Hawks knock off Charleston to reach semifinals

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Kelly girls basketball team handed Charleston its first loss of the season at the Twin Rivers tournament Monday.

Debra Hall scored 21 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the Hawks to the 49-32 victory.

Sam Fischer snagged nine boards in the win. Londyn Backfisch finished with 14 points for Kelly (6-0).

The Hawks return to action in the tournament Friday when they face Portageville in the semifinals.

@z_agate_HSbasketball_linescore:Charleston551210--32

Kelly16111012--49

@z_agate_no tab_no indnt_bld ld:Charleston (32) -- Casara Carter 2, Jerquawnda Sherrell 4, Chelsie Lane 3, Cedrica Rodgers 5, Kasuela Cooper 9, Karia Simpson 1, Tariah Simpson 4, Ashley McCatrey 4. FG 12, FT 7-27, F 17. (3-pointers: Rodgers. Fouled out: Rodgers)

Kelly (49) -- Katee Moore 4, Londyn Backfisch 14, Tara Johnson 2, Neely Tetley 2, Sam Fisher 3, Kristen Powell 3, Debra Hall 21. FG 18, FT 13-26, F 21. Fouled out: Fisher, Lana Whitworth)

North County tournament

Meadow Heights fell behind by 12 points at halftime and couldn't dig out of the hole against Miller Career Academy in the semifinal round.

Heather Dietiker led the Panthers (5-2) with 12 points, including a 3-pointer in the 66-46 loss.

Meadow Heights shot 41 percent (9 of 22) from the free-throw line.

The Panthers will play for third place today at 2 p.m.

Perryville advanced to the consolation championship game with a 73-43 victory over Saxony Lutheran.

Ava Johnson paced the Pirates with 19 points, while Emily Hanquist and Alicia Kueker scored 17 apiece.

Kara Versemann led the Crusaders with 13 points and Brooke Valleroy added 10.

@z_agate_no tab_no indnt_bld ld:Miller Academy 66, Meadow Heights 46

@z_agate_HSbasketball_linescore:Miller Academy16201411--66

Meadow Heights7171111--46

@z_agate_no tab_no indnt_bld ld:Miller Academy (66) -- Darnesha Thacker 4, Paris Williams 2, Rashonda Willis 10, Ciara Leak 21, Shanity James 19, Elyse Hart-Shelton 2, Stephanie Williams 3. FG 28, FT 3-12, F 22. (3-pointers: Leak 2, Hart-Shelton 2. Fouled out: Williams)

Meadow Heights (46) -- Ashley Doublin 7, Hattie Cook 3, Gina Cureton 4, Heather Dietiker 12, Whitney Welker 9, Brooke Sander 2, Chelsey Kight 9. FG 17, FT 9-22, F 13. (3-pointers: Doublin 1, Cook 1, Dietiker 1. Fouled out: None)


@z_agate_no tab_no indnt_bld ld:Perryville 73, Saxony Lutheran 43

@z_agate_HSbasketball_linescore:Perryville12221920--73

Saxony11121010--43

@z_agate_no tab_no indnt_bld ld:Perryville (73) -- Alicia Kueker 17, Ava Johnson 19, Hilary Hemmen 2, Makenzie Schirmer 6, Emily Hanquist 17, Natalie Bauwens 6, Samantha Amberger 6. FG 31, FT 9-15, F 14. (3-pointers: Kueker 1, Johnson 1. Fouled out: None)

Saxony Lutheran (43) -- Brooke Valleroy 10, Angel Stone 4, Kara Versemann 13, Julia Steffens 2, River King 8, Brianna Lueders 6. FG 18, FT 3-7, F 12. (3-pointers: Valleroy 1, Versemann 1, King 2. Fouled out: None)

BOYS BASKETBALL Saxony Lutheran tourney

Saxony Lutheran exploded for 50 points in the first half.

The Crusaders cruised from there, posting a 78-22 victory over New Salem.

Bryant Steffens finished with 15 points, including three 3-pointers.

The Crusaders advanced to today's 7:30 p.m. championship game against Metro.

St. Vincent will play Valle for third place at 6 p.m., and Eagle Ridge and New Salem will square off at 4:30 p.m. for fifth place.

@z_agate_HSbasketball_linescore:Saxony2921208--78

New Salem7744--22

@z_agate_no tab_no indnt_bld ld:Saxony -- Brayton Klaus 2, Trevor Mabuce 3, Trent Steffens 2, Kris Cook 9, Clayton Carver 6, Chris Roth 10, Matt Wills 4, Shawn Hadler 2, Nick LeGrand 8, Bret Steffens 4, Bryant Steffens 15, Garrett Fritsche 11. FG 32, FT 7-10, F 13. (3-pointers: Mabuce 1, Cook 3, Bryant Steffens 3. Fouled out: None)

New Salem (22) -- Dillon Sutton 6, Jared Crist 4, Trent Jones 5, Koty Kennon 2, Josh Davault 5. FG 9, FT 4-10, F 10. (3-pointers: None. Fouled out: None)

-- From staff reports

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