FREDERICKTOWN – The Potosi girls basketball team limited Fredericktown to three points in the second quarter on Tuesday after being held to the equivalent output by Central during the first period one night earlier.

Potosi (1-1) executed an 8-0 run to begin the second quarter, and outscored the Lady Blackcats 20-3 to take a 34-14 advantage at the break during pool play at the Fredericktown Tournament.

The Lady Trojans were powered by fast-break points, and applied full-court pressure to generate 18 turnovers in the first half of their 57-33 victory.

Potosi will learn its next opponent for Saturday once Fredericktown (0-1) plays Central on Thursday.

Cameryn Yount drained three shots from the perimeter, and finished with 13 points for Potosi. Her second 3-pointer gave the Lady Trojans a 28-11 lead, and urged a timeout by Fredericktown with 2:45 remaining in the second quarter.

Callista Francis was held scoreless throughout the first half after picking up two early fouls, but erupted to pace the Lady Blackcats with 11 points plus 11 rebounds. She beat the third-quarter buzzer with a corner 3-pointer that narrow the deficit to 46-26.

Mackenzie Adams, who run the Potosi offense from the point, notched 10 points and six rebounds. Jayleen Like added 11 points with a constant drive to the basket. 

Potosi earned several opportunities from the line after reaching the bonus less than a minute into the fourth quarter, and converted a perfect 8-of-8 free throws over the remainder of the game.

Olivia Coleman dropped in two layups within the final 30 seconds, and had 13 points for Potosi. Jordayn Mercer contributed nine rebounds, and Ally Coleman ended with six for the Lady Trojans. 

Arcadia Valley 62, Perryville 34

FREDERICKTOWN – Arcadia Valley consistently pressured the Perryville ball handlers during another pool play contest at Fredericktown to often create easy transition baskets.

Freshman Gracee Smith frequently led the fast breaks, and paced the Lady Tigers with 23 points plus seven rebounds in a 62-34 triumph.

Josie Landrum also finished plays in transition to record 13 points and six rebounds in the victory.

Arcadia Valley (1-0) will play Naylor on Thursday, and Perryville will compete against the third-place finisher of Pool A on Saturday.

The Lady Tigers began the game on a 10-0 spurt over the first three minutes. Maci Hotop, who grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds, put back her own miss for the first Perryville points.

Sydney Spears paced the Lady Pirates with 11 of her 13 points coming in the second half. Brooke Buerck added nine rebounds with six points, and Kirsten Stief posted seven points in the loss.

Arcadia Valley maintained its lead during the second half behind a large contribution from Jaesa Brockes, who tallied eight points and 10 rebounds.

Landrum continued pushing the pace late, and recorded her lone second-half basket on a fast-break layup to make the score 51-21 just seconds into the fourth quarter.

Chelsie Rice added two layups in the final minute, including a putback with two seconds remaining.  

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