't have a great season. My point i guess i'm trying to make is, Coach Martin for whatever reason always stays status quo with his offense's and defense's. I'm just saying with the team he had this year and the team that he has next year, he needs to adjust his defensive play to fit the girls he has. I just don't see that ability in him. Who knows maybe he will prove me wrong.

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BowlDawg 1 year, 8 months ago

Are you kidding? You must be!! Bahahaahahaa. Baldwin had the best defense in the league, period!! As for offense...ummm not one shooter on the team...not one!! that usually helps for scoring. Please watch a game before you comment!!

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Julie Craig 1 year, 8 months ago

Is the headline supposed to be "one" game short?

Kudos to making it to the finals BHS!

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jgillispie 1 year, 8 months ago

Great season girls!

NEDemon - calm down! Baldwin has had many more talented teams than this year's squad and still not made it to state. This year's team probably out-played its talent level. Are there any girls on the team going to play basketball in college? It's quite impressive this team was able to play so well and win many games.

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BowlDawg 1 year, 8 months ago

Well said Jimmy!! NEDemon just simply isnt paying attention. Bob is solid. i get tired of hearing people complain about coaching...i have spent enough time here and have heard enough chatter from idle people, that not one coach in Baldwin has been spared. Silly people that just love to complain...and can not appreciate the time and effort it takes. Soooo easy to cry...hard to actually do something positive.

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