Sports digest 3/31/04

Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Scorpions post eighth straight win

The Kohlfeld Scorpions Rugby Club defeated the St Louis S.M. Rugby Club 55-0 Sunday in a sanctioned Missouri Rugby Union Cup match at Arena Park in Cape Girardeau.

The cup race determines the two highest-ranking teams for the annual state title match.

The Scorpions now have won eight straight matches.

Strong-side winger Scott Johnston, a former quarterback at Scott City High, scored for the Scorpions and was the game's MVP. Also scoring for the Scorpions on Sunday were Eric Hinson, T.J. Ebner, Ian Barnhouse, Joey Hann and Carlos Velasco.

The Scorpions next play at the All Fools tournament at Southern Illinois University, trying to improve on last year's runner-up finish behind the University of Illinois.

Three Rivers was fifth in NJCAA

Delta High School graduate Rebecca Cook helped the Three Rivers Community College women's basketball team finish fifth recently in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division I tournament. The team also featured Jessica Wilson, Ashley Williams and Nicole Rivers of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; Liz McCrackin of Kennett, Mo.; Bliss Roberson of Van Buren, Mo.; Megan Brown of Fredericktown, Mo.; Stefanie Hewkin of Cuba, Mo.; Victoria Richards of Bradford, Ark.; and Emma Ledwaba of Cape Town, South Africa.

Cook ranked fourth in the nation in 3-point shooting at 52 percent (39-of-75) and averaged 4.3 points per game.

-- From staff reports

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