The LSE girls junior high basketball team continued its perfect season last night on the road by beating the Moberly Lady Spartans by a score of 39-7.
The Lady Hawks, 2-0 on the season, outscored Moberly in each of the four quarters of play and led 13-2 after one, 23-5 at the half and 34-5 after three quarters of play. Meanwhile, in the final period, LSE held a 7-2 advantage to win the game by 32.
LSE coach Emily Allsop said the girls continued to improve last night. “We did a good job running the offense, but we missed a lot of easy shots,” Allsop said.
Paige Peterson had the high game for LSE with 12 points along with three rebounds and two steals.
Brynn Edwards finished the game with nine points and two steals while Kyla Johnson added six points, two rebounds and two steals, Camryn Monteer with five points, four rebounds and one assist, Kate Peterson with four points, Blake Allison with three points, Stephanie Kempf with two steals and Leigha Vollmer with one steal.
The Lady Hawks also finished the game hitting 15 of 51 shots from the field for 29 percent and 9 of 17 from the foul line for 53 percent.
For Moberly, Torey Rasmussen had four points.
LSE’s B-team girls also defeated Moberly by a score of 16-3.
Andrea Jackson, Brianna Walker and McKenna Stumph each had four points in the game for the Lady Hawks while Angelina Hein and Stephanie Kempf added two points each.
Coach Allsop said the B-team, which evened its season record to 1-1, improved significantly from their first game. “They played under control, made smart passes and ran the offense,” Allsop said.
As for the LSE boys junior high basketball team, they fell to Moberly by a score of 58-25.
The Hawks, 0-2 overall and 0-1 in the conference, trailed Moberly from the first quarter on as the Spartans opened the first half with a 29-14 lead. The second half was a carbon copy of the first-two periods as Moberly came out and outscored LSE 29-11.
LSE coach Terry Luster said this was a tough loss. “The boys played hard and got a lot of good looks at the basket but could not make layups,” Luster said. “We improved in some areas but have a lot of work to do.”
Collin Lawson led the scoring attack in the game for Moberly, 2-0 overall and 1-0 in the conference, with 14 points.
For LSE, 0-2 overall, Kole Ficken had 11 points, five rebounds and two steals while Alec Adair added five points and one steal, Weston Fahrenbrink with four points, two rebounds and two steals, Jaylen Butner with two points, two rebounds and one steal, Dee Sharp with two points and two rebounds and Jaylen Butner with one point and one steal.
Page 2 of 2 - In the B-team game, LSE defeated Moberly by a score of 19-13.
While playing two quarters, the Hawks outscored Moberly 9-6 in the first and 10-7 in the second.
Avery Reardon paced all scorers for LSE with eight points while Hunter Edwards chipped in three, Ethan Waibel, Jared Viertel and Alex Breshears each with two and Don Hammers and Giovanni Strickland with one point each.
For Moberly, Jeremy Saldana had six points.