High school roundup: Central advances at SEMO Conference tourney

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Central boys used strong free-throw shooting to turn back Poplar Bluff 36-29 in the first round of the SEMO Conference basketball tournament Monday night in Sikeston, Mo.

The Tigers were 19 of 22 from the line on the night, including 9-of-10 shooting over the final five minutes of the game.

Andrew Williams led the Tigers (4-0) with 16 points, while James Lane added eight points and eight rebounds. Zach Boerboom added eight points and seven rebounds for the Tigers, who will face the winner of tonight's first-round game between Notre Dame and Dexter in Thursday's semifinals.

Central 36, Poplar Bluff 29

Central79911--36
Poplar Bluff7886--29

CENTRAL (36) -- Andrew Williams 16, T.J. Tisdell 4, James Lane 8, Zach Boerboom 8. FG 9, FT 19-22, F 13. (3-pointers: Williams 1. Fouled out: none)

POPLAR BLUFF (29) -- Rhys Griffith 3, Michael Griggs 3, Kendric McCain 5, D'markus Patterson 2, Joey Bloodworth 2, Ike Anders 5, Nick Schrum 2, Jake White 7. FG 9, FT 6-10, F 16. (3-pointers: White 1, Anders 1, Griffith 1, McCain 1, Griggs 1. Fouled out: none)

GIRLS BASKETBALL Ste. Genevieve 54, Central 42

Chelsea Vinson and Alayah Cooper-Johnson both recorded a double-double, but it wasn't enough as the Tigers (1-3) fell on the road.

Vinson recorded 14 points and 10 rebounds, while Cooper-Johnson netted 12 points and 12 rebounds.

Tori Scheller added seven rebounds in the loss.

Central1213125--42
Ste. Genevieve15141510--54

CENTRAL (42) -- Allie Hardesty 3, Alayah Cooper-Johnson 12, Tori Scheller 6, Kadie Orenstein 4, Megan Daly 3, Chelsea Vinson 14. FG 16, FT 9-17, F 12. (3-pointers: Hardesty 1. Fouled out: none)

STE. GENEVIEVE (54) -- Gwendolyn Dallas 7, Morgan Grither 3, Peyton Herrell 7, Laura Rhodes 13, Abby Meyer 20, Jasmine Kuehn 4. FG 20, FT 6-11, F 14. (3-pointers: Grither 1, Rhodes 1, Meyer 6. Fouled out: none)

Saxony Lutheran 50, Egyptian 18

Julia Steffens netted 13 points as Saxony won its season-opener.

Abby Hartmann had 12 points for the Crusaders and Brooke Valleroy added 11.

Saxony1711157--50
Egyptian21042--18

SAXONY LUTHERAN (50) -- Brooke Valleroy 11, Kristen Dippold 2, Julia Steffens 13, Abby Hartmann 12, Natalie Mueller 9, River King 3. FT 4-14, F 10. (Fouled out: none)

EGYPTIAN (18) -- Hale 12, Ross 2, Wood 1. FT 4-17, F 11. (Fouled out: none)

Chaffee tournament

Scott City took a 12-0 lead in the first quarter and never looked back as it defeated host Chaffee 49-10 in the first round of the Chaffee tournament.

Katie Hogan led the Rams (3-0) with 11 points, 10 rebounds and nine blocked shots. Courtney Bentley added 10 points.

Sikeston defeated Oran 72-41 in other first-round action.

Cheyanne King paced the Eagles with 20 points, while Haley Glastetter added 11.

Kelly, the No. 2 seed, rallied from a halftime deficit to beat No. 7 Woodland 48-41.

Kayla Hicks led the Hawks with 21 points, while Kristen Powell added 14 points.

Kendra Pinkley netted 18 points for Woodland.

Scott City 49, Chaffee 10

Chaffee0224--10
Scott City1216912--49

CHAFFEE (10) -- Randi Wiley 4, Miranda Estes 2, Adrienne Eichhorn 2, Ellie Sigman 2. FG 4, FT 2-5, F 5. (3-pointers: none. Fouled out: none)

SCOTT CITY (49) -- Stacey Heisserer 6, Melanie Lacey 8, Courtney Bentley 10, Lindsey Ressel 4, Katie Rhymer 4, Katie Hogan 11, Andrea Gray 6. FG 23, FT 2-6, F 12. (3-pointers: Hogan 1. Fouled out: none)

Sikeston 72, Oran 41

Sikeston15162120--72
Oran139109--41

SIKESTON (72) -- Keyonna Blissett 12, Vonteria Applewhite 16. Asia Liggins 11, Howard 11, Gibson 6, Dennis 2, Flye 3, Little 2, Tanesha Pulley 9. FG 31, FT 8-16, F 21. (3-pointers: Howard 1, Flye 1. Fouled out: none)

ORAN (41) -- Abbey Anderson 6, Haley Glastetter 11, Cheyanne King 20, Halle Woodfin 4. FG 13, FT 15, F 13. (3-pointers: none. Fouled out: none)

Kelly 48, Woodland 41

Woodland161069--41
Kelly4161612--48

WOODLAND (41) -- Ashley Acup 5, Kendra Pinkley 18, Keighlyn Lincoln 6, Josie Long 12. FG 17, FT 6-15, F 19. (3-pointers: Lincoln 1. Fouled out: none)

KELLY (48) -- Kaitlin Glastetter 4, Bridgette Chandler 6, Kristen Vetter 3, Kayla Hicks 21, Kristen Powell 14. FG 19, FT 10-15, F 16. (3-pointers: none. Fouled out: none)

-- From staff reports

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