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December 28, 2013

Girls basketball roundup: Erie wins twice at Warkins

ERIE, Ill. — The Cobert sisters scored a combined 31 points to lead Erie to a 63-46 win against Kewanee Wethersfield in their first game Friday at the Warkins Cardinal Classic girls basketball tournament. The Cardinals also defeated Mercer County 35-24.

Rachel Cobert scored 16 against Wethersfield, while Courtney Cobert scored 15 points. Lexi Floming also scored in double digits for the Cardinals with 14 points.

Erie had a good first game at the free-throw line making 14 of 17 attempts.

Erie did have a little difficulty on defense as McKenzie Hoogerwerf scored exactly half of Wethersfield's points with 23. She made six 3-pointers and three of the team's five made free throws.

After having an offensive splurge to begin Friday's action, Erie's second game a 180-degree turnaround playing Mercer County.

The score at the end of the first quarter of the Wethersfield game was 23-13. It was 4-0 against Mercer County through the first eight minutes.

Mercer County did end up scoring 11 points in the second quarter while forcing just nine to Erie.

The third quarter turned back to defense as the Golden Eagles managed to score three in the third to Erie's 13.

Rachel Cobert led the Cardinals with nine points. Emily Cox had seven points.

Steamers split

ERIE, Ill. — The Fulton Steamers opened Day 2 of the Warkins Cardinal Classic on a good note, defeating Galva 37-26 despite scoring in single figures in each of the first three quarters.

Fulton played a solid fourth quarter, scoring its most points by quarter with 14 while holding Galva to just six in the final period.

Betsy Leonard led the Steamers with 15 points. Averi Leitzen hit two 3-pointers in the win, while Galva's leading scorer was Curran O'Riley with 10 points. Sarah Jeffries scored eight points for Galva.

Fulton could not handle Knoxville's trio of Morgan Rupert, Megan Axcell and Kelly Lenz as the three combined to score 40 in a 65-32 victory in Fulton's second game of the day.

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.

• Monmouth-Roseville 48, Stockton 45: Two Titans scored nine points apiece to hold off Stockton in a close battle throughout the game. Leading scorer was Stockton's Kara Wright with 13 points.

• Knoxville 86, Wethersfield 53: Knoxville had a hot hand, making 33 field goals in an impressive win over Wethersfield. The teams combined for 18 3-pointers.

• Bureau Valley 46, Ridgewood 44: These two had a defensive back-and-forth battle throughout the night, but Nicole Bornsheuer's 14 points led the Storm over Bureau Valley.

FULTON 37, GALVA 26

FULTON — Averi Leitzen 2 0-1 6, Betsy Leonard 5 5-6 15, Autumn Hutton 1 1-6 3, Kerrigan Enloe 2 0-2 4, Jordan Price 4 0-0 9. Totals 13 6-15 37.

GALVA — Dani Gibbs 1 0-0 2, Sarah Jeffries 4 0-0 8, Rachel VanDeVelde 1 0-0 2, Greta Rux 1 2-2 4, Curran O' Riley 3 4-5 10. Totals 10 6-7 26.

Fulton      6     8     9     14     —     37

Galva      10     6     4     6     —     26

3-point goals — Fulton 3 (Leitzen 2, Price); Galva 0.

KNOXVILLE 65, FULTON 32

FULTON — Averi Leitzen 2 3-4 7, Betsy Leonard 1 0-2 2, Autumn Hutton 0 4-4 4, Kerrigan Enloe 3 0-0 6, Camerin Huizenga 2 1-1 5, Jordan Price 4 0-0 8. Totals 12 8-11 32.

KNOXVILLE — Bailee Case 2 2-2 7, Morgan Rupert 4 3-3 12, Megan Axcell 8 1-1 18, Kelly Lenz 3 4-5 10, Karsen Hise 3 3-4 9, Linze Axcell 1 0-0 3, Aury Bradley 0 2-2 2, Annie Geitner 1 0-0 2, Sam Ward 0 0-2 0, Stowe 1 0-0 2. Toals 23 15-19 65.

