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Dunlap leads Lady Bearcats to victory

Tuesday, January 22, 2002

ELSINORE -- Dexter's girls team won its 10th game of the season Monday, beating East Carter 55-45.

Katie Dunlap carried most of the scoring load, finishing with a game-high 22 points. Stephanie Rose finished with 12, followed by Rachael Blunt with nine.

"We were just happy to get back on the court," said Dexter coach Gavin Miller. "With our snow night, we had a week off. My two guards really had a bad night, but it was positive to see other people step up and do some scoring for us. I was happy just to get a victory."

Meshal Roark paced the Lady Redbirds (5-8) with 19 points, followed by Briana Reynolds and Ashley Jamison with eight each.

Dexter (10-4) will host Scott City on Thursday.

"We're going to have to play better man-to-man defense if we're going to beat Scott City," said Miller. "We're going to have to get back in the gym tomorrow and get ready."

Kelly used an excellent defensive effort to roll over Woodland Monday night, 51-18.

"The girls came out very focused, even though it was an off-day at school," said Kelly coach Rod McQuerter. "I was very proud of the girls today."

The Lady Hawks allowed just one point in the first period of the defensive gem and led 24-9 at halftime.

Christy Kluesner led all scorers with 16 points.

"The girls were feeding her the basketball tonight, and she did a good job of scoring," said McQuerter. "We've got a bunch of girls that come out and play as a team. We're not the biggest team around, but we play excellent defense every night."

Dana Essner hit a 3-pointer and finished with 15 points. Candace Abner and Dianna McCall paced Woodland with five points each.

Kelly (13-2) will host East Carter on Saturday.

CHARLESTON -- Charleston won a 52-50 nail-biter over Scott City on Monday night, improving to 13-2 on the season. "It was a good ballgame," said Charleston coach Beverly Wright. "The kids played hard."

Charleston outscored the Lady Rams 14-10 in both the first and second quarters, but saw Scott City rally in the second half behind phenom Loren Groves, who scored a game-high 36 points.

"She's their go-to player," said Wright. "(Scott City) is going to pound the ball into her, and she does a real good job around the basket for them. We had trouble containing her. We were playing a press situation, and when the ball got to her, we didn't have any weak-side help. When she got the ball, we just couldn't stop her."

Groves' effort came up short though as Charleston held on for the victory. Missy Whitney led all Charleston scorers with 17 points, followed by Monisha Murray with 12.

Charleston will travel to Kelly on Monday, another team that is 13-2 on the season. The Lady Bluejays defeated Kelly back in the Twin Rivers Tournament, but lost to them by one point in the Scott-Mississippi Conference Tournament championship game.