Ram girls trounced in conference tilt
By MARTY BALL
Greene County hosted HOIC opponent Saydel Tuesday night and was defeated 40-21 by the Eagles. The loss puts the Rams at 2-5 against conference opponents and 2-8 overall this season.
Greene County trailed 12-6 at the end of the first quarter, 21-15 at halftime and 34-19 at the end of the third quarter before taking the loss to Saydel. Laurin Lyons led the Rams with six points, six rebounds, an assist and five steals, while teammate Nicole Rohner followed with five points and four rebounds. Taylor Wessling and Hannah Promes scored three points each, Cassidy Adamson and Onica Delp chipped in two points each, Kenna Marquardt finished with five rebounds and Sunny Mobley recorded two rebounds and a steal. As a team, Greene County shot 6 for 40 from the field and 11 for 21 from the free throw line.
“I thought we played hard on both ends of the court and we took good shots offensively, but the ball just wouldn’t drop for us tonight,” head coach Dean Lyons said. “I also thought our defense was what really kept us in the game until they pulled away in the fourth quarter.”
The Rams will host Roland-Story on Friday.
Paton-Churdan traveled to Westside Tuesday night and defeated RVC opponent Ar-We-Va by a final score of 65-56. The win puts the Rockets at 6-4 against conference opponents and also 6-4 overall.
Paton-Churdan led 18-16 at the end of the first quarter, 35-29 at halftime and 47-39 at the end of the third quarter before earning the win over Ar-We-Va. Carleigh Paup led the Rockets with 28 points, six rebounds, four assists and six steals, while teammate Sydney Koch followed with 12 points, six rebounds, three assists and two steals. Kasey Lane scored 11 points and tallied 11 rebounds for a double-double, Jenna Beyers chipped in seven points, Grace Geisler had three points and Megan Carey finished with two points. No team field goal stats were given, but Paton-Churdan shot 21 for 29 from the free throw line.
“The girls played our most complete game of the year tonight,” head coach Chris Petersen said. “We did a great job of keeping the intensity up on both sides of the court for four whole quarters. We also limited our turnovers and played very fundamentally sound basketball. Overall, it was a great team effort and it gets the second half of the season started on a great foot.”
The Rockets will play at Exira-EHK on Friday.
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