Fulton      4     13     6     9     —     32

Knoxville  24     12     19     10     — 65

3-point goals — Fulton 0, Knoxville 4 (Case, Rupert, M. Axcell, Bradley).

ROCKRIDGE 45, MORRISON 42

MORRISON — Chelsea Eads 0 0-2 0, Ashley Greul 5 1-3 11, Adrienne Banks 2 1-2 5, Lakin Goodman 3 2-4 8, Alyssa Canales 2 0-0 4, Kassidee Church 1 2-3 4, Sitzmore 4 2-2 10. Totals 17 8-16 42.

ROCKRIDGE — Taylor Anderson 2 4-6 8, Devin Hasson 0 0-1 0, Callie Gosncy 2 0-0 4, Beth Meier 4 0-0 9, Michaela Stoneking 4 1-2 9, Abby Horton 2 0-0 4, Tayler Johnson 1 0-2 2, Tayah Hayes 1 2-2 4. Totals 17 10-19 45.

Morrison      5     15     10     12     —     42

Rockridge     17     12     11     5     —     45

MONMOUTH-ROSEVILLE 51, MORRISON 31

MONMOUTH-ROSEVILLE — Dyesha Taylor 4 2-2 11, Cara Jensen 1 0-0 2, Megan Brown 2 0-0 4, Carlyn Snell 2 0-0 6, Katie Staley 2 1-2 5, Destiny Smith 4 0-0 9, Kayla Johnson 1 0-0 2, Kim Jensen 6 0-0 12. Totals 22 3-4 51.

MORRISON — Chelsea Eads 1 0-0 2, Brandi Hosford 2 2-2 6, Ashley Greul 0 3-8 3, Rachel Davis 1 0-0 2, Adrienne Banks 1 0-2 2, Lakin Goodman 3 4-6 10, Allie Kuehl 0 2-2 2, Alyssa Canales 0 2-4 2, Kassidee Church  1 0-1 2. Totals 10 13-27 31.

Monmouth-Roseville      19     14     11     7     —      51

Morrison                         7     9     7     8     — 31

3-point goals — Monmouth-Roseville 4 (Snell 2, Smith, Taylor); Morrison 0.    

ERIE 63, WETHERSFIELD 46

WETHERSFIELD — Jenni Eastman 2 0-0 5, Ali Kazubowski 2 0-0 5, Anna Jontz 1 0-0 3, Lauren Schmidt 1 2-2 4, McKenzie Hoogerwerf 3 0-0 6, Kristen Parsons 7 3-4 23. Totals 16 5-6 46.

ERIE — Caitlin Maloney 1 0-0 2, Bailee Clausen 1 2-2 4, Courtney Cobert 6 2-2 15, Leela Parrish 1 0-0 2, Lexi Floming 5 4-6 14, Rachel Cobert 6 4-4 16, Bryce McCormick 0 2-2 2, Laykin Miner 2 0-0 4, Emily Cox 2 0-1 4. Totals 24 14-17 63.

Wethersfield      13     14     9     10     —     46

Erie                     23     13     15     12     —     63

3-point goals — Wethersfield 9 (Parsons 6, Jontz, Eastman, Kazubowski); Erie 1 (C. Cobert).

ERIE 35, MERCER COUNTY 24

MERCER COUNTY — Kristen Heath 1 1-4 3, Bailey Swanson 1 0-0 2, Bridget Anderson 1 2-2 5, Emily Lower 1 1-2 3, Michaela Baker 3 2-2 11. Totals 7 6-10 24.

ERIE — Bailee Clausen 2 0-0 4, Courtney Cobert 1 3-4 5, Lexi Floming 2 3-4 7, Rachel Cobert 2 5-6 9, Bryce McCormick 0 1-2 1, Laykin Miner 0 2-4 2, Emily Cox 3 1-2 7. Totals 10 15-22 35.

Mercer Co.      0     11     3     10     —     24

Erie                  4     9     13     9     —     35

3-point goals — Mercer County 4 (Baker 3, Anderson); Erie 0.

 

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