Sports Round-up

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Girls Action

• Lady Trojans down Wheaton. The Southwest girls' squad downed Wheaton 66-35 in an Ozark 7 contest this week. Jessica Mitchell led Southwest with 22 points, three three-pointers, six steals and seven assists. Wheaton was led by Haley Goostree's 10 points.

• Purdy finishes off College Heights. The Purdy Lady Eagles put to rest a rally by College Heights in a non-conference match-up this week and won the contest 61-42. After Purdy took a big lead in the first quarter, College Heights rallied and trailed by only 4 points at half, but the Lady Eagles finished strong, outscoring the Lady Cougars 21-5 in the third quarter. Audrey Patton led Purdy with 14 points, and Shelby White and Avery Roller both chipped in 12.

Boys Action

• Bulldog rally falls short. The Wheaton Bulldogs, trailing by 12 at the end of three quarters of play, cut the deficit to 5 but could not get any closer in a 50-55 conference loss to McAuley Catholic. McAuley's Kevin O'Keefe hurt Wheaton's cause picking up a double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds. He also had four steals. For Wheaton, Sean Crane, Jon Pendergraft and Donovan Bartkoski each had 12 points.

• Southwest can't top Pierce City. The Trojans just couldn't keep it up for four full quarters. The Trojans matched Pierce City step for step for three quarters of a non-conference contest but were outscored 24-18 in the final frame resulting in a 67-73 loss. Caleb Mitchell led the Trojans with 26 points.

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