The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

November 3, 2012

Veterans spark 'Riders

From staff reports

— Veterans Terai Sadler and Sarah Sagely each scored 22 points as Crowder hiked its record to 2-0 with a 66-56 win against the host in the Neosho County Community College Classic on Saturday.

Sagely sank three treys for the Lady ’Riders (32-23 leaders at the half).

Freshman point guard Camila Lacerda added 12 points and three assists for Crowder. Sadler also grabbed 13 rebounds and Dorian Briggs had two steals and three assists.

Crowder, which shot 40.6 percent from the field, canned 37 of 44 free throws — 84.1 percent — to help offset its 30 turnovers.

“It was a good weekend,” Crowder coach Tina Robbins said. “Today, we battled foul trouble and we had a few people hobbled.”

Neosho (Mo.)-based Crowder opens its home schedule at 6 p.m. on Tuesday against Seminole (Okla.) in Bob Sneller Gymnasium.


OCC places sixth

The Ozark Christian Ambassadors fell in five sets to Central Christian College in the fifth-place game of the ACCA National Tournament on Saturday at the Sports Park of Southwest Missouri in Joplin.

Central Christian beat the Ambassadors 25-11, 20-25, 9-25, 25-17, 15-5.

Arlington Baptist won the title, beating Hillsdale Free Will Baptist 25-17, 25-19, 29-27.

Lions fall at SBU

BOLIVAR, Mo. — Missouri Southern won the opening set but bowed to Southwest Baptist 3-1 (24-26, 25-14, 25-15, 25-17) in the Bearcats’ gymnasium.

Katie Politte slammed 16 kills and had nine digs for the Lions (0-28, 0-16 MIAA), and Nai Montano contributed 10 kills.

Setter Sydney Potts logged a double-double with 17 assists and 16 digs. Abby Finder had 15 assists, and Danielle Severns had 14 digs.

The Lions play host to Lindenwood at 6 p.m. Tuesday.