Missourian Roundup: Notre Dame pulls away from Cor Jesu - eventually
The Notre Dame girl’s basketball team hasn’t lost a game in over a month and the Bulldogs showed Cor Jesu Academy why Friday – eventually – as it prevailed comfortably 61-42.
The Bulldogs (12-2) led 19-16 early in the second quarter before exploding for 18 points offensively while limiting the Chargers to a mere three points in the period, as the hosts took a 37-19 lead into the locker room and were never threatened again.
Notre Dame got production from six different players during the critical quarter, including six points from Emily Kellum, who connected on 4 of 5 free throws during the Bulldog run.
Cor Jesu was able to score 23 points in the final half, but Notre Dame continued its surge by notching 24 over the final 16 minutes.
Sophomore Lexi Rubel led the Bulldogs with 15 points, while Allie Burnett chipped in 12.
Kellum totaled eight points, while Leah Jansen had 10 and Riley Burger had eight.
Notre Dame freshman Tori Rubel pulled down six rebounds, as did her sister, Lexi, and Burger, as well.
Kellum passed for four assists, while Burnett made three steals.
Notre Dame will travel to area rival Jackson Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
Notre Dame - 19 18 9 15 - 61
Cor Jesu - 16 3 9 14 - 42
Notre Dame (61) - Allie Burnett 12, Emily Kellum 8, Alora Smith 3, Leah Jansen 10, Delaney Dohogne 4, Riley Burger 8, Lexi Rubel 15, Yasmeen Rodgers 1, Tori Rubel 0. FGs 21, FTs 10-21, 3-pointers (Burnett 3, Kellum, Smith, Jansen 2, Lexi Rubel 2).
Cor Jesu (42) - Erusha 8, Varghese 1, Boyet 5, Korpecki 2, Ronshausen 23, Lanzone 3. FGs 12, FTs 13-19, 3-pointers (Ronshausen 5).
Jackson 38, Cape Central 37
Cape Central outscored rival Jackson 21-18 over the final 16 minutes of action Thursday at Jackson. However, the Indians had built a 20-16 advantage early in the third period and were able to hang on for a 38-37 win.
Jackson (8-3) led 26-23 entering the final quarter and got nine points from junior point guard Oliva Ward over the final eight minutes.
Ward led her squad with 20 points, as she sank all 10 of her free throw attempts, while sophomore center Ella Vogel paced the Tigers (9-5) with 13.
Both teams will participate in the Jackson Showcase today.
Cape Central will play Woodland at 10:30 a.m., while Jackson will face Cor Jesu at 1:30 p.m.
Cape Central (37) - 8 8 7 14 - 37
Jackson (38) - 6 14 6 12 - 38
Cape Central - Alivia Capshaw 2, Rakiara Bogan 4, Taylor Horton 4, Yeniah Jackson 10, Ella Vogel 13. FGs 12, FTs 12-21, 3-pointers (Bogan).
Jackson - Brooke Thompson 8, Olivia Ward 20, Kate Waller 2, Madison Lambert 8. FGs 11, FTs 12-19, 3-pointers (Thompson, Ward 2, Lambert).
Delta 114, Bell City 50
Delta (13-3) blew up for 36 points in the second quarter, while holding Bell City (2-8) to a mere 10 points during that period, and eventually won going away 114-50 Friday.
Bobcat player Isaiah Thomas led his team with 22 points, while five other Delta players scored in double figures.
Luke Nichols and Jack Duenne combined for 31 points in the loss.
Delta will host Woodland Monday at 7:30 p.m., while Bell City will host the Cardinals on Tuesday.
Delta - 25 36 38 15 - 114
Bell City - 15 10 16 9 - 50
Delta (114) - Isaiah Thomas 22, Eric Berry 16, Evan Bartels 13, Grant Coomer 11, Hunter Ourth 11, Jon Bond 10, Ryan Birkman 9, Dale Lincoln 7, Carter Scherer 4, Lanson Cox 3, Dyllan Koehler 2.
Bell City (50) - Luke Nichols 16, Jack Duenne 15, Bryson Maddox 10, Eric Green 4, Nick Heuring 3, Andrew Hicks 2.
Meadow Heights 55, Woodland 42
Meadow Heights (7-7) raced out to a 17-8 first-quarter advantage against Woodland (3-8) Friday and never looked back, as the Panthers won for the third consecutive game.
The Cardinals found some offensive rhythm in the second quarter by scoring 16 points but still trailed 31-24 at the break and 42-32 entering the final period.
Jacob Barks led the Panthers with 23 points, while Jamon Frymire totaled nine for the Cardinals.
Woodland will travel to Bell City on Tuesday, while Meadow Heights will face a tough Advance squad next Friday on the road at 7:30 p.m.
Meadow Heights - 17 14 11 13 - 55
Woodland - 8 16 8 10 - 42
Meadow Heights (55) - Jacob Barks 23, Josh Acord 2, Kade Lindgren 3, Chase Conrad 1, Tristen Mayfield 11, Wyatt Lincoln 11, Kolby Wilfong 4. FGs 19, FTs 11-17, 3-pointers (Barks 2, Mayfield, Lindgren).
Woodland (42) - Jamon Frymire 9, Carter Mayfield 3, Cecil Abernathy 5, Lane VanGennip 8, Kyle Balsman 6, Trenton Baswell 7, Rafe Johnson 4. FGs 14, FTs 12-20, 3-pointers (Mayfield, Abernathy).
Oak Ridge 98, Zalma 35
Oak Ridge (8-6) had a strong night as a team, as well as individually Friday, as the Bluejays throttled Zalma 98-35.
Oak Ridge senior guard David Layton scored his 2,000th career point in the victory and led five Oak Ridge players in double figures.
Zalma dropped to 2-11 on the season.
Northside Baptist Christian 52, Eagle Ridge 40
Eagle Ridge (2-15) dug itself an 18-10 first-quarter hole against Northside Baptist Christian Friday and was not able to climb out of it, as the Eagles fell to the Mayfield, Kentucky school 52-40.
Eagle Ridge still trailed 25-17 at the intermission and allowed Northside to score 19 points in the third quarter, as it separated from the Eagles.
Logan Schwieger led Eagle Ridge with 19 points.
Northside - 18 7 19 8 - 52
Eagle Ridge - 10 7 10 13 - 40
Northside (52) - Issac Watson 13, Austin Ketchum 17, Nick Myskgwski 4, Luke Chandler 6, Hudson Stivers 5, D. King 4, N. French 2. FGs 21, FTs 4-7, 3-pointers (Watson, Ketchum 2, Chandler, Stivers).
Eagle Ridge (40) - Evin Craft 4, Seth Perry 9, Steven Rafferty 5, Bradley Hess 2, Logan Schwieger 19. FGs 17, FTs 4-10, 3-pointers (Perry, Rafferty).
Saxony, Perryville battle in Chester
Saxony Lutheran and Perryville have spent the week competing in the 58th Chester Invitational Boys Basketball Tournament and the Crusaders will play for third place in the event today.
Saxony knocked off No. 4-seed Valmeyer 66-45 Tuesday to open the tournament and fell to top-seed Chester 62-47 on Thursday.
Valle Catholic and Saxony will play today at 6:30 p.m. for third place.
The Pirates lost to Waterloo 66-51 in their opening game Monday and then fell to New Athens 65-55 on Wednesday.
Competing in the seventh-place game, Perryville beat Shawnee 79-30 Friday.