The Ottumwa Courier


February 1, 2014

Indianola bests Ottumwa 64-36

Courier sports staff

INDIANOLA — The Ottumwa girls basketball team couldn’t recover from a slow start in its 64-36 loss to 15th-ranked Indianola Friday in CIML Metro action.

Carrissa Hite spearheaded the Bullodgs’ offense attack with 10 points and Rachel Zingg added seven — all coming from the free-throw line.

The Bulldogs suffered from defensive lapses and a paucity of scoring in the first quarter.

The girls fell behind 9-0 to start the game and trailed 18-6 by the end of the quarter. Hite was the source of all Ottumwa’s first-quarter points.

The Bulldogs were able to generate a little bit more offense in the second quarter but, by the second quarter, they still trailed 33-17. Dani Reed helped bolster Ottumwa’s offense with six points in the quarter.

The Indians’ lead ballooned to 46-26 by the end of the third quarter. Indianola’s lead continued to expand in the fourth quarter on its way to an easy win.

Ottumwa (4-12) plays Des Moines East at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday in a CIML Metro Conference game.


Ottu 4 13 9 10 — 36

Indi 18 15 13 18 — 64

Ottumwa (36) —Carrissa Hite 10, Rachel Zingg 7, Hayli Beeson 3, Megan Black 2, Dani Reed 6, Devin Leffler 6, Kristi Cary 2.

Thursday’s Game

Keokuk 50, Ottumwa 46

Keokuk 8 17 8 17 — 50

Ottumwa 9 8 18 11 — 46

Keokuk (50) — Kelsey Walkers 11, Lakyn Boltz 10, Paige Kayvan 10, MaKenzie Pezley 7, Trinity Jeffers 6, Alyssa Wessel 4, Brooke Wade 2. Totals 18-41 13-17 50.

3-point goals — 1-7 (Boltz 1-3, Pezley 0-1, Wade 0-1, Kayvan 0-2). Rebounds — 31 (Pezley 8, Jeffers 6, Kayvan 5, Wessel 5, Boltz 3, Walters 3, Wade). Assists — 15 (Boltz 4, Pezley 4, Kayvan 2, Wade 2, Walters 2, Wessel). Steals — 9 (Boltz 5, Jeffers, Wade, Walters, Wessel). Blocks — 0. Total fouls — 11. Turnovers — 18.

Ottumwa (46) — Rachel Zingg 18, Hayli Beeson 10, Jami Nickerson 6, Carrissa Hite 4, Megan Black 3, Devin Leffler 3, Kristi Cary 2. Totals 19-50 5-7 46.

3-point goals — 3-9 (Nickerson 2-4, Beeson 1-4, Black 0-1). Rebounds — 29 (Zingg 9, Beeson 5, Leffler 5, Black 3, Hite 3, Nickerson 2, Cary, Dani Reed). Assists — 15 (Beeson 4, Zingg 3, Black 2, Cary 2, Nickerson 2, Hite, Reed). Steals — 9 (Beeson 2, Black 2, Nickerson 2, Zingg 2, Leffler). Blocks — 6 (Hite 2, Beeson, Cary, Leffler, Zingg). Total fouls — 15. Turnovers — 14.

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