The Pierce City Lady Eagles overwhelmed Lockwood 65-27 on Monday night behind Kaelyn Osborn's 22 points.
Pierce City led 44-12 at the half. In the final two quarters of play, a host of Lady Eagles got time on the court, scoring 21 more points to Lockwood's 15 for the final score.
"The varsity team did a good job of being aggressive early in the game on defense," said Coach Marty Rinehart. "We took care of the ball pretty well and shot it better than we have been."
The Lady Eagles had 10 different players put up points in the game. Osborn's 22-point performance, including three treys, paced Pierce City who also got strong play from Megan Golubski with 11 points.
Others scoring for Pierce City were: Brianna Zebert, 7; Taylor Mettlach, 6; Emily Ashley, 5; Beth Parrigon, 4; Abby Ashley and Krishna Merriman, 3; and Rachel Miller and Emily Holland, 2 each.
Mettlach, Osborn and Abby Ashley all grabbed five rebounds each for Pierce City. Golubski was the assists leader with three and the steals leader with five.
The Lady Eagles are now 8-8 for the season and 2-0 in the Spring River Valley Conference.
"This is a good start for our conference season, hopefully we can keep it going Thursday against College Heights," said Coach Rinehart.
In jayvee action, Pierce City handed Lockwood a 44-19 loss. Scoring for the young Lady Eagles were: Zebert, 11; Holland, 9; Mattie Parrigon, 6; Merriman, 5; Faith Strong and Becca Hatfield, 4 each; and Jenn Velten, Emily Ashley and Taylor Mettlach, 2 each.
Purdy girls dominate
The Lady Eagles of Purdy had a dominating performance last night, beating Thomas Jefferson 79-20.
Purdy held TJ scoreless in the first quarter while the Lady Eagles put in 34 points. The 34-0 deficit put the game away and the Lady Cavaliers never stood a chance.
Scoring for the Lady Eagles were: Shelby White, 22; Audrey Patton, 14; Rachael Neill, 10; Brooke Swadley, 9; Addy Roller, 8; Brittany Mareth, 7; Mattie White, 4; Shelby Scott, 3; and Chelsea Mareth, 2.