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Lady Eagles split two recent games

Friday, February 6, 2009

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Kayla Foresman of Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn grabs a rebound in recent girls basketball action, while teammate Erica Dreckman watches from afar. MMC split two recent games. Photo by Roy Tucker
MARCUS - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn girls split two recent games, falling hard 65-39 at West Sioux on Jan. 23, and then rebounding with an impressive 60-27 victory over Ruthven-Ayrshire here the next night.

Freshman Kayla Foresman led MMC's scoring at West Sioux with 10 points, while Ashley Schneider and Jena Mittelstadt tallied six apiece.

Schneider also led the Eagles on the glass with nine rebounds, whilie Jalyn Doeden snagged seven, and Foresman four. Rachel McDermott led in assists with three.

MMC sank 17-42 field goals for 40 percent, and was 6-11 from the free throw line.

In the big win over Ruthven-Ayrshire, the Eagles jumped to a 17-6 lead in the first quarter and continued to force the action to lead 26-10 at halftime, and 43-16 after three frames.

Foresman and McDermott paced the winners in scoring with 14 points each, while Mittelstadt added 11, Schneider eight, and Erica Dreckman six for a well-balanced offensive performance.

Schneider had eight rebounds to lead that category, and Foresman had five. McDermott again led in assists with three, and Schneider and Dreckman managed four steals apiece.

MMC canned 25-53 field goals for 47 percent, and sank 12-18 free throws. R-A made just 12-34 shots for 35 percent, and was 5-14 from the line.

"Over all, it was a very solid performance," said MMC coach Shane Williams. "I liked the way we came out in the first quarter. We looked sharp. In second quarter, we lost that intensity. The bench played well and we got good balance from the starters."



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