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January 19, 2013

AREA GIRLS BASKETBALL ACTION: Rockets vault to first place with victory

OSKALOOSA — Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont used a balanced scoring attack to topple Clarke 41-29 Friday, giving the Rockets possession of first place in the South Central Conference.

“We got a lot of good looks on the backside after we reversed the ball two or three times,” Rocket coach Tony Fenton said. “We had a lot of nice cuts and feeds.”

Emma Tanner paced E-B-F with nine points and Tasha Alexander and Jarrah Jensen each added eight. Makenzie Jensen scored seven and Shunyl Busch chipped in six.

Jarrah and Makenzie Jensen were relentless on the glass, grabbing 10 rebounds each.

“Most of them were on the defensive end,” Fenton said. “After the first half, we pretty much controlled the boards.”

Alexander dished out a team-best three assists and compiled a team-high five steals.

EBF (9-4, 6-1) plays host to North Mahaska Monday at Eddyville in a non-conference game.

EBF 41, Clarke 29

    Eddy 5     15  8  13    —    41    

    Clar 5     5  14  5    —    29    

Eddyville (41) — Emma Tanner 9, Tasha Alexander 8, Jarrah Jensen 8, Makenzie Jensen 7, Shunyl Busch 6, Shelby Allgood 3. Totals 18-44 FG 4-17 FT 41.

3-point goals — 1-9 (Allgood 1). Fouled out — M. Jensen. Rebounds — 36 (J. Jensen 10, M. Jensen 10). Assists — 9 (Alexander 3). Steals — 12 (Alexander 5). Blocks — 2 (Tanner 1, Karlie Taylor 1). Total fouls — 15. Turnovers — 12.

Eagles drop close one to Lamoni

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SEYMOUR — The Moulton-Udell girls basketball team came up a little short Thursday, falling to Lamoni 45-42 in a Bluegrass Conference Tournament game.

Natalie Potter led the Eagles with 20 points. In addition, Potter hauled in seven rebounds and handed out three assists. M-U’s Toni Clark added seven points, grabbed six boards and compiled a team-high four steals. Jessica Scott scored six points and corralled a team-high eight rebounds for the Eagles.

The game remained tight throughout, as neither team was able to create much distance between themselves and their opponents. Coach Jason Ogden was pleased with his team, even though the Eagles were unable to pull out a victory.

“We played very well tonight,” Ogden said. “We just had a few problems in the middle of the fourth. I feel like we are playing our best ball of the year right now. We need to continue to build on this and finish the season strong.”

Moulton-Udell (2-11, 1-7) plays at Centerville Tuesday in a non-conference game.

Lamoni 45, Moulton-Udell 42

Moul        6     10  12  14    —    42    

Lamo        11     6  10  18    —    45    

Moulton-Udell (42) — Natalie Potter 20, Toni Clark 7, Jessica Scott 6, Rachel DeCook 5, Jayci Inman 2, Mandalyn Martin 2. Totals 18-53 FG 5-11 FT 42.

3-point goals — 1-4 (Potter). Fouled out — . Rebounds — 33 (Scott 8). Assists — 11 (Potter 3, Hailey Burgher 3). Steals — 9 (Clark 4). Blocks — 1 (M. Martin 1). Total fouls — 16.

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