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Indy runs thwart women's rally

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Fort Scott Community College's women were back within 7 points with 3:28 left in Wednesday night's Jayhawk Conference-Eastern Division contest with Independence, having rallied after the Pirates began the second half of play with a 13-0 run.

But Independence killed all hopes of a comeback by outscoring Fort Scott 9-1 the rest of the way to take a 56-41 victory.

The Greyhounds (0-9 East, 4-16 overall) had a week off following their upset win over Brown Mackie last Wednesday but fell for the 13th consecutive time in division play going back to last season.

Indy's half-opening run put it ahead 40-20 with 14:28 to go in the game. Burgandie Lewis and D'Shawna Lee scored back-to-back for the 'Hounds as they began to climb back.

Indy wouldn't score on consecutive possessions again for 12 minutes. Meanwhile, the Greyhounds scored 8 straight points to get within 47-40 with 3 1/2 minutes to go.

U'knique (pronounced "Unique") Gaines scored with exactly three minutes left for the Pirates (6-3, 10-10). Lee made one of two free throws with 2:43 remaining. It turned out to be the Greyhounds' last score of the night. Indy scored the last 7 points.

Lee scored 15 points for the Greyhounds and also had 5 steals. Malori Gales added 11 points for Fort Scott while Lewis led in rebounding with 9. The 'Hounds shot 29 percent from the field, making 12 of 41 field-goal attempts.

Sabrina Berry led Independence with 21 points, scoring the first 11 of the second-half run and finishing 10 of 15 from the field. No other Pirate had more than 7 points.

Independence made 40 percent of its field-goal tries on 25 of 63.

Fort Scott concludes its five-game homestand with a conference game against Coffeyville at 2 p.m. Saturday at Arnold Arena.


INDEPENDENCE: Rice 0-2 0-0 0, Maxwell 3-5 0-0 6, T.Ford 0-1 0-0 0, Gaines 2-9 3-6 7, McGrath 1-4 0-0 3, Peterson 2-3 0-0 4, Thomas 1-5 0-0 2, Ledoux 0-3 0-0 0, Berry 10-15 1-1 21, H.Ford 1-4 0-0 2, Wallen-Morillo 2-4 0-0 4, Riabencheko 3-7 1-2 7. TOTALS: 25-63 5-9 56.

FORT SCOTT: Horn 0-0 0-0 0, Fisher 0-2 0-0 0, Gales 3-12 4-4 11, McKenzie 2-8 2-4 6, Lee 5-15 5-9 15, Lewis 2-4 5-7 9. TOTALS: 12-41 16-24 41.

Halftime: Independence, 27-20.

Three-point field goals: Independence 1-6 (McGrath 1-3, Thomas 0-1, Ledoux 0-1, Wallen-Morillo 0-1), Fort Scott 1-9 (Gales 1-6, Fisher 0-1, McKenzie 0-1, Lee 0-1).

Total fouls: Independence 18, Fort Scott 10. Fouled out: none. Technical fouls: none.

Rebounds: Independence 41 (Maxwell 7, Berry 7), Fort Scott 32 (Lewis 9). Assists: Independence 12 (Maxwell 3, Thomas 3), Fort Scott 4 (4 with 1 each). Turnovers: Independence 15, Fort Scott 21. Steals: Independence 15 (Maxwell 3), Fort Scott 10 (Lee 5). Blocked shots: Independence 8 (Ford 4), Fort Scott none.



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