Basketball: Local girls teams end season in first round of regional play

Staff Report

A rough season came to a close for a pair of local high school girls’ basketball teams last week.
The Paton-Churdan Rockets finished the year at 2-20 overall after falling to Baxter, 57-19 Thursday, Feb. 16 in the opening round of Class 1A, Region 2 action.
Greene County (1-21) stumbled against third-ranked West Marshall Saturday, Feb. 11, losing 69-24 in the first round of Class 3A, Region 4 action in State Center.


The Baxter Bolts (19-4) took control early against Paton-Churdan, jumping out to a 31-8 lead at the break. The winning squad nailed 40 percent of their shots, led by Mandee Selover who poured in 18 points to go with 14 rebounds. P-C’s Becca Anderson was the Rockets’ leading scorer, chipping in nine points to go with eight rebounds. Emma Stream tallied seven points and six rebounds as the Rockets made just 19 percent of their shots, going eight-of-42 from the floor.

Anderson, a freshman, finished out the winter as P-C’s top scorer and rebounder, averaging 16.6 points per game to go with 9.3 rebounds per contest in addition to 2.4 assists per game and 2 steals.
Stream averaged 12 points per game to go with six rebounds per outing.


Greene County (1-21) mustered decent offense in the opening half against West Marshall, scoring 16 points, but still found themselves down 15 at the break (31-16). The Trojans pulled away in the final 16 minutes, holding the Rams to just eight points while scoring 38 of their own, including a 25-point outburst in the third quarter.

West Marshall (21-1), winners of 13 straight, shot 43 percent from the field, anchored by Katy Reyerson who tallied a double-double with 22 points (9-of-13 from the field) in addition to 11 rebounds, five steals and two blocks.
The Rams were limited to 24 percent shooting, including two-of-15 from three. Emma Hoyle led Greene County with seven points and six rebounds. The junior was the Ram’s top scorer this season, averaging 5.7 points per game to go with 5.3 rebounds per contest. Kamryn Sanders led the team in rebounding with seven boards per contest, including 1.8 offensive rebounds per game.


The P-C boys’ basketball season came to a close as well last week, falling 55-28 to Glidden-Ralston in the first round of 1A, District 7 action Friday, Feb. 10 in Glidden. The Wildcats shot 40 percent from the field, building a small, six-point advantage at the break 19-13. P-C was held scoreless in the second quarter after jumping out to a three-point lead after one, 13-10.

The Rockets were held to just 15 points in the second half as G-R outscored P-C by 21, highlighted by a 31-point outburst in the third quarter.
P-C finished the year winless, going 0-12, hampered by forfeits, injuries and a lack of numbers.

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