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Mustangs take two on EU’s Pink Out night

Published: Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 1:35 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 1:44 a.m. CDT
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(CNA photo by LARRY PETERSON)
Murray's Sam Rockhold (right) reaches for one of his team-high 11 rebounds Thursday, battling with Dustin Hoyt of East Union (34). Murray won 63-42.

AFTON — Murray claimed both contests on the scoreboard, but the local fight against cancer was a winner as well here Thursday night.

Ryan Pillow, East Union athletic director, said more than $200 was collected in the school’s Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Out event. Pink shooting shirts with all of the players autographs were sold at auction, and several other fund-raisers were held for the donation to cancer research and treatment efforts.

On the court, Murray claimed the girls game 69-37 before rolling to a 22-3 lead on the way to a 63-42 boys victory.

Mustang point guard Kate Patton finished with 21 points. Madison Gonseth added 11 points for Murray (11-0), up from fifth to third on this week’s state 1A ratings.

“In the first half Kate did a good job of penetrating the lane and creating open shots,” coach Jerry Shields said. “But our defense has to get better than it’s been the last two games. We’re just not closing out the way that we should be, and we face a quick ICA team tomorrow night.”

Kelsey Hoff scored 17 of East Union’s 37 points and also grabbed 13 rebounds. The Eagles fell to 2-9.

Trey McHenry and Pat Kilmer each scored 18 points for the Murray boys team that used an active press to create early opportunities, and then size and experience to control the inside play improve to 7-3 for the season. Kilmer had 10 rebounds and Sam Rockhold grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds.

“Our pressure was probably the key early and set the tone,” Murray coach Darin Wookey said. “We played well defensively.”

Sean Schmitz scored nine points on three 3-pointers for East Union (2-8).

“You play the way you practice, and we didn’t practice very well yesterday,” said EU coach Thad Tussey. “The guys who practiced the best and showed the most interest got first crack tonight. Our depth was down a little bit with one of our freshmen, Gabe Nixon, not feeling well.”

GIRLS

MURRAY (69) — Kate Patton 9 3-7 21, Madison Gonseth 4 3-4 11, Cheyanne Ashby 4 2-2 10, Megan Oswald 4 1-2 9, McKenzie McIntosh 2 3-6 7, Deena Snyder 2 1-2 5, Jade Lecy 1 0-0 2, Shelby Myers 1 0-0 2, Chellsea Jones 0 1-4 1, Courtney Siefkas 0 1-2 1. Totals — 27 15-29 69. 3-point goals — None. Rebounds (42) — Oswald 8, Gonseth 8, McIntosh 5. Assists (14) — Patton 5, McIntosh 3. Steals (17) — Patton 5, McIntosh 4. Steals (17) — Patton 5, McIntosh 4. Team fouls — 17. Fouled out — None.

EAST UNION (37) — Kelsey Hoff 7 3-8 17, Kali Mertens 3 0-0 6, Brittany Malone 2 1-4 5, Kacie Ripperger 2 0-0 4, Chelsea Hoyt 2 0-2 4, Mara Weis 0 1-2 1. Totals — 16 5-16 37. 3-point goals — None. Rebounds (37) — Hoff 13, Hoyt 6. Assists (5) — Hoff 2, Mertens 2. Steals (16) — Malone 4, Hoff 3, Ripperger 3.Team fouls — 19. Fouled out  — None.

Murray — 13 34 51 69

East Union — 6 18 29 37

BOYS

MURRAY (63) — Trey McHenry 7 4-5 18, Pat Kilmer 6 6-8 18, Andrew Rider 4 0-0 9, Braydon Held 4 0-0 9, Scott Funk 2 0-0 4, Sam Rockhold 1 2-3 4, Thane Simmons 0 1-2 1. Totals — 24 13-18 63. 3-point goals — 2 (Rider 1, Held 1). Rebounds (31) — S. Rockhold 11, Kilmer 10. Steals (8) — Kilmer 3, S. Rockhold 2. Assists (14) — Rider 5, Kilmer 4, McHenry 4. Team fouls — 10. Fouled out — None.

EAST UNION (42) — Sean Schmitz 3 0-0 9, Cole Campbell 2 3-4 8, Jesse Akers 4 0-0 8, Tyler Kelley 2 0-2 5, Mason Gossman 2 0-0 4, Alex Brown 1 1-2 3, Casey Walter 1 0-0 3, Trevor Barnett 0 2-2 2. Totals — 15 6-10 42. 3-point goals — 6 (Schmitz 3, Campbell 1, Walter 1, Kelley 1) Team fouls — 14. Fouled out  — None.

Murray — 14 27 48 63

East Union — 3 10 26 42

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