Prep Girls Basketball

Girls roundup: South Shelby overcomes 21-point deficit

Meredith O'Neal
By THE HERALD-WHIG STAFF
Posted: Feb. 20, 2019 12:01 am Updated: Feb. 20, 2019 1:14 am

The South Shelby girls basketball team rallied from a 21-point first-half deficit Tuesday and used a huge fourth quarter to knock off Milan 63-58 in a Missouri Class 2 District 6 quarterfinal in Queen City, Mo.

South Shelby (13-11) trailed 37-21 at halftime and 47-39 entering the fourth quarter, then scored 24 points in the final eight minutes. Meredith O'Neal had eight of her game-high 27 points in the fourth quarter, and Katie Mitchell made three 3-pointers in the final quarter, finishing with 15 points.

Milan ends the season with a 13-11 record. South Shelby advances to the semifinals at 5:45 p.m. Thursday against Scotland County.

Knox County 57, Schuyler County 37: Riley Strange scored a game-high 28 points to lead the Eagles in the Missouri Class 2 District 6 quarterfinals in Queen City.

Strange scored 12 first-quarter points, but the Eagles scored only two points in the second quarter and led 20-17 at halftime. Strange added eight points in the third quarter as the Eagles outscored the Rams 21-7 the third quarter.

Knox County (16-7) will play Princeton at 8:15 p.m. Thursday in the district semifinals.

Mexico 49, Hannibal 42: Despite eight fourth-quarter points from Bella Falconer, the Pirates fell in a North Central Missouri Conference road game. Mexico (10-12, 6-5 NCMC) led 31-30 entering the fourth quarter, and Bulldogs senior Raigan Playter scored 15 points in the final quarter. Falconer led Hannibal (10-12, 5-6 NCMC) with 13 points.

 

Mexico 49, Hannibal 42

HANNIBAL (10-12, 5-6)

K Falconer 2 2-3 7, Bareis 1 1-2, Simms 2 2-2 7, Hart 1 2-5 4, B Falconer 4 509 13, Hull 0 2-2 2, Bigsby 1 0-0 4, Thomas 0 1-2 1. Totals 12 15-24 42.

MEXICO (10-12, 6-5)

Bledsoe 1 1-2 3, Playter 3 12-14 20, Smith 4 6-8 14, Kristofferson 1 1-2 3, Shaw 1 0-0 2, Miller 2 2-3 4, Jones 0 0-0 0, Bleving 1 0-0 2. Totals 13 22-29 49.

Hannibal 14 6 10 12--42

Mexico 12 13 6 18--49

3-point field goals--Hannibal 3 (K Falconer, Bareis, Simms), Mexico 2 (Smith 2). Fouls--Hannibal 22, Mexico 22. Fouled out--K Falconer, Bigsby, Shaw.

 

South Shelby 63, Milan 58

MILAN (10-9)

McCollum 0 0-0 0, Niasse 2 0-0 4, Banner 0 0-0 0, Castro 1 1-2 3, Gray 4 3-4 11, Gray 4 3-4 19, Pauley 7 6-8 21. Totals 21 12-18 58.

SOUTH SHELBY (13-12)

O'Neal 10 6-12 27, Roetemeyer 0 0-0 0, Rubison 0 0-0 0, Wood 1 0-0 2, Mitchell 5 0-0 15, Durbin 0 0-0 0, Davis 3 2-2 9, Mayes 5 0-0 10. Totals 22 8-14 63.

Milan 16 21 10 11--58

South Shelby 7 14 18 24--63

3-point field goals--Milan 4 (Gray 3, Pauley), South Shelby 7 (O'Neal, Mitchell 5, Davis). Fouls--Milan 15, South Shelby 17. Fouled out--Roetemeyer.

 

Knox County 57, Schuyler County 37

KNOX COUNTY (16-7)

Miller 7 3-5 17, Pulliam 0 0-0 0, Mauck 0 1-2 1, Mason 4 0-0 11, Strange 11 6-9 28, Peavler 0 0-0 0. Totals 22 10-16 57

SCHUYLER COUNTY (9-14)

Aeshliman 5 1-4 11, Priebe 6 5-5 21, Winn 1 0-0 2, Buckallew 1 0-0 3, Clifford 0 0-0 0, Sprag 0 0-0 0. Totals 13 6-9 37

Knox County 18 2 21 26--57

Schuyler County 10 7 7 13--37

3-point field goals--Knox County 3 (Mason 3), Schuyler County 5 (Priebe 4, Buckallew). Fouls--Knox County 10, Schuyler County 11. Fouled out--none.