The Ottumwa Courier

January 13, 2014

Warriors pull away from Cardinal in second half for SEISC South win

By ROGER THOMAS
Courier correspondent

---- — KEOSAUQUA — Van Buren pulled away midway through the second half on Saturday to earn a 57-46 Southeast Iowa Superconference south make-up contest with Cardinal.

The game was tied at 24 at the half. Van Buren used a 5-0 run to close out the third quarter to lead retake the lead, 36-32.

“We changed players that we were posting up to take advantage of a mismatch,” said Van Buren coach Matt Zeitler.

Van Buren built the lead to 10 at the four-minute mark. Cardinal could get no closer than five in the remaining minutes.

“We had some critical turnovers and didn't rebound well at either end of the floor,” said Cardinal coach Aaron Dose.

The Warriors used good free throw shooting to close out the win.

“Normally we shoot around 50 percent from the line,” said Zeitler. “We were something like 13 of 18 from the line (Saturday) late in the game.”

Van Buren (4-3, 4-3) heads to New London while Cardinal (4-5, 3-4) heads to Central Lee for a pair of SEISC south contests tonight.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

VAN BUREN 57, CARDINAL 46

Card. 3 21 8 14 — 46

V.B. 8 16 12 21 — 57

Cardinal (46) — Jessie McElderry 12, Danae Moses 10, Lexi Fullenkamp 8, Schylar Conger 5, Delaney Ridgway 5, Anna Phillips 3, Shannon Selk 2, Ryley McElderry 1. Totals 13-64 16-30 46.

3-point goals — 4-16 (Moses 3-9). Fouled out — Conger, Fullenkamp, Moses. Rebounds — 27 (Ridgway 6). Assists — 2 (R. McElderry, Ridgway). Steals — 10 (Ridgway 5). Blocks — 2 (Ridgway 2). Total fouls — 25.

Van Buren (57) — Kaitlyn Johnson 25, Abbey Rider 15, Alicia Fitzsimmons 7, Libby King 4, Sidney Atwood 2, Shayla Filson 2, Jenna Thornburg 2. Totals 16-50 20-29 57.

3-point goals — 5-14 (Rider 3-7). Rebounds — 58 (Fitzsimmons 20, Filson 10). Assists — 12 (Atwood 4). Steals — 8 (Fitzsimmons 2, Grace Thomas 2). Blocks — 8 (Filson 4). Total fouls — 23.

Balanced scoring effort spurs Moravia victory

MOULTON — The Moravia girls' basketball team used a balanced scoring effort to hammer Moulton-Udell 63-29 Friday in Bluegrass Conference action.

Toni Clark provided the Mohawks with an ample amount of its offensive firepower with a team-high 16 points and team-best 12 rebounds. Clark's efforts were complemented by Payton Rogers, who scored 15, and Hannah Eastlick, who tossed in 14.

In addition, Autumn McDanel catalyzed the Mohawk defense with 11 steals and Clark swatted a team-high six shots.

"We kept them one and done for the most part," Moravia coach Clint Woodward said, "and we're finally moving the ball on offense and finding the open people. Our intensity was good for the whole game."

Rachel DeCook was at the forefront of Moulton-Udell's offensive attack with eight points and Addison Westercamp added six.

The Eagles bounced back to defeat Orient-Macksburg 33-27 in Bluegrass Conference action partly thanks to the majestic play of Westercamp, who poured in a career-high 17 points and corralled 12 rebounds.

Moulton-Udell trailed 23-10 at halftime, but the Eagles outscored the Bulldogs 23-4 in the second half on their way to picking up the win. Katie Selvy bolstered Moulton-Udell's offense with eight points.

Moravia (4-6) plays host to Bluegrass Conference opponent Mormon Trail today. The Eagles (2-6, 1-4) plays at Diagonal today in a Bluegrass Conference game.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

MORAVIA 63, MOULTON-UDELL 29

Mora 14 22 13 16 — 63

Moul 8 5 9 7 — 29

Moravia (63) — Toni Clark 16, Payton Rogers 15, Hannah Eastlick 14, Autumn McDanel 10, Emily Moore 2, Becca Albertson 2, Ashley Devore 2, Caitlyn Babbitt 2. Totals 23-41 7-12 63.

