Ste. Gen dumps Rams

Thursday, January 24, 2008
Scott City senior Whitney Tapley shot over Ste. Genevieve defender Tisha Meyer at the end of the first half Wednesday in Scott City. (Kit Doyle)

Ste. Genevieve used a 17-point third quarter to pull away from Scott City and earn the 54-44 victory in girls basketball action Wednesday night.

The Rams trailed by three at halftime before the Dragons pushed the lead to 12 points heading to the final quarter. Scott City (5-11) tried to cut into the lead, but didn't have enough down the stretch.

Ste. Genevieve converted its chances from the free-throw line, going 15-of-21 (71 percent).

Donielle Howell led the Rams with 11 points, while Becky Holder added 10.

Scott City returns to action Jan. 31 against Sikeston.

Ste. Gen1691712--54
Scott City1210814--44

Ste. Genevieve (54) -- Megan Schenck 5, Stephanie Rector 23, Lindsey Burgert 4, Holley Fox 10, Tisha Meyer 6, Ashley Armbruster 6. FG 19, FT 15-21, F 19 (3-pointers: Schenck 1. Fouled out: T. Meyer)

Scott City (44) -- Stephanie Essner 3, Becky Holder 10, Donielle Howell 11, Whitney Tapley 9, Emily Essner 3, Caitlyn Cotner 4, Ashley Brant 4. FG 14, FT 15-25, F 17 (3-pointers: E. Essner 1. Fouled out: E. Essner)

-- From staff reports

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