Prep basketball roundup: Blase takes last-second charge to seal win for Hannibal girls

Posted: Feb. 5, 2013 1:26 am Updated: Feb. 26, 2013 4:15 am


Hannibal's Melanie Blase took a charge on Boonville's last possession during Monday's North Central Missouri Conference game, helping Hannibal seal a 40-39 win at home.

Hannibal (7-10) trailed 31-29 heading into the fourth quarter but took the lead with about four minutes to play. The Lady Pirates led 40-34 before Boonville staged a comeback. There were four-tenths of a second remaining when Blase took the charge.

Lauren Holliday led Hannibal with nine points.

Western 50, Griggsville-Perry 28: Shannon Gates scored 10 points to lead the Lady Wildcats to a win in the first round of the Class 1A Greenfield Regional.

Western (11-15) led 36-10 at halftime. The No. 3-seeded Lady Wildcats will play No. 2 Winchester West Central in Wednesday's semifinals. Allyson Bignham led No. 6-seeded Griggsville-Perry (2-23) with 13 points.

West Hancock 72, Macomb 61: The No. 5-seeded Titans trailed 45-41 heading into the fourth quarter before rallying past No. 4 Macomb in the first round of the Class 2A Macomb Regional.

West Hancock's Shelby Koehler scored a game-high 25 points, and teammates Madison Harmon and Allison Dewald chipped in 11 points apiece. Yanni Saddler led Macomb (12-15) with 17 points, and Madison Wherley added 15. West Hancock will face No. 1 Havana in Tuesday's semifinal.

North Shelby 50, Kirksville JV 47: Elizabeth Linberger scored 10 of her game-high 15 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Lady Raiders to a fourth-quarter comeback in the first round of the Brashear Tournament. North Shelby (9-11) trailed 34-30 entering the final eight minutes. Brianna Cochenour added 12 points for North Shelby.


Illini West 54, Orion 44: Brody Gronewold finished with a game-high 19 points to lead Illini West to a West Central Conference North Division win at Carthage, Ill.

The Chargers (13-10) trailed 32-21 at halftime, but Gronewold and Levi Kirby -- who finished with 12 points -- combined for 23 points in the second half to spark a rally.


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