The Ottumwa Courier


December 14, 2012

AREA GIRLS BASKETBALL ACTION: Centerville girls edge E-B-F on last-second basket

OTTUMWA — After some early-season struggles, the Centerville girls basketball team finally saw successful with their new up-tempo style of play. The Reddettes scored a season-best 78 points, including the final two on a game-winning basket by MaKenna Pershy with two seconds left, to earn a thrilling 78-77 South Central Conference win at Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont Thursday.

“We’re running that Grinnell style. We want to wear people out and try to outscore people,” Centerville head girls basketball coach Nic Belloma said. “We didn’t have anybody score 138, but we sure put up a lot of points for a girls game.”

Kiley Micetich led Centerville with 17 points, including five of the Reddettes’ 13 3-pointers. Pershy added 15 points, including the final two on a perfect pick-and-roll off a feed from Maddie Lange.

Shunyl Busch led all scorers with 19 points for EBF. Makenzie Jensen added 17 points and four steals as the Rockets took a late lead from the foul line on two Jarrah Jensen free throws with 16 seconds left.

“They executed that final play really well and ran the clock down on us,” E-B-F head coach Tony Fenton said. “It’s one of those things that they can wear you out with their style. We didn’t have our legs and that showed on our free-throw shooting.”

Centerville (2-6, 1-2) heads to Newton on Saturday while E-B-F (3-4, 2-1) is off until Friday, Jan. 4 when the Rockets host Albia.

Centerville 78, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 77

C’V        21     15  23  21    —    78    

EBF        18      9  26  24    —    77    

Centerville (78) — Kiley Micetich 17, MaKenna Pershy 15, Jess Demry 12, Maddie Lange 10, Casiddy Schacher 5, Shelby Royer 4, Mackenzie Richmond 4. Totals 26-69 13-22 78.

3-point goals — 13-38 (Micetich 5, Lange 3, Demry 2). Fouled out — Alyssa Barger. Rebounds — 35 (Pershy 8). Assists — 20 (Demry 7). Steals — 11 (Pershy 5). Blocks — 3 (Barger 3). Total fouls — 27. Turnovers — 18.

EBF (77) — Shunyl Busch 19, Makenzie Jensen 17, Sadie Baugher 10, Emma Tanner 9, Jarrah Jensen 9, Shelby Allgood 9, Paige Reck 2, Bethany Reinhard 2. Totals 28-61 17-40 77.

3-point goals — 4-8 (Allgood 3, M. Jensen). Fouled out — M. Jensen. Rebounds — 39 (J. Jensen 9, Busch 8, Tanner 8, Baugher 5). Assists — 7 (Tanner 3). Steals — 15 (M. Jensen 4, Baugher 3, J. Jensen 3, Allgood 3, Busch 2). Blocks — 3 (Allgood, Baugher, Busch). Total fouls — 21. Turnovers — 27.

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