Dexter's free throws thwart Rams' rally bid

Friday, January 7, 2005

Dexter's accuracy from the free-throw line was too much for Scott City, as the Rams fell 47-38 at home in a girls basketball game Thursday night.

Scott City (5-6) trailed 19-5 after the first quarter but cut the deficit to three with less than two minutes left. Dexter made nine of 10 free throws to seal the win and finished 19-for-22 from the line.

Christy Laxton led the Rams with 12 points, all on 3-pointers.

DEXTER 47, SCOTT CITY 38

Dexter198911--47
Scott City5111210--38

DEXTER (47) -- Fowler 2, Kennedy 4, Finch 7, Hayes 10, Nelson 10, Blunt 14. FG 14, FT 19-22, F 14 (3-pointers: none. Fouled out: none)

SCOTTCITY (38) -- Angie Laxton 1, Jessica Warren 2, Danielle Howell 2, Nora Glasser 6, Kelly Hicks 7, Alisha Obermann 8, Christy Laxton 12. FG 15, FT 3-7, F 14 (3-pointers: C. Laxton 4, Hicks 1. Fouled out: Obermann)

JV: Dexter 43, Scott City 28

Poplar Bluff 49, Central 24

Central didn't score more than six points in any quarter of a road loss. Erica Schabbing and Sonja Williams led the Tigers (0-11)with six points apiece.

Central6666--24
Poplar Bluff247108--49

CAPE CENTRAL (24) -- Dani Gross 2, Meg Yates 2, Courtney Schuessler 2, Erica Schabbling 6, Sonja Williams 6, Lauren Loftis 2, Christina Sexton 4. FG 11, FT 2-2. (3-pointers: none. Fouled out: none)

POPLAR BLUFF (49) -- Nelson 5, T Johnson 10, Ploetze 7, Hillis 12, Shelton 4, Holt 1, Fister 2, Pratt 5, Stonecipher 3. FG 20, FT 4-11. (3-pointers: Ploetze 1, Hillis 4. Fouled out: none)

Perryville 56, Festus 37

Amber Hacker scored 19 points to lead Perryville to a home win.

Krista Miesner added 16 points for Perryville (5-5), which made 15 of 18 free throws.

Festus810811--37
Perryville16161113--56

FESTUS (37) -- Whitney Lemons 2, Alecia Marshall 5, Amber Hahn 7, Sarah Flagg 4, Gabby Schmitz 8, Kara Jokerst 11. FG 13, FT 6-10, F 16 (3-pointers: Schmitz 1, Marshall 1. Fouled out: Jokerst)

PERRYVILLE (56) -- Christina Schremp 2, Krista Miesner 16, Amber Hacker 19, Bethany Steffens 4, Annette Weibrecht 7, Becky Bachmann 8. FG 20, FT 15-18, F 14 (3-pointers: Hacker 1. Fouled out: none)

JV -- Perryville def. Festus

Herculaneum 51, St. Vincent 35

St. Vincent fell into an 18-2 hole in the first quarter and lost at home. Sierra Paulus led St. Vincent (2-6) with 14 points.

Herculaneum1861413--51
St. Vincent210518--35

HERCULANEUM (51) -- Dunn 13, Wierhaus 12, Farmer 8, Steffens 7, Gerard 5, Roussin 2, Austin 2, Greenlee 2. FG 13, FT 20-22, F 17 (3-pointers: Steffens 2, Dunn 1, Wierhaus 2. Fouled out: none)

ST. V (35) -- Sierra Paulus 14, J. Welker 6, Lauren Schumer 6, Theresa Mattingly 4, Joy Donze 4, Kelsey Kutz 1. FG 15, FT 5-14, F 18 (3-pointers: none. Fouled out: none)

JV -- St. Vincent def. Herculaneum

Kelly 70, Sikeston 61

Kelly improved to 9-1 with a home victory.

Kelly Essner poured in a game-high 28 points, and LeighAnn Buchheit added 10 for the Hawks.