3-point goals — 2-4 (McDanel 2). Rebounds — 39 (Clark 12). Assists — 16 (McDanel 9). Steals — 17 (McDanel 11). Blocks — 10 (Clark 6). Total fouls — 8. Turnovers — 12.

Moulton-Udell (29) — Rachel DeCook 8, Addison Westercamp 6, Jayci Inman 4, Katie Selvy 4, Ashlyn Martin 3, Riley Duke 2, Shayla Martsching 2. Totals 13 FG 29.

Moulton Udell 33, Orient-Macksburg 27Moul 8	2 9 14 — 33Orien 13 10 0 4 — 27Moulton-Udell (33) — Addison Westercamp 17, Rachel DeCook 4, Katie Selvy 8, Riley Duke 4. Totals 10-36 FG 13-19 FT 33.3-point goals — 0-0. Fouled out — Ashlyn Martin 5. Rebounds — 35 (Bailey Boettcher 12). Assists — 8 (Martin 3). Steals — 8 (Westercamp 2, Selvy 2). Blocks — None. Total fouls — 13.

Panthers dominate Waco at home

PEKIN — The Pekin girls' basketball team got solid offensive outputs from several of its players in SEISC north victories over Waco Friday and IMS on Saturday. The Panthers followed up a 64-39 win over the Warriors with a 57-44 triumph in Kalona over the weekend

Samantha Wright and Beth Atwood ignited the Panthers offensively with 12 points each and McKenna Gambell added 10 on Friday against WACO.

After she grabbed 11 rebounds against the Warriors, Atwood added a second-straight double-double Saturday in the Panthers' 57-44 win over IMS. She spearheaded Pekin's offense with 20 points, 10 rebounds and five steals.

Gwynne Wright supplied the Panthers with a portion of their offensive firepower, as she complemented Atwood's offensive output with 14 points of her own. The crux of her points came from 3-pointers, as she drilled 3-of-5 from beyond the arc.

Pekin (8-2, 8-2) plays host to SEISC North foe Lone Tree today.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Friday's Game

PEKIN 64, WACO 39

WACO 4 12 10 13 — 39

Pekin 15 17 18 14 — 64

Pekin (64) — Samantha Wright 12, Beth Atwood 12, McKenna Gambell 10, Gwynn Wright 9, Sloan Reighard 7, Nikole Arendt 3, Madelyn Baker 4, Bridget Fritchen 4, Jessica Horras 2, Tiana Slaney 1. Totals 25-64 12-17 64.

3-point goals — 2 (Arendt, S. Wright). Rebounds — 48 (B. Atwood 11). Assists — 11 (Baker 3, Slaney 3). Steals — 14 (G. Wright 4). Blocks — 0. Total fouls — 15. Turnovers — 12.

Saturday's Game

PEKIN 57, IMS 44

Pekin 9 17 17 14 — 57

IMS 13 6 11 14 — 44

Pekin (57) — Beth Atwood 20, Gwynne Wright 14, Madelyn Baker 9, McKenna Gambell 6, Samantha Wright 5, Tiana Slaney 3. Totals 22-57 9-17 64.

3-point goals — 4-7 (G. Wright 3-5). Fouled out — S. Wright. Rebounds — 26 (B. Atwood 10). Assists — 6 (Baker 2). Steals — 10 (Atwood 5). Blocks — 1 (Gambell). Total fouls — 17. Turnovers — 12.

Pekin 57, IMS 44

Pekin (57) — Gwynne Wright 14, Madelyn Baker 9, Samantha Wright 5, Tiana Slaney 3, Beth Atwood 20, McKenna Gambell 6. Totals 22 FG 9-17 FT 57.

3-point goals — 4 (G. Wright 3). Fouled out — None. Rebounds — 26 (B. Atwood 10). Assists — 5 (M. Baker 2). Steals — 10 (B. Atwood 5). Total fouls — 15. Turnovers — 7.