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Notre Dame too much for SHS

Friday, January 15, 2010

Sikeston's Asia Liggins holds onto the ball while Notre Dame's Jane Morrill (23) and Brooke Bohnert (left) attempt to steal it away. The Notre Dame Lady Bulldogs won Thursday's contest by a final of 90-22. Josh Mills, Staff
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- A few things were certain on Thursday evening when the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs traveled to Notre Dame -- that the home team was bigger, stronger and faster than the visiting Sikeston squad. After four quarters, the proof was in the score, a 90-22 victory for the Notre Dame Lady Bulldogs.

High scoring totals in the first quarter for Notre Dame enabled them to use their bench early in the contest. They led 24-8 after one behind Allyson Bradshaw's eight points and Lacy Boeller's seven.

Notre Dame extended their lead significantly before the break, outscoring Sikeston 25-6 in the second quarter. Brooke Bohnert had the big quarter for the home team in the second, scoring 10 points. At one point, Bohnert recorded back-to-back field goals then later in the quarter scored three times in a row.

Jane Morrill, who had been battling a hand injury, made her presence known before halftime, scoring six in the second quarter while pulling down rebound after rebound and blocking several shots.

The lead at halftime for Notre Dame was 49-14.

Sikeston's lowest total for a quarter came in the third, while Notre Dame had their biggest frame of the night.

The visiting Lady Bulldogs were held to three points, a 3-pointer from Shateria Flye off the bench, while the home team finished the third quarter with 28 points as Bradshaw once again stole the show. The Notre Dame junior scored 10 in the third.

In the fourth, Flye drained another 3-pointer for Sikeston while Taneshia Pulley tacked on the only other field goal, giving the visiting Lady Bulldogs five in the final quarter of play.

Notre Dame scored 12 in the fourth and earned their 10th victory of the season, improving to 10-2.

"We got contributions from everybody," said coach Russell Burger after the game. "Everybody scored, which was good to see the girls stay in the game. The girls came in and played with confidence and rebounded the ball well and got out in transition. We scored a lot of points and had good effort."

Sikeston head coach Homer Jackson gave the Notre Dame Lady Bulldogs recognition after the game, calling them a 'very good team.'

"I give them very good credit," said Jackson of Notre Dame. "They ran the ball on us like a track meet. It's hard to beat them when they're shooting that high of a percentage."

A bright spot, Jackson said, was Flye's play off of the bench. He also said that Tyanne Townsend continued to play hard despite the score.

Jackson quickly moved the importance to Sikeston's next game, which will be at home on Monday against Chaffee. He said that emphasis for the rest of the week will be on defense following Thursday's loss.

Both Flye and Asia Liggins scored six points in the loss for Sikeston while Keyonna Blissett tacked on four.

Bradshaw led Notre Dame with 20, Bohnert added 17 and Boeller finished the night with 14. Also in double figures were Morrill with 11 and Meghan Dohogne with 10. All 10 Notre Dame players scored at least once in the win.

Sikeston, 2-7, will host Chaffee on Monday and Poplar Bluff on Thursday next week.

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SIKESTON (22) -- Tyanne Townsend 2, Keyonna Blissett 4, Shateria Flye 6, Shaela Draper 2, Asia Liggins 6, Taneshia Pulley 2. FG 8, FT 4-6, F 8. (3-pointers -- Flye 2. Fouled out -- none)

NOTRE DAME (90) -- Allyson Bradshaw 20, Brooke Bohnert 17, Nicole Blattel 4, Meghan Dohogne 10, Jane Morrill 11, Katherine Blasiney 6, Kaelin Hale 4, Lacy Boeller 14, Summer Burger 2, Madison Huckstep 2. FG 42, FT 5-8, F 14. (3-pointers -- Boeller 1. Fouled out -- none)