The Ottumwa Courier


February 5, 2013

AREA GIRLS BASKETBALL ACTION: Potter scores 38 in Eagle loss

MOULTON — Natalie Potter scored a career-high 38 points, but too many turnovers haunted the Moulton-Udell girls basketball team Tuesday in a 67-58 loss to Schuyler County (Mo.) to close the regular season.

“Natalie is shooting the ball well and the kids are doing a great job of finding her,” said Moulton-Udell coach Jason Ogden. “We just have to fix our turnover problem.”

The Eagles (4-15) turned the ball over 35 times, as a high turnover rate has negated some solid play for Moulton-Udell in their last three games.

“We’ve had our chances against good Moravia and Eddyville teams, but didn’t turned the ball over too many times,” said Ogden.

It was the seventh straight game with 20 or more points for Potter, who also cleared 11 rebounds and had five steals in the contest, while Jessica Scott grabbed 13 rebounds and dished three assists. Toni Clark added nine points for Moulton-Udell.

The Eagles will look to take better care of the basketball when they open regionals on Thursday at Twin Cedars.

“If we can get turnovers solved, we have a chance to pull out a win in regionals,” said Ogden.

Schuyler County 67, M-U 58

S.C.        21     15  13  18    —    67    

M-U        14     15  15  14    —    58    

Moulton-Udell (58) — Natalie Potter 38, Toni Clark 9, Ashlyn Martin 4, Jessica Scott 3, Jayci Inman 2, Mandalyn Martin 2. Totals 22-57 12-13 58.

3-point goals — 2 (Potter 2). Fouled out — Clark. Rebounds — 34 (Scott 13, Potter 11). Assists — 11 (Scott 3). Steals — 7 (Potter 5). Blocks — 1 (Clark). Total fouls — 21. Turnovers — 35.

Oskaloosa downs Norwalk

Courier sports staff

NEWTON — Oskaloosa used a big first quarter to defeat Newton 54-41 Tuesday in Little Hawkeye Conference action.

Kena Veldhuizen paced the Indians with 16 points and drilled two of Oskaloosa’s four 3-pointers while Taylor Crawford compiled 13 points and pulled down a team-high seven rebounds. Veldhuizen also dished out a team-best four assists and came up with four steals. Allie Christenson added 11 points and buried the Indians’ other two 3-pointers.

Oskaloosa (17-4, 8-3) play at Little Hawkeye Conference opponent Norwalk Friday.

Oskaloosa 54, Newton 41

Osky        16     7  17  14    —    54    

Newt        8     7  14  12    —    41    

Oskaloosa (54) — Kena Veldhuizen 16, Taylor Crawford 13, Allie Christenson 11, Peyton Zickefoose 6, Kate Hasselman 5, Taylor Richardson 3. Totals 17 FG 16-25 FT 54.

3-point goals — 4 (Veldhuizen 2, Christenson 2). Fouled out — None. Rebounds — 22 (Crawford 7). Assists — 10 (Veldhuizen 4). Steals — 8 (Veldhuizen 4). Blocks — None. Total fouls — 17. Turnovers — 12.

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