Lovejoy (IL) vs. Meridian (Mounds, IL) Basketball Game on 12/3/2011

Dec 03 , 2011 @ 4:00 - Basketball Box Score
LLovejoy (7-16, 0-2 Away) 45 Mascot photo for Meridian high school.Meridian (28-3, 8-1 Home) 81Winner
12/3 @ 4pQ1Q2Q3Q4Final
Lovejoy51991245
Meridian1520222481
  • Game Recap
  • Game Stats
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  • Game Stats

    Lovejoy has not entered any stats for this Game.
    Meridian

    Scoring/Shooting: Points, Field Goals, and Three-Pointers

    #Athlete NamePtsFGMFGAFG%3FGM3FGA3FG%
    Team Totals81364
    14Damarko Ransom (Sr)731
    21J. Johnson, Jr. (Sr)22101
    23Cameron Ballard (Sr)2411
    25Eric Vassar (Sr)21
    35David Davis (Fr)42
    40Joshua Jones (Jr)73
    41Meekial Steele (So)63
    42J. McClellan (Sr)1
    45Gregory Hopkins (Jr)832
    Meridian

    Scoring/Shooting: Two-Pointers and Free Throws

    #Athlete Name2FGM2FGA2FG%FTMFTAFT%
    Team Totals3251145
    14Damarko Ransom (Sr)2
    21J. Johnson, Jr. (Sr)911100
    23Cameron Ballard (Sr)1122100
    25Eric Vassar (Sr)1
    35David Davis (Fr)2
    40Joshua Jones (Jr)31250
    41Meekial Steele (So)3
    42J. McClellan (Sr)1425
    43David Edwards (Sr)020
    45Gregory Hopkins (Jr)1
    Meridian

    Rebounds, Assists, Steals and Turnovers

    #Athlete NameOff RebDef RebTot RebAsstStlsTO
    Team Totals212647261811
    14Damarko Ransom (Sr)123314
    21J. Johnson, Jr. (Sr)5611462
    23Cameron Ballard (Sr)426551
    25Eric Vassar (Sr)1
    35David Davis (Fr)33651
    40Joshua Jones (Jr)2468
    41Meekial Steele (So)11252
    42J. McClellan (Sr)4591
    43David Edwards (Sr)11
    45Gregory Hopkins (Jr)1231
    Meridian

    Blocks, Deflections, Charges, and Fouls

    #Athlete NameBlk ShtsDeflChrPFTF
    Team Totals57
    14Damarko Ransom (Sr)2
    21J. Johnson, Jr. (Sr)4
    35David Davis (Fr)2
    42J. McClellan (Sr)12
    45Gregory Hopkins (Jr)1
  • Game Story

    Illinois High School Basketball - Lovejoy overwhelmed by Meridian

    (December 3, 2011: Mounds, IL 62964) The Lovejoy Wildcats basketball team (Lovejoy, IL), was routed 81-45 in Saturday's non-league battle with the host Meridian Bobcats (Mounds, IL)

    With the win, Meridian upgrades its record to 7-0 on the season. The Bobcats host Vienna (Vienna, IL) to encounter the Eagles in a non-league bout on Tuesday, December 6. The Eagles go into the bout with a record of 1-2.

    Next up, the Wildcats encounter the Sumner Bulldogs (St. Louis, MO) in a non-league bout, on Monday, December 12. Lovejoy will attempt to upgrade on its 2-5 season record.

    Coaches Summary

    First Quarter Summary

    Despite the fact that shooting guard Cameron Ballard scored eight points and 6'4" swingman Jerry Johnson adding the remaining seven of Meridian's fifteen first quarter tallies allowing the 'Cats to lead 15-5, the first period was probably the Bobcats poorest quarter of the year. Too many defensive mistakes, rushed three point attempts, turnovers and failues to finish on point blank shots.

    Second Quarter Summary

    The Wildcats of Lovejoy and the Bobcats of Meridian played virtually an even second period with Meridian outscoring the visitors by a single tally as they took an eleven point advantage to the locker room at half time. DaMarko Ransom who had sat out most of the first period because he was called for two personal fouls in the first three minutes of the game, scored seven points in a two minute span as six Bobcats found their way into the score book helping the 'Cats to at 35-24 half time lead.

    Third Quarter Summary

    The third stanza was once again the Cam Ballard and Jerry Johnson show as Cam tallied ten and JJ added nine more helping the Bobcats to a commanding 57-33 lead as Meridian outscored the visitors 22-9 during the quarter.

    Fourth Quarter Summary

    As it has been the pattern through the previous six games of this season the fourth quarter belonged to the Bobcat subs as they contributed 16 of the 24 points scored in the period by the host team. Greg Hopkins stroked a duo of three pointers and 6'4" sopomore, Meekiel Steele, added three more buckets as the Meridian subs kept the running game going to the final buzzer with the scoreboard reading 83-45 in favor of the home team.

  • Team Scoring Averages

    Season AveragesQ1Q2Q3Q4OT1Final
    Lovejoy4.712.011.017.3-49.2
    Meridian19.020.017.918.712.076.0

    Team Stat Comparison

    LovejoyMeridianNational Average
    -Points Per Game76.045.2
    -Rebounds Per Game34.723.7
    -Assists Per Game19.78.7
    -Steals Per Game17.07.5
    -Blocks Per Game5.12.4

    Player Stat Comparison

    LovejoyMeridian
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    Points Per Game15.1#40 Joshua Jones
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    Rebounds Per Game7.1#21 Jerry Johnson, Jr.
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    Assists Per Game4.8#23 Cameron Ballard
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    Steals Per Game4.3#21 Jerry Johnson, Jr.
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    Blocks Per Game3.5#21 Jerry Johnson, Jr.
  • Lovejoy

    Records
    OverallHomeAwayNeutral
    7-162-10-25-13
    Win %PFPA
    .30411311383
    Rankings
    Nat.ILClass
    13833574101

    Meridian

    Records
    OverallConferenceHomeAwayNeutral
    28-36-08-18-012-2
    Win %Conference %PFPA
    .9031.00023571614
    Rankings
    Nat.ILClass
    31601735

    Head to Head Schedule

    DateAwayHomeResult
    12/03/11Lovejoy Meridian (W)45 - 81

    Common Opponents

    Team NameCommon Opp. Rec.Team NameCommon Opp. Rec.
    Lovejoy0-2Meridian3-0
    DateAwayHomeResultDateAwayHomeResult
    12/17/11CairoLovejoy(L) 76 - 622/24/12CairoMeridian(W) 58 - 76
    1/14/12EgyptianLovejoy(L) 77 - 6212/09/11MeridianEgyptian(W) 70 - 52
    1/21/12EgyptianMeridian(W) 55 - 65

    Record Breakdown

    LovejoyMeridian
    7-16Overall28-3
    0-0League6-0
    7-16Non-League18-2
    0-1Head to Head1-0
    0-2Common Opponent3-0
    2-1Home8-1
    0-2Away8-0
    5-13Neutral12-2
    0-0Playoff4-1
    4-11In-state25-2
    3-5Out-of-state3-1
    0-0Higher Ranked Opponent0-0
    0-0Lower Ranked Opponent0-0
    0-0Top 1000 Opponent0-0
    0-0Top 2500 Opponent0-0
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