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The Crestwood Lady Eagles and Mayo Lady Redbirds opened their 2018 basketball seasons with convincing victories Thursday (Sept. 13).
The Crestwood eighth graders — who were state champions and undefeated as seventh graders — took up right where they left off last season in cruising to a win over Neoga. The Lady Eagle seventh grade team also took at easy win.
The seventh grade squad won their opener by the final of 55-4 while the eighth graders rolled to a 62-13 victory.
Gracie Dyer led the Lady Eagles seventh graders with 14 points. Vivian Moore netted nine points and grabbed six rebounds. Graci Watson added seven points and five rebounds, and Dakota Fonner, Mazie Hawkins, Reese Lehman, Aubree Leader, and Hailey Yantis each had four points. Samantha Kindred chipped in with two, Cate Kirby scored one point, but grabbed eight boards in the game.
The eighth grade team, they were led in scoring by Kendra Young with 14 points, four rebounds and five assists. Trinity Tingley was close behind with 13 points and three assists. Grace Sullivan added 11 points while Deming Hawkins had eight, Kaitlyn Coombes had six points and eight stealsand Jacoba Harcar added six. Gracie Adams and Graci Watson scored two points each as they saw extended time in the eighth grade game as well.
Marshall comes to town on Tuesday to face the Eagles with opening tip set for 6 p.m.
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WESTVILLE — The Mayo Lady Redbirds hit the road for their 2018 season opener and returned home with a pair of lopsided victories.
In the seventh grade contest, Mayo exploded for 22 points in the first quarter and coasted to a 41-22 win. The eighth graders built a 31-4 lead at the half and went on to win by the score of 43-15.
For the seventh grade team, Peighton Smith led the way with 16 points, four steals and five rebounds. Stephanie Johnson poured in eight points, handed out three assist and added seven steals. Sammy Milam netted seven points, three steals and grabbed five boards. Maddy Ramsey added three points, Aubrey Wilson had two and Trinity Kamplain made a free throw for her only point. Although they did not reach the scoring column, Tori Moore added five rebounds and Sophie Henderson grabbed three boards as well.
Emma Kemper and Caradan Hoffman led
the eighth grade team, as Kemper had 16 points and Hoffman had 15. Alyssa Reed chipped in with four points, Zoe Sanders had three points, four assists, four steals and three rebounds in a great all-around game. Sophie Givan, Mackenzie Hofmann and Stephanie Johnson scored two points each, and Maddy Ramsey scored one.
Mayo will hit the road once again on Tuesday as they travel to Martinsville for a 6 p.m. tipoff in a non-conferencecontest.