In a contest that featured 69 free throw attempts, the Bravettes posted a mild upset in defeating the No. 4 seed Oran Lady Eagles 64-49. Scott Central utilized a full-court press and trapped all over the court which resulted in 32 Lady Eagle turnovers.
Scott Central led 14-8 after one quarter and forced Oran to commit 10 turnovers in the period. In addition to the turnovers, Oran got into early foul trouble and lost the services of 5-foot-10 post player Tiffany Glastetter throughout much of the first half.
The Bravettes took advantage of the absence of Glastetter and dominated the boards in the first half. Scott Central led 11-8 with two minutes to play in the first quarter and proceeded to go on a 7-0 run to extend the lead to 18-8 with seven minutes left in the second quarter.
Oran responded midway through the second with a 11-3 run to cut the Scott Central lead to 30-29 with 29 seconds left in the half.
Peet was nowhere near half-court when she was fouled on the wrist by a Oran player and Peet was put on the foul line with 0.5 left on the clock. Peet drained both of the free throws and Scott Central led 32-29 at halftime.
The Bravettes put the game away in the third quarter on a 16-0 run that spanned six minutes in the quarter.
Scott Central forced nine turnovers in the quarter and Glastetter of Oran picked up her fourth foul early in the third.
"We tried to put a lot of pressure on them because of the size differential," said Scott Central head coach Semona Penrod. "Oran is a tall team and we have a bunch of 5-6 players. At times our press was effective but we did a terrible job of reaching at the ball."
Peet put a bow on the third quarter as she went coast-to-coast for a lay-up and was fouled. After Peet converted the conventional three-point play, Scott Central had outscored Oran 18-3 in the quarter and led 50-32 heading into the fourth.
Scott Central got excellent production from post players Markita Mosley and Amanda Lawless off the bench. Mosley had 10 points and six rebounds (five offense) and Lawless had seven points and eight rebounds (four offensive). The Bravettes had 20 offensive rebounds as a team.
"Amanda and Markita did an excellent job off the bench for us tonight," said Penrod. "Markita is only a freshman and she is indicative of our entire team. We are young and like any young team, we our going to look good at times and bad at others."
Peet led Scott Central with 18 points, going 12-for-16 from the charity stripe. Peet also had four assists and four steals to lead the Bravettes. Samantha Jones had 12 points and Brianna Johnson led the Bravettes with 10 rebounds and had six points.
Oran was led by 5-10 forward Erica Michelsen who had 18 points and eight rebounds (five offensive).
Callie Kielhofner had 12 points and six rebounds off the bench for the Lady Eagles, while Glastetter finished with 11 points and six rebounds in limited minutes.
Scott Central (3-0) will face No. 1 seed Delta (3-0) in a semifinal matchup on Wednesday at 8:30 p.m.
The Lady Bobcats defeated East Prairie 54-18 on Monday.
Oran (0-2) will meet East Prairie in a consolation semifinal on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
The Kelly Lady Hawks rolled past the seven seed Scott City Lady Rams on Monday night, 56-22.
Kelly scored 20 of the first 22 points in the contest using a suffocating full-
court press that rattled the Lady Rams.
Kelly forced Scott City into 18 turnovers in the first half and 26 for the game.
"The girls were focused tonight and I think they understand we will win with good defense," said Kelly head coach Rod McQuerter. "All we did tonight was pressure as much as possible and put Scott City in spots where they did not feel comfortable."
Scott City trailed 17-2 after one quarter and 37-12 at intermission.
Kelly was led in the first quarter by 5-foot-10 forward Debra Hall who had nine points and five rebounds in the quarter to catapult the Lady Hawks to victory.
Kelly out rebounded Scott City on the night 34-24 and held a significant advantage in the steals department with a 17-8 edge. The Lady Hawks had quickness at the guard position on their side with the play of Katee Moore and Brittany Ponder.
Moore had 15 points in the contest along with five steals, while Ponder did everything a point guard should do in a game with four points, seven rebounds and led Kelly with six assists and six steals.
"Our strength overall is our team speed," said McQuerter. "We were all over the floor tonight playing hard. I give credit to Scott City because they competed all four quarters and never quit."
Hall led the Lady Hawks with 17 points and eight rebounds. Junior Kayla Cissell did a nice job in the paint and at the foul line for Kelly with 13 points, going 7-for-9 at the line and had seven rebounds.
Senior Nora Glasser led Scott City with six points and eight rebounds.
Kelly (2-0) will play the winner of Sikeston-Chaffee who play Wednesday night, in the semifinals on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.