Cardinals split with Northwood and Rolla

                                                                                Photo by Shari Harris
Shawn Black shoots over the Northwood Panthers Thursday evening.
By Shari Harris

In seventh and eighth grade basketball, the Phelps County R-III Lady Cardinals finished up their week Friday with a loss to Dent Phelps R-III, 9-49. Sydney Maisch scored four, Tessa Lucas had three points, and Lyndsey Lucas added two for the Lady Cardinals.
Photo by Shari Harris
Lindsey Lucas breaks free for a layup 
in the Northwood game.

Thursday evening the Northwood Panthers came to Phelps County R-III to take on the boys’ and girls’ teams. The evening resulted in a split, with the Lady Panthers triumphing over the Lady Cardinals, and with the Cardinals defeating the Panthers in both the A and B games.
The girls’ game was a close contest. Lindsey Lucas tied up the score at 19 for the Lady Cardinals with 1:05 to go in the game. But the Lady Panthers scored again with 36 seconds on the clock. Time ran out before the Lady Cardinals could catch up. Lucas led scoring with 12 points. Madison Hamby had seven points. The Lady Cardinals’ record fell to 2-8.
The Cardinals doubled Northwood’s score, winning 58-29. Shawn Black and Wyatt Wilson led scoring with 21 and 16 points respectively. JD Fox hit for nine points. Nick Boettcher connected for six points and Riley Edgar and Ryan Hunter added three each. This upped the Cardinal’s record to 7-1.
In the B game, the Cardinals won 9-6. JD Fox led with five points, and Kaleb Hart and Gavin Robbins added two each. The B team’s record is 3-2.
Tuesday evening, Nov. 19, the Lady Cardinals traveled to Rolla while the Bulldogs headed south to play at PCR3. The Lady Cardinals stayed close in the contest, but were not able to overcome the Lady Bulldogs, losing 29 – 36. Sydney Maisch and Hamby led scoring with nine points each. Tessa Lucas scored six points and Lindsey Lucas hit for five points.
The Cardinals had much better luck against the Bulldogs, with a decisive 53 – 20 win. Five Cardinals scored, with Black and Wilson in double figures. Black connected for 20 points, Wilson hit for 14 points, Edgar scored eight, Hunter six, and Boettcher five points in the win.



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