Lady 'Cats pick up L&C win

Monday, February 14, 2011

SLATER -- A 14-1 fourth-quarter spree turned a five-point deficit into a 35-27 Lewis and Clark Conference home win for the Slater girls' basketball team Friday against Westran.

Seniors Sam Gwinner and Bryanna Cerveny and freshman Bobby Nejedly each hit a pair of shots to give the Lady Hornets a 12-4 first-quarter lead. The Lady Wildcats began chipping away at their nine-point halftime hole during the third period and didn't allow a field goal during the final frame.

Sophomore reserve Sylvia Knox came through down the stretch for Slater with two buckets and a pair of free throws.

Nejedly led all scorers with 10 points for Westran (5-12, 1-3 L&C).

Junior Brooke Clemons had eight points and 13 rebounds for the Lady 'Cats (13-5, 5-2), who will try to catch Salisbury for first place in the league standings when they play there Tuesday.

St. Paul 70, Sweet Springs 50

CONCORDIA -- St. Paul got off to a hot start and didn't cool down until the fourth quarter, by which time it had a 25-point lead, for a 70-50 I-70 Conference win over visiting Sweet Springs.

The Lady Saints scored 24 points during the first period and held a 43-24 advantage at the break, sophomore Marissa Brackman and senior Samantha Mueller combining for 24 points.

Mueller logged 19 points and five steals and Brackman ended up with 15 points and seven thefts for St. Paul (11-5, 3-1 I-70).

The Lady Greyhounds (9-8, 1-2) got 18 points from senior Sabrina McDonald. Sweet Springs will play a league contest Tuesday at Crest Ridge.

Orrick 55, Santa Fe 27

ORRICK -- Senior Shelby Harth scored 10 of her game-high 17 points during the first quarter Friday, fifth-ranked Orrick getting off a 23-5 start during a 55-27 I-70 Conference home win over Santa Fe.

The Lady Bearcats (15-3, 2-0 I-70) -- who went into the final period with a 35-point lead -- got 16 points, 13 rebounds and six steals from senior Amanda Rodenberg.

The Lady Chiefs (7-12, 0-4) were paced by senior Heather Emde's 10 points off the bench. Santa Fe is scheduled to visit Green Ridge on Tuesday.

Jamestown 57, Malta Bend 32

JAMESTOWN -- Junior Morgan Imhoff's 13 points and 10 rebounds led Jamestown to a 57-32 CCAA home win Friday against Malta Bend.

The Lady Eagles held only a three-point lead at the end of the first period, but behind Imhoff's 10 points went on a 19-2 roll during the second frame.

Senior Paige Reimler and juniors Lauren Imhoff and Taylor Muri each added 11 points for Jamestown (7-10, 1-2 CCAA).

The Lady Tigers (1-13, 0-3) got 11 points from freshman Danielle Kiser and 10 from senior Kayla Eskew. Malta Bend is at home Tuesday to face Higbee.

BOYS

Westran 47, Slater 32

SLATER -- Junior Drake Buffington's 16 points led Westran to a 47-32 Lewis and Clark Conference road win Friday over the Slater boys.

The Wildcats trailed by only five points at halftime, but were eclipsed 25-15 during the second half -- the Hornets getting 11 points from senior Tycie Linneman.

Linneman and senior Tyler Aulbur each scored 15 points for Westran (9-8, 3-1 L&C).

Slater (0-17, 0-7) got nine points from senior Chris Borgman and seven by freshman Caleb Pemberton.

St. Paul 61, Sweet Springs 50

CONCORDIA -- Senior Brendan Anderson had 18 points Friday for St. Paul, which beat visiting I-70 Conference rival Sweet Springs, 61-50.

Anderson hit four three-pointers and tallied 14 points to lead the Saints to a 38-20 halftime lead. Although the Greyhounds made a run with a 19-6 third quarter behind junior Colby Dohrman's nine points, St. Paul pulled away down the stretch.

Sophomore Sam Schmidt and senior Brandon Haake tallied a combined 21 points for the Saints (9-7, 2-2 I-70).

Dohrman wound up with 13 points and 14 rebounds, with seniors David Hall and Kyle Fuehring each adding 12 points, for Sweet Springs (5-12, 0-3).

Jamestown 65, Malta Bend 47

JAMESTOWN -- Senior Andy Flippin's 10 first-quarter points got Jamestown off to a 21-7 start during Friday's 65-47 CCAA home win over Malta Bend.

Flippin scored 17 points through three periods, the Eagles building a 31-point lead before the visitors closed the gap against their substitutes. Jamestown (12-6, 3-0 CCAA), which currently leads the league standings, got 11 points from senior Antoine LaFramboise.

Senior Dustin Brumbaugh led all scorers with 19 points for the Tigers (0-14, 0-3).

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