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Strong Starts List SW, Exeter Lady Tigers To Cage Wins

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

First half dominance carried both the Southwest Trojans and the Exeter Lady Tigers to basketball victories last night.

Southwest-Pierce City

Southwest took a 39-16 lead by intermission on the way to defeating host Pierce City 60-47 in a non-conference game.

The Trojans improved to 9-2 on the year while Pierce City dropped to 3-8.

Southwest jumped out to a 6-2 lead before Wayne Joe Sooter converted a three-point play with 5:10 to go in the first quarter to cut the Trojan lead to 6-5. That would be as close as the Eagles would get the rest of the night.

Southwest's Austin Rettman followed Sooter's effort with a trey. A nifty lob by Josh Hartin to Levi Roberts resulted in a basket and a trey by Roberts put Southwest ahead 14-5 at the 3:15 mark. Derek Turner's basket for Pierce City stopped the Trojan streak, but the Southwest was off and running. The quarter ended with the Trojans on top 18-11.

Southwest, more specifically Roberts, took over at the start of the second period. Roberts scored the first 7 points of the quarter with his last 2 points coming off a lob by Tyler Ferguson. Southwest was ahead 25-11 before a free throw by Turner broke that scoring streak with 5:44 left until halftime.

The Trojans kept the pressure going, outscoring Pierce City 14-5 in the final five minutes of the half for a big 39-16 lead.

Pierce City actually outscored the Trojans in the second half, 31-21, but it was far from enough to overcome Southwest's first half explosion. Sooter's trey at the 4:26 mark of the third stanza capped an 8-2 Pierce City run to open the second half, resulting in a timeout by Southwest Coach Jason Horn.

The Trojans, behind the play of Hartin, Roberts and Skylar Knoll, managed to outscore Pierce City 8-4 the rest of the half for a 49-28 lead entering the final stanza.

Led by the scoring of Baldwin and Turner, the Eagles outscored Southwest 19-11 in the last quarter to get to within 13 points by game's end.

Baldwin led Pierce City in scoring with 21 points. Also scoring for the Eagles were Turner with 9 points, Sooter with 7 points, Cedric O'Hara with 5 points, Chance Chapman and Zach Crouch with 2 points each and Garen Cantrell with 1 point.

Roberts powered Southwest with 26 points. Other Trojan scoers were Hartin with 14 points, Knoll with 12 points, Rettman and Mathew Whittington with 3 points each and Josh Cutberth with 2 points.

Exeter-Wheaton

The Lady Tigers raced to a 40-14 lead by halftime enroute to beating Wheaton 78-23 in an Ozark 7 Conference contest.

Exeter took an 18-8 first quarter lead against Wheaton and then put the game completely out of reach by outscoring the Lady Bulldogs 29-5 in the third quarter.

Destani Stensrud fired in 32 points for Exeter. She was helped by Shelby Bowman with 19 points, Nicholle O'Neill and Lyndsay Kidwell with 5 points each, Abbey Scott and Ashton Scott with 4 points each, Chelbie Kern with 3 points and Haley Fields, Breanna Varner and Sarah Staples with 2 points each.

Jessica Haynes led Wheaton in scoring with 9 points. Also scoring for the Lady Bulldogs were Megan Brattin with 6 points, Kaitlin England with 4 points and Kasey Littlefield and Hailey Adams with 2 points each.



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