The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

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February 20, 2013

Hot-shooting first half boosts Moberly past Crowder

MOBERLY, Mo. — Moberly Area Community College built a 22-point lead during a hot-shooting first half and defeated Crowder College 74-59 Wednesday night in women’s basketball action.

The Greyhounds led 50-28 after shooting 62 percent from the field in the first half. They shot 52 percent for the game and made 9-of-17 shots from 3-point range.

“We didn’t come ready to play,” Crowder coach Tina Robbins said. “We had a very poor first half defensively.

“The second half I was proud of their effort. We reallygot after it and played hard. They had 24 points in the second half as compared to 50 in the first half. We just dug ourselves too big of a hole to come out of.”

Terai Sadler poured in 25 points to capture game honors, but she was the only player to reach double figures for Crowder (24-5, 8-1 Region 16). Sadler also grabbed 11 rebounds and had three assists and two steals.

Camila Lacerda had three assists and three steals, and Seleena Neal made two steals.

Marida Lewis tallied 14 points to lead Moberly’s balanced attack, followed by Alexis Newbolt with 13, Kelsey Williams with 12 and Shanecian Holden and Morgan Vetter each with 11.

It’s “sophomore day’’ on Saturday when Crowder entertains Three Rivers at 2 p.m. in Bob Sneller Gymnasium.

 

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