Facing just a one-point deficit at halftime, No. 6 seed South Nodaway faded in the second half of a 47-30 loss to third-seeded Rock Port Tuesday night in the opening round of the Class 1 District 16 Tournament in Graham.
The Blue Jays (20-5) outscored South Nodaway 25-9 in the second half and 14-3 in the third quarter, extending their lead to 12.
Rock Port's Taya Lewis netted a game-high 29 points and hit three of the team's four three-pointers.
Leslie Kirkland added eight points.
South Nodaway was led by Salena Hines with 11 points. Andrea Henggeler tossed in eight.
The Longhorns were just 6-13 at the foul line, while Rock Port connected on 15-23 free throws.
Rock Port held a 13-6 lead at the end of one quarter. The Longhorns won the second quarter 15-9 to trim the deficit to 22-21.
South Nodaway finished the year at 9-14.
#5 South Holt 53 #4 North Nodaway 39
A slight favorite to get back to the district semifinals, No. 4 seed North Nodaway went out in the first round of the Class 1 District 16 Tournament with a 53-39 loss to No. 5 South Holt Tuesday in Graham.
The Lady Mustangs (13-13) faced a five-point deficit at the end of the first quarter that grew slightly over each of the last three. North Nodaway got its offense on track in the third quarter, scoring 17 points, but gave up 20.
The Knights (9-14) put the game away in the fourth quarter, outscoring North Nodaway 9-4.
South Holt's Emily Cox led all scorers with 23 points. McKenzi Prussman kicked in 10 points. Both players hit a three.
North Nodaway's Cambry Schluter pumped in 15 points and knocked down three, three-pointers. Christy Morgan, Sam Frueh, Leslie Birkenholz and Brittany Bix each had four points.
By Staff Report
The Maryville Daily Forum - Maryville, MO
By Staff Report
Updated Feb. 20, 2013 @ 2:04 pm
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