MISSOURIAN ROUNDUP: Notre Dame girls basketball claims third place at Queen of Hearts Tournament

Sunday, January 29, 2017
Cape Girardeau Central's Phoebe Law stands on the podium after finishing fifth in the 100 freestyle and qualifying for state.

The Notre Dame girls basketball team overcame a double-digit halftime deficit to claim third place at the Queen of Hearts Tournament with a 46-41 win over Metro Academic & Classical on Saturday at Villa Duchesne High School.

The fourth-seeded Bulldogs trailed the Panthers 27-15 at intermission and 37-28 heading into the final quarter. But ND (12-6) out-scored the sixth-seeded Panthers 18-4 in the fourth period to secure a five-point victory.

Faith Essner poured in 13 points and added five steals. Sam Brennan netted 12 points, and Allie Ziegler scored 10 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Lexi Welter also had seven boards and chipped in five points.

Brooke Flowers scored a game-high 22 points for the St. Louis-based Metro (15-5).

The Bulldogs return to the court Monday when they host Cape Central .

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METRO (41) -- Micah Goldman 10, Makayla Hayes 2, Maya Clayton 2, Brooke Flowers 22, Kennedy Myles 2, Alonna Robertson 3. FG 17. FT 5-8. F 17. (3-pointers: Goldman 2. Fouled out: Flowers.)

NOTRE DAME (46) -- Faith Essner 13, Megan Heisserer 6, Allie Ziegler 10, Sam Brennan 12, Lexi Welter 5. FG 16. FT 10-18. F 11. (3-pointers: Heisserer 2, Essner, Brennan. Fouled out: None.)

Cape Central 69, Scott County Central 55

The fourth-seeded Tigers claimed the consolation championship at the Hillsboro Tournament with a second straight upset, this time over the No. 3 Bravettes. Abbie Reece led the way with 20 points and six rebounds while her sister Corrie added 14 points and three assists. Sydney Tollison netted 17 and had five steals.

Cape Central (6-11) trailed 20-12 after the first quarter but out-scored SCC 24-9 in the second period to take a 36-29 halftime lead. They held on for the win in the second half.

Breasia Jones led Scott County Central (10-8) with 15 points, and Hailey Kesler added 13.

Cape Central beat top-seeded Hillsboro in the consolation semifinals to advance to the final.

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CAPE CENTRAL (69) -- Zairee Luttrell Johnson 2, Sydney Tollison 17, Corrie Reece 14, Yienieh Jackson 1, Scarlet Young 2, Katherine Morton 7, Abbie Reece 20, Yienvi Johnson 6. FG 21. FT 18-24. F 19. (3-pointers: Tollison, C. Reece, A. Reece. Fouled out: None.)

SCOTT COUNTY CENTRAL (55) -- Samantha Coffee 6, Trinity Thomas 11, Breasia Jones 15, Natalie Hubbert 3, Hailey Kesler 13, Johneisha Daniel 2, Hannah Bode 3, Rita Meeker 2. FG 15. FT 10-20. F 21. (3-pointers: Kesler 3, Hubbert, Bode. Fouled out: None.)

Naylor 53, Oran 52

Oran fell to Naylor in the Coaches vs. Cancer Shootout at Charleston High School in a rematch of a Class 1 sectional from last year. This time, Oran made it much closer as Naylor needed a fourth-quarter rally to claim a one-point victory. Naylor out-scored Oran 13-7 in that final period as Oran suffered its second defeat of the season and fell to 17-2.

Last season, Naylor, who finished as the Class 1 state runner-up, beat Oran 61-42.

Leah Cauble poured in 25 points, grabbed seven rebounds and had five steals in the defeat.

Callee Pickrell led the winning Eagles with 25 points. Hannah Cunningham also had 13 points for Naylor (13-5).

Cauble was joined in double figures by Jessie Long, who finished with 11 points. Brianna Stause had four assists and six points.


ORAN (52) -- Brianna Stause 6, Kaylee Payne 7, Leah Cauble 25, Jessie Long 11, Claire Ramsey 3. FG 18. FT 10-13. F 13. (3-pointers: Stause 2, Cauble 2, Payne, Ramsey. Fouled out: None.)

NAYLOR (53) -- Gracie Gargac 9, Raylynn Alexander 2, Chelsey Rigdon 2, Hannah Cunningham 13, F. Sullivan 2, Callee Pickrell 25. FG 21. FT 10-13. F 16. (3-pointers: Pickrell. Fouled out: None.)


Central's Law qualifies for state in 100 free

The Cape Central girls swimming got a pair of podium finishes from freshman Phoebe Law as the Tigers swam to a 10th-place finish in the team standings at the Springfield Invitational on Saturday.

Law finished third in the 100-yard freestyle, swimming a 5:27.59. She also nabbed a fifth-place result in the 100 free, touching the wall in 55.59 to claim her fifth state cut of the season.

Allison McDonald finished eighth in the 200 independent medley (2:20.24) and 12th in the 100 butterfly (1:05.95) for the Tigers.

The Central 200 medley relay team swam a 1:58.42 to finish 10th.

Poplar Bluff landed in sixth in the team standings, led by team records by Taylor Norwood and Paige Bradley in the backstroke and diving, respectively. Raegan McAtee added a state cut in the butterfly.

Lafayette won the event with 341 points, a comfortable buffer ahead of second-place Hickman's 279.5. Rock Bridge finished third.

Team Standings

1. Lafayette 341; 2. Hickman 279.5; 3. Rock Bridge 266; 4. Glendale 254; 5. Kickapoo 162; 6. Poplar Bluff 160; 7. Summit Prep 153; 8. Ozark 121; 9. Springfield Central 97.5; 10. Cape Central 88; 11. Logan Rogersville 85; 12. Notre Dame de Sion 80

—From staff reports

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