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'Hound women 3-0 for 1st time since 2009-10

Thursday, November 8, 2012

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Fort Scott's Cheianne Ivy (14) draws a foul late in the first half of Wednesday night's game at Arnold Arena as Hannah Thomas (22) and Nichole Boden (20) of the Ottawa University JV defend. Ivy scored 7 points and dished 5 assists in the Greyhounds' 62-58 victory.
(Kenny Felt/Exclusive to the Tribune)
Fort Scott Community College's women didn't finally pull away until late in the second half Wednesday night but the Greyhounds put away the Ottawa University junior varsity, 62-58, at Arnold Arena and are off to their first 3-0 start since the start of the 2009-10 season.

The Greyhounds, who have won 19 of their last 20 contests against JV teams, trailed four times in the first half. They broke a 22-22 tie with 4:43 left in the half when Malori Gales converted a 3-point play. Fort Scott never trailed again and was able to stretch the lead to 33-26 at the half.

The Braves (0-3) held Gales in check most of the game as she made only 3 of 12 field-goal attempts. But Rebecca Fisher stepped up and a pair of 3-pointers from her made it 45-36 with 10:54 left in the game.

D'Shawna Lee gave Fort Scott it's biggest lead of the night on a drive with 10:27 to go, making it 47-36. But the 'Hounds, who have just seven players, began to suffer from foul trouble in the post and Ottawa began to take advantage.

With Lee, Burgandie Lewis and Rachael Eldridge all carrying four fouls, the Braves chipped away and got within 52-50 on Hannah Thomas' drive with 4:53 to go.

Lee made if a 4-point game again with a turnaround jumper. Jessica Christman, who was 7 for 9 at the free-throw line in the second half, cut it to 2 again with a pair of free throws.

Fisher hit a 3-point shot with 3:02 to go to make it 57-52 and Fort Scott held Ottawa without a field goal for nearly three minutes. By the time Thomas hit a 3-point shot to cut the Braves' deficit to 61-58, there were only five seconds remaining in the game.

Fisher made 4 of 6 shots from the field, all 3-pointers, and Gales made 6 of 7 free throws as each scored 12 points to lead the 'Hounds. Erika McKenzie added 11 points and Lewis finished with 10 points and a team-leading 9 rebounds.

Christman was 10 of 11 overall at the free-throw line as she led Ottawa with 18 points. Thomas added 17 points.

Fort Scott made 40 percent of its field-goal attempts, hitting on 19 of 47 tries. The 'Hounds were 4 of 15 from 3-point range and 20 of 36 at the free-throw line.

Ottawa shot 30 percent from the floor on 18 of 60 and made just 3 of 20 shots from three.

Fort Scott outrebounded Ottawa, 44-34. Eldridge had 7 rebounds and Fisher 6.

The 'Hounds are idle until Tuesday when they will travel to Hesston for a game that counts toward seeding in the post-season Region VI Division II Tournament.


OTTAWA JV: Grammer 4-8 0-0 8, Wiesner 2-6 0-0 5, Tucker 0-6 0-0 0, Walker 1-5 0-0 2, Boden 2-13 3-4 7, Thomas 5-14 5-9 17, Christman 4-8 10-11 18, Campbell 0-0 1-2 1. TOTALS: 18-60 19-26 58.

FORT SCOTT: Fisher 4-6 0-3 12, Ivy 1-4 5-8 7, Gales 3-12 6-7 12, Eldridge 1-1 0-0 2, McKenzie 4-11 3-7 11, Lee 2-7 4-4 8, Lewis 4-6 2-7 10. TOTALS: 19-47 20-36 62.

Halftime: Fort Scott, 33-26.

Three-point field goals: Ottawa JV 3-20 (Thomas 2-5, Wiesner 1-4, Walker 0-1, Grammer 0-3, Tucker 0-3, Boden 0-4), Fort Scott 4-15 (Fisher 4-6, McKenzie 0-2, Gales 0-7).

Total fouls: Ottawa JV 21, Fort Scott 22. Fouled out: Eldridge, Lee. Technical fouls: none.

Rebounds: Ottawa JV 34 (Christman 10), Fort Scott 44 (Lewis 9). Assists: Ottawa JV 6 (Christman 3), Fort Scott 11 (Ivy 5). Turnovers: Ottawa JV 20, Fort Scott 26. Steals: Ottawa JV 9 (Grammer 3), Fort Scott 6 (Lewis 3). Blocked shots: Ottawa JV 1 (Walker), Fort Scott 1 (Gales).



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