Girls basketball roundup: Roberts' free throw sends Clark County to tourney win

Posted: Jan. 15, 2013 2:05 am Updated: Feb. 5, 2013 3:15 am


Kailey Roberts sank the game-winning free throw with 10 seconds left in the Clark County girls basketball team's 35-34 first-round victory over Mark Twain Monday night in the Tony Lenzini Tournament at Palmyra, Mo.

After making the front end of the one-and-one, Roberts missed her second attempt. The rebound was deflected out of bounds off a Lady Tigers player, and the Lady Indians kept possession.

Clark County -- the No. 4 seed -- led 32-21 after the third quarter before scoring only three points in the final quarter. Roberts and Jenna Huston led the Lady Indians (8-6) with nine points apiece.

Kenzie Grossman led No. 5 Mark Twain with 17 points, 14 rebounds and 10 blocks.

Clark County will meet top-seeded Monroe City in a semifinal game at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Lady Panthers had little trouble with No. 8 Van-Far, winning 59-16.

Monroe City raced out to a 22-3 lead after the first quarter. Carly Spalding led the Lady Panthers (13-2) with 21 points and Kiette Mundy added 13.

Hannibal 43, Boonville 36: The Lady Pirates used a couple timely 3-pointers and tight defense to gain some separation during the third quarter and earned a North Central Missouri Conference win at Boonville, Mo.

Lauren Holliday and Kylee Anderson each drained a 3-pointer during that period, when Hannibal (6-9, 1-4) outscored Boonville 13-6 to turn a one-point halftime advantage into a 33-25 lead heading into the final quarter.

Holliday made three 3-pointers total and netted a game-high 15 points. Jodeci Washington and Melanie Blase chipped in eight points apiece. Washington's defense limited the opportunities for Boonville's Morgan Edwards, who had a team-high 13 points, during the third quarter.

North Shelby Tournament: Sixth-seeded Knox County made 15 of 17 free-throw attempts during the fourth quarter to hang on for a 58-52 first-round victory over third-seeded Schuyler County.

Taylor Lincoln led the Lady Eagles by going 6 of 8 from the line during the final quarter. As a team, Knox County was 29 of 39 at the line for the game.

Knox County trailed 25-17 at halftime before outcoring the Lady Rams 18-8 in third quarter to take a 35-33 lead. Sarah Dooley led Knox County (7-5) with 18 points, followed by Devin Gudehus with 15 and Taylor Lincoln with 14.

The Lady Eagles will play second-seeded Scotland County in Wednesday's semifinal at 7:30 p.m. The Lady Tigers beat No. 7 Palmyra 38-24.

Hailey Dial led Scotland County (11-2), which led 27-10 at halftime, with 10 points.

Macon Tournament: Fifth-seeded South Shelby was outscored 20-10 during the second quarter of its 50-38 first-loss to No. 2 Macon.

The Lady Birds trailed 23-18 at halftime and fell behind 38-24 after the third quarter.

Aimee Ellyson led South Shelby with 14 points, while Hayley Carroll scored 12 and Cassidy Johnston added 10.

The Lady Birds (5-11) play Fr. Tolton in a consolation game at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Unity 49, Brown County 29: The Lady Mustangs jumped out to an 18-2 lead after the first quarter of their 20th victory of the season at Mendon, Ill.

Brooklyn Moore -- who scored her 1,000th career point Saturday night during Unity's championship game victory over South Fulton at the Central Lady Panther Classic -- led Unity (20-4) with 15 points and eight rebounds. Jill Donley finished with 14 points, while Breanne Begeman added 10 points, eight rebounds and eight assists.

Brown County played without leading scorer and rebounder Vanessa Markert, who suffered concussion-like symptoms in a game last week. Jenna Yingling led the Lady Hornets with eight points.

Pittsfield 58, Beardstown 36: The Lady Saukees made 8 of 10 free-throw attempts during the fourth quarter of their non-conference game at home.

Pittsfield led 38-29 after the third quarter before outscoring the Lady Tigers 20-7 the rest of the way.

Shea O'Brien led the Lady Saukees (12-10) with 19 points, including four 3-pointers, and Alyssa Heavner added 13.

Western 44, Griggsville-Perry 6: Rachel Motley scored a game-high 10 points to lead the Wildcats to a victory at Barry, Ill.

Western led 14-1 after the first quarter and 32-3 at halftime. Jayme Brace added four rebounds for the Wildcats (7-10).

Allyson Bingham led the Lady Tornadoes (2-17) with three points.

Clopton 61, Louisiana 42: The Lady Bulldogs trailed by double figures during the first quarter and never caught up in a non-conference loss at home.

Louisiana fell behind 18-15 after the third quarter and trailed 35-17 at halftime. Batrice Blackwell led the Lady Bulldogs (6-7) with nine points.


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