Sikeston19111515--61
Kelly24171712--70

SIKESTON (61) -- Farrell 4, Minner 3, Blurton 13, Davis 14, Morris 7, McCray 19. FG 21, FT 17-29, F 19 (3-pointers: Blurton 1. Fouled out: Davis)

KELLY (70) -- Jessica Burnett 4, Brittany Ponder 6, Kelly Essner 28, LeighAnn Buchheit 10, Mindy Robert 6, Stephanie Hency 7, Summer Proctor 4, Rachel Kline 1. FG 25, FT 18-26, F 18 (3-pointers: Essner 2, Hency 1. Fouled out: Kline)

JV -- Kelly def. Sikeston

Scott County Central 99, East Prairie 8

Brittney Peet led the Bravettes with 32 points in a home rout. Brittany Godwin and Trice Johnson added 21 apiece for state-ranked Scott County (8-2), while Janet Penrod chipped in 13 points.

East Prairie3122--8
Scott Co.Central3529278--99

EASTPRAIRIE (8) -- Redman 3, Branam 2, Loomes 2, Britt 1. FG 1, FT 6-11, F 8 (3-pointers: none. Fouled out: none)

SCOTTCOUNTYCENTRAL (99) -- Janet Penrod 13, Brittany Godwin 21, Brittney Peet 32, Trice Johnson 21, Amanda Lawless 6, Pippie Mitchell 5, Brenna Johnson 1. FG 44, FT 11-14, F 12 (3-pointers: T. Johnson 1, Penrod 1. Fouled out: none)

JV -- Scott County Central 55, Meadow Heights 13

BOYS BASKETBALL St. Vincent 65, St. Pius 58

St. Vincent improved to 2-0 at the Ste. Genevieve Tournament.

The Indians trailed 46-35 after three quarters, but outscored Festus St. Pius 30-12 in the final period. St. Vincent (5-4) made 16 of 17 free throws in the fourth quarter.

Alex Armbruster led St. Vincent with 23 points, Waylon Richardet had 16, and Danny Rellergert scored 12.

St. Vincent can claim the championship with a win 6 p.m. today over Marquand.

St. Pius13102312--58
St. Vincent12101330--65

ST. PIUS (58) -- Bisch 15, Kennedy 11, Prindiville 10, Horn 8, Buchler 6, Wensler 3, Moode 2, Medley 2, Burke 1. FG 21, FT 14-25, F 23 (3-pointers: Bisch 1, Kennedy 1. Fouled out: Buchler and Prindiville)

ST. VINCENT (65) -- Alex Armbruster 23, Waylon Richardet 16, Danny Rellergert 12, Jacob DeWilde 6, Pat Siegmund 6, Ben Buchheit 2. FG 21, FT 23-31, F 18 (3-pointers: none. Fouled out: none)

WRESTLING Central 54, Sikeston 24

Central took advantage of four Sikeston forfeits and cruised to an easy victory over the visiting Bulldogs.

Chris Griffith, Tyler Yeargain, Dan Coonce, Josh Smoot, Garrett New and Matt Smith all won by pins for the Tigers (3-2).

103 -- De Bizzell (S) pinned Brandon Reynolds 3:44

112 -- Double forfeit

119 -- Chris Griffith (C) pinned Craig Burton 1:05

125 -- Cody Anderson (S) pinned Shaun Owens 5:59

130 -- Tyler Yeargain (C) pinned Seth Baker :49

135 -- Dan Coonce (C) pinned Logan Berry 2:23

140 -- Josh Smoot (C) pinned Ashton Cantrell :50

145 -- Garrett New (C) pinned Gavilan Bland :38

152 -- Nick Allen (C) won by forfeit

160 -- Matt Smith (C) pinned Zach Friend 1:17

171 -- Cory Huskey (C) won by forfeit

189 -- Ryan Davis (C) won by forfeit

215 -- Chris Northern (S) pinned James Coonce 1:15

HVY -- Joe Johnson (S) won by forfeit

OTHER EVENTS

* The Central freshman boys basketball team posted a 51-38 victory over Sikeston.

* The Central eighth-grade boys basketball team defeated Sikeston 39-34.

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