Girls Basketball Roundup, Dec. 3: Scott City topples Puxico in Lady Devil Tournament opener
The second-seeded Scott City Rams took care of business early, turning an 11-point first-quarter advantage into a 54-point shellacking against seventh-seeded Puxico on Saturday in the first round of Chaffee's Lady Devil Tournament.
Scott City turned up the defense in the second quarter, holding the Indians scoreless while putting up 25 unanswered points en route to a 70-16 win.
Kacie Daigger led all scorers for the Rams with 25 points, 15 coming from beyond the arc. Gracie Karrenbrock scored 12 points for Scott City and Mackenzie Lawless and Lilyan Landis scored 11 apiece.
Puxicos Lanie Wilkerson paced the Indians with four points, while Adi Denny and Elixis Crawford added three each.
Scott City (5-0) will play Meadow Heights at 6:30 p.m. on Monday in the tournament's semifinals.
Puxico (0-3) will play Woodland in consolation play at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
Puxico 6 0 8 2 16
Scott City 17 25 24 4 70
PUXICO (16) Adi Denny 3, Austin Harbin 2, Laney Porter 2, Lanie Wilkerson 4, Ava Clark 2, Elixis Crawford 3. FG 6, FT 2-8, F 13. (3-pointers: Crawford. Fouled out: none).
SCOTT CITY (70) Gracie Karrenbrock 12, Liza Dannenmueller 9, Mackenzie Lawless 11, Kacie Daigger 25, Makenna Gentry 2, Lilyan Landis 11. FG 28, FT 7-10, F 8. (3-pointers: Daigger 5, Karrenbrock, Dannenmueller. Fouled out: none).
Meadow Heights 50, Woodland 38
Sixth-seeded Meadow Heights upset third-seeded Woodland 50-38 Saturday in the first round of Chaffee's Lady Devil Invitational.
Rachael Hellebusch and Ashley Gruenke each recorded double-doubles for the Panthers. The pair scored a game-high 15 points apiece and Hellebusch grabbed 13 rebounds while Gruenke pulled down 10.
The Panthers led 12-8 after the first quarter, 27-15 at intermission and never trailed in the game.
The Cardinals (1-2) received 13 points from senior Ally Whitener and seven points from Chloe Goodwin.
Meadow Heights (5-1) will play second-seeded Scott City in Lady Devil Invitational semifinal action at 6:30 p.m. Monday in Chaffee.
Woodland (1-2) will play at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday in a consolation matchup with Puxico.
Woodland 8 7 11 12 38
Meadow Heights 12 15 5 18 50
WOODLAND (75) Caroline Rhodes 2, Chloe Goodwin 7, Maci McIntyre 2, Ally Whitener 13, Selena Sanford 4, Addie Johnson 6, Mallory Barks 4. FG 13, FT 9-16, F 22. (3-pointers: Johnson 2, Goodwin. Fouled out: Goodwin).
MEADOW HEIGHTS (50) Ashley Allen 11, Ashley Gruenke 15, Kylee Denman 9, Rachael Hellebusch 15. FG 16, FT 13-25, F 16. (3-pointers: Gruenke 3, Allen, Denman. Fouled out: none).
Oran 75, Bloomfield 16
Top-seeded Oran shot out to a 30-0 first-quarter lead against the Bloomfield Wildcats and rolled into the semifinal round of the Lady Red Devil Classic girls basketball tournament Saturday at Chaffee.
Three Oran players scored in double figures with Hannah Boshell producing a game-high 14 points.
Natalie Sills paced Bloomfield with nine points, including a 3-pointer.
Oran (2-0) will meet Kelly in the semifinals at 5 p.m. Monday. Bloomfield (0-4) will face Chaffee in the consolation semifinals at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
BLOOMFIELD Natalie Sills 9, Abbigail Heaton 4, Abigail Conner 3. FG 5 FT 4-6 F 13. (3-pointers: Conner, Sills. Fouled out: none)
ORAN Hannah Boshell 14, Grace Davis 12, Braylynn Morgan 12, Tracy Hency 8, Haley Webb 8, Kendall Burger 5, Hope Woodfin 5, Lily Knotts 4, Taylor Hobbs 2, Emma Priggel 2, Rylee Boshell 1, Molly Spane 1, Lydia Tankersley 1. FG 33 FT 6-11 F 10. (3-pointers: Burger, Morgan, Woodfin. Fouled out: none).