Area Roundup: Lady Eagles set up showdown with Lady Mustangs

Posted: Jan. 10, 2013 2:34 am Updated: Jan. 31, 2013 3:15 am


The Liberty-Payson girls basketball team overcame a slow first quarter to beat Lewistown 43-32 Wednesday at the Central Lady Panther Classic.

More importantly, it moved the Lady Eagles to 2-1 in pool play and set up a showdown with Unity for the pool championship Thursday night in Camp Point, Ill.

The Lady Eagles trailed 11-3 after the first quarter before they used a 19-2 second-quarter run to gain control.

Madelyn Hyer scored eight of her team-high 10 points in the second quarter, while Lanessa Graham added 10 points for Liberty-Payson (12-7).

South Fulton already clinched its spot in Saturday's championship game despite losing 35-30 to Central-Southeastern on Wednesday night.

Trailing 23-19 heading into the fourth quarter, Dakota Linkemann scored nine of her 13 points, including two 3-pointers, to spearhead the C-SE's comeback. Torie Conover finished with nine for the Panthers (6-12).

South Fulton clinched the Pool A title thanks to a head-to-head win over Havana, which is 2-1 heading into its game against West Hancock Thursday.

Quincy Notre Dame's junior varsity used a stout defensive third-quarter defensive effort to upend West Hancock 50-41.

The Lady Raiders trailed 25-24 the half, but held the Titans (9-9) to four points in the third quarter and build a 37-29 lead.

Quenna Keating finished with 11 points and Ericka Obert had 10 for QND.

Shelby Koehler led West Hancock with 11 points. QND finished pool play 1-3, West Hancock fell to 1-2.

Brown County fell to 1-3 with a 52-45 loss to Monmouth-Roseville. The Lady Hornets cut the Titans' lead to 23-17 at the half, but could never draw any closer.

Vanessa Markert scored a game-high 25 points to lead Brown County.

Clark County 66, South Shelby 40: Mishaylee Cline (20 points) and Taylor Carter (12) combined for 32 points to lead Clark County (6-6, 1-0 Clarence Cannon Conference) past South Shelby.

The Lady Birds led by two after the first quarter, but the Lady Indians outscored the Lady Birds 26-19 over the next two quarters to gain control.

Amy Ellyson led South Shelby (7-8, 0-2) with 18 points, Cassidy Johnston added 12.

Women's Basketball

John Wood 62, Monmouth JV 56: John Wood Community College overcame a first-half letdown to earn the victory on the road.

The Lady Blazers took a 10-2 lead to start the game, but struggled to contain Monmouth's perimeter shooting. The Fighting Scots made seven 3-pointers.

"They did a good job of setting double screens and we were going under them instead of around them and their shooters made some 3-pointers," JWCC coach Norman Rodriguez said. "We kept losing their shooters through the screens."

JWCC (9-6) was tied at 26 at halftime, but pulled away in the second half. Lacorsica Metts led JWCC with 18 points.

Boys Basketball

Winchester Tournament: After losing a nine-point fourth quarter lead, No. 11 Western rallied to grab a 62-60 win over No. 14 Calhoun.

Izack Hivley's three free throws and seven points in the overtime period were the difference.

Hively finished with a game-high 21 points.

Western will play Jackonsville Routt Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in the consolation semifinals.

Kyle Warning had 17 points, while Jake Walch added 11 for Western.

Fifteenth-seeded Pleasant Hill couldn't recover from a slow first half and lost to second-seeded Jacksonville Routt 42-22. Kyle Moore led the Wolves with nine points.





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