Posted: Friday, 07 December 2012 12:27AM

Crane beats Parkview in Stephanie Phillips Classic



Springfield, Mo. (OzarksSportsZone.com)  -- Crane was the lone local winner on the first day of the 2012 Stephanie Phillips Classic at Kickapoo High School. The Lady Pirates defeated Parkview in the final game of Thursday night.

Here’s a recap of the action.

Jefferson City 68, Rogersville 60 (OT)
The Lady Wildcats let one slip away against Jefferson City.

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Rogersville led for most of the game, until a run in the final minutes by the Lady Jays sent the game into overtime. In the 4-minute extra session, Jefferson City would score the final 10 points of the game.
Rogersville’s Sam Stiles hit 1 of 2 free throw attempts in the final seconds and regulation ended in a 58-all tie.  But after Danae Cole’s basket on Rogersville’s first possession in OT, the Lady Wildcats did not score again.

With Rogersville trailing 50-49 halfway through the fourth quarter, the two teams went on a back-and-forth 3-point sequence.

A Stiles 3-pointer put Rogersville ahead 52-50. Devon Stegeman gave the lead back to Jefferson City with a trey of her own.

Rogersville’s Natalie Spaulding then hit a 3 to make it 55-53. Stegeman hit another 3, this time while being fouled, for a 4-point play that put Jefferson City ahead 57-55.

Rogersville led 39-31 after three quarters, but burned itself at the free throw line. The Lady Wildcats missed nine of their final 12 free throw attempts in the game.

Kezia Martin had 16 points and 12 rebounds for the Lady Jays, and freshman Megan Foster scored a game-high 17.

Rogersville scoring – Sam Stiles 13, Danae Cole 10, Kat Arteaga 8, Haley Rust 7, Crystal Crawford 5, Natalie Spaulding 4, Audra Metz 3, Nicole Barner 3, Haley Weeks 3, Olivia Johnston 2
Jefferson City scoring – Megan Foster 17, Kezia Martin 16, Hannah Nikodym 14, Devon Stegeman 11, Kayley Ruff 5, Nicole Martin 3, Taylor LePage 2


Rogers (Ark.) 55, Kickapoo 38
The Lady Chiefs couldn’t overcome bad starts in the first and second quarters.

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In each quarter, Kickapoo went without a field goal for the first two minutes. Rogers led by double digits at halftime and for most of the second half.

The Lady Chiefs had no answer for Rogers senior Taylor Strickland, who poured in a game-high 25 points.

Kickapoo scoring – Natalie Closser 10, Bre Taylor 8, Laura Vierkant 8, Jordyn Danzer 5, Jacqueline Griffith 3, Hannah Schumacher 2, Annie Lewis 1, Sharon Lopez 1

Crane 63, Parkview 55
Crane swung the game in its favor by putting up 25 points in the second quarter, nearly half of those coming on an 11-0 run that gave the Lady Pirates the lead for good.

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Trailing 20-19, Crane scored 11 straight to take a 10-point lead. Parkview got as close as six in the second half, but Crane always had an answer – mostly in the form of senior Maggie McMenamy, who finished with 32 points.

Her breakaway layup just before the third-quarter buzzer gave Crane a 49-41 lead entering the final period.

Parkview, which finished with 24 turnovers, was playing its first game of the season and had difficulties against Crane’s full-court press. Aubrey Buckley led Parkview with 16 points.

Crane improved to 3-1.

Parkview scoring – Aubery Buckley 16, Tyra Moore 13, Bri Stiles 8, Brooke Hawkins 6, Tenaea Brown 7, Kianna McDaniel 5
Crane scoring – Maggie McMenamy 32, Emma Lander 10, Riley Israel 7, Kylee Moore 5, Lexie Vaught 4, Allie Hagler 3, Kylie Vaught 2


STEPHANIE PHILLIPS CLASSIC SCHEDULE

Friday (Dec. 7)
4:30 p.m. - Rogersville vs. Rogers (Ark.)
6 p.m. - Crane vs. Kickapoo
7:30 p.m. - Parkview vs. Jefferson City

Saturday (Dec. 8)
12:30 - Jefferson City vs. Kickapoo
2 p.m. Rogers (Ark.) vs. Parkview
3:30 p.m. - Crane vs. Rogersville

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