The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

December 23, 2012

Steamers beaten in tournament opener


Herald Staff Report

ERIE, Ill. — Fulton came out of the locker room strong to start each half, but Monmouth-Roseville was the better finisher, and that made the difference as the Titans beat the Steamers 51-42 on Saturday on the opening day of the Cliff Warkins Cardinal Classic girls basketball tournament.

Fulton led 13-12 after one quarter, but Monmouth-Warren outscored the Steamers 15-6 in the second to take a 27-19 lead at the half. Fulton pulled with 38-35 by the end of the third quarter, but the Titans padded their lead in the final period.

Morgan Wierema scored 17 points to lead Fulton, while Morgan Wierema added 10. Three Monmouth-Warren players scored in double digits, led by Destiny Smith with 15.



Erie wins opener

Tournament host Erie built a double-digit first half lead and defeated Galva 62-46 on Saturday in its first game at the Cliff Warkins Cardinal Classic.

Peyton Rus scored 13 points and Paige Rus and Courtney Cobert scored 10 each in a balanced scoring effort for the winners. Three other Cardinals added six or more points.

The win pushed Erie’s record to 9-4.

Alex Strom of Galva led all scorers with 22 points.



Knoxville dumps Morrison

Nobody from Morrison scored more than four points Saturday as the Fillies lost 50-17 to Knoxville.

Kelly Lenz scored 12 points to lead Knoxville, which outscored Morrison 15-0 in the first quarter.



Other games

In other first-round games Saturday:

Kewanee Wethersfield beat Bureau Valley 53-26. Sarah Hansen made four 3-pointers and scored 21 points to lead the winners.

Ridgewood outscored Rockridge 12-6 in the second quarter and that made the difference in a 40-33 victory.

Taylor Brooks made three 3-pointers and scored nine points to lead Ridgewood. Miranda Potter of Rockridge scored 13 points to lead all scorers.

Brooke Beneventi scored 12 points and Emily Langfield and Maddie Dower scored 11 each to lead Stockton past Mercer County 55-27.

The Blackhawks raced to a 20-7 lead in the first quarter and outscored Mercer County in each period but the fourth.



MONMOUTH-ROSEVILLE 51, FULTON 42

FULTON — Samantha Raab 2 0-0 4, Katherine Wayne 2 5-9 9, Morgan Sanquist 7 2-4 17, Rachel McDonnell 1 0-1 2, Morgan Wierema 4 2-4 10. Totals 16 9-18 42.

MONMOUTH-ROSEVILLE — Natalie Baber 0 1-2 1, Katie Staley 2 1-2 6, Destiny Smith 7 1-2 15, Jordan Johnson 4 2-4 12, Collen Judge 3 3-4 11, Kim Jensen 2 0-0 4. Totals 18 8-14 51.

Fulton    13    6    16    7    —    42

Monmouth-R’ville    12    15    11    13    —    51

3-point goals — Fulton 1 (Sanquist); Monmouth-Roseville 5 (Johnson 2, Judge 2, Staley).



ERIE 62, GALVA 46

ERIE — Paige Rus 4 2-2 10, Peyton Rus 5 3-4 13, Bailee Clausen 2 0-0 4, Courtney Cobert 4 2-2 10, Lindsey Tempelmann 0 0-0 0, Des Lawson 1 4-6 6, Rachel Cobert 4 0-2 8, Victoria Young 0 1-2 1, Laykin Miner 3 1-4 7, Lexi Floming 0 1-3 1, Kayla Waggoner 1 0-0 2. Totals 24 14-25 62.

GALVA — Dani Gibbs 1 0-0 2, Devon Peterson 1 0-2 2, Nicole Withrow 3 0-0 8, Donel Samuel 1 2-7 4, Curran Riley 2 0-4 4, Katelyn Klein 2 0-0 4, Alex Strom 6 9-14 22. Totals 16 11-27 46.

Erie    19    18    10    15    —    62

Galva    11    12    11    12    —    46

3-point goals — Galva 3 (Withrow 2, Strom).



KNOXVILLE 50, MORRISON 17

KNOXVILLE — Morgan Mason 4 0-0 10, Madison Corzati 1 0-1 2, Kelly Lenz 4 4-4 12, Megan Axcell 3 3-4 9, Annie Geitner 1 0-0 2, Paige Putnam 2 0-0 4, Emily Weedman 3 2-2 8. Totals 19 9-11 50.

MORRISON — Alyssa Canales 1 2-2 4, Lakin Goodman 1 2-3 4, Rachel Davis 1 1-3 3, Chelsea Eads 1 2-2 4, Ashley Greul 1 0-0 2. Totals 5 7-10 17.

Knoxville    15    6    12    17    —    50

Morrison    0    8    7    2    —    17

3-point goals — Knoxville 3 (Mason 2, Axcell).