Lady Patriots win girls title

South Haven High School senior Rachel Turek (10) is knocked to the ground by West Elk junior Hayley Helms while setting a pick for fellow senior Brittney Byers with 1:56 left in the third quarter in Saturday’s title game of the South Central Border League Tournament at W.S. Scott Auditorium. West Elk senior Megan McClendon, bottom, moves to the perimeter to set up defense for Byers, a 3-point specialist who was held without a trey.

Shut down a 3-point specialist can be a recipe for success. Just ask the West Elk High School girls basketball team.

The top-seeded Lady Patriots kept their perfect record intact Saturday night with a 43-37 triumph against No. 2 seed South Haven to capture the Dale Misak/South Central Border League Tournament championship at W.S. Scott Auditorium.

The Lady Patriots (11-0) held South Haven without a 3-pointer, shutting down senior long-range specialist Brittney Byers, who recorded the 1,000th point of her high school career a week ago.

Byers finished with a team-high 14 points, six coming in the fourth quarter on three baskets inside the arc. Byers also was 4 of 5 from the foul line.

West Elk jumped ahead early, taking a 17-6 first-quarter lead.

The South Haven defense held the Lady Patriots to four free throws in the second quarter, but could only score eight themselves, trailing 21-14 at the break. A basket by Byers was the lone field goal for either team in the second quarter.

The Lady Cardinals (10-3) couldn’t get to the foul line enough to complete a comeback, hitting just 3 of 4 down the stretch after sinking 12 of 15 from the line in the first half.

Senior Rachel Turek added 11 points for South Haven, hitting 7 of 8 from the line, all in the first half.

Megan McClendon hit one of her two shots from 3-point range in the fourth quarter, and went 5 of 6 from the line down the stretch to finish with 14 points for the Lady Patriots, who were 14 of 20 from the line overall. Madelyne Koop added 13 points and freshman Katy Beeman chipped in eight points off the bench for West Elk.

 

Championship

West Elk 43, South Haven 37

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SOUTH HAVEN (10-3)

Brittney Byers 5 4-5 14, Rachel Turek 2 7-8 11, Britain Dark 2 1-2 5, Madison Smith 1 1-2 3, Sydney Bacon 1 0-0 2, Alyssa Bridges 0 2-2 2, Kamdyn Butler 0 0-0 0. Totals 11 15-19 37.

WEST ELK (11-0)

Megan McClendon 3 6-8 14, Madelyne Koop 5 2-3 13, Katy Beeman 4 0-0 8, Hayley Helms 1 2-5 4, Dakota Wiseman 0 2-2 2, Molly McClendon 0 2-2 2, Ashley Cookson 0 0-0 0, Hannah Whetstone 0 0-0 0, Josie Ware 0 0-0 0, Jadyn Allen 0 0-0 0. Totals 13 14-20 43.

 

3-Point goals: South Haven 0; West Elk 3 (Me. McClendon 2, Koop 1). Fouled out: Bridges. Total fouls: South Haven 18, West Elk 16.

 

Third Place

Argonia 59, Sedan 45

The No. 3 seed Argonia survived a four-point second quarter Saturday afternoon to defeat fourth-seeded Sedan 59-45 in the third-place game Saturday afternoon.

The Lady Raiders (8-3) jumped out to a 10-13 first-quarter lead, only to see Sedan use an 11-4 second-quarter run to pull even 24-24 at halftime.

Chelsea Coleman hit a pair of 3-pointers in a 20-point third quarter for Argonia, and sank 4 of 5 from the foul line in the second half in a 17-point effort. Aubreigh Haxton also sank a third-quarter trey and shared high-team honors with 17 points for the Lady Raiders, who finished 13 of 19 from the line.

Hope Casner (11) and Karriea Hessman (10) gave Argonia four players in double-figure scoring.

Caitlin Williams led all scorers, sinking four 3-pointers in an 18-point effort for the Lady Blue Devils (8-4), who were 8 of 15 from the line. Madison Meyers added three treys and 11 points for Sedan.

 

Argonia 59, Sedan 45

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SEDAN (8-4)

Caitlin Williams 6 2-2 18, Madison Meyers 4 0-0 11, Landrea Sears 1 3-6 5, Sarah Smilko 2 1-1 5, Jacie Cummings 2 0-4 4, Maddie Signer 0 2-2 2, Anna Spradling 0 0-0 0, Maddie Hurt 0 0-0 0. Totals 15 8-15 45.

