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Fort Scott girls take first victory of season, 54-31

Saturday, December 15, 2012

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Fort Scott freshman Ashley Cook shoots a jumper during the first half of play Friday night against Coffeyville. Cook made three 3-point shots and finished the night as scoring co-leader with Sidney Maycumber, each of whom scored 11 points in a 54-31 victory.
(Kenny Felx/Exclusive to the Tribune)
FORT SCOTT -- Ashley Cook's back-to-back 3-point goals capped an 11-2 opening run Friday night at the Fort Scott High School gymnasium and Fort Scott High's girls went on to roll to their first victory of the season, 54-31 over Coffeyville in Southeast Kansas League play.

The Tigers already led 5-0 on a jumper by Hannah Tourtillott and a converted 3-point play by Brianne Lawrence. Alexus Johnson scored to put the Golden Tornado on the board.

Then Cook, a freshman, came into the game. She took a pass from Katren Rienbolt and drilled the first triple from the right side. Moments later, she used Maddi Allen's assist from a Nado turnover to swish the second trey from the left wing to make it 11-2.

Coffeyville's defense was powerless to stop Fort Scott's transition game. The Tornado (0-2 SEK, 2-3 overall) turned the ball over 15 times in the first half, showing that they weren't able to handle the Tigers' press much better.

Allen fed Cook again for another 3-pointer at the buzzer to boost the Tigers' lead to 21-6 at the end of the first quarter. She wouldn't score again but Fort Scott kicked off the second period with a Lawrence layup and jumpers from Rienbolt and Tourtillott to boost the lead to 21 points.

The Tigers (1-1, 1-4) held the Nado to 5-of-17 field-goal shooting in the first half as they went into the locker room ahead 32-13. The second half was played more evenly although Fort Scott still outscored Coffeyville 22-18.

Sidney Maycumber had a double-double, scoring 11 points to tie with Cook for the team high while also bringing down 11 rebounds. The Tigers shot 39 percent from the field, making 20 of 52 field-goal attempts. Coffeyville finished at 30 percent on 13 of 43.

Fort Scott controlled the boards, 41-31. Lawrence brought down 9 rebounds and Rienbolt grabbed another 7. Rienbolt and Allen each handed out 3 of the Tigers' 12 assists. Allen also finished with 3 steals.

Although seven Coffeyville players scored, the leader was Devin Cosper with just 6 points.

Ashley Shoemaker led the Fort Scott junior varsity with 10 points as the Tigers defeated Coffeyville, 46-39.

Fort Scott concludes pre-holiday play with an SEK game at Parsons Tuesday night.


COFFEYVILLE: Cosper 3-8 0-0 6, Palmer 0-0 0-0 0, A.Johnson 2-10 0-1 4, B.Johnson 1-2 0-2 2, Cox 2-3 0-0 4, Graham 0-1 0-0 0, Herkelman 2-6 1-4 5, Braschler 1-2 3-4 5, C.Zogg 0-2 0-0 0, Newton 2-9 1-3 5. TOTALS: 13-43 5-14 31.

FORT SCOTT: Tourtillott 3-4 0-0 6, Shoemaker 0-1 0-0 0, Allen 1-5 0-0 2, Sh.Maycumber 2-2 0-0 4, Rienbolt 3-14 0-3 6, Cook 4-12 0-1 11, Si.Maycumber 2-6 7-10 11, Barbour 0-0 0-0 0, Lawrence 3-4 3-5 9, Lattimer 2-3 1-2 5. TOTALS: 20-51 11-21 54.

Coffeyville....... 6 7 9 9 -- 31

Fort Scott....... 21 11 10 12 -- 54

Three-point field goals: Coffeyville 0-3 (Graham 0-1, Cosper 0-2), Fort Scott 3-11 (Cook 3-6, Tourtillott 0-1, Allen 0-1, Rienbolt 0-3).

Total fouls: Coffeyville 20, Fort Scott 14. Fouled out: A.Johnson. Technical fouls: None.

Rebounds: Coffeyville 31 (Herkelman 8, Newton 8), Fort Scott 41 (Si.Maycumber 11). Assists: Coffeyville 1 (Newton), Fort Scott 12 (Allen 3, Rienbolt 3). Turnovers: Coffeyville 19, Fort Scott 16. Steals: Coffeyville 8 (Cosper 3), Fort Scott 10 (Allen 3). Blocked shots: Coffeyville 3 (Herkelman 3), Fort Scott 2 (Lawrence 2).



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