Story and Photos by Dominic Baima
Charleston and Danville faced off on the third and final day of the 2022 Charleston Holiday Tournament with both teams looking for their first win of the tournament.
Despite a strong second quarter where Charleston held the Vikings to three points, turnovers and steals gave the Vikings the needed opportunities under the basket to outscore the Trojans.
Danville would pick up its first win of the tournament with a final score of, 61-34.
Charleston would start out strong with junior Megan Myerscough and Anny Logsdon both finding an opening and putting the Trojans up 4-0 before Danville Sophomore Amara McFarland would make a 3-pointer followed quickly by a Danville steal and score to put the Vikings up 5-4.
Charleston sophomore Bailey Harris would dive to save a ball going out of bounds, which bounced into the hands of Myerscough who would make the basket tying the game at six points.
Charleston would struggle with traveling calls, the turnovers resulted in Danville scoring eight unanswered points.
Just as it looked like the momentum was completely in Danville’s favor, Logsdon would sink a 3-pointer followed quickly by another basket to slow down the Vikings.
Additional turnovers and fouls would allow Danville to go up 21-11 to end the first quarter.
The second quarter was highlighted by Charleston minimizing its turnovers and holding Danville to only three points. Myerscough, freshman Maggie Englum, and Harris would all score in the second quarter, bringing the Trojans within five points going into the half.
Danville came out after the half doing a great job moving the ball finding the open person and grabbing the rebound.
Charleston struggled to make clean passes which Danville took advantage of to steal and take the shot.
Myerscough would score on a free throw and Logsdon would score five points on a jumper and another three-pointer in the third quarter.
Danville would dominate in the fourth quarter outscoring the Trojans by 23-9.
Englum, Logsdon, and Myerscough would score for the Trojans in the fourth quarter as the Trojans would fall 61-34 and the Vikings picked up their first win of the tournament.
Charleston Head Coach Shani Iberg said that the team got tired and had some mistakes that Danville was able to use to build upon their lead, but was happy to see some improvement in steals and teamwork.
“We had a lot of good things happening, with eight steals for the game between different kids. Turnovers were less than what we typically have in a game,” said Iberg.
Logsdon and Myerscough would lead the Trojans in scoring with 14 points each.
Charleston: Okrasinski 0 0-0 0, Sweis 0 0-0 0, Englum 1 3-2 4, Fehrenbacher 0 0-0 0, Myerscough 6 5-2 14, Harris 1 0-0 2, Flynn 0 0-0 0, Brown 0 0-0 0, Smith 0 0-0 0, Anny Logsdon 4 0-0 14, Babbs 0 0-0 0, Kenner 0 0-0 0. Three-pointers: Logsdon 2.
Danville: Johnson 3 4-2 8, Blanden 3 2-1 7, Rudy 3 0-0 6, Berryhill 0 0-0 0, Walls 0 0-0 0, Landfair 0 0-0 0, McFarland 6 2-2 20, Brown 0 0-0 0, Winston 0 0-0 0, Taylor 2 0-0 4, Foley 4 3-1 9, Parker 1 0-0 2, Johnson 2 2-1 5. Three-pointers: McFarland 2.
Additional photos from this game can be found here.