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Medlin sets record in win over Chaffee

Tuesday, January 15, 2002

SIKESTON -- Sharpshooter Jennifer Medlin set a new school record Monday night, hitting six 3-pointers in Sikeston's 60-43 win over Chaffee.

The junior finished with 25 points in the game, leading the Lady Bulldogs to their eighth victory.

Jaime Medlin hit two treys and Ashley Johnson contributed one to give Sikeston a total of nine 3-pointers in the game.

"We've got several people who can shoot it," said Sikeston coach Lee Brooks. "We changed up the offense a little bit. We want to get the ball up the floor quicker, play at a faster pace, and capitalize before the other team can set up.

Tonight we rotated in a lot of people and were looking for the 3-pointer a lot more."

The strategy paid off as Sikeston outscored the Lady Red Devils in every quarter, even while shooting poorly from the field with several missed layups.

"We took a lot of chances and made a lot of mistakes tonight," said Brooks. "I just wanted to let the girls see what was possible if they took a shot before the defense sets up. That's what we did."

Chaffee was carried by three players. Multi-sport standout Jennifer Vandeven led the charge with 16 points, followed by Mallory Kiefer with 13 and Callie Meyr with 12.

"We were always aware of Vandeven, but we didn't count on Mallory Kiefer," said Brooks. "She came up big for them and had some big points in the first half."

Sikeston's defense clamped down on Kiefer in the second half, holding her scoreless the rest of the game.

Sikeston (8-4) will travel to Poplar Bluff on Thursday while Chaffee hosts East Prairie.

DEXTER -- Dexter snapped a nine-game losing streak to New Madrid County Central on Monday, rolling over the Lady Eagles 61-25.

The Lady Bearcats have now won eight of their last 10 after opening the season 0-2.

"It was a big game for us," said Dexter coach Gavin Miller. "Even though New Madrid is down a little, it was good just to get a victory. We worked hard on defense."

Katie Dunlap led the Lady Bearcats with 16 points, and Amy Rose hit four 3-pointers to finish with 14.

"It was good to get Amy Rose going again," said Miller. "She hasn't had a night like this from 3-point range all year. We're hoping to get her on track."

Stacy Smith led all NMCC scorers with 10 points. Dexter (8-4) will host Hayti today while NMCC (2-9) hosts Charleston on Thursday.

SCOTT CITY -- Kelly beat Scott City for the second time on Monday, 49-34. The Lady Hawks improved to 12-2 with the victory.

"Scott City has an outstanding basketball team," said Kelly coach Rod McQuerter. "Both teams played hard and it was a good game."

Kelly won the game without standout Bridgett Riley, who is day-to-day nursing a knee injury.

Cara Scherer filled the scoring void with 14 points, followed by freshman Kelly Essner with 11.

"(Without Riley) the other 11 girls picked it up," said McQuerter. "The girls came out, played hard, and played as a team."

Phenom sophomore Loren Groves paced the Lady Rams with 19 points. No other Scott City player scored over five. Kelly will host Greenville on Thursday.