Steinhoff hits game winner in thrilling overtime win 46-44

No holds bar- Owensville and New Haven go at it in final season game.

New Haven, Mo. – Friday night was a must win for the Lady Shamrocks after they laid down the hammer on St. Clair Monday night and with districts beginning next week; now’s the time of year a team needs to build momentum.  After Friday night’s come back win the Lady Rocks will roll into districts like a freight train.

With 1:16 left in regulation Emily Ellis gave Owensville their largest lead in the game after hitting one of two free throws, putting New Haven down by 7. (38-31)

Vedder banks in came winner - perfect ending to JV season

Coach Tim Scheer, players, and fans on the edge of their seats waiting and hoping Mackenzy Vedder's jumper falls while Owensville fans hope it bounces out.

New Haven, Mo. – What a better way to finish out a season than hitting the game winner.  Kids growing up dream about being Michael Jordan, watching thier shot fall through the net as the horn sounds, dropping a dagger, and being the heartbreaker.

Thursday night the junior varsity (JV) could not of scripted a better ending in their final game of the season.

Shamrocks offensive attack steamrolls St. Clair 55-34

Kierstin Monzyk picks of a pass at half court in the second quarter, scoring two of her seven first half points.

St. Clair, Mo. – Going into Monday night’s conference match against St. Clair two thoughts lingered in everyone’s mind; Rachel Steinhoff needed 16 points to reach 1,000 career points and New Haven needed a solid win with districts less than one week away.

Steinhoff surpassed 1,000 but more importantly the Lady Shamrock’s stellar performance in a game where Coach Doug Peirick had four of his five starters score seven or more points, getting 10 points from his bench, led New Haven steamrolling St. Clair 55-34.

Steinhoff banks in 1,000

Junior Rachel Steinhoff drives down the right side of lane scoring career points 1,000 and 1,001.

Less than 50 seconds remained in Monday night's win over St. Clair with Steinhoff needing one point to reach a career milestone.

Steinhoff caught the ball on the right side of the lane just below the free throw line, drove to the basket, drew the foul, made the basket, and hit the free throw giving her 18 points in the game and 1,002 in her career.

Lady Eagles remain perfect in conference despite Steinhoff's fourth quarter spark

Rachel Steinhoff pulls New Haven within 12 midway through the fourth quarter.

UPDATED: New Haven gets number 1 seed in Districts.  Download bracket here.

New Haven, Mo. – The Lady Rocks trailed by just five points, 22-17, at halftime to the 11th ranked Lady Eagles, putting themselves in great position to spoil Sullivan’s undefeated conference record.

The second half was a different story as New Haven came out flat showing little intensity as they watched Sullivan quickly extend their five point lead to a game ending 15 point win 55-40 despite Rachel Steinhoff’s 10 fourth quarter points, attempting to spark a fourth quarter comeback.

Offensive army leads New Haven to 44-30 win over Chamois

Shamrocks head to their bench after (#33) Megan Shockley scores as time expires to end the third quarter, giving New Haven a 35-21 lead thanks to a team effort on offense.

New Haven, Mo. – Emily Kallmeyer knocks down a jumper... Rachel Steinhoff drives and scores.. Kallmeyer drains a three…Stephanie Scheer; three ball corner pocket.... Kayla Meyer scores off an offensive rebound…Meyer with back to back jumpers…Kierstin Monzyk steps up and knocks down a three pointer…Stephanie Gerling completes the old fashion three point play…Megan Shockley lays it up and in as we end the third quarter, New Haven 35, Chamois 21.

That's what New Haven’s win over Chamois, 44-30, would have sounded over the air waves as New Haven’s offense was more like an army coming from all directions.

Chamois Lady Pirates win Hermann Tournament for first time

The Lady Pirates knock off Owensville 39-36 to win the Hermann Tournament for the first time.

Hermann, Mo. – The smallest school in the tournament found themselves playing in Friday night’s bigggest game for the first time, proving that winning is not about the size of a school, it’s about which team has the most desire to win.

Chamois’s senior Miranda Brandt led the Lady Pirates with a game high 21 points and the schools first championship in the Hermann Tournament.

Hermann - Owensville game ending was like a scene from a movie

Tesia Ruediger at the line with 2.7 seconds left after being fouled while shooting a three.

Below watch the dramatic ending you won’t believe. 

Hermann, Mo. – Wednesday night’s semifinal in the Hermann Girls Tournament had fans biting their finger nails in an emotional roller-coaster ending.  It was 50 seconds of pure heart pounding action, which ended with one team having to miss a free throw.

Hermann led by one, 45-44, under 50 seconds remaining and Owensville with possession.

Owensville’s freshmen Baily Nelson drove down the left side of the lane, missing the layup as Hermann’s Jamie Gleeson came down with the rebound.  Seconds later Gleeson turned it over and suddenly Owensville took the lead after Hailey Diestelkamp scooped up the steal and laid it in, putting Owensville up by one, 46-45.

Hermann and New Haven walk through first round of Hermann Tournament

Kayla Meyer scored career high 12 points, topping Thursday night's 10 points.  Meyer is one of several girls who have stepped up over the past seven games, answering Coach Dough Peirick's need of more players looking to take shots when open.

Hermann, Mo. – (1) Hermann and (2) New Haven both walked through Monday night’s first round of the 13th Annual Hermann Girls Tournament with the Lady Bearcats easy win over Montgomery County 70-13 and New Haven advancing into Wednesday’s semifinal 54-11 over Wright City.


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