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EJH Girls Travel To Norton

The Ellis Jr. High Girls Basketball team traveled to Norton on Nov. 19th.   Ellis stayed with the 3rd ranked Norton team through the first quarter tied at eight points each.  Norton started hitting shots in the second quarter including two Norton players hitting four 3-pointers before the half and Ellis could not get shots to fall putting Norton ahead at the half 21 to 12.  Ellis only added 10 points to their score in the second half and Norton kept firing hitting a total of six 3-pointers in the game.

Leading scorer for Ellis was Emily Eck fourteen, four of those being free throws, followed by Hannah Schiel with six and Harlie Bittel with two.  Leading rebounder for Ellis was Kohl with eight followed by Bittel with five, Kylee Pfeifer with three and Schiel and Emily James each with one.  Ellis out-rebounded Norton 18 to 13 boards.

Coach Sheryl Butler said, “We continue to be hampered with our shots not going in.  Most of our shots are in good range and should be going in – but we just can’t get it to happen.  Even our drive in shots are not going in.  We need to continue to get more of a variety of our girls shooting the ball.  The Norton girls are great shooters – you can’t deny that which is why they are ranked where they are.”

The Ellis J.V. team was also hampered by Norton’s shooting and Ellis struggling with shots.  Norton led at the half seven to two and continued to add to their score with the final score being Norton 22 to Ellis 12.  Leading scorers for Ellis was Myah McCoy and KayDawn Haag each with four points and Emily James and Braelyn Born each had two.  Leading rebounder for Ellis was shared with Jennifer Cunningham and Braelyn each with six followed by James with five.  Haag and Trinity Kohlrus each had three boards, Anna Moore had two and McCoy added one.  Ellis out-rebounded Norton 26 to 12 boards.

In the C-game, held their own in the first half with the score Norton nine to Ellis eight.  Norton ended up winning the contest 16 to 12.  Leading scorer for Ellis was Moore with four points.  Ava Reed, Toccara Boyce, Born and Kohlrus each had two points.  Leading rebounder for Ellis was tied with Born and Kohlrus.  Reed, Chelsea Herrington, Sydney Redetzke, Rylee Burns and Moore each had three boards.  Ellis out-rebounded Norton 23 to 18 boards.

Coach Butler