Perryville's Knight shoots down state 3-point mark

Friday, January 18, 2002

PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- That record sure didn't last long.

Four days after Doniphan's Brandi Cox set a Missouri high school record with 11 three-pointers in a game, Amanda Knight of Perryville topped it again -- this time with 14 three-point shots in a 68-27 win Thursday over Grandview.

"Toward the end of the game one of my teammates looked at me and said, 'You have no idea what you accomplished tonight do you?'" Knight said. "I told her no. She said I'd find out in about 25 seconds when the game was over."

The news, Knight said, was a surprise. Her 61-percent three-point shooting left her with a record that, until Monday, had stood since 1991.

"She's an excellent three-point shooter anyway," Perryville coach Vicki Lohmann said, "but tonight she was just on fire."

Knight, a 5-foot-5 senior guard, scored the first nine points of the game -- all on three-pointers -- and finished with six in the first half. She sat out much of the second quarter after Perryville took a 29-3 first-quarter lead.

It was 46-9 at halftime.

"The first part of the game they were in a zone defense and it left the outside open," Knight said. "After halftime they stuck a girl on me in man-to-man and I had to work to get open. I kept shooting and kept playing hard, no matter how big the lead was. I had other people helping me get open and feeding me the ball all night."

Knight's 46 total points broke the school record of 43 set in 1992 by Natalie Schuessler. The school's three-point record was eight, set in 1998 by Laura Ernst.

Scott City 70, Scott Co. Central 43

SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- A 1-point game after the first quarter turned lopsided quickly. Scott City led 35-20 by halftime on its way to a 2-1 Scott-Mississippi Conference record.

Loren Groves' 34 points led Scott City (6-7). Jenny Pinkston had 14. Janet Penrod scored 10 for the Bravettes.

Delta 42, Oran 40

ORAN, Mo. -- Delta saw its late lead get closer after Oran's 10-4 edge in the fourth quarter of their Scott-Mississippi Conference game.

Sarah Cook scored 13 points and Katrina Flores 10 for Delta (6-4). Maria Eftink scored 26 of Oran's 42 points.

St. Vincent 46, Crystal City 39

PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- St. Vincent held Crystal City to 12 first-half points and withstood a second-half challenge for its sixth win.

Chelsea Brown's 26 points led St. Vincent (6-8).

Boys' basketball

Oran 70, Delta 49

DELTA, Mo. -- Lance Kinder scored 16 points and Craig Bock 14 to lead top-seeded Oran in a Scott-Mississippi Conference Tournament semifinal game.

Nathan Seyer had 23 point, Patrick Friga 11 and Ryne Wood 10 for Oran (11-3).

Oran will play Scott County Central for the championship today. Central was an 82-73 winner over Scott City in Thursday's late game.-- From staff reports

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