Written by Stacy Atkison
Published under News
December 8, 2012
BV West vs. Marshfield
By Anvil Welch
The Joplin Globe
Globe Sports Writer
Frank Lapointe, the Jaguars’ coach, was elated with their effort after a No. 8 seeding.
“This tournament was great for us,” Lapointe said. “It’s a good start. We have to keep improving.”
Lapointe said the 6A team (a member of the EKL) finished 2-19 last season.
“We’re the smallest school in the largest class,” he said. “We showed resiliency and toughness down the stretch in this game.”
Marshfield, which was outscored 9-0 in the second quarter, trailed 17-9 at the half.
Said Marshfield coach Shelly Jones: “We didn’t play well. We have to become more consistent on offense. I also don’t think we were comfortable with our positions (on the floor).”
Five players finished with six or more points for balanced Blue Valley West. Wright, a transfer from Blue Valley North, and 6-0 freshman Emily Engelken each tallied nine.
Samantha French, a 6-1 sophomore, and 5-8 senior Maddie McCall each had 10 points for Marshfield.