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Pittsburg girls pull away from Fort Scott

Saturday, December 10, 2011

PITTSBURG, Kan. -- Pittsburg's girls pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 35-23 victory over Fort Scott High Friday night as the Purple Dragons picked up their first victory of the season while keeping the Tigers winless.

Fort Scott (0-4) trailed by only one point, 20-19, after three periods. But Pittsburg (1-2) made 4 of 9 field-goal attempts and 7 of 8 free throws in the final stanza while holding the Tigers to 1-of-7 field-goal shooting.

Fort Scott was within 28-23 with 2:15 remaining in the game. But Lizzy Willis began and capped a game-ending 7-0 run with baskets.

Skyler Muff led the Dragons with 13 points. Brianne Lawrence scored 11 points as one of just three Tigers who managed to score. Katren Rienbolt and Shelby Maycumber each scored 6 points.

Fort Scott led 7-5 after one on a pair of Maycumber free throws with 2:13 left in the opening quarter. Mercedes Vogel put Pittsburg up 16-14 with a 3-point goal late in the first half. Lawrence made a pair of free throws with 1:39 to go, tying the score as the teams went into the half.

Pittsburg led 20-19 after three. Muff scored the first 4 points of the fourth quarter to boost the Dragons' lead.

The Tigers will play their first home contest Tuesday against Anderson County.


FORT SCOTT: Tourtillott 0 0-1 0, Allen 0 0-1 0, Rienbolt 1 4-6 6, Shelton 0 0-0 0, Sd.Maycumber 1 4-6 6, Karleskint 0 0-0 0, Lattimer 0 0-1 0, Lawrence 4 3-4 11. TOTALS: 6-29 11-19 23.

PITTSBURG: Muff 4 5-7 13, Spresser 0 5-6 5, L.Willis 3 0-0 6, Forrest 1 1-4 3, Vogel 2 0-0 6, Elliott 1 0-0 2, A.Willis 0 0-0 0, Short 0 0-0 0, Maxwell 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 11-30 11-17 35.

Fort Scott........... 7 9 3 4 -- 23

Pittsburg............ 5 11 4 15 -- 35

Three-point field goals: Fort Scott 0-5, Pittsburg 2-6 (Vogel 2).

Total fouls: Fort Scott 16, Pittsburg 17. Fouled out: None. Technical fouls: None.

Rebounds: Fort Scott 27, Pittsburg 25. Turnovers: Fort Scott 25, Pittsburg 23.



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