The Ottumwa Courier

January 11, 2013

AREA GIRLS BASKETBALL ACTION: Tracy scores 26 as Mohawks remain perfect

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LAMONI — Katelynn Tracy’s 26 points and 17 rebounds proved to be more than enough to lift the 12th-ranked (Class 1A) Moravia girls basketball team to a 51-28 victory over Lamoni Friday in Bluegrass Conference action.

“I bet she had at least six and-one’s,” Moravia coach Clint Woodward said. “She was being strong and finishing strong.”

Mohawk Kendall Brown compiled 11 points and and swatted six shots — Brown and Tracy combined for 12 blocks. Jenna Sheehan keyed Moravia’s offense, as she dished out a team-high six assists and Hannah Eastlick and and Autumn McDanel had three steals each.

Moravia (11-0, 6-0) plays host to Moulton-Udell in the first round of the Bluegrass Conference tournament Monday.

Moravia 51, Lamoni 28

Moro        10     16  14  11    —    51    

Lamo        3     12  8   5    —    28    

Moravia (51) — Katelynn Tracy 26, Kendall Brown 11, Hannah Eastlick 6, Kenzie Smith 4, Jenna Sheehan 2, Nicole Self 2. Totals 19-43 13-19 51.

3-point goals — None. Fouled out — None. Rebounds — 38 (Tracy 17, Smith 7). Assists — 15 (Sheehan 6). Steals — 8 (Eastlick 3, Autumn McDanel 3). Blocks — 12 (Tracy 6, Brown 6). Total fouls — 13. Turnovers — 28.



Veldhuizen keys Osky blowout

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OSKALOOSA — Kena Veldhuizen poured in 27 points and the 15th-ranked (Class 4A) Oskaloosa girls basketball team trounced Newton, 57-38 Friday in a Little Hawkeye Conference game.

“She drove the ball extremely well,” coach Steve Kaisand said. “If they laid off her, she would hit the jumper.”

Taylor Crawford added seven points to Oskaloosa’s final tally and grabbed a team-best seven rebounds. In addition, Taylor Richardson scored six and Allie Christenson handed out a team-best three assists.

The Indians started strong, jumping out to a 17-8 lead at the start of the first quarter; a lead that would only grow in the next two quarter.

“We came out putting a lot of pressure on, making them [Newton] play a little faster than they wanted to,” Kaisand said. “We did a great job of attacking the rim and switching on defense when we needed to, and that helped us jump out to an early lead.”

The Indians (10-2, 4-1) play host to Washington, ranked ninth in Class 5A and also 10-2 this season, tonight in non-conference action.

Oskaloosa 57, Newton 38

Newt        8     5  11 14    —    38    

Osky        17     12  17  11    —    57    

Oskaloosa (57) — Kena Veldhuizen 27, Taylor Crawford 7, Taylor Richardson 6, Allie Christenson 4, Kate Hasselman 4, Chace Moyer 4, Peyton Zickefoose 3, Hunter Shaull 1, Brittany McQueen 1. Totals 23 FG 9-21 57.

3-point goals — 2 (Veldhuizen 2). Fouled out — None. Rebounds — 34 (Crawford 7). Assists — 10 (Christenson 3). Steals — 15 (Veldhuizen 8). Blocks — None. Total fouls — 17. Turnovers — 21.



Potter leads Moulton-Udell to victory

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HARMONY — Natalie Potter scored 25 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead Moulton-Udell to an easy 43-22 win over Harmony in girls basketball action on Thursday.

Potter got some help from teammate Rachel DeCook, who compiled 10 points, had three steals and a dished out four assists. Jessica Scott added six points, hauled in four rebounds, and had three steals.

The game stayed relatively tight until the third quarter, when Moulton-Udell went on a 17-2 run. The offensive onslaught gave the Eagles a comfortable 37-16 lead going into the final quarter.

“The great third quarter tonight helped us to a comfortable lead,” Jason Ogden said. “Our defense wasn’t very good in the first half. We just got out of position.”

Moulton-Udell (2-8, 0-4) will start Bluegrass Conference Tournament play Monday at Moravia.

Moulton-Udell 43, Harmony 22

Moul        10     10  17  6    —    43    

Harm        7     7    2  6    —    22    

Moulton-Udell (43) — Natalie Potter 25, Rachel DeCook 10, Jessica Scott 6, Jayci Inman 2. Totals 19-49 FG 5-6 FT 43.

3-point goals — None. Fouled out — None. Rebounds — 33 (Potter 15). Assists — 15 (DeCook 4, Potter 4). Steals — 11 (Potter 3, DeCook 3, Scott 3). Blocks — None. Total fouls — 12.