The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

January 31, 2014

Cardinals complete sweep of the Fillies

Herald Staff Report
The Clinton Herald

---- — ERIE, Ill. — Completing a two-night sweep, Erie came home Thursday and defeated Morrison 48-36 in Three Rivers Conference girls basketball.

The Cardinals (17-8, 7-4 conference) followed up on a 46-42 win over the Fillies on Wednesday in Morrison, Ill., in a game that had been postponed earlier in the season.

“That was a tough, physical game by both teams,” Erie coach Brian Howell said. “This was a good win after playing them last night at their place.”

The teams were tied at 28 entering the fourth quarter, but Caitlin Maloney hit a 3-pointer and scored all six of her points over the final eight minutes, Courtney Cobert added five points and Rachel Cobert scored four.

For the second night in a row, the Cardinals were led by the backcourt duo of Bailee Classen and Courtney Cobert, both of whom had missed several games because of injuries.

Cobert matched her point total from Wednesday, scoring a team-high 13 points. Classen, who had 11 on Wednesday, scored 10 on Thursday.

“Bailee Classen had another great night for us,” Howell said.

Classen helped jumpstart Erie’s offense in the second quarter. Morrison led 6-4 after one period, getting four points from Ashley Greul. But, Classen opened the second quarter with a 3-point basket, added another moments later and scored two more before the Cardinals went to the locker room with a 19-16 halftime lead.

But, Greul scored five points in the third quarter to help Morrison come back and pull even.

Chelsea Eads scored a game-high 14 points for the Fillies.

Wednesday’s game was pretty even all the way through, with both teams scoring 13 points in the first and third quarters and Erie outscoring Morrison 10-8 in each of the second and fourth quarters.

In addition to the 24 combined points from Courtney Cobert and Classen, Rachel Cobert finished with 13 points and 13 rebounds for the Cardinals.

Lakin Goodman led Morrison with 19 points, while Eads chipped in with 13.

Erie plays for the third night in a row tonight, when it plays host to Sterling Newman.

Wolves top Thunder

SAVANNA, Ill. — Greta Heimerdinger and Kylie Fransen keyed a fourth-quarter surge to lead Pearl City to a 55-47 come-from-behind win in Northwest Upstate Illini Conference play Thursday at West Carroll.

The Thunder, who trailed 15-13 after one quarter and 28-25 at the half, went ahead 37-35 in the third quarter behind four points from Demi Hess and 3-pointers from Tre Baisden and Hayley Guilinger.

But, Pearl City responded with a 20-point fourth quarter. Fransen and Heimerdinger scored seven points each in the final period for the Wolves. Fransen finished with a game-high 17 points, while Heimerdinger added 14.

Abbty Maike led West Carroll with 14 points, and Hess scored 13.

Bellevue cruises

BELLEVUE — Bellevue raced to a 14-0 lead over the first six minutes and went on to beat Calamus-Wheatland in a non-conference girls game Thursday.

Mariah Steines and Ali Reeg scored 16 points each to lead the Comets. Steines scored 13 of her points in the first half, while Reeg added nine before intermission.

Prophets blitz Storm

PROPHETSTOWN, Ill. — Karlie Stafford and Corrie Reiley reached double digits in scoring in the first quarter as Prophetstown put the game out of reach early in a 74-30 win against Bureau Valley in a makeup Three Rivers Conference game Wednesday.

Stafford scored 12 of her 14 points in the opening eight minutes, and Reiley scored 11 of her game-high 16 as the Prophets (23-2, 11-0 conference) built a 26-2 lead.

Kassi Henrekin added 10 points for the Prophets.

ERIE 48, MORRISON 36

MORRISON — Brandi Hosford 1 1-2 3, Alyssa Canales 1 0-0 2, Lakin Goodman 2 0-2 4, Rachel Davis 0 0-0 0, Emma Melton 1 2-2 4, Chelsea Eads 4 3-5 14, Ashley Greul 4 1-2 9, Adrienne Banks 0 0-0 0, Allie Kuehl 0 0-0 0, Kassidee Church 0 0-0 0, Emma Sitzmore 0 0-0 0. Totals 13 6-13 36.

ERIE (17-8, 7-4) — Caitlin Maloney 2 1-3 6, Stephanie Thulen 0 0-0 0, Bailee Classen 4 0-0 10, Courtney Cobert 3 6-8 13, Leela Parrish 2 2-3 6, Lexi Floming 0 0-0 0, Delaney Tegeler 0 0-0 0, Rachel Cobert 4 0-4 8, Bryce McCormick 1 2-2 4, Emily Cox 0 1-2 1, Morgan Newton 0 0-0 0, Katlyn Weber 0 0-0 0. Totals 16 12-23 48.

Morrison 6 10 12 8 — 36

Erie 4 15 9 20 — 48

3-point goals — Morrison 3 (Eads 3); Erie 4 (Classen 2, Maloney, C. Cobert). Total fouls — Morrison 19, Erie 10. Fouled out — None.

PEARL CITY 55, WEST CARROLL 47

PEARL CITY — Dani Lee 3 2-3 9, Brooke Keltner 0 0-0 0, Greta Heimerdinger 6 2-3 14, Erica Albrecht 2 1-2 7, Chambers 0 2-2 2, Kayla Downs 0 2-2 2, Halle Fransen 0 0-0 0, Kylie Fransen 5 5-5 17, Allison Palmer 0 2-2 2, Jacqui Purple 0 2-2 2, Brianna Andrews 0 0-0 0. Totals 16 18-21 55.

