Times Sports Editor
CLINTON -- A pair of former Northview Knights were on opposing benches for their respective college teams in a Friday night exhibition basketball game held in Clinton.
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods and Danville Community College continued their preseason schedules in preparation for the 2009-10 slate and Lexee Hayes and Kirstin Kimball were on the roster.
Hayes, a junior with the Pomeroys, is still rehabbing from knee surgery in the offseason, but commented that she should be cleared fully to play by Dec. 7 to add to SMWC's potent roster that took the floor. Kimball meanwhile was in action and saw plenty of playing time in the uptempo contest won by the Pomeroys, 115-79.
"It's much more high intensity and a new level and exciting. You pretty much have to step up your game or get left behind," Kimball said of the college game. "It's been a new adventure because we do run a lot, we're a running team, a shooting team. So I've been adjusting to that. I do like it, getting to shoot the '3.'
The Pomeroys were able to pull away over the final eight minutes of the first half led by their own high-scoring freshman, Brittney Shaner, who is a Center Grove graduate. Shaner rang up 26 points, but may have been topped by her teammate, Chelsey Barron, who had 25 points despite limited minutes in the second half. Barron had 20 points in the first half to lead the SMWC attack.
All six Pomeroys that suited up on Friday, scored in double-figures.
"We traveled to Vincennes last week and that's the farthest we've gone so far, but we will stay the night in hotels this upcoming week so that should be interesting and fun," Kimball said.
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College opens on the road as well with a trip to World Harvest Bible College in Columbus, OH on Nov. 7 and plays its first seven games on the road before the home opener on Dec. 17 against Spalding, which Hayes hopes to be available for.
Rosenberger 0 0-0 0, K.Roach 3 3-6 8, G.Grey 0 0-0 0, A.Roberts 9 3-4 27, M.Morris 4 9-14 18, Kimball 1 0-0 3, C.Bartlett 4 0-0 11, S. Meyer 4 2-4 11. 25 17-28 79.
Allen 6 5-7 17, Tracy 6 0-1 14, Shaner 11 3-3 26, Blickenstaff 5 4-9 15, Baron 9 5-5 25, J. Messerschmitt 9 0-0 18. 41 18-25 115.
3-point fieldgoals - SMWC 5 (Tracy 2, Baron 2), Dv 14 (A.Roberts 6).