Prep Girls Basketball

Prep girls basketball roundup: Unity opens tournament with win

Posted: Jan. 14, 2020 12:30 am

CAMP POINT, Ill. -- Addison Eger scored a game-high 24 points to lead the Unity girls basketball team to a 62-53 victory over South Fulton Monday night at the Central Lady Panther Classic.

The Mustangs led 22-18 at halftime and extended that lead to 31-20 when Kami Conry and Eger made 3-pointers on back-to-back possessions less than two minutes into the third quarter.

Conry scored 15 points to help Unity (12-9), which led by as many as 15 points late in the game.

Gabi Kreps and Amanda Parker led the Rebels (9-10) with 10 points apiece.


Titans shut down Panthers

West Hancock put the clamps on the Central girls basketball team in a 53-22 victory to start the Central Lady Panthers Classic on Monday.

The Titans allowed just four points in the first quarter and seven points in the second to take a 31-11 lead into halftime. Malarie Ross led West Hancock at halftime with nine points and continued to fill up the scoreboard in the second, finishing with a game-high 20 point while going 10 for 11 from the free-throw line.

Bailey Barber and Josi Radel both joined Ross in double figures, with Barber scoring 14 points and Radel adding 12. Hayleigh Marlow was the Panthers' leading scorer with seven points.


Cox leads Saukees to victory

Katie Cox finished with a double-double of 21 points and 10 steals as the Pittsfield girls basketball team opened the North Greene Lady Spartan Classic with a 43-21 victory over Brussels on Monday.

Cox had eight points in the first quarter and 14 points in the first half as the Saukees went into halftime with a 23-10 lead. That advantage grew to 39-14 after the third quarter with another efficient offensive showing from Pittsfield and some more intense defense.

Chloe Lemons also reached double figures for the Saukees with 13 points, and she had a team-high eight rebounds.


Hannibal drops Warrenton opener

The Hannibal girls basketball team lost an overtime thriller to Gateway Legacy in the first round of the Warrenton Shootout on Monday.

The Pirates jumped out to an early lead and went into halftime holding a 29-23 lead.

Hannibal held the lead going into the fourth quarter at 40-36. However, Gateway Legacy tied up the game at 58 to force overtime and went on to clinch a 72-64 victory in the first round.

Pirates senior Emma Deien led the team with 18 points, with 13 coming in the fourth quarter and overtime. Sophomore Bella Falconer scored 17 points, and junior Sydney Hart added 13 points. Gateway Legacy had two players score over 20 points, with Ariana Williams scoring 27 points and Carolina Rojas scoring 22 points.

Hannibal moves into the consolation bracket where it will face Washington at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday.


Lady Birds knock down Eagles

The South Shelby girls basketball team picked up a 61-57 victory over Knox County on Monday night. The Lady Birds got off to a strong start with 21 points in the first quarter, with Emma Dovin and Kaylee Gaines both scoring eight points with two made 3-pointers.

By halftime South Shelby was up 36-27, but the Eagles pulled it within five points heading to the fourth quarter by outscoring the Lady Birds 13-9 in the third. The Knox County comeback fell just short, however, as South Shelby was able to keep just ahead in the fourth quarter.

Gaines and Mallory Wood each scored 15 points to lead the Lady Birds, with Woods scoring seven points in the fourth quarter to hold off the rally.

Riley Strange paced the Eagles with a game-high 34 points.