THE EIGHTH GRADE girls of Sacred Heart School’s basketball team were honored on Thursday, Nov. 20, as they wrapped up the regular season in the Tower Hill gym.
Members of the team are, kneeling from left, Abby Copley, Olive Decker, Elizabeth Epley, Kaylee Holland, Emily Kuhn, Hannah LeDuc, Josie Pauley, Shania Schoonover and Jeannine Swenny.
Behind them are their parents, Jeff and Shelia Copley; Chuck and LeAnn Decker; Luke Epley and Debbie Holthaus; Jeff and Shawn Holland; Brad and Gina Kuhn; Dave LeDuc and Stephanie LeDuc; Jamie and Sandy Pauley; Amy and Shannon Schoonover; Rhonda and Paul Swenny.
The eighth grade girls basketball team of Pana Sacred Heart School were honored on “8th Grade Night,” Thursday, Nov. 20, in the Tower Hill gym. Nine girls and their parents were introduced prior to the start of the game with Vandalia in which St. Pat’s was a 42-20 winner.
The girls are 17-1 entering this week’s IESA Regional Tournament.
St. Pat’s jumped out to a 15-5 first quarter lead, and made the advantage 20 by halftime, 27-7. Pana was up, 40-11, by the end of three.
Shania Schoonover led the way with 13 points while Abby Copley finished with 8. Kaylee Holland added 7 points with Lizzie Epley and Jeannine Swenny both scoring 6 points apiece. Swenny was 2-for-2 at the free throw line. Josie Pauley rounded out the scoring with 2 points.
The IESA Class 1A Regional is being played at Pocahontas. St. Pat’s has the number 1 seed and plays the winner of tonight’s, Monday, Dec. 1, game between Ramsey and Mulberry Grove on Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 6:00 p.m. Mt. Olive plays Pocahontas in the other semi-final at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The winners will meet at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 4, for the championship.