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SHS Lady 'Dogs beat NMCC, 54-19

Friday, January 28, 2005

Sikeston's JOrdi Ferrell scored four points in the Lady Bulldogs' victory.
SIKESTON -- The Lady Bulldogs broke into the SEMO Conference win column with a 54-19 drubbing of New Madrid County Central on Thursday.

Sikeston (7-10, 1-3 in the conference) ran away from the Lady Eagles early, rushing to an 18-1 first-quarter lead. NMCC, beset by turnovers and poor shooting, did not net its first field goal until midway of the second quarter as the Lady Bulldogs took a commanding 34-8 lead into the halftime break.

Despite the huge lead, Sikeston coach Tiffany King urged her team to stay disciplined and focused.

"We're concentrating on preparing for the upcoming districts," said King. "We're working one game at a time to improve as a team and work towards our goal of competing well at districts, so we wanted them to play with teamwork, intensity and heart and tonight they stepped up and achieved all those goals."

Sikeston cruised to a 48-14 third-quarter advantage while substituting freely in the second half.

"We got some quality time from some of our JV players," said King.

Sikeston freshman Martika Davis and junior Robyn Morris continually worked inside for layups and putbacks. Davis tallied a game-high 18 points, while Morris, seeing her first action since a two-game absence due to an asthma-related illness, scored 15.

Junior Ali Blurton provided an outside punch as she sank the Lady Bulldogs only two 3-pointers on the way to a 14-point night, 12 in the first half.

NMCC senior Betsy White led the Lady Eagles with five points and junior Tsia Matthews and freshman Jasmine Beasley added four apiece.

Sikeston's junior varsity held off NMCC for a 30-22 win.

Elisa Williamson and LaShawna Turner topped the Lady Bulldogs with 14 and 10 points, respectively.

Delisal Cole paced NMCC with nine points.

Sikeston hosts Portageville on Saturday at 3 p.m. and NMCC hosts Scott County Central on Monday.