The Ottumwa Courier

December 19, 2012

AREA GIRLS BASKETBALL ACTION: Moravia unbeaten headed into break

Courier sports staff
Ottumwa Courier

OTTUMWA — CENTERVILLE — The Moravia girls basketball team improved to 6-0 on the season with a big non-conference road win on Tuesday. The Mohawks held off a late Centerville charge for a 59-55 victory.

Katelynn Tracy led all scorers with 19 points for Moravia, and Tracy also pulled down 11 rebounds for a double-double. Moravia built a double-digit lead early, and led by 15 points heading into the fourth quarter. Centerville turned up the pressure and made a 21-10 run, but the Redettes ran out of time and the Mohawks held on.

Kendall Brown scored 10 points for Moravia while Hannah Eastlick added 10. Brown and Autumn McDanel dished six assists each, while Eastlick came up with four of Moravia’s 10 steals.

Centerville dropped to 2-8 overall with the loss, and the Redettes will host Clarke of Osceola on Thursday in a South Central Conference contest. Kiley Micetich led Centerville with 16 points while Alyssa Barger scored 11 and Shelby Royer added 10.

Moravia is now off for the Christmas holiday break. The Mohawks will return to action on Thursday, Jan. 3, when Moravia travels to Eldon for a non-conference tilt with Cardinal.

Moravia 59, Centerville 55

Mor        16     15  19  10    —    59    

Cent        11     11  12  21    —    55    

Moravia (59) — Katelynn Tracy 19, Kendall Brown 14, Hannah Eastlick 10, Jenna Sheehan 6, Autumn McDanel 5, Nicole Self 4, Mckenzie Smith 1. Totals 26 6-9 59.

3-point goals — 1 (McDanel). Fouled out — None. Rebounds — 40 (Tracy 11). Assists — 21 (McDanel 6, Brown 6). Steals — 10 (Eastlick 4). Blocks — 4 (Tracy 2). Total fouls — 15. Turnovers — 30.

Centerville (55) — Kiley Micetich 16, Shelby Royer 10, Alyssa Barger 11, Katie Busch 6, Maddie Lange 3, Jessica Demry 5, Taylor Tieden 2, Makenzie Richmond 2. Totals 19 8-11 55.

3-point goals — 9 (Micetich 3). Fouled out — None. Total fouls — 10.



Comets get big OT win at Holy Trinity

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FORT MADISON — Danae Moses drilled five 3-pointers — none as important as the one she hit to tie the game at the end of regulation — as the Cardinal girls basketball team took a 55-50 overtime road win over Holy Trinity in Southeast Iowa SuperConference action on Tuesday.

Moses finished with 17 points in the contest, while Lindsay Moore and Delaney Ridgeway added 15 points each. Ridgeway also grabbed seven rebounds while Moore came up with nine steals.

Down 43-40 with time running out, Moses hit her fifth 3-pointer to tie the game at 43-43 and force the extra stanza.

The Comets iced the game from the free throw line in overtime — Cardinal was 19-of 27 from the charity stripe in the contest.

Cardinal (5-5, 5-4) is scheduled to play at Danville on Friday.

Cardinal 55, Holy Trinity 50 OT

Card        13     7  11  12    12—    55    

H.T.        10     14  8  11     7—    50    

Cardinal (55) — Danae Moses 17, Lindsay Moore 15, Delaney Ridgeway 15, Morgan Honomichl 2, Jessie McElderry 2, Lexi Fullencamp 1. Totals 15 19-27 55.

3-point goals — 6 (Moses 5, Ridgeway). Fouled out — None. Rebounds — 22 (Ridgeway 7). Steals — 13 (Moore 9). Blocks — 2 (Ridgeway 2). Total fouls — 19. Turnovers — 24.



Panthers hand Osky 50-47 loss

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MOUNT PLEASANT — Kena Veldhuizen scored a game-high 29 points, but it wasn’t enough Tuesday, as the Oskaloosa girls basketball team took a 50-47 non-conference loss to Mount Pleasant.

Taylor Crawford had 13 points and eight rebounds for the Indians, who are now 6-2 overall and 2-1 in Little Hawkeye Conference play. Osky is scheduled to get back into action on Thursday, with another non-conference tilt with Williamsburg.

Mount Pleasant (5-3) was led in scoring by Natalie Ita’s 13 points, while Mary Webster added 12 and Kelsi Phipps 11. The Panthers will host West Liberty Thursday.

Mount Pleasant 50, Oskaloosa 47

Osky        7     12  12  16    —    47    

Mt.P        11     11  13  15    —    50    

Oskaloosa (47) — Kena Veldhuizen 29, Taylor Crawford 13, Allie Christenson 2, Taylor Richardson 2, Kate Hasselman 1. Totals 18 8-12 47.

3-point goals — 3 (Veldhuizen). Fouled out — None. Rebounds — 30 (Crawford 8). Assists — 8 (Christenson 3). Steals — 13 (Veldhuizen 6). Total fouls — 17. Turnovers — 16.