The Ottumwa Courier


January 22, 2013

AREA GIRLS BASKETBALL ACTION: Davis County tops Albia in overtime

BLOOMFIELD — The Davis County girls basketball team needed a fourth quarter rally and a buzzer-beater by Kate Birchmier to pick up a 50-48 overtime victory over Albia in South Central Conference action Tuesday.

Albia led 44-42 when the Lady Dees missed the back end of a one-and-one with nine seconds left. The Mustangs’ Rylee Eakins grabbed the rebound and delivered an outlet pass to Shelby Graves, who took it coast-to-coast before she found Birchmier for a layup at the buzzer to send the game into overtime.

Davis County successfully carried that momentum into overtime and picked up the victory.

“I give Albia credit,” Mustang coach Dave Mason said. “They completely dominated us for three quarters. Albia had a game plan, they executed it and I feel bad for those girls.”  

At the vanguard of Davis County’s offensive attack was Graves, who led the Mustangs with 23 points. She also served out a team-high four assists and led the Mustangs with four steals.

Eakins came up big for Davis County on both ends of the court, scoring 12 points, pulling down a team-high 13 rebounds and recording seven of the Mustangs’ nine blocks.

Albia post players Katie Dyson and Brooke Bettis both turned in solid offensive performances. Dyson led Albia with 16 points and Bettis added 15.

Davis County (9-7, 4-3) plays at SCC opponent Chariton Friday while Albia (3-13, 0-6) hosts Clarke.

Davis County 50, Albia 48

Albi        9  11  19    5 4 —    48    

Davi        7 11  11  15 6    —    50    

Albia (48) — Brooke Bettis 15, Katie Dyson 16, Makenzie Griffin 8, Kylie Peterson 4, Cassie Crall 3, Jenna McLain 2.

Davis County (50) — Shelby Graves 23, Rylee Eakins 12, Kate Birchmier 7, Ally McClure 4, Cami Guiter 2, Audra Kincart 2. Totals 17-54 FG 16-23 FT 50.

3-point goals — None. Fouled out — None. Rebounds — 29 (Eakins 13). Assists — 7 (Graves 4). Steals — 10 (Graves 4). Blocks — 9 (Eakins 7). Total fouls — 14. Turnovers — 8.

Haynes leads Warriors past Comets

Courier sports staff

KEOSAUQUA — Hannah Haynes was a one-person wrecking crew Tuesday, as she scored 25 points, grabbed 14 rebounds, dished seven assists, blocked seven shots and came up with six steals to help the Van Buren girls basketball team take a 55-40 Southeast Iowa SuperConference win over Cardinal.

Kaitlyn Johnson opened things up with five 3-pointers on her way to 18 points, and Johnson also dished nine assists for the Warriors (13-4, 11-3).

Lindsay Moore led Cardinal with 15 points, while Delaney Ridgeway scored 10 points and cleared 10 rebounds.

Cardinal (6-11, 6-9) will host Danville on Thursday while Van Buren travels to Holy Trinity.

Van Buren 55, Cardinal 40

Card        7     14  9  10    —    40    

V.B.        16     15  11  13    —    55    

Cardinal (40) — Lindsay Moore 15, Delaney Ridgeway 10, Jessie McElderry 6, Danae Moses 6, Mattie Kildow 3. Totals 18 1-5 40.

3-point goals — 3 (Moses 2, Kildow). Fouled out — Moore. Rebounds — 25 (Ridgeway 10). Blocks — 1 (Ridgeway). Total fouls — 12. Turnovers — 13.

Van Buren (55) — Hannah Haynes 25, Kaitlyn Johnson 18, Libby King 4, Sidney Atwood 3, Sarah Wells 2, Taylor Murgia 2. Totals 22 6-10 55.

3-point goals — 5 (Johnson 5). Fouled out — None. Rebounds — 35 (Haynes 14). Assists — 19 (Johnson 9, Haynes 7). Steals — 10 (Haynes 6). Blocks — 8 (Haynes 7). Total fouls — 9. Turnovers — 15.

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