Meadow Heights, Jackson girls basketball teams advance to semifinal round of Holiday Classic

Wednesday, December 21, 2011
The Notre Dame dance team performs during half time during the first round of the Show Me Center Holiday Classic Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011 in Cape Girardeau. (Laura Simon)

Second-seeded Meadow Heights used a big second quarter to help pull away from Perryville in the first round of the Kelso Supply Holiday Classic.

The Panthers ended with a 47-27 win, led by senior Erin Bollmann's 25 points.

Whitney Welker added 13 for Meadow Heights, which will play Notre Dame in the semifinals at 8:30 p.m. today at the Show Me Center.

No. 7 seed Perryville was led by Allison Moldenhauer, who finished with 14 points. The Pirates will face No. 6 Scott City at 5:30 p.m. today.

Perryville61128--27
Meadow Hts1021115--47

PERRYVILLE (27) -- Natalie Gremaud 6, Courney Borden 2, Allison Moldenhauer 14, Desiree Brown 5. FG 12, FT 3-9, F 11. (3-pointers: none. Fouled out: none)

MEADOW HEIGHTS (47) -- Erin Bollmann 25, Kiana Hotop 2, Jessica Baremore 1, Whitney Welker 13, Makayla McGruder 2, Lauren Bess 4. FG 21, FT 5-8, F 10. (3-pointers: none. Fouled out: none)

Jackson 49, Saxony Lutheran 11

Senior Dru Haertling scored 22 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, to outscore the Crusaders on her own.

Connor King added eight points for Jackson (6-1).

Maci Daniel paced Saxony Lutheran with eight points, including her team's lone 3-pointers.

Saxony135 2 -- 11
Jackson 16 16 11 6 -- 49

SAXONY LUTHERAN (11) -- Kristy Winter 2, Lauren Hecht 1, Maci Daniel 8. FG 4, FT 2-3, F 12. (3-pointers: Daniel 1. Fouled out: none)

JACKSON (49) -- Connor King 8, Dru Haertling 22, Danielle Daume 4, Megan Williams 4, Jordy Myer 2, Emily Gartman 5, Rachel Crites 2, Sara Blanton 2. FG 22, FT 2-6, F 10. (3-pointers: Haertling 2, Gartman 1. Fouled out: none)

-- From staff reports

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