The second day of the 2012 Girls' Stutsman County Basketball Tournament at the Jamestown Civic Center started with the Pingree-Buchanan-Kensal Rebels outlasting the Edgeley-Kulm Rebels 51-38 in the first of two consolation games.
A three-pointer and five total points by senior guard Jennifer Erickson helped Edgeley-Kulm lead 12-8 after one. But P-B-K opened the second on an 8-2 run behind the use of full-court pressure, taking their first lead (16-14) on a steal and score by senior guard Kelly Carlson with 4:32 left to play in the half.
P-B-K's Morgan Thomas followed that up with a three-pointer, and the red-and black-colored Rebels took a 26-21 advantage into the locker room at the half. Thomas went two-for-two from three-point land in the frame and finished the half with 8 points.
E-K's Hallie Anderson pulled down 7 first-half boards, as the black-and-yellow Rebels out rebounded their counterparts 18-17 to keep things close.
P-B-K never trailed again after Carlson's second-period lay-in. The team held their opponent to just a single field goal and four total points in the third, extending the lead to 44-25 after three and coasting to the 13-point victory.
The turnovers began to mount for E-K, especially in the pivotal third period when P-B-K broke things open. Edgeley-Kulm turned the ball over 28 times in the game.
Thomas (12), Amanda Beckley (10) and Shelby Backer (10) all hit double figures in scoring for P-B-K. Erickson led Edgeley-Kulm with 9 points.
P-B-K moves on to face LaMoure in today's fifth-place game at 3:30 p.m., while Edgeley-Kulm will take on Central Prairie at 2 p.m. for seventh.
LaMoure 49, Central Prairie 27
LaMoure sophomore Courtney Carlson tossed in a game-high 13 points, while Megan Good chipped in with 10 more for the Loboes, as LaMoure punched its ticket to today's consolation championship game by upending the Firebirds.
Carlson buried six of her points in the opening 8 minutes, helping LaMoure lead 12-10 after one. The Loboes began the game on a 7-0 run behind a three-pointer from Erika Armitage, followed by back-to-back buckets by Carlson and Abby Warcken off a pair of Central Prairie turnovers.
LaMoure kept the pressure on in the second, outscoring the Firebirds 15-4 to take control 27-14 at the half. Carlson scored 8 points in the first two periods, while three steals by teammate MacKenzie Bickford were a part of 10 Central Prairie turnovers.
Central Prairie turned the ball over 22 times in the game.
Both teams shot under 40 percent in the contest, but less-than-great shooting can receive a boost from a little bit of friendly glass.
Carlson banked in a trey from the right-wing with just under two minutes left to play in the third, helping the Loboes outscore the Firebirds 9-6 in the period and take a 36-20 lead into the fourth.
LaMoure pushed its advantage to 22 (46-24) with just over two minutes to play in final frame. That's when the Loboes' head coach Greg Stemen cleared his bench.
LaMoure finished the night converting 21 of 54 shots for 39 percent. Noelle Moser and Madi Moldenhauer both cracked double digit scoring to lead the Firebirds, each scoring 10.
Girls' Stutsman County Basketball Tournament
Jamestown Civic Center
Friday's consolation games
Pingree-Buchanan-Kensal 51, Edgeley-Kulm 38
P-B-K 8 26 44 51
E-K 12 21 25 38
P-B-K -- Morgan Thomas 12, Shelby Backer 10, Amanda Beckley 10, Kelly Carlson 9, Jenna VanRay 4, Callie Neys 4, Taylor Uehran 2. Totals: 22-59 FG, Three-pointers: 2-6 (Thomas 2), 5-8 FT, 37 Rebounds (Beckley 6), 14 Fouls, 17 Assists (Carlson 4, Thomas 4), 16 Turnovers, 1 Block (Beckley), 15 Steals (VanRay 4, Carlson 3, Thomas 3).
E-K -- Jennifer Erickson 9, Kaitlin Ost 6, Sonni Lagodinski 5, Hallie Anderson 5, Kelsey Feist 4, Codie Whitney 3, Megan Haag 2, Johanna Long 2, Roxanne Mathern 2. Totals: 15-49 FG, Three-pointers: 4-9 (Erickson, Lagodinski, Whitney, Anderson), 4-11 FT, 40 Rebounds (Anderson 8, Haag 7, Feist 7), 10 Fouls, 10 Assists (Ost 3, Lagodinski 3), 28 Turnovers, 1 Block (Haag), 9 Steals (Lagodinski 2, Mathern 2).
Records: P-B-K 3-7; E-K 0-9.
LaMoure 49, Central Prairie 27
LaMoure 12 27 36 49
Central Prairie 10 14 20 27
LaMoure -- Courtney Carlson 13, Megan Good 10, Abby Warcken 7, Erika Armitage 7, MacKenzie Bickford 5, Alisia Ness 4, Kennedy Witt 2, Siri Armitage 1. Totals: 21-54 FG, Three-pointers: 3-17 (Carlson, Warcken, Armitage), 4-8 FT, 32 Rebounds (E. Armitage 7, Carlson 6, Good 6), 10 Fouls, 12 Assists (Carlson 3), 11 Turnovers, 3 Blocks (E. Armitage), 14 Steals (Bickford 4, Carlson 4).
Central Prairie -- Noelle Moser 10, Madi Moldenhauer 10, Jaycee Moldenhauer 2, Jordan Spitzer 2, Shelby Larson 2, Allison Ruff 1. Totals: 12-39 FG, Three-pointers: 0-0, 3-9 FT, 35 Rebounds (Courtney Heupel 8), 5 Fouls, 7 Assists, 22 Turnovers, 3 Blocks (3 with 1), 5 Steals (Heupel 2, M. Moldenhauer 2).
Records: LaMoure 4-6; Central Prairie 1-5.
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