Central, Jackson girls come up short at shootout

Sunday, January 20, 2008
Central's Lauren Kinsey passed away from Nerinx Hall defender Kirsti Yess Saturday, January 19, 2008, during the Notre Dame Shootout. (Kit Doyle)

Central struggled to get going during its game at the Notre Dame Shootout girls basketball event Saturday.

The Tigers faced Nerinx Hall in the first game of the day, and fell to the Markers 68-29. Nerinx Hall led 53-15 at halftime.

Wendi Zickfield led the Tigers with 11 points before fouling out. Central went 9-of-20 (45 percent) from the free-throw line.

Jackson and Eureka locked in a tight battle, but the Indians couldn't pull out the win in the event's fourth game. The Wildcats outscored the Indians by seven points in the final quarter to earn the 45-37 victory.

Whitney McNeely led the Indians with eight points, while Kelci Keith chipped in seven.

KIT DOYLE ~ kdoyle@semissourian.com
ABOVE: Central junior Wendi Zickfield got off a shot against Nerinx Hall during the Notre Dame Shootout on Saturday.
BELOW: Central's Lauren Kinsey passed away from Nerinx Hall's Kirsti Yess.

Jackson was a perfect 4-of-4 from the line.

Nerinx Hall 68, Central 29

Central96122--29
Nerinx Hall2627132--68

Central (29) -- Sadie Pittman 4, Chelsea Pannier 5, Taylor Kirn 7, Sarah Uptmor 2, Wendi Zickfield 11. FG 10, FT 9-20, F 17 (3-pointers: None. Fouled out: Zickfield)

Nerinx Hall (68) -- Breland Basler 5, Megan Kennedy 3, Megan Krupp 1, Mary Beth Mathias 9, Melissa Murphy 12, Hayley Pieper 13, Kelsey Reeds 10, Kirsti Yess 15. FG 24, FT 14-20, F 16 (3-pointers: Kennedy 1, Murphy 2, Yess 2, Basler 1. Fouled out: None)


Eureka 45, Jackson 37

Jackson51688--37
Eureka1013715--45

Jackson (37) -- Kaylen Knepp 6, Cody Goodpasture 4, Taylor Glueck 6, Cassandra Bollinger 4, Ashten Howard 2, Whitney McNeely 8, Kelci Keith 7. FG 15, FT 4-4, F 15 (3-pointers: Glueck 2, Keith 1. Fouled out: None)

Eureka (45) -- Jessica Donaldson 5, Dede Duke 2, Nesha Newton 6, Kourtney Price 3, Erika Share 6, Kate Stuckwish 9. FG 16, FT 11-16, F 9 (3-pointers: Stuckwish 1, Donaldson 1. Fouled out: None)

BOYS BASKETBALLJennings 57, Central 55

The Tigers couldn't get a desperation game-tying shot off with .4 seconds left after leading for almost all of the first half.

Shane Nolen led Central (10-9) with 17 points and nine rebounds. Jajuan Bell added 15 points, including three 3-pointers, and six rebounds.

Jennings11151813--57
Central16111612--55

Jennings (57) -- Tristen Bradford 25, De'Shawn Cooper 8, Damon Dear 5, Darryl Grady 2, Anthony Martin 7, Brian McGee 10. FG 26, FT 5-8, F 9 (3-pointers: None. Fouled out: None)

Central (55) -- Jajuan Bell 15, Anthony Watts 9, Chase Johnson 13, Shane Nolen 17, Derek Walker 1. FG 19, FT 9-10, F 12 (3-pointers: Bell 3, Watts 1, Johnson 1, Nolen 3. Fouled out: None)

Oak Ridge 64, Greenville 62

Freshman Brett Thomas scored a game-high 24 points to help the Bluejays win their third straight game Friday.

Dillon Abbott added 12 points in the win, all on 3-pointers.

Oak Ridge improved to 6-7.

Oak Ridge18211114--64
Greenville16161614--62

Oak Ridge (64) -- Dillon Abbott 12, Dustin Meyr 6, Logan Mangels 4, Garrett Light 18, Brett Thomas 24. FG 23, FT 13-21, F 16 (3-pointers: Abbott 4, Light 1. Fouled out: Abbott)

Greenville (62) -- Eric Meyer 21, Cody Payne 3, Daniel McCarthy 3, Corey Keele 17, Tim Hill 15, Jacob Wood 3. FG 24, FT 9-16, F 18 (3-pointers: Meyer 4, Wood 1. Fouled out: Keele)

-- From staff reports

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