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Hunters remain perfect by defeating Windsor

STE. GENEVIEVE – The Ste. Genevieve girls basketball program is off to one of its best starts in recent history under new coach Mark Vogt. The Hunters won just eight games last year, but are now 5-0 this season after defeating Windsor 57-36 on Tuesday.

Lindsay Rhodes led the way for Ste. Genevieve with 18 points, and Sara Flieg added 11. The Hunters limited the Lady Owls to just three points in the second quarter on their way to a 30-11 halftime advantage.

Ste. Genevieve will have its unbeaten record put to the test at home against St. Pius on Monday.

Windsor 8 3 16 9 – 36

Ste. Genevieve 17 13 13 14 – 57

SCORING:

Windsor – Holder 9, Heibel 5, Vivian 5, Whitener 4, Zensen 4, Aubry 2, Ide 2, Myers 2, Wilfong 2, Gibbar 1.

3-point FG – Whitener, Heibel.

Ste. Genevieve – Rhodes 18, Flieg 11, Hutson 8, Fox 7, Meyer 6, Rickter 5, Schenck 2.

3-point FG – None.

Ellington 56, West County 34

LEADWOOD – The West County Lady Bulldogs committed 36 turnovers against a tough Ellington defense in a 56-34 home loss on Tuesday.

Both teams endured a slow offensive start as Ellington held a 6-3 lead after the opening period. The Lady Bulldogs trailed just 18-11 at the break, but were outscored 42-23 in the second half.

Sophomore Kara Harrison posted a double-double of 11 points and 13 rebounds to lead West County. Melissa Myers scored eight points and Lauren Lynch chipped in seven.

West County (2-2) will start its conference schedule at Valley on Monday.

Ellington 6 12 20 22 – 56

West County 3 8 12 11 – 34

SCORING:

Ellington – Baker 16, Roberts 11, Santhuss 9, Morrison 6, Chilton 5, Morrison 4, Moore 3, Shelton 2.

West County – Harrison 11, Myers 8, Lynch 7, Boen 6, Rasnick 2.

St. Vincent 58, Kingston 21

CADET – The Kingston Lady Cougars fell short while looking for their first win at home on Tuesday, falling 58-21 to St. Vincent.

Freshman Alesia Hopson scored seven points, and Becky Brown and Suzzy Pinson chipped in four each for Kingston, which managed just two points in the second and fourth quarters.

Kingston (0-3) will open conference play on Monday with a home game against Bismarck.

St. Vincent – 15 17 13 13 – 58

Kingston – 6 2 11 2 – 21

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Ste. Genevieve 83, Crystal City 62

CRYSTAL CITY – The Ste. Genevieve Dragons made repeated trips to the free-throw line and saw each of their five starters score in double figures in an impressive 83-62 road win at Crystal City on Tuesday.

Ste. Genevieve (4-1) exploded out of the gate to take a 26-9 lead at the end of the first quarter. Mike Schlueter scored a team-high 19 points for the Dragons. Jack Donze and Kyle Faulkner tallied 15 points each, while Kory Faulkner and Garrett Ditch added 14 apiece.

Despite playing on the road, Ste. Genevieve held a huge advantage in attempts from the charity stripe, making 32-47 as a team. Crystal City was just 7-14 from the line.

Brent Vaughn hit five three-pointers and posted a game-high 25 points for the Hornets.

Ste. Genevieve will renew its cross-town rivalry at home against Valle on Friday night.

Ste. Genevieve 26 19 16 22 – 83

Crystal City 9 13 19 21 – 62

SCORING:

Ste. Genevieve – Schlueter 19, Donze 15, Ky Faulkner 15, Ditch 14, Ko Faulkner 14, Wolk 6.

3-point FG – Ko Faulkner.

Crystal City – Vaughn 25, Hall 10, Terry 10, Johnson 8, Shanklin 4, Buehler 3, Cloninger 2.

3-point FG – Vaughn 5, Johnson, Buehler.

Potosi 39, West County 33

POTOSI – Tuesday’s game between the Potosi Trojans and the West County Bulldogs went back-and-forth. Despite a solid fourth-quarter performance by West County, the Trojans triumphed 39-33.

Potosi’s Kevin Brown finished with a game-high 19 points. Sam Luebbers led the Bulldogs in scoring with 11.

West County (2-3) will host Kingston for a conference challenge on Tuesday. The Trojans (3-2) will host Valley on Friday.

West County – 6 6 9 12 – 33

Potosi – 9 12 9 9 – 39

SCORING:

West County – S Luebbers 11, C Mosier 9, T Graham 8, C Whelehon 3, B Dane 2.

3-Pointers – T Graham 2, C Mosier 1.

Potosi – K Brown 19, J Brown 9, B Casey 4, R McCourtney 4, J Douthit 3.

3-Pointers – 0.

Oakville 57, Central 52

ST. LOUIS – The Central Rebels traveled to St. Louis to play Oakville on Tuesday. Central took a slight lead in the fourth quarter, but Oakville came back and finished with a 57-52 victory.

Central converted on several fast breaks and played an effective zone defense throughout the game. Corey Beard, who scored 15 points for the Rebels, left in the fourth quarter with a minor injury to the chin. After Oakville took a 52-50 lead with the clock winding down, Central was only able to score one more basket.

Brian Gross finished with a team-high 16 points and two three-pointers for the Rebels, and Dominic Petty scored eight points.

Central (3-3) will take on St. Clair at MAC’s Rotary Shoot-out on Saturday.

Central – 14 14 13 11 – 52

Oakville – 16 15 11 15 – 57

Lesterville 73, Kingston 21

LESTERVILLE – The Kingston Cougars struggled against the quick Lesterville defense in a 73-21 road loss on Tuesday.

Brandon Merseal scored a team-high seven points for the Cougars, who trailed 23-6 after one quarter.

Kingston (0-4) will travel to Crystal City on Friday.

Kingston 6 7 4 4 – 21

Lesterville 23 16 22 12 – 73

SCORING:

Kingston – Bran Merseal 7, Brad Merseal 4, Lemons 4, Boyer 2, Hahn 2, D Merseal 2.

3-point FG – Bran Merseal.

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