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Charleston holds off late Malden charge

Friday, December 7, 2001

MALDEN -- Charleston ran its season record to 5-0 Thursday night, beating Malden 62-49.

The Lady Bluejays took a commanding 51-27 lead into the fourth quarter, only to see the Lady Wave rally with a 22-point offensive explosion in the fourth quarter.

Charleston fueled the comeback by missing numerous free throws late, but was still able to hold on for the victory. "The kids played hard," said Charleston coach Beverly Wright.

"Overall it was a good team effort, but we need to do a better job down the stretch."

Missy Whitney led all scorers with 24 points, while teammates Monisha Murray and Courtney McClendon scored 10 and 9 respectively.

Justlin Barbre paced Malden with 14 points. Charleston will travel to Kennett on Monday.

NEW MADRID -- Amanda Nuyt knocked down six 3-pointers and April Lorenz hit two as Perryville bombed winless New Madrid County Central Thursday, 73-36.

Lorenz scored 24 points in the contest, while Nuyt followed with 22.

"She's tough," said NMCC coach Wayne Early. "We couldn't guard her. She just popped out there, shot the three, and it tore us up. She's the best player we've seen so far this year."

NMCC started one freshman and one sophomore in the game. Stacy Smith led the Lady Eagles in scoring with 19 points.

"She played hard and had a good night," said Early. "We're getting better, we just played a real good team tonight. I thought we played with them in the first half, but they just blew us out in the third quarter."

NMCC (0-3) will travel to Doniphan on Monday.

In Tuesday's junior varsity game, Perryville defeated NMCC 51-18. Perryville was led by Kate Lowry's 21 points, while Chaney Williams led the Lady Eagles with 12.

MORLEY -- Janet Penrod scored 28 points and Jennifer Hoots added 26 as the Scott Central Bravettes blew past East Carter 99-56 on Thursday.

Scott Central jumped out to a 21-7 lead and never looked back, scoring 14 points in the second, 36 in the third and 28 in the fourth against the shell shocked East Carter defense.

Briana Reynolds led the charge for the Lady Redbirds, scoring 30.

Scott Central (2-1) will travel to Oran on Monday.

NEW MADRID - Sikeston's eight grade basketball team split with New Madrid County Central Middle School on Thursday night, winning the B-team matchup while losing the eight grade contest.

The Bulldogs beat the Eagles' seventh grade, 34-25.

Sikeston was led by Tyler Brooks, who scored 10 points.

Colt Pruitt contributed eight and Andrew Sells scored six.

Rod Moore and Keith Gibson each finished with four points, while B.J. Green and Scott Gardner scored one apiece.

NMCCMS was led by Dontrey Washington's 12 points. Michael Brown had four and Matt Whitehead scored three. Dantre Hicks, Tommy Rowe and John Carlisle each contributed two.

"Tonight was the first night that our bench stepped up," said NMCCMS coach Keith Sapp. "Our policy here is that all 15 kids play, and for the first time in nine games, our bench did something. I'm very proud of them all. There is light at the end of the tunnel."

NMCCMS (3-6) will travel to Jackson on Tuesday. Sikeston (1-0) will host Poplar Bluff on Monday.

NMCCMS won the eighth grade A-game 50-34.

Jordan Kimball led the Eagles with 24 points, followed by Antonio MacIntosh with 11. Laterrance Newsome scored five, T.T. Smith had four, Bruce Howard had four and Rudolpho Johnson added two.

Sikeston was led by Travis Hudson's 14 points. Trey Spence scored six, Scott Gardner added four and Leonard Robinson finished with three.

Greg Hatchett, Rod Moore and Colt Pruitt all scored two points and Daniel Alvarado finished with one.

NMCCMS improves to 7-3 on the year while Sikeston falls to 0-4.

"We played hard, just turned the ball over," said Sikeston coach Kevin Self. "In the first game, the kids played hard and found a way to win. In the second game, (NMCCMS) just played a little better than we did. They had a 20-2 run right off the bat, we weren't ready to play."