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Sikeston girls crush Oran

Thursday, February 5, 2004

Sikeston's Allison Blurton drives past an Oran defender.
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs basketball team used pressure defense to overwhelm the undermanned Oran Lady Eagles and cruised to a 52-23 win Wednesday night at the Field House.

Sikeston jumped out to a 20-8 first quarter lead but held the Lady Eagles to only three points to hold a 33-11 lead at the half.

"We knew that Oran wasn't that strong so I had a little trouble getting the girls started," said Sikeston coach Lee Brooks. "But, I thought Oran had some good talent."

Oran, made up of mostly freshmen and sophomores, had trouble breaking the Lady Bulldogs' full-court press, turning the ball over many times.

"We wanted to come out and display some dominance and get our kids on the right track and not let (Oran) in the game," Brooks said of implementing the full-court press. "Sometimes you have a tendency to play down against the teams you are playing against and we wanted to avoid that."

The game also marked the return of Robyn Morris who had missed the last three weeks because of an arm injury. The sophomore finished with 10 points.

"Tonight we wanted to let (Morris) come out and play," Brooks said. "She said she was healthy and I thought she really put on a good display tonight."

Allison Blurton led the Lady Bulldogs with 14 points while Whitney McCray finished with 10.

Oran was led by Hanna Seyer's nine points.

Sikeston (11-8) will be in action tonight when they travel to Scott City to take on the Lady Rams.

(Varsity girls)

Oran 08 03 05 07 - 23

Sikeston 20 13 09 10 - 52

ORAN (23) - Hanna Seyer 9, Courtney Nenninger 5, Amanda Eftink 4, Tori St. Cin 3, Tiffany Glastetter 2. FG 6, FT 8-12, F 6. (3-pointers: Seyer 1. Fouled out: none).

SIKESTON (52) - Allison Blurton 14, Whitney McCray 12, Robyn Morris 10, Mia Welch 6, Paige Silverthorn 4, Amber Anthony 4, Nyketia Johnson 2. FG 23, FT 3-9, F 15. (3-pointers: Blurton 1. Fouled out: none).