basketball, Girls Varsity Basketball · Bremen Uses Half-Court Trap To Pull Away From LaVille Lady Hoops


LAKEVILLE, IN. –  Bremen used a half-court trapping defense to pull away from LaVille in a 60-26 decision in a non-conference high school girl’s basketball game at Cox Gymnasium.

The Lancers scored five straight points to take an early 5-1 against the veteran Lions.  Kelsey Aschenbrenner canned a 3-pointer and Lauren Dove added a field goal at the 5:42 mark.  Bremen went on a mini 8-0 run to take a 9-5 lead before LaVille’s Trynitie Cox drained a trey to cut the margin to 9-8 with 1:42 remaining.

Cox connected on another field with 24-seconds left in the first quarter to make it 15-10 before Bremen put in the half-court trap and pulled away.  The Lions outscored LaVille 16-6 in the second stanza to take a 32-16 halftime lead.

“I thought we improved a lot from our game Saturday,” said LaVille coach Corey Duncan.  “Bremen’s half court trap is what we will see all year. It’s good for us to play against the trap early so we can make adjustments.”

LaVille did not shy away from the more experienced Lions, making each drive inside the paint confidently. Cox finished with a team-high 10 points and hauled in 12 rebounds.  Julia Hall added six points and three boards.
“Our post players are getting better,” said Duncan.  “We will continue working at driving hard to the rim and attacking the body.
“I really love the attitudes and willingness to learn that this team has,” continued Duncan.  “We improved from Saturday and we will continue to improve as we get set to play a heavy pressing and trapping team in OD (Friday at LaVille).”
Following the game, Duncan took a few moments to reflect on Saturday’s loss at South Central and the contest against Bremen.
“In the locker room after the game, we talked about the growth we saw from Saturday and the continued growth we will see as we keep working on our weaknesses,” concluded Duncan.  “Also, that we need to keep a positive attitude and focus on the little things.”
The youthful Lancers battled on the boards, trailing only by five, and shot 44-percent from the field.  Both improved areas from Saturday’s loss to South Central (Union Mills).
LaVille (1-2) will play host to Class 1A, #6-ranked Oregon Davis (2-0) Friday, December 9.
The varsity-only game will tip at 6:30 p.m. eastern.
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BREMEN 60, LAVILLE 26
At Lakeville
Bremen16 32 42 60
LaVille 10 16 18 26
Bremen – Shively 9, Vermillion 9, Thompson 2, Foster 3, D. Duran 4, Coffel 18, Rodriguez 6, M. Duran 0, Feldman 9. Totals: 23 7-15 60
LaVille – Cox 10, Rock 0, Gonzalez 3, Aschenbrenner 5, Giles 0, Dove 2, Medors 0, Watts 0, Beehler 0, Hall 6, Tribbey 0. Totals: 10 4-6 26.
3-point field goals: Bremen 7 (Shively 2, Vermillion 2, Rodriguez 2, Foster), LaVille 2 (Cox, Aschenbrenner).
Total fouls (fouled out): Bremen 11 (none), LaVille 12 (none) .