DDD BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Campbell & Risco boys win semifinals at Bernie Invitational, Kennett girls fall to Notre Dame

Photo by Alex Wallner, staff
Kennettís Katara Raiford attempts to shoot against Notre Dame, in the first round of the Girls SEMO Conference Tournament, on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, at Cape Central High School, in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Notre Dame 46, Kennett 25

Leah Jansen scored seven of her game-high 12 points in the opening quarter as the No. 1 seeded Notre Dame Bulldogs beat No. 8 seeded Kennett 46-25 in a quarterfinal of the SEMO Conference varsity girls basketball tournament Monday at Cape Central High School.

Notre Dame jumped out to a 19-7 lead after one quarter of play. The Bulldogs didnít allow a field goal in the second quarter as it increased its lead to 25-10 by halftime. Notre Dame also won the third and fourth quarters by single digits.

The Bulldogs (2-0) got nine points each from Delaney Dohogne, Yasmeen Rodgers and Tori Rubel.

Kennett (1-1) was led by nine points from Caroline Patton while Taleigh Harrell added six points, all in the third quarter.

Kennett will take on Sikeston in a consolation semifinal Tuesday at 4 p.m. Notre Dame plays Saxony Lutheran in a championship semifinal Tuesday at 7 p.m.

No.1 Notre Dame 46, No. 8 Kennett 25


KENNETT (25) -- Mallory Morrow 3, Taleigh Harrell 6, Caroline Patton 9, Kaniya Maddlock 5, Ara Spielman 2. FG 8, FT 3-8, F 10 (3-pointers: Maddlock 1, Morrow 1. Fouled out: None.)

NOTRE DAME (46) -- Allie Burnett 2, Emily Kellum 2, Lean Jansen 12, Delaney Dohogne 9, Lexi Rubel 3, Yasmeen Rodgers 9, Tori Rubel 9. FT 15, FT 4-4, F 13 (3-pointers: Jansen 2, Dohogne 1, T. Rubel. Fouled out: None.)

Risco 60, Twin Rivers 47

The fifth-seeded Risco Tigers overcame an 8-0 deficit and upset the No. 4 seeded Twin Rivers Royals 60-47 in a quarterfinal of the Bernie Invitational varsity boys basketball tournament Monday.

The Tigers came back behind perimeter shooting. Andrew Rodgers sank consecutive 3-pointers to tie the score at 8, and Evan Pipkin came up with a steal and a layup for a 10-8 lead.

Twin Riversí Blane Pruitt scored on a putback to tie the score, but Kamron Meese answered with a 3 and Pipkin followed with two free throws for a 15-10 lead after one quarter.

The Tigers finished with 11 3-pointers.

Meese finished with five 3-pointers and scored a game-high 23 points. Rodgers made four 3s and finished with 22.

Pipkin was the third Risco player to score in double figures. He scored 13 points and had two 3-pointers.

Parker Watson finished with a team-high 14 points, including three 3-pointers.

The Tigers stretched their lead to 26-17 by halftime, but Twin Rivers twice cut its deficit to five points before Risco answered with a 10-0 run.

The Royals stayed in the hunt of their season opener, slicing their deficit to 46-37 by the start of the final quarter where Risco finished them off with a 9-0 run.

"We took care of the ball much better and shot it better from the outside tonight," Risco coach Brandon Blankinship said. "Any time you can get a win over a Seth McBroom coached team you have to feel proud of your accomplishment.

Risco will take on No. 1 seeded Campbell in a championship semifinal Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Bernie. Twin Rivers plays Holcomb in a consolation semifinal Tuesday at 4 p.m.

"Campbell will be a tough matchup early in the season but the more tough games you play early in the season the stronger it makes you for the end of the season," Blankinship said.

No. 5 Risco 60, No. 4 Twin Rivers 47

RHS 10 11 20 14 - 60

TRS 10 7 20 10 - 47

RISCO (60) - Kamron Meese 23, Andrew Rodgers 22, Evan Pipkin 13, Hayden Ludwig 2. FG 19, FT 11/16, F 15. (3-pointers: Meese 5, Rodgers 4, Pipkin 2; Fouled out: Ludwig).

TWIN RIVERS (47) - Blane Pruitt 2, Parker Watson 14, Jolby Jones 8, Brent Trout 5, Brandon Tompkins 12, Avery Jackson 6. FG 18, FT 8/12, F 19. (3-pointers: Watson 3; Fouled out: None).

Campbell 64, Holcomb 39

Campbell took control after a close first half as it beat No. 8 seeded Holcomb 64-39 in its quarterfinal at the Bernie Invitational Monday..

The Camels led 11-7 after one quarter and 29-19 at halftime. Campbell outscored the Hornets 22-3 in the third quarter.

Campbellís Blake Fowler scored a game-high 19 points, including three 3-pointers. Skyler Morrison scored 10.

Dylan Bradshaw paced Holcomb (0-1) with 17 points.

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