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Creston, Mount Ayr advance in Raiderette Tipoff Tourney

Published: Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 11:23 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 11:35 a.m. CDT

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MOUNT AYR — Creston and Mount Ayr each won its opening-round match in the Raiderette Tipoff Tourney on Monday, and advance to tonight’s final where the two teams will meet each other at 7:30.

Creston knocked off Lamoni 57-15, while Mount Ayr defeated Orient-Macksburg 55-15.

The Panthers took care of business early, holding an 18-2 lead over the Lady Demons at the end of the first quarter.

Senior Brianna Maitlen scored nine of her 15 points in the first quarter. She also finished with a team-high 12 rebounds, seven of which were offensive.

“I thought we played all right,” head coach Larry McNutt said. “We still have a lot of things we need to work on. It was good to play somebody you could make some mistakes against and still win. We got to put some pressure on them, and got some easy baskets. We’re going to have to do that this year, because we’re not the greatest shooters in the world, and we’re going to have to create some offense by playing defense.”

Creston totaled 17 steals on the night, as Lamoni turned the ball over 25 times. Maitlen finished with five steals while Chelcee Downing and Sadie Jones each had three.

Downing and freshman Jenna Taylor contributed eight points each, while Zaidy Frank and Natalie Mostek each added five rebounds.

Maitlen was named Creston’s player of the game, while Kyra Stevenson earned that honor for Lamoni.

LAMONI (15) — Kyra Stevenson 4, Sidnee Smith 3, Cassadie Cox 2, Tiffany Brunner 2, Baily Bjorland 2, Brittany Larsen 2. Totals — 5 5-8 15. FG shooting — 5-27 (18 percent). Steals — 6. Rebounds — 17. Turnovers — 25. Team fouls — 9. Fouled out — none.

CRESTON (39) — Brianna Maitlen 6 3-6 15, Chelcee Downing 4 0-0 8, Jenna Taylor 4 0-0 8, Emma Johnson 3 0-0 7, Olivia Nielsen 3 0-0 6, Natalie Mostek 2 0-0 4, Zaidy Frank 2 0-0 4, Brenna Baker 1 0-0 3, Alli Thomsen 1 0-0 2. Totals — 26 3-6 57. FG shooting — 26-58 (45 percent). 3-point goals — 2-6 (Downing 1, Baker 1). Rebounds — 32 (Maitlen 12, Frank 5, Natalie Mostek 5, Taylor 3, Baker 2, Maria Mostek 2, Thomsen 1, Nielsen 1, Downing 1).  Assists — 10 (Natalie Mostek 4, Sadie Jones 2, Maitlen 2, Johnson 1, Thomsen 1). Steals — 17 (Maitlen 5, Downing 3, Jones 3, Baker 2, Frank 1, Taylor 1, Natalie Mostek 1, Nielsen 1). Blocked shots — 1 (Natalie Mostek 1). Turnovers — 7. Team fouls — 13. Fouled out — Name.

Lamoni — 2 7 11 15

Creston — 18 27 41 57

Mount Ayr

The Raiderettes also used a strong start to defeat Orient-Macksburg, 55-15.

Mount Ayr held a 16-2 lead after the first quarter, and led 23-2 in the second quarter, before the Bulldogs closed the margin to 25-8 at halftime.

Taylor Still led all scorers with 30 points, while Emily Fox added nine and Hannah Fletchall added six for the Raiderettes.

Morgan James led Orient-Macksburg with five points while Shyla Waldhauser added four.

Orient-Macksburg senior Chrystal Patten left the game in the second quarter with an injury.

Still and Waldhauser were named the players of the game.

Creston and Mount Ayr square off in the championship game of the Raiderette Tipoff Tourney at 7:30 p.m., after Lamoni and Orient-Macksburg compete in the consolation game at 6 p.m.

Creston JV

The Creston girls junior varsity basketball team defeated Mount Ayr’s JV, 37-15 Monday night.

The Panthers held a 16-4 lead at halftime.

“What a great way to start off our season 1-0,” Creston JV coach Mendy Mcreight said. “Our defense led us to a victory over Mount Ayr. I thought our defense was really effective tonight.”

Alli Thomsen led the Panthers with nine points.

Creston (37) — Alli Thomsen 9, Jenna Taylor 8, Maria Mostek 6, Camryn Somers 6, Olivia Nielsen 4, Sadie Jones 2, Caitlin McIlravy 2. 3-point goals — None. Free throws — 5-10. Rebounds — 18 (Taylor 6, Nielsen 4, Brooke Thelen 3, Somers 2, Jones 2, Mostek 1). Steals — 21 (Somers 5, Thomsen 4, Jones 3, Taylor 3, Mostek 2, Thelen 2, McIlravy 1, Nielsen 1). Assists — 9 (Mostek 4, McIlravy 3, Thomsen 2). Team fouls — 10. Halftime score — Creston 16, Mount Ayr 4.

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