By THE HERALD-WHIG STAFF
Quincy Notre Dame girls basketball team wrapped up an undefeated regular season with a 63-32 road win over Rochester Thursday. The Lady Raiders (23-0) opened with a 35-16 halftime lead en route to their 71st consecutive win against an Illinois opponent.
"This season shows all the hard work we've put in," QND coach Eric Orne said. "Not only at practice, but also in the offseason."
Kassidy Gengenbacher led the Lady Raiders with a game-high 21 points, while Jordan Frericks added 13 rebounds and 10 points. The top-seeded Lady Raiders will open the Class 3A Jacksonville Regional tournament against the winner of fourth-seeded Springfield Lanphier and fifth-seeded Jacksonville.
Moberly 50, Hannibal 40: Hannibal's Melanie Blaise finished with a double-double (14 points, 10 rebounds), but it wasn't enough as the Lady Pirates lost on the road to the Lady Spartans. Hannibal and Moberly were tied at 19 halftime, but the Lady Spartans outscored the Lady Pirates 20-9 in the third quarter to take control. Anasia Elder also finished in double figures for Hannibal (7-11) with 10 points.
Marion County 64, Atlanta 30: Devan Johnson finished with 15 points, 10 rebounds, eight steals and four assists to lead the Lady Mustangs over the Hornets in a semifinal of the Brashear Tournament. Marion County (15-7) started the game strong offensively, scoring 38 first-half points and took a 16 point lead into halftime. After a slow third quarter, the Lady Mustangs picked up the intensity in the fourth. Kaelyn Spratt scored a game-high 25 points for the Lady Mustangs, while Danielle Maxwell and Roxanne Tobias each added 11 points. Marion County will play Knox County in the championship game of the Brashear Tournament on Saturday.
Keokuk 73, Canton 57: Trailing by two points after three quarters, the Tigers couldn't find enough fourth-quarter offense at home and the Chiefs pulled away to hand Canton its first loss of the season. Keokuk led 33-26 at halftime before the Tigers outscored the Chiefs 22-17 in the third quarter to cut the lead to 50-48. Brandon Berhorst finished with 20 points to lead Canton (21-1). Gabe McKenzie finished with 16 points for the Tigers, while Tyler Niemann added 10.
William Woods 68, Hannibal-LaGrange 52: Herod Montgomery finished with 16 points and five rebounds for the Trojans (4-18), but it couldn't help them beat Williams Woods on the road. HLG struggled on offense in the first half, shooting 29 percent from the field. Jurgen Lico also added 10 points for the Trojans.
Benedictine 59, Culver-Stockton 52: Mimi Reaves finished with 15 points and five rebounds, but it wasn't enough as Culver-Stockton fell at home to No. 14 Benedictine. Benedictine led 32-18 at the halftime and pushed the lead to as many as 20 points before the Lady Wildcats rallied. C-SC (11-12, 6-7) forced 20 turnovers and were able to cut the lead to 49-47 with 3 minutes, 22 seconds remaining on a 3-pointer by Jasmine Matthews. The Ravens then held the Lady Wildcats scoreless for two minutes to gain the necessary separation needed to win. Kati Davis finished with 10 points and eight rebounds for C-SC.
William Woods 82, Hannibal-LaGrange 47: Ashleigh Spencer led the Lady Trojans with 11 points, but HLG (12-11, 5-7) lost to conference foe William Woods. The Lady Trojans turned the ball over 24 times.