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Area Basketball

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Feb. 6 games

McAuley Catholic Boys (59) - Southwest Boys (40). The Southwest Trojans couldn't get ahead in this game as they were outscored by McAuley 27-15 in the first half and 32-25 in the second half. Southwest was led in scoring by Chris Ellison with 21 points, including three three-pointers. David Paul followed Ellison with 8, Jesse Shockley had 5, Chris Paul had 4 and Rocky Hall had 2.

Southwest Girls (57) - Galena Girls (49). The Lady Trojans kept control of the game throughout, outscoring Galena 24-21 in the first half and 33-28 in the second. They were led in scoring by Kayla Ferguson with 17 and Jennifer Finuf with 15. Other Southwest scorers were Jessica Mitchell 10, Brittany Clifton 8, Kelsey Henry 4, Chelsea Sneed 2 and Meagan Colf 1.

Feb. 7 games

Exeter Girls (56) - Thomas Jefferson Girls (31). Exeter had an outstanding game as they scored 33 in the first half while Thomas Jefferson scored 17 and then they again outscored Thomas Jefferson 23-14 in the second half. Leading Exeter was Whitney Edie with 20 points. She was followed by deAnna Harris with 17, Kendale Savage and Kendra Divine 5 each, Janelle Scott 4, Ashley Porter and Chelsey Brattin 2 each and Kasie Scott 1.

Exeter Boys (39) - Thomas Jefferson Boys (49). It looked like it would be a tighter game than the final score indicated. Exeter trailed by only one point at half, but in the second half, Thomas Jefferson held Exeter to 18 while scoring 27. Exeter was led in scoring by Colt Higgs with 17. Ian Russell followed with 8, Robert Hall had 6, Tyler Henderson had 5 and Chase Higgs had 3.

Wheaton Girls (56) - Verona Girls (24). Both teams came out in the first quarter strong with Wheaton leading 16-11, but the Lady Bulldogs began to pull away in the second quarter and never looked back. In the fourth, Wheaton broke loose, scoring 22 points and holding Verona to 1. Carlie Senseney was Wheaton's point leader with 18 points, including four three-pointers. Jamie Crane followed Senseney with 11, Brooke Forgey was next with 10, followed by Haley Goostree with 7, Jessica Laughary and Megan Littlefield with 4 each and Johanna Baker with 2.

Wheaton Boys (36) - Verona Boys (51). This was never a close game as Verona had control from the beginning outscoring Wheaton 14-8 at the end of the first 11-9 at the end of the second and 14-6 at the end of the third. Wheaton came through in the fourth, but it was too late and Wheaton fell 36-51. Wheaton was led in scoring by Craig Davidson, John Pendergraft with 8, Tyler Bigham with 6, Sean Crane with 5 and Chris Musick with 4.

Feb. 9 games

Verona Girls (33) - Exeter Girls (54). Verona went 0-2 in the week against Barry County teams, this time falling to Exeter. The Lady Tigers were led in scoring by Edie and Scott with 15 each. Porter followed them with 11. Harris finished with 9 and Brattin and Savage contributed 2 each. Edie also had two three-pointers.

McAuley Girls (49) - Purdy Girls (46). Purdy put up a good fight in this game, outscoring McAuley 14-8 in the fourth to pull them within 3 points after being outscored 41-32 in the first three quarters. The Lady Eagles were led in scoring by Sierra Pryor with 13, including three three-pointers. Avery Roller poured in 11 points and Ellie Pankratz added 7. Other Purdy scorers were: Susie King 6, Emily Kast 4, Steffi Weaver 3 and Whitney Leonard 2.

Feb. 10 games

Purdy Boys (48) - McAuley Catholic Boys (59). It may not seem like it, but this was an extremely close game until the fourth quarter. At the end of the third quarter, Purdy was ahead 39-38, but McAuley came into the fourth and outscored Purdy 21-9 to take the win. Mason Roller led the Eagles with 14 points followed by Nick Mercer with 10, Blake Williams with 9, Cory Moller with 7, Derek Dailey with 4, and Josh Richardson and Spencer Terry with 2 each.

Wheaton Girls (41) - Thomas Jefferson Girls (35). After rolling through Verona, Wheaton had a tough time with Thomas Jefferson. The Lady Bulldogs came out strong in the fourth, outscoring the Lady Cavaliers 13-4 to claim a 41-35 win. Wheaton was led in scoring by Crane with 11 followed by Baker with 8, Senseney with 7, Goostree with 6, Laughary with 5 and Littlefield and Forgey with 2 each.

Wheaton Boys (40) - Thomas Jefferson Boys (57). The Wheaton Bulldogs had an even tougher game than their Lady Bulldog counterparts, falling to the Cavaliers 40-57. Sean Crane was the Bulldogs' leading scorer with 13 points, including three three-pointers. Musick followed Crane with 10, Davidson finished with 8, Bigham finished with 5 and Jakob Hughes finished with 4.



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