The Ottumwa Courier

January 24, 2014

Graves' 18 points carry Mustangs over Redettes

By KYLE OCKER CNHI/Daily Iowegian
Ottumwa Courier

---- — 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.

E-B-F bests Clarke 64-48

EDDYVILLE — The Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont girls basketball team warmed up quickly after a week away from action Friday night, starting out by opening an 18-8 lead on Clarke in a South Central Conference contest. Tasha Alexander had a game-high 26 points and six steals while Karlie Taylor added a 19-point, 11-rebound double-double in a 64-48 win that keeps the Rockets right in the thick of the SCC title race.

“We came out and started strong. That’s something we really wanted to focus on, because I think we’ve been a bit slower starting the last couple of games,” E-B-F head coach Tony Fenton said. “We got a little lackadaisical a couple times and let (Clarke) back in it, but we regrouped and pulled away each time.”

E-B-F moves to 11-4 overall on the season and 6-1 in the SCC, just a half a game behind Albia with three games to go.

The Rockets will be home for two of their remaining SCC games and will be on the road at North Mahaska on Monday before traveling to Mount Pleasant on Tuesday.

Albia, meanwhile, will have four road SCC games remaining including a trip to E-B-F on Feb. 7.

“(Albia’s) going to be on the road, so we know we definitely still have a chance to win the conference,” Fenton said.

Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 64, Clarke 48

Clarke 8 16 9 15 — 48

E-B-F 18 18 11 17 — 64

E-B-F (64) — Tasha Alexander 26, Karlie Taylor 19, Sadie Baugher 9, Taylor Leffler 6, Ashley Pilcher 2, Paige Shafer 2. Totals 24-62 13-21 64.

3-point goals — 3-9 (Alexander 2, Taylor). Rebounds — 44 (Taylor 11, Pilcher 9, Alexander 8, Baugher 6, Rachel Maloy 5, Leffler 4). Assists — 15 (Taylor 4, Baugher 3, Alexander 2, Shafer 2, Pilcher 2). Steals — 17 (Alexander 6, Taylor 5, Baugher 5, Pilcher). Blocks — 7 (Taylor 3, Leffler 2, Alexander 2). Total fouls — 18. Turnovers — 17.