ARGONIA (9-3)

Chelsea Coleman 5 4-5 17, Aubreigh Haxton 6 4-6 17, Hope Casner 5 1-3 11, Karriea Hessman 4 2-2 10, Alexis Vineyard 1 2-3 4, Destiny Baker 0 0-0 0, Shelby Handlin 0 0-0 0, Alyssa Martin 0 0-0 0. Totals 21 13-19 59.

 

3-Point goals: Sedan 7 (Williams 4, Meyers 3); Argonia 4 (Coleman 3, Haxton 1). Fouled out: Sears, Casner. Total fouls: Sedan 21, Argonia 14.

 

Fifth Place

Udall 55, Flinthills 46

The sixth-seeded Udall Lady Eagles used a strong second half to power past fifth-seeded Flinthills 55-46 on Saturday for fifth place.

The Lady Eagles (4-8) trailed 27-19 at halftime before using a 14-5 third-quarter run to pull even. They outscored Flinthills 22-14 down the stretch, including a 10-of-15 effort from the foul line.

Anna Otis led three players in double figures with 19 points for Udall. Emma Enderud added 13 points and Lizzy Tharp tallied 12 for the Lady Eagles, who were 18 of 31 from the line overall.

Lauren Donner had 17 points and Sarah Sorum offered 15 for the Lady Mustangs (6-6), who were 10 of 27 from the line.

 

Udall 55, Flinthills 46

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UDALL (4-8)

Anna Otis 6 4-6 19, Emma Enderud 4 5-10 13, Lizzy Tharp 3 4-4 12, Aubrey Eilers 2 3-5 7, Taylor Owens 0 2-2 2, Mana Silva 1 0-1 2, Abby Hoffman 0 0-3 0. Totals 16 18-31 55.

FLINTHILLS (6-6)

Lauren Donner 4 7-10 17, Sarah Sorum 7 1-7 15, Janea Totty 3 0-0 7, Riggin Carney 1 2-4 5, Morgan Holcomb 1 0-0 2, Regan Heimgartner 0 0-2 0, Madison Alvord 0 0-2 0, Taren Lakin 0 0-2 0, Madilynn Thomas 0 0-0 0. Totals 16 10-27 46.

 

3-Point goals: Udall 5 (Otis 3, Tharp 2); Flinthills 4 (Donner 2, Totty 1, Carney 1). Fouled out: Donner, Sorum, Hoffman. Total fouls: Udall 21 , Flinthills 24.

 

Seventh Place

Caldwell 47, Cedar Vale/Dexter 24

The Caldwell Lady Bluejays held Cedar Vale/Dexter to six first-half points Saturday morning in a 47-24 victory in the seventh-place game.

The ninth-seeded Lady Bluejays (3-9) led 16-1 after the first quarter and 29-6 at halftime.

Delaney Mayo led all scorers with 12 points for Caldwell. Abi Schmidt added 11 points and Tori Lewellen chipped in eight for the Lady Bluejays, who were 4 of 5 from the foul line.

Kaitlynn Anderson finished with a team-high 10 points for the seventh-seeded Lady Spartans (2-10), who were 7 of 14 from the line.

 

Caldwell 47, Cedar Vale/Dexter 24

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CALDWELL (3-9)

Delaney Mayo 5 2-3 12, Abi Schmidt 5 0-0 11, Tori Lewellen 3 2-2 8, Lucy Schneider 3 0-0 6, Katrina Dvorak 2 0-0 5, Jenna Sturm 1 0-0 3, Emma Sturm 1 0-0 2, Jacelyn Brown 0 0-0 0, Lola Stow 0 0-0 0, Alexis Carroll 0 0-0 0, Kari Dvorak 0 0-0 0. Totals 20 4-5 47.

CEDAR VALE/DEXTER (2-10)

Kaitlynn Anderson 4 0-0 10, Essie Boatman 1 2-4 4, Kyndel Randall 1 2-4 4, Alleigh Mathis 1 1-2 4, Mandi Ford 0 2-2 2, Rae McAdam 0 0-2 0, Emma Boatman 0 0-0 0, Bridgette Lawson 0 0-0 0, Hayleigh Rainbolt 0 0-0 0, Jacey McIntire 0 0-0 0, Alysa Overbey 0 0-0 0. Totals 7 7-14 24.

 

3-Point goals: Caldwell 3 (J. Sturm 1, Kat. Dvorak 1, Schmidt 1); CVD 3 (Anderson 2, Mathis 1). Fouled out: None. Total fouls: Caldwell 15, CVD 7.

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