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January 16, 2013

AREA GIRLS BASKETBALL ACTION: 12th-ranked Moravia stays unbeaten

MORAVIA — Katelynn Tracy scored 23 points and grabbed 14 rebounds as the 12th-ranked (1A) Moravia girls basketball team took a 48-34 win over Moulton-Udell in Bluegrass Conference Tournament action on Monday.

Tracy also led Moravia in steals, assists and blocks. Hannah Eastlick added 11 points while Kendall Brown grabbed 11 rebounds for the Mohawks, who improve to 12-0 on the season. Natalie Potter led M-U (2-10) with 14 points.

Both teams will return to conference tournament action Thursday at Murray.

Moravia 48, Moulton-Udell 34

M-U        6     13  8  7    —    34    

Mor        19     8  12  9    —    48    

Moulton-Udell (34) — Natalie Potter 14, Jessica Scott 8, Hailey Burgher 7, Kyra Pauls 2, Rachel DeCook 2, Ashlyn Martin. Totals 13 7-12 34.

3-point goals — 1 (Burgher). Fouled out — None. Total fouls — 19.

Moravia (48) — Katelynn Tracy 23, Hannah Eastlick 11, Kendall Brown 6, Nicole Self 6, Jenna Sheehan 2. Totals 18 12-26 48.

3-point goals — None. Fouled out — Mckenize Smith. Rebounds — 37 (Tracy 14, Brown 11). Assists — 10 (Tracy 4). Steals — 11 (Tracy 4). Blocks — 5 (Tracy 3). Total fouls — 16. Turnovers — 27.

No. 15 Osky shuts down Norwalk

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OSKALOOSA — The 15th-ranked (Class 4A) Oskaloosa girls basketball team showed tremendous effort on the boards and on the defensive end of the court to take a 48-32 Little Hawkeye Conference win over Norwalk in action Tuesday.

Kena Veldhuizen scored 19 points and Taylor Crawford added 12 as the Indians improved to 12-2, 5-1 in the LHC. Veldhuizen also dished five assists.

Osky’s defense shut Norwalk out for the entire third quarter and allowed just 14 second-half points. The Indians also grabbed 37 team rebounds, led by nine each by Crawford and Katelyn Hasselman.

The Indians will host Pella in LHC action on Friday.

Oskaloosa 48, Norwalk 32

Nor        7     11  0  14    —    32    

Osky        12     13  9  14    —    48    

Oskaloosa (48) — Kena Veldhuizen 19, Taylor Crawford 12, Allie Christenson 5, Sarandyn Curtis 4, Katelyn Hasselman 4, Peyton Zickefoose 2, Taylor Richardson 2. Totals 16 13-19 48.

3-point goals — 3 (Veldhuizen 2, Christenson). Fouled out — None. Rebounds — 37 (Crawford 9, Hasselman 9). Assists — 9 (Veldhuizen 5). Steals — 7 (Veldhuizen 2, Richardson 2). Total fouls — 8. Turnovers — 14.

Panther girls fall late to Columbus Junction

COLUMBUS — Caitlin Chaney scored a game-high 12 points as Columbus Junction scored two tiebreaking points in the final minute of regulation as the Pekin girls basketball team dropped a tough 34-32 Southeast Iowa Superconference north road loss on Tuesday.

Samantha Wright led the Panthers, scoring 10 points before fouling out. Pekin struggled to score early as the Panthers were shutout for the first six minutes of the contest but rallied for a halftime lead as the Wildcats scored just one second quarter point.

Pekin (6-9, 6-8) returns home to host Winfield-Mount Union in SEISC North action on Friday.

Columbus Junction 34, Pekin 32

Pekin        3     10  13  6    —    32    

C.J.        7      1  12  14    —    34    

Pekin (32) — Samantha Wright 10, Gwynne Wright 9, Jessica Horras 8, Madelyn Baker 3, Jacinta Cooley 2. Totals 14-39 1-2 32.

3-point goals — 3-7 (S. Wright 2-3). Fouled out — S. Wright. Rebounds — 33 (Tiana Slaney 12). Assists — 6 (Beth Atwood 2, G. Wright 2). Steals — 9 (G. Wright 3). Blocks — 0. Total fouls — 16. Turnovers — 27.

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