Fillies Enter State Tournament as District Champs

Vanessa Van Kirk battles for a loose ball in the district final against FriendOn paper Thursday afternoon’s first round match up with the Hartington Cedar Catholic Lady Trojans looks like a strong edge in favor of the Sutton Fillies.

Sutton comes in as the second seed in class C-2 and owners of an impressive 21-2 record.

The Lady Trojans return’s again to Lincoln this year from their class C-2 state runner up title run last year, falling to Sandy Creek 49-44 in the state finals last season.

Sutton returns to Lincoln for the first time since their state runner up title in 2008.

The Fillies, averaging just over 60 points per game (60.4) have held their opposition to an average of just 33.9 points per game.

Hartington Cedar Catholic on the other hand is averaging exactly 10 points less per game (50.4) and giving up an average of 39.1 points a contest.

Paper, however doesn’t decide a match up, especially at the state tournament level.

According to Sutton coach Andy Gerlecz, “We’ll have to be ready to go Thursday. This team is dangerous and solid. They have three girls averaging double figures and a team that can shoot well.”

“We’ve got to be ready to play, have our minds in the right place and be focused as they can really be a big challenge,” added Gerlecz.

To read the full story, see this week's issue of the Clay County News (3/2/11)