By Rob Hamilton
December 17, 2013
Ridgedale pulled away from Cardington in a defensive-minded game last Tuesday to win 34-28 on the home court of the Pirates.
Both teams scored eight in the first quarter, but the Rockets pulled ahead by an 18-16 margin at the half.
Cardington trimmed a point off their deficit to get within a 23-22 margin after three periods of play, but the Rockets took the fourth by an 11-6 margin to grab the Blue Division win.
Allysen Smith’s nine points paced the locals.
On Friday, the Pirates were unable to rebound from surrendering a 30-point first quarter in losing 62-32 to Centerburg.
The Trojans jumped out to a 30-4 lead after the opening eight minutes and never looked back. While Cardington outscored Centerburg 9-8 in the second period and 16-12 in the third, they had only closed within a 50-29 margin. The Trojans then closed out their win by putting up a 12-3 advantage over the course of the final period.
Smith finished with 17 points to lead the Lady Pirates.
Fredericktown’s defense controlled the game on Tuesday when the Scots fell on the road by a 62-18 margin.
The Freddies took a 21-4 lead after the first quarter and boosted their advantage with a 10-4 second quarter, an 18-5 third and a 13-5 fourth period.
On Saturday, the Scots dropped a 57-26 game to Ridgedale. Kayla Davies scored nine points to lead Highland in the game.
Mount Gilead Indians
Mount Gilead struggled offensively in a pair of games last week before their Friday contest with Northmor.
Last Monday saw the Indians drop a 74-17 decision to Danville. No further information was available.
On Tuesday, the Indians fell 77-5 to Centerburg. Mount Gilead fell behind 25-2 after the opening period and 32-5 by the intermission. They would then be shut out in the second half of the loss.
Bailey Gompf scored three points to lead the team.