CHARLESTON -- Charleston's girls basketball team grabbed its eighth win of the season Thursday night, beating Oran at home, 58-28.
The Lady Bluejays jumped out to a 16-9 lead, only to see Oran shave the lead down to five points at halftime.
Charleston regrouped in the second half, outscoring the Lady Eagles 12-6 in the third quarter and 21-2 in the fourth for the convincing 30-point victory
"The girls really played well in the second half," said first-year Charleston coach Brent Anderson. "Oran played us tough early, but I think our size advantage eventually took a toll. They had problems dealing with Missy Whitney."
Charleston's center finished with a game-high 28 points. Behind Whitney, Shytoria Davis scored 10 while Charnette Williams, Fleeter Quinn and Dre-Elle Mathis each contributed six.
Leslie Hall added two points.
For Oran, Teresa Hodges led the way with 11 points. Jami Pobst scored seven points, Erica Dirnberger added six, Lexi Todt scored two and Amanda Eftink scored two.
Charleston (8-9) will be back in action Monday night, hosting Scott County Central.
SIKESTON -- Dexter's girls basketball team beat Scott County Central on the road Thursday night, 74-55.
But even with the 19-point victory, Dexter head coach Gavin Miller was disappointed with his team's performance.
"We didn't play well," said Miller. "When we were in a half-court offensive or defensive set, we did well. But, obviously, we need to get back in the gym tomorrow and get ready for our next game."
Katie Dunlap led the Lady Bearcats with 23 points and 19 rebounds. Amy Rose scored 21 and Rachel Blunt added 14. Dexter played the game without point guard Hannah Burleson, who went down on Tuesday with a foot injury.
She is expected to miss the rest of the regular season.
"This is the first time in three years we've played a competitive game without Hannah, and we had other people step up tonight," Miller said. "Katie got back in the rebounding and scoring for us...and Amy Krapu came off the bench and had six big points for us."
For Scott Central, California transfer student Christina Valenzuela led the way with 10 points.