Whitko fought hard in losing to a very good Tippecanoe Valley team 59-41 in the Toys for Tots game between the two schools in which over $500 was raised and more than 400 toys collected in a joint effort between the Student Council groups from both schools. “Very proud of the effort of our team tonight,” stated head coach Dr. Rick Bragg. “This was our best effort of the year. The final score is really not an indicator of just how well we played and how much closer this game really was for us.” Kayla Schipper lead the team in scoring with a career high 16 points. Ellie Snep added 14 and had 18 rebounds. “What a remarkable effort from both Kayla and Ellie,” revealed Bragg. “Kayla played her best game of the year at both ends of the floor and Ellie just continues to amaze me with her effort and heart.” Snep is now 36 rebounds away from becoming the all time leading rebounder at Whitko. Emalee Duggins scored 5 and Sarah Hewitt and Gus Garr both chipped in with three points. “Tonight was the first time we executed and attacked an aggressive full court press. We made great strides in cutting down our turnovers. We moved the ball well and cut hard on offense against the Tippecanoe Valley’s zone defenses they threw at us. Our defense was good against one of the best players in the state. Gus Garr and Elizabeth Miller were really solid defensively. I was also very pleased with the way Emalee got us into offensive sets,” Bragg added. Whitko returns to action Tuesday when they host a very good Bethany Christian team in what is a Pink Out game. “Love our progress and I look forward to see how we respond Tuesday night,” Bragg said.
- 59 Tippecanoe Valley High School
- 41 Whitko High School
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