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District thriller: Late free throws, controversy put end to East Prairie season

Monday, March 2, 2009

Scott City's Stephanie Essner, being guarded by East Prairie's Skylar Archie during a game in January, scored 18 points for the Lady Rams on Saturday in the first round of the Class 3, District 1 Tournament.
(Photo by David Jenkins, Staff)
Charleston and Kennett were also winners on Saturday

CHARLESTON -- The very first game of the Class 3, District 1 girls tournament began with a combination of things; a joyous win for one team, a heartbreaking loss for the other and a bit of controversy on Saturday afternoon at Charleston High School.

The No. 5 seed Scott City Rams defeated the No. 4 seed East Prairie Lady Eagles with two, last second free throws from Scott City sophomore Stacey Heisserer to win 51-50.

Charleston 62, NMCC 21

The No. 3 seed Charleston Lady Bluejays began their tournament with an impressive 62-21 win over the No. 6 seed New Madrid County Central Lady Eagles on Saturday.

Kennett 44, Malden 24

The No. 2 seed Kennett Lady Indians dispatched of the No. 7 seed Malden Lady Wave 44-24 on Saturday as they will now face the No. 3 seed Charleston Lady Bluejays on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

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