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January 24, 2014

Graves' 18 points carry Mustangs over Redettes

By KYLE OCKER

CNHI/Daily Iowegian

CENTERVILLE — The Centerville Redettes held a one point lead after the first eight minutes of play on Friday night at Lakeview Gymnasium. However, the Davis County Mustangs would go on to outscore the Redettes 38-30 in the final three quarters to take a 44-37 South Central Conference win.

Shelby Graves recorded 18 points for the Lady Mustangs in their victory.

Davis County was up by four points at the end of the first half. Five points scored in the first three second half possessions of Davis County gave them an 11 point lead after the first two minutes of the third quarter.

Davis County would lead 33-26 at the end of the third quarter. In the fourth quarter, Davis County continued to extend its lead up to double digits a few times in the fourth quarter. Centerville would trail by at least seven points at any given point in the final eight minutes of play.

Centerville (0-13, 0-6 in SCC) will travel to Clarke, Osceola on Tuesday. Davis County (8-6, 3-3 in SCC) hosts will host Fort Madison on Tuesday.

Davis County 44, Centerville 37

D.C. 6 14 13 11 — 44

CV 7 9 10 11 — 37

Davis County (44) – Shelby Graves 18, Rylee Eakins 8, Mallory Wells 6, Kate Birchmier 5, Cami Guiter 4, M’Chelle Allen 3. Total Fouls — 18.

Centerville (37) – Kiley Micetich 14, Taylor Lawson 9, Alyssa Barger 5, Katie Sharp 5, Kaitlyn Moore 2, Maddison Lange 2. Total Fouls — 19. Technical foul — Centerville bench.

Fairfield falls to Washington

WASHINGTON — After three close quarters in which the two teams were separated by just one point, the Washington Demons pulled away in the fourth quarter and finished a sharp-shooting second half to earn a 58-51 Southeast Conference win at Fairfield on Friday.

The Demons hit 17 of 28 field goal attempts from the field after the half and were led by senior Grace Redlinger’s 21 points. The loss drops the Fairfield girls to 8-7 on the season and 2-4 in conference play heading into a non-conference matchup against second-ranked (1A) Burlington-Notre Dame on Tuesday.

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