Notre Dame's defense silences No. 9 Park Hills

Tuesday, January 28, 2003

Notre Dame's girls' basketball team rolled 65-13 at home Monday against Park Hills Central, the No. 9-ranked team in the Southeast Missouri Top 10 poll.

All 10 players scored for Notre Dame (9-7), No. 8 in the media poll. The Bulldogs jumped to a 20-3 lead after the first quarter and led 33-11 at halftime. Notre Dame stepped up its defense in the second half, holding Park Hills Central (9-6) to two second-half points, both of them in the fourth quarter.

Ashley Millham was the top scorer with 18 points. Notre Dame improved to 7-1 since Christmas.

"Right now we're playing a pretty decent game," Bulldogs coach Jerry Grim said. "It's not like we're doing anything special. We're just playing hard."

Kelly 54, Woodland 27

Kelly outscored Woodland 30-10 over the second and third quarters as it pulled away for a victory at Marble Hill, Mo.

Kelly (12-4) took a 12-9 lead into the second quarter but upped the advantage to 28-15 by halftime.

Christy Kluesner and Kelly Essner each had 10 points for the Hawks.

Kandice Abner netted a game-high 13 points for Woodland.

Charleston 59, Scott City 43

Missy Whitney scored 25 points to lead Charleston to a road victory over Scott City.

Whitney, a junior, scored nine of her points in the first quarter when the Bluejays took a 17-7 lead. Charleston held a comfortable 37-22 lead at halftime.

Rachel Spinks scored 15 points for Scott City (6-10) while Amanda Raines had 11 and Jenny Pinkston had 10.

Delta 54, Malden 46

After dropping the final of the Scott-Mississippi Tournament on Saturday, Delta bounced back with a road win.

The Bobcats (14-2) built a 26-19 halftime lead, then saw their lead shrink to 37-33 after three quarters. Delta was able to hold off Malden in the fourth with the help of a strong defensive effort that yielded only one Malden free throw the entire game.

Rebecca Below led the Bobcats with 22 points. Sarah M. Cook had 15 and Rebecca Cook had 14.


Parkway South 74, Jackson 58

Jackson fell behind 18 points by halftime and couldn't recover in the first round of the Fox Tournament.

The Indians (8-10) dug themselves a hole right off the bat, trailing 26-17 after the first quarter. Parkway South used the outside shooting of Tom Howren to build on their nine-point lead, and led 45-27 at halftime.

Tyler McNeely led Jackson with 15 points and Tyler Boyd added 10.


  • Saxony Lutheran had its 12-game winning streak ended with a road loss versus Portageville's freshman team. Saxony Lutheran fell to 16-4 with the 56-52 overtime loss. Tim Lorenz led the way for Saxony with 27 points. Saxony's top scorer, Lauren Lueders, was out with the flu.

    Central's ninth-grade boys basketball team improved to 6-7 with a 56-35 win over Perryville on the road. Scott Dunaway led the Tigers with 10 points.

    -- From staff reports

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