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Lady Owls claim first win of young season

Friday, November 30, 2012

Sophomore Molly Evans' 22 points led the Marshall girls' basketball team to its first win of the season Thursday, 57-34 over Warrensburg in the consolation pool of the MHS Shoot-out.

Evans and junior Karson Heying each scored seven points as the Lady Owls took a 24-17 lead into halftime. The margin grew to 11 points heading into the final frame, when Marshall scored 21 points -- seven from senior Whittni Ervin -- to put away the Lady Tigers.

Senior Taylor Geis topped Warrensburg (0-3) with 17 points.

Evans sank five of 11 three-point attempts and Heying finished with 11 points for the Lady Owls (1-1), who play Sacred Heart today for the consolation trophy.

Slater 36, Fayette 27

GLASGOW -- Junior Mary Anne Boston's double-double paced Slater during Thursday's 36-27 consolation semifinal victory over Fayette in the 82nd Glasgow Tournament.

The Lady Wildcats controlled the boards by a 46-30 margin, with Boston grabbing 19 rebounds and junior Mary Rose Gonzalez pulling down 15. They also out-shot the Lady Falcons from the field, 25.0 to 21.7 percent, while narrowly winning each quarter.

Senior Kenzie Thornton topped Fayette (0-3) with seven points.

Boston scored 12 points for Slater (1-2), which will meet Cairo in the consolation final today.


Marshall 66, Grain Valley 53

SEDALIA -- Sophomore Connor Cooley found his stroke Thursday, scoring 24 points on eight bombs to lead the Marshall boys to a 66-53 round-robin win over Grain Valley in the Sacred Heart Tournament.

The Owls found themselves down by seven points after the first quarter, but Cooley connected four times during a 25-6 second period. Although junior Daniel Mahurin tallied 15 of his team-high 23 points for the Eagles (1-1) during the final frame, Cooley hit three more shots and Marshall sank six of 10 free throws to stay in front.

Junior Josh Glassmaker had 15 points and seven rebounds and senior Alex Maupin contributed 11 points and six assists for the Owls (2-1), who close out the meet Saturday against Sherwood.

Westran 60, Slater 57

GLASGOW -- Slater got eight points in the fourth quarter from junior Caleb Pemberton to force overtime in Thursday's consolation semifinal of the Glasgow Tournament, but freshman Jacob Denslow's three-pointer in the extra period was the difference in Westran's 60-57 decision.

Denslow wound up with 11 points and sophomore Tyler Barron added 10 for the Hornets (1-1).

The Wildcats (0-3) got a game-high 22 points from Pemberton, with junior Drew Weiker providing 15 points. Slater will begin Lewis and Clark Conference play Tuesday at Fayette.

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