High school roundup: Meadow Heights girls basketball team cruises into district final

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The top-seeded Meadow Heights girls basketball team waltzed into the championship game of the Class 2 District 3 tournament Monday with a 77-16 win against Chaffee in Greenville, Mo.

The Panthers improved to 21-4 and will face No. 2 Lesterville in the title game at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Erin Bollmann had 24 points and 14 steals to lead Meadow Heights. Taylor Cureton added 18 points, and Jessica Baremore had 13.

Taylor Fodge paced Chaffee with six points.

Meadow Heights 77, Chaffee 16

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CHAFFEE (16) -- Taylor Fodge 6, Ellie Sigman 2, Adrienne Eichhorn 4, Holly Rutherford 4. FG 5, FT 6-13, F 11. (3-pointers: none. Fouled out: none)

MEADOW HEIGHTS (77) -- Jessica Baremore 13, Lauren Bess 2, Erin Bollmann 24, Whitney Welker 9, Taylor Cureton 18, Caitlin Cook 1, Emma Cook 2, Kiana Hotop 8. FG 33, FT 6-10, F 13. (3-pointers: Baremore 3, Cureton 2. Fouled out: none)

Boys basketball

Crossroads 67, St. Vincent 63

The Indians fell behind by 12 points in the first quarter and never recovered in a season-ending loss in the Class 2 District 4 tournament in Bismarck, Mo.

"We played from behind the whole way," St. Vincent coach Bruce Valleroy said.

Valleroy said his fifth-seeded Indians trailed 58-57 midway through the fourth quarter and had a chance to pull ahead but saw the potential go-ahead basket rim out on a second-chance shot.

Sean Martin finished with 23 points for the Indians (9-16), while Mark Kutz had 21. No other St. Vincent player tallied more than four points.

Trevor Clay led No. 4 Crossroads with 29 points.

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ST. VINCENT (63) -- Tim Schumer 4, Trent Elder 2, Stephen Graf 4, Dylan Richardet 3, Trenton Gremaud 4, Mark Kutz 21, Jesse Francis 2, Sean Martin 23. FG 23, FT 16-23, F 19. (3-pointers: Richardet. Fouled out: Elder)

CROSSROADS (67) -- Trevor Clay 29, Milton Spaulding 19, Sean Monroe 9, Andrew Weatherspoon 5, Jeremy Holley 3, Andrew Kowalkowski 2. FG 26, FT 14-28, F 20. (3-pointers: Clay. Fouled out: none)

-- From staff reports

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