WEST CARROLL — Allysha Hrovat 2 0-1 4, Tre Baisden 2 0-0 6, Abby Maike 4 5-7 14, Hayley Guilinger 1 0-0 3, Demi Hess 3 7-10 13, Bailey Durward 0 2-3 2, Christy Ralston 2 1-2 5, Lott 0 0-0 0. Totals 14 15-23 47.

Pearl City 15 13 7 20 — 55

West Carroll 13 12 12 10 — 47

3-point goals — Pearl City 5 (Albrecht 2, K. Fransen 2, Lee); West Carroll 4 (Baisden 2, Maike, Guilinger). Total fouls — Pearl City 17, West Carroll 18. Fouled out — None.

BELLEVUE 54, CALAMUS-WHEATLAND 27

CALAMUS-WHEATLAND (4-13) — Jaelyn Diercks 0 0-0 0, Sydney Kerr 1 0-0 2, Tessa Kauffman 1 0-0 2, Ramsie O’Neill 0 0-0 0, Megan Slattery 0 0-0 0, Rebecca VanderHeiden 1 4-4 6, Dana Koester 0 0-0 0, McKenna Luepker 2 2-2 7, Stephanie Petersen 1 0-0 2, Katie Banowetz 1 0-0 2, Bailey Moellenbeck 0 0-0 0, Morgan VanderHeiden 0 0-0 0, Nina Cray 2 2-2 6. 9 8-8 27.

BELLEVUE (10-7) — Mariah Steines 6 3-3 16, Ali Reeg 7 1-1 16, Shaye Junk 1 0-0 2, Alicia Urbain 1 0-0 2, Jackie Kremer 1 0-0 2, Nicole Beckley 1 0-0 2, Carly Rubel 4 0-0 8, Ali Bottorff 1 3-4 6, Brenda Anderson 0 1-2 1. Totals 22 8-10 54.

Cal-Wheat 3 6 9 9 — 27

Bellevue 17 19 15 3 — 54

3-point goals — Calamus-Wheatland 1 (Luepker); Bellevue 2 (Steines, Reeg). Total fouls — Calamus-Wheatland 9, Bellevue 13. Fouled out — None.

WEDNESDAY

ERIE 46, MORRISON 42

ERIE (16-8, 6-4) — Caitlyn Maloney 0 0-0 0, Bailee Classen 4 3-4 11, Courtney Cobert 3 5-6 13, Leela Parrish 1 0-0 2, Lexi Floming 1 0-1 2, Rachel Cobert 4 5-9 13, Bryce McCormick 1 3-4 5, Emily Cox 0 0-0 0, Katlyn Weber 0 0-0 0. Totals 14 16-24 46.

MORRISON — Brandi Hosford 0 0-0 0, Alyssa Canales 0 0-0 0, Lakin Goodman 8 1-2 19, Rachel Davis 0 0-0 0, Emma Melton 1 0-0 2, Chelsea Eads 4 1-2 13, Ashley Greul 3 0-0 6, Adrienne Banks 0 0-0 0, Kassidee Church 0 0-0 0, Emma Sitzmore 1 0-0 2. Totals 17 2-4 42.

Erie 13 10 13 10 — 46

Morrison 13 8 13 8 — 42

3-point goals — Erie 2 (C. Cobert 2); Morrison 6 (Eads 4, Goodman 2). Total fouls — Erie 9, Morrison 18. Fouled out — None.

PROPHETSTOWN 74, BUREAU VALLEY 30

BUREAU VALLEY — Carlie Bickett 1 2-2 4, Helena Arnadottir 2 2-2 6, Christy Williams 0 0-0 0, Nicole Bornsheuer 0 2-4 2, Kelsey Kaiser 0 0-0 0, Valerie Reuter 0 2-2 2, Lacey DeVenney 2 1-2 6, Heaven Bennett 1 0-0 2, Shannon Reuter 0 0-0 0, Darcy Kepner 1 0-0 2, Taylor Zemke 2 0-0 4, Irini Petros 0 0-0 0, Taylor Lally 0 0-0 0, Savena Dean 1 0-0 2. Totals 10 9-12 30.

PROPHETSTOWN (23-2, 11-0) — Kassi Henrekin 4 0-0 10, Kaeli Kovarik 4 0-0 9, Corrie Reiley 6 2-2 16, Heather Strike 1 2-2 4, Celya Crane 1 0-0 2, Karlie Stafford 7 0-0 14, Shelby Adams 1 0-0 2, Cydney Westen 4 0-0 8, Brooke Remley 2 0-0 5, Mikayla Bolton 1 0-0 2, Clare Kramer 1 0-0 2. Totals 32 4-4 74.

Bureau Valley 2 11 9 8 — 30

Prophetstown 26 17 13 18 — 74

3-point goals — Bureau Valley 1 (DeVenney); Prophetstown 6 (Henrekin 2, Reiley 2, Kovarik, Remley). Total fouls — Bureau Valley 5, Prophetstown 11. Fouled out — None.