Lancers, Lady Lancers have mixed results

By JOCELYN SHEETS
Register Sports Editor

MELVERN — Finishing the frantic start to the 2009-2010 basketball season, Crest High’s teams had split decisions Monday night against Marias Des Cygnes Valley High’s squads.
The Lancers and Lady Lancers played their sixth games in 10 days Monday. And they were on the road.
Crest’s girls lost 48-25 when a close game got away from them in the second half with the Lady Trojans. Marias Des Cygnes Valley led Crest by five, 20-15, at halftime.
The Lady Trojans outscored the Lady Lancers 11-2 in the third quarter to take control of the contest. Crest was on the short end of a 17-8 run through the fourth period.
Amanda Strickler fired in 12 points for Crest. The Lady Lancers were 11 of 19 from the free-throw line.
Kylie Vanderpool scored 12, which included three three-pointers, for the Lady Trojans. Marais Des Cygnes Valley hit 7 of 16 free throw attempts.
Crest’s boys had a quick start and never looked back. The Lancers had a 17-2 lead by the end of the first quarter and was up 39-16 at intermission. The Lancers went on to win 69-33.
“We gave a very good physical effort but we weren’t crisp mentally on the defensive end. Our effort produced some easy baskets for us,” said Travis Hermreck, Crest boys’ head coach.
Bryan Newtwon ripped the nets for 25 points, hitting two of his three treys in the first quarter. Kyle Hammond added 16 points, which included four threes.
Crest shot 50 percent, 28 of 56, from the field. Newton had eight rebounds and Zack Stinnett had seven rebounds. Peter Stoneking made three steals while Newton handed out seven assists.
The Trojans were paced by Mike Zabel with 19 points. They hit 5 of 15 free throw attempts.
In a two-quarter girls’ junior varsity game, Marais Des Cygnes Valley beat Crest 30-20. Kurston Gilliland had 12 points for Crest.
Now, the Crest teams are idle until after Christmas.
Crest girls (8-7-2-8—25): Catt 0-3-3-3, A. Strickler 3-6-5-12, K. Strickler 0-0-2-0, Ku. Gilliland 1-0-1--2, Honn 2-0-2-4, Louk 0-0-2-0, C. Golden 0-2-1-2, Ko. Gilliland 1-0-0-2. TOTALS: 7-11-16-25.
MDCV girls (6-14-11-17—48) (Fg/3-pt): Rice 3-2-2-8, Rose 1-1-3-3, Spencer 1-1-3-3, Lemmon 4-0-2-8, Schuyler 1-1-4-3, Bush 0-0-2-0, Vanderpool 2.3-2-3-12, Schimmel 3-0-0-6. TOTALS: 15/3-7-20-48.
Crest boys (17-22-2010—69) (FG/3-pt): C. Bowen 0/1-0-0-3, Boone 0-0-1-0, Wiley 2/1-0-2-7, Stinnett 4-0-0-8, Morton 0/1-0-1-3, Hammond 2/4-0-3-16, J. Bowen 0-0-3-0, Newton 7/3-2-2-25, Stoneking 0-0-1-0, Vencel 1/1/-0-0-5, Ramsey 1-0-2-2. TOTALS: 17/11-2-69.
MDCV boys (2-14-10-7—33) (FG/3-pt): Jackson 0-1-0-1, Wainwright 1-0-0-2, Engelken 1-0-0-2, Boggs 1-0-0-2, Turner 0-0-1-0, Doty 1/1-1-0-6, Zabel 7/1-2-1-19, Kraus 0-1-0-1. TOTALS: 11/2-5-2-33.