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February 6, 2013

Second-half scoring drought sinks Ottumwa

AMES — The Ottumwa girls basketball team’s offense went ice cold in the second half in the Bulldogs 56-13 non-conference loss to Ames on Tuesday.

Ottumwa was shut out 23-0 in the second half. The Bulldogs suffered from poor shooting and a deficit of shots taken. Ottumwa struggled to take care of the ball in the half — the Bulldogs had 24 turnovers overall — which led to several wasted possessions where the Bulldogs were unable to get a shot off.

“When you shoot that low of a percentage, it’s tough to face a team that has a chance of qualifying for the state tournament,” coach Kevin Patterson said.

Remarkably, the Little Cyclones didn’t score a two-point bucket the entire first half, but they made up for it by making a surplus of 3-pointers. Ames built a 33-13 lead in the first half by drilling nine 3-pointers and knocking down six free throws.

“Nine 3s is a lot for any team,” Patterson said.

Sydney Strunk led Ottumwa with four points and Megan Black, Olivia Roark and Alexis Winn all scored three. Shaya Kellogg scored a team-high 14 points and buried four 3-pointers for Ames.

Ottumwa (4-16, 3-8) play host to CIML Metro Conference opponent Des Moines Roosevelt Friday on Senior Night.

Ames 56, Ottumwa 13

   Ottu    5     8  0   0    —    13    

    Ames    17     16 15  8    —    56    

Ottumwa (13) — Olivia Roark 3, Megan Black 3,  Alexis Winn 3, Sydney Strunk 4. Totals 4-26 FG 1-6 FT 13.

3-point goals — 2 (Roark 1, Black 1). Fouled out — None. Rebounds — 20 (Hayli Beeson 6). Assists — 4 (Strunk 1, Beeson 1, Winn 1, Carissa Hite 1). Steals — 1 (Black 1). Blocks — 2 (Winn 1, Zingg 1). Total fouls — 9. Turnovers — 24.

Ames (56) — Shaya Kellogg 14, Sunny Hampton 3, DeJa McAtee 1, Chelsea Baker 3, Emily Frisk 3, Ashley Ray 11, Kiana Peterson 2, Laura Friedrich 1, Jamie Steyer 5, Molly Sanders 9. Totals 19-54 FG 8-12 FT 56.

3-point goals — 10 (Kellogg 4). Fouled out — None. Total fouls — 13.

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