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Senath-Hornersville girls finish 2-2 at Lady Royals Classic

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Staff Photo by Dustin Ward
Senath-Hornersville's Taylor Clifton is guarded by Greenville's Tori Porter Saturday afternoon at the Lady Royals Classic in Broseley, Mo.
BROSELEY, Mo. - The Senath-Hornersville Lions varsity girls basketball team concluded play at the 16-team Twin Rivers Lady Royals Classic Saturday afternoon with a 65-37 loss to Greenville in the consolation championship.

The loss came less than 24 hours after Senath-Hornersville beat Chaffee 81-64 in a consolation semifinal.

No. 10 seeded Senath-Hornersville went 2-2 at the 4-round double-elimination tournament.

"I thought we played extremely well [Friday]," Senath-Hornersville coach Jamie Johnson said. "We scored 81 points in the game and got Tori Brown going offensively. We are working on getting five girls going offensively so we have five different weapons to hit teams with. I thought we played extremely well defensively and got transition baskets. It was a good win for us.

"I thought Greenville came out and played extremely well [Saturday]," Johnson continued. "They shot the ball extremely well from the outside. We looked a little sluggish. The ball didn't go down very easy for us Saturday. When you play a good fundamental team like Greenville sometimes that happens. They are definitely a good group."

Senath-Hornersville led Chaffee 44-19 at halftime Friday. Chaffee won the second half by eight points.

Tori Brown calculated 36 points for Senath-Hornersville against Chaffee. Rachel Tom contributed 23 more for the Lions.

Greenville went on a 13-0 run in the first quarter to jump out to an early 17-4 lead against Senath-Hornersville Saturday. Senