NEOSHO, Mo. – Crowder completed a Region 16 regular-season sweep of the Mineral Area women's basketball team with an 81-76 victory on Saturday.
The Lady Cardinals were at a disadvantage from the foul line, going only 8-of-10 while the Lady 'Riders converted 20-of-36 attempts.
Kadesha Cooper and Brooke Sagely each tallied 17 points for Crowder (8-18, 4-2). Morgan Crawford scored 13, and Alissa Rowden ended with 12.
Sophomore guard Hayley Winter recorded 17 points and seven assists for Mineral Area (11-14, 2-6), while freshman Allie Golden added 11 points.
The Lady Cardinals trailed 45-38 at halftime. They outmatched the opposition in second-half scoring, but not by enough to gain the lead.
Makenzy Smith grabbed nine rebounds for Mineral Area, which will host Three Rivers on Saturday.