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'Hound women win season opener, 48-40

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Laurie Sisk/Tribune photo Fort Scott Community College's Malori Gales drives the lane as Southwestern Community College's Jamee Miner defends during their game on Friday night at the Gladbach Greyhound Classic at Arnold Arena. Gales led the Greyhounds with 19 points in her first college game, a 48-48 victory for FSCC.
FORT SCOTT -- With just a seven-woman roster for the time being, Fort Scott Community College rookie women's head coach Katie Reihmann is going to need her freshmen to step up and contribute alongside her returning sophomores.

Reihmann got that Friday night in the Greyhounds' season-opening 48-40 victory over Southwestern Community College of Iowa at the Gladbach Classic at Arnold Arena. Sophomore post Burgandie Lewis, one of the top 10 rebounds in the Jayhawk Conference last season, hauled down 12 of her 18 boards in the second half and added 15 points.

"Her rebounding was just outstanding," Reihmann said. "She pulled us together in the end and that's what we needed."

Meanwhile, freshman guard Malori Gales led the team in scoring with 19 points, which included 6 straight to get the Greyhounds back in the game in the first half and a pair of clutch 3-point shots in the second half.

"Malori's never a freshman," Reihmann said in explaining her attitude. "She's always had that leader quality in her and she did an amazing job tonight. She also was one of the ones out there clapping her hands and getting the girls together."

The game was especially low-scoring early as both teams appeared to be getting their sea legs. Southwestern led 9-8 atfter 11 1/2 minutes before going on the first real run of any kind in the game, scoring 6 straight to boost the lead to 7 with 7:20 on the clock.

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Laurie Sisk/Tribune photo Fort Scott Community College's Erika McKenzie gets the ball stripped as she tries to get past Southwestern Community College's Miranda Williams during their game on Friday night at the Gladbach Greyhound Classic at Arnold Arena. McKenzie scored 3 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in the Greyhounds' 48-40 victory.
Gales made two free throws with 7:10 to go, which started a 9-0 run. The freshman from Lyndon scored the next two baskets as well. A short jumper by Lewis capped the run with 3:36 to go.

Southwestern scored the next 7 to go up 22-17. Sophomore point guard Erika McKenzie scored on a pair of drives to bring Fort Scott within one before the Spartans' Jamee miner hit a jumper at the buzzer to put her team up 24-21 at the break.

Southwestern pushed the lead to 9 points, 31-23, four minutes into the second half. But a Rebecca Fisher basket sparked a 10-0 run for the 'Hounds. Gales' triple from the top of the key tied the score. Then a drive by Lewis put Fort Scott ahead.

Morgan Knorr scored a layup for the Spartans to tie the score again. But Gales hit another three to give the 'Hounds their first lead of the half.

It was tied one last time, 37-37, when Southwestern's Brittany Clark scored a layup. But Lewis gave Fort Scott the lead by putting back a teammate's missed shot with 5:18 to go. Moments later, Gales hit from the left wing to make it 42-48 and McKenzie drove for a basket that pushed the lead to 6.

"They kept going, they kept going, they kept going," Reihmann said. "They got a little down at one point and then all of a sudden, something sparked them and off they went. I just let 'em go."

Neither team scored a field goal the rest of the way and the 'Hounds struggled at the free throw line near the end, making only 4 of their last 9. But since they committed just 5 fouls in the second half, Southwestern couldn't even get to the charity stripe. The Spartans scored just 3 points in the final 5:03 on 3 free throws.

The numbers for the game changed dramatically in the second half. Rebounds were nearly even, Southwestern was 5 of 6 at the free-throw line and shot 35 percent from the floor compared to 27 percent for Fort Scott. In the second half, the Spartans made only 3 of 8 free throws and shot 25 percent from the field. The 'Hounds shot 35 percent from the floor and and enjoyed a 25-13 advantage on the boards.

Miner was the only Spartan to reach double figures in scoring with 13 points. The Spartans shot 30 percent from the field for the game on 15 of 50.

Fort Scott was also at 30 percent for the game, making 17 of 57 fielders. D'Shawna Lee had 10 rebounds herself as Fort Scott finished the night with a 48-34 margin on the boards. Cheianne Ivy handed out 4 assists.

In Friday's opening game, Johnson County -- decked out in its new navy-and-gold color scheme -- went out to a 23-5 lead on its way to an 80-35 shellacking of Wentworth Military Academy. The Cavaliers saw 12 players score led by Sam Short with 12 points and Timeka O'Neal with 10 points, 6 assists and 5 steals.

Chantal Thomas led Wentworth, which trailed 44-12 at the half, with 15 points.

Johnson County shot 41 percent from the field on 32 of 78 and outrebounded Wentworth, 49-41. The Red Dragons shot only 30 percent on 13 of 44 and committed 35 turnovers.

The Gladbach Classic concludes today with Johnson County facing Southwestern at 2 p.m. and Fort Scott taking on Wentworth at 4 p.m. in Arnold Arena.


JOHNSON COUNTY: Boden 2-4 0-0 6, Gee 4-4 0-0 9, McDowell 2-13 0-0 6, Hutt 0-2 2-2 2, O'Neal 4-14 0-0 10, S.Douvier 1-2 0-0 2, Knox 2-4 1-2 6, Robinson 3-7 0-0 6, Short 5-6 2-3 12, Brisbane 4-8 1-2 9, Kendall 3-12 1-2 8, J.Douvier 2-2 0-0 4. TOTALS: 32-78 7-11 80.

WENTWORTH MILITARY: McLeggan 1-2 0-1 2, DePano 0-10 0-0 0, Franklin 3-11 3-3 9, Thomas 5-10 5-6 15, Brice 1-4 0-0 2, Cole 3-7 1-3 7, Brown 0-0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 13-44 9-13 35.

Halftime: Johnson County, 44-12.

Three-point field goals: Johnson County 9-36 (Boden 2-4, O'Neal 2-8, McDowell 2-12, Gee 1-1, Knox 1-3, Kendall 1-4, Robinson 0-2), Wentworth Military 0-9 (McLeggan 0-1, Thomas 0-1, Brice 0-1, Cole 0-1, DePano 0-5).

Total fouls: Johnson County 23, Wentworth Military 16. Fouled out: Gee. Technical fouls: None.

Rebounds: Johnson County 49 (Kendal 7), Wentworth Military 41 (Cole 7). Assists: Johnson County 17 (O'Neal 5), Wentworth Military 5 (Thomas 2). Turnovers: Johnson County 22, Wentworth Military 35. Steals: Johnson County 12 (O'Neal 5), Wentworth Military 4 (4 with 1 each). Blocked shots: Johnson County 1 (Short), Wentworth Military 1 (Thomas).


SOUTHWESTERN (Iowa): Raney 0-1 0-0 0, Folkerts 0-2 1-2 1, Zimmerman 1-2 0-0 2, Knorr 2-7 0-0 5. Stumpf 0-5 0-0 0, Clark 2-9 0-0 4, Williams 3-4 1-4 8, Polson 3-10, 1-2 7, Miner 4-10 5-6 13. TOTALS: 15-50 8-14 40.

FORT SCOTT: Fisher 1-2 0-0 2, Ivy 0-5 1-2 1, Gales 6-14 4-4 19, Eldridge 1-2 1-3 3, McKenzie 3-15 0-2 6, Lee 0-5 2-6 2, Lewis 6-14 3-14 15. TOTALS: 17-57 11-21 48.

Halftime: Southwestern, 24-21.

Three-point field goals: Southwestern 2-7 (Williams 1-1, Knorr 1-3, Raney 0-1, Zimmerman 0-1, Clark 0-1), Fort Scott 3-14 (Gales 3-8, Lee 0-1, Ivy 0-2, McKenzie 0-3).

Total fouls: Southwestern 19, Fort Scott 11. Fouled out: None. Technical fouls: None.

Rebounds: Southwestern 34 (Clark 7), Fort Scott 48 (Lewis 18, Lee 10). Assists: Southwestern 8 (Miner 3), Fort Scott 7 (Ivy 4). Turnovers: Southwestern 17, Fort Scott 18. Steals: Southwestern 9 (Knorr 3, Miner 3), Fort Scott 6 (Gales 2, Eldridge 2). Blocked shots: Southwestern 3 (Polson 3), Fort Scott 2 (Eldridge, Lee).



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