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Top seeds to play for Scott-Miss title

Friday, January 11, 2002

MORLEY -- The top seeds of the Scott-Mississippi girls conference tournament will play in the championship game on Saturday.

Both teams prevailed in Thursday's semifinal round, with No. 1 Charleston beating Scott City 55-45, and No. 2 Kelly defeating Delta 53-42.

In Charleston's game, Dre-Elle Mathis, Tyshanta Williams and Shay Ward scored 12 points each to beat Scott City with a balanced attack.

Loren Groves was the heart and soul of Scott City's offense, finishing with 23.

In the Kelly game, the Lady Hawks used strong second and fourth quarters to push past third-seeded Delta.

"It was a big win for our girls," said Kelly coach Rod McQuerter. "They came out, they played hard, and they played as a team. It was a great effort by them."

Bridgett Riley led the Lady Hawks with 13 points and Dana Essner contributed 10. Rebecca Cook scored 16 for Delta, followed by Sarah Cook with 13.

Saturday's title game between Charleston and Kelly will start at 2:30 p.m. at Scott Central High School.

Charleston defeated the Lady Hawks earlier in the year.

POPLAR BLUFF -- Poplar Bluff, the No. 1 ranked team in Missouri 4A, was way too much for New Madrid County Central to handle Thursday night, beating the Lady Eagles 75-18.

The Lady Mules (15-1) hit 67 percent of their shots in the win, but it was their play on the other end that pleased head coach Kirk Chronister.

"We take a lot of pride in our defense," said Chronister. "I think the girls executed well on defense and were patient on offense."

Jenny Schiwinger and Omega Key led the scoring attack for Poplar Bluff, finishing with 16 points each. Sarah Newingham led all NMCC scorers with six points.