The Pierce City Lady Eagles defeated Southwest 59-46 Monday night. It was the Lady Eagles' first game since the passing of their Assistant Coach Doug Weatherly.
"The girls played well against Southwest," said Pierce City Head Coach Chelsea Perry. "Coach Weatherly would have been proud of the way the girls played."
The Lady Eagles led 13-5 at the end of the first quarter and 26-16 at the break. Pierce City outscored the Lady Trojans 13-12 in the third quarter.
"We did a good job of rebounding tonight," said Perry. "It was a total team effort, and the kids came out ready to play."
Southwest's Kirstie Ickes led her team in scoring with 13 points. Michaela Mitchell contributed 10 points. Cady Swindle notched 9 points. Taylor Mettlach splashed in 8 points. Montana Hendrix finished with 4 points. Courtney Morgan recorded 2 points.
The Lady Eagles were led in scoring by Krishna Merriman with 27 points. Kaelyn Osborn chipped in 17 points. Megan Golubski added 7 points. Mattie Parrigon and Christine Younker finished with 4 points each.
The Lady Eagles will be in action Monday at the Neosho Holiday Tournament against McDonald County at 6:30 p.m.
Pierce City boys
The Pierce City Eagles basketball team fell 49-39 to East Newton Monday night.
"We couldn't hit shots tonight," said Pierce City Head Coach Matt Street. "Turnovers plagued us once again. We have to value the ball each and every possession."
The Eagles were four of 15 from the charity stripe and turned the ball over 10 times in the first half.
The Patriots led 17-8 at the end of the first quarter and 28-15 at halftime. Pierce City used a third quarter surge to close the gap. Robert Baldwin's 3-pointer with 1:55 left in the third quarter cut the East Newton lead to 29-32.
The Patriots pushed the lead back to six, hitting a 3-pointer as time expired at the end of the quarter.
"We are ready for a break," said Street. "We need to refresh and refocus our minds on playing fundamentally sound basketball."
Baldwin finished the contest with 22 points. Derek Turner chipped in 8 points. Chance Chapman pitched in 7 points. Jordan Saffer finished with 2 points.
The Eagles will be in action Monday in the Southwest Holiday Tournament against Cassville at 7:30 p.m.
|Editor's note: If the Lady Eagles win on Monday, their next game is Tuesday, Dec. 28 at 1:30 p.m. If they lose, the Lady Eagle play at noon in Neosho.||The Eagles play on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 9 p.m. if they lose on Monday.With a win, Pierce City plays on Wednesday at Southwest High School in Washburn.|