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Lady Hawks clinch share of Scott-Miss title

Tuesday, February 12, 2002

BENTON - The Kelly Lady Hawks basketball team improved to 19-3 on the season and clinched a share of the Scott-Mississippi Conference regular season title with a 64-47 win over the Scott County Central Bravettes on Monday at Kelly High School.

Kelly (19-3, 6-0) can clinch the title outright with a win against Oran next week.

"It was senior night and the girls really came out and played hard and played as a team," said Kelly head coach Rod McQuerter. "The girls have had an outstanding season. I'm very proud of the seniors. They are outstanding leaders and to have this kind of season with no player taller than 5-6 is just remarkable. I'm blessed with a good group of girls. I'm very proud of them."

Kelly was led by senior Bridgett Riley with 26 points. Senior Shannon Deshaney chipped in with 11. Ashley Payne and Alana Burford are the other two seniors on the team. Janet Penrod led the Bravettes with 17 points.

Kelly plays at state ranked Notre Dame on Thursday at 6 p.m.

DEXTER -- Dexter set a new school record for wins Monday night, beating Woodland 65-17 to end the regular season 16-5.

The Lady Bearcats outscored the Lady Cardinals 17-2 in the first quarter, 16-4 in the second, 19-0 in the third, then 13-11 in the fourth.

Amy Rose paced Dexter with 14 points, burying three 3-pointers.

SCOTT CITY -- Portageville gave Scott City a scare on Monday night, losing 57-53. The Lady Bulldogs put up 19 points in the fourth quarter, but the rally fell four points short as Scott City held on for the win. Loren Groves led the Lady Rams with 26 points. Ashley Brown led Portageville with 14 points, followed by Janil Booker with 13 and Sarah Cayton with 12.

GREENVILLE -- Rebecca Below scored 16 points and Sara Jo Cook added 14 as Delta defeated Greenville on Monday night, 67-44. Delta outscored the Lady Bears 19-7 in the first quarter, 11-9 in the second, 16-15 in the third, then 21-13 in the fourth.

Ross paced Greenville with 19.