Girls basketball roundup: C-SE, Unity open Unity Tournament with wins

West Hancockís Allison Dewald, left, tries to swat the ball away from Central-Southeasternís Torie Conover during the first half of Mondayís game at the Unity Tournament in Mendon, Ill. (H-W Photo/Michael Kipley)
Posted: Dec. 4, 2012 2:42 am Updated: Dec. 25, 2012 5:15 am


The Central-Southeastern girls basketball team survived the pressure.

Despite facing a heavy dose of West Hancock's relentless full-court pressure, the Lady Panthers slipped away with a 47-46 Monday on the opening night of pool play of the Unity Tournament.

C-SE's Torie scored 17 points, including seven in the fourth quarter, to lead the Lady Panthers (2-3). Madison Steinkamp added 14 points for C-SE.

Carly Runge paced West Hancock (2-3) with 17 points.

In the other pool, Unity opened with a 60-35 win over Western behind 20 points and 11 rebounds from Breanne Begeman. Unity (4-1) outscored Western 27-11 in the second half. Maggie Bowles chipped in 12 points and five steals for Unity, and Rachel Motley led Western (2-4) with 14 points.

Quincy High School 50, Monmouth Roseville 25: The Blue Devils limited Monmouth-Roseville to 10 points through the first three quarters -- including no points in the third quarter -- and collected a non-conference win on the road.

QHS's Jordan Fletcher led all players with 10 points. Measha Ferguson-Smith and Victoria Flot added seven points apiece for QHS (4-4).

Monroe City Tournament: No. 6-seeded South Shelby put No. 3 Marion County on upset alert by taking an 11-6 first-quarter lead.

The Lady Mustangs responded by outscoring their opponent 21-9 in the second quarter and claimed a 52-41 first-round victory.

Victoria Hales and Danielle Maxwell scored seven points apiece for Marion County (4-0) during the turning-point second quarter. They finished with nine points each. Marion County's Kaelyn Spratt led all players with 18 points.

South Shelby's Aimee Ellyson had 14 points, 12 of which came via 3-pointers. Kellie Harvey added 10 points.

Marion County will play Monroe City in Wednesday's semifinals after the No. 2-seeded Lady Panthers defeated Mark Twain 50-23. Kiette Mundy led Monroe City (3-0) with 16 points, and teammate Carly Spalding added 15. Mackenzie Grossman led No. 7 Mark Twain (1-3) with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Liberty-Payson 52, Brussels 23: Lanessa Graham scored 17 points to lead the Lady Eagles to a non-conference win at home. Liberty (8-1) outscored Brussels 19-4 in the third quarter.

Madelyn Hyer added 10 points for Liberty.

Knox County 55, Canton 33: Hannah Strange scored 14 points to lift the Lady Eagles to a non-conference win at home. Lauren Dale added 10 points for Knox County (1-1).

Courtney Baalman had 14 points to pace Canton (0-4), and teammate Brittney Berhorst added 13 points.

Kirksville 64, Hannibal: Kylee Anderson finished with 12 points for the Lady Pirates, who lost a North Central Missouri Conference game on the road. Melanie Blase added 11 points for Hannibal (1-1).

Triopia 44, Griggsville-Perry 11: Mikayla Smith scored six points to lead the Lady Tornadoes (1-7) in their loss on the road.


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