The Steamers were held to just four points in the first quarter but responded nicely with a 13-point second quarter. That was not enough to quiet Knoxville.
Knoxville's 33-point win was fueled by the free-throw line. The Blue Bullets shot 15-for-19 from the line. Fulton, meanwhile, shot 8-for-11 from the free-throw line.
Jordan Price led the Steamers with eight points, while Leitzen followed with seven points.
Morrison drops 2
ERIE, Ill. — Despite scoring only five points in the fourth quarter, Rockridge survived to beat Morrison 45-42 in the Fillies' first game Friday at the Warkins Cardinal Classic.
Morrison scored 12 points in the fourth quarter but was held to just five in the opening eight minutes.
Brandi Hosford led the Fillies with 11 points. There were two Rockridge players with nine points — Beth Meier and Michaela Stoneking.
In Morrison's second game, it lost 51-31 to Monmouth-Roseville.
Morrison tried to thin the gap in the second half, but allowing 19 in the first quarter and 14 in the second quarter while scoring seven and nine itself added up to a disappointing ending for the Mustangs.
Morrison did win the free throw battle by going 13-for-27 while sending Monmouth-Roseville to the line only four times.
Kim Jensen had a game-high 12 points for the Titans; Lakin Goodman scored 10 for the Fillies, while Chelsea Eads scored six points.
In other games Friday:
• Bureau Valley 48, Stockton 44: Irini Petros scored 14 points for Bureau Valley in the win while Stockton had two who scored in double figures: Kara Wright and Kaitlyn Reusch.
• Galva 44, Mercer County 38: Galva's fourth-quarter defensive stand allowed it to break even on Friday by allowing just three points to Mercer County. Michaela Baker scored 20 points for Mercer County.
• Rockridge 49, Ridgewood 45: Rockridge scored just one point in the first eight minutes but responded with 17 second-quarter points to defeat Ridgewood. Michaela Stoneking led Rockridge with 19 points. Ashley Collins scored 12 for Ridgewood.