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Kelly, Portageville, NMCC advance in district tournament

Monday, February 26, 2007

NEW MADRID -- The Kelly Lady Hawks advanced to the semifinal round with a 65-29 romp over East Prairie in the Class 3, District 1 Tournament on Saturday.

Kelly (21-6) led 20-12 after the first quarter, then held the Lady Eagles to five points in the second period as they extended the lead to 35-17 at the half. The Lady Hawks outscored East Prairie 30-12 in the second half.

Eleven Hawks reached the scoring column, led by Sarah Ruff's 13 points. Katee Moore added nine and Kayla Cissell and Nikki Weiny chipped in with seven apiece.

Kelly, the top seed, meets No. 4-seed Caruthersville, which defeated Scott City, on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Portageville vs. Kennett

In other first-round action, No. 2-seed Portageville rolled over No. 7 Kennett, 65-30, to reach the semifinals.

A 20-0 Portageville run, beginning with the last 11 points of the first quarter and ending with the first nine of the second quarter, lifted the Lady Bulldogs to a hefty lead. Portageville outscored the Lady Indians 30-13 in the second half.

Brittany Walker and Jeleea Drake led the Lady 'Dogs with 13 points, while Hannah Rone added 12 and Kellye Penn finished with 11.

Portageville and No. 3 New Madrid County Central, a 54-26 winner over Charleston, will meet in the other semifinal at 7:30 p.m.

Kelly 65, East Prairie 29

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EAST PRAIRIE (29) -- Cynthia Cook 9, Grace Swann 2, Rianon Thresher 5, Brittany Trusty 2, Whitley Rundles 6, Megan Britt 5. FG 11, FT 7-12, F 20. (3-

pointers: none. Fouled out: Cook).

KELLY (65) -- Sarah Ruff 13, Brittany Ponder 6, Kayla Cissell 7, Lauren Gean 2, Katee Moore 9, Tara Johnson 3, Nikki Weiny 7, Ashley Vetter 5, Londyn Backfisch 6, Debra Hall 5, Neely Tetley 2. FG 21, FT 20-34, F 16. (3-pointers: Moore 1. Fouled out: none).

Portageville 65, Kennett 30

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KENNETT (30) -- Hope Sparks 11, Leigh Erin Waddell 2, Jessie Greenway 9, Tierra Sherrill 3, Tanika Parker 5. FG 8, FT 5-10. (3-pointers: Greenway 2, Parker 1).

PORTAGEVILLE (65) -- Deanna Deere 2, Hannah Rone 12, Brittany Walker 13, Lauren Kellams 4, Kellye Penn 11, Jeleea Drake 13, Mary Hannah Fisher 8, Mallory Bidewell 2. FG 24, FT 8-11. (3-pointers: Fisher 2, Rone 1).