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Lady Eagles roll past Jasper 86-38

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Every high school coach wants to have a 1,000 point career scorer on their roster. Having two is a rare luxury. Grant Young is blessed with three of them at Purdy, and they will all be back next season.

Addy Roller joined Shelby White and Audrey Patton in the four-digit club on Wednesday night, leading the Purdy Lady Eagles past Jasper, 86-38, in their Class 2 District 10 girls semifinal at Sarcoxie. Roller was the game's leading scorer with 28.
Jasper never stood a chance against the Purdy onslaught. Roller scored 12 points in the first period as the Lady Eagles opened a 31-11 lead. Jasper never led, and the only tie was during the national anthem. Shelby White's trey opened the first double-digit lead at 16-6 with 4:27 on the clock.
The caution flag was already out for Jasper, but Roller's race to the record books was just beginning.
As the game careened out of control scorewise, Young was already substituting freely even before halftime. The teams reached intermission with Purdy firmly in command, 52-24.
The Purdy starters returned to start the third quarter, and Roller resumed her chase. With 2:02 remaining in the period, she nailed a shot to give her 28 for the night and 1,000 for her career. The Purdy starters returned to the bench, and the JV Eagles maintained the 41-point lead to the final break.
The clock-shortened fourth quarter went to Purdy by an 8-1 margin, and the Lady Eagles ended Jasper's season with the 86-38 bruising.
Purdy will meet Miller and Hannah Wilkerson in the much-anticipated girls championship game on Friday at 7 p.m. in the Sarcoxie gym.

Purdy scorers: Addy Roller 28; Shelby White 19; Brooke Swadley 14; Chelsea Mareth 8; Audrey Patton 8; Mattie White 6; and Shelby Scott 3.

Jasper scorers: Rachel Bausinger 7; Lindsey Porter 7; Holly Poindexter 6; Ivy Sisseck 6; Elyse Davis 6; Megan Stump 4; and Kelly Thomas 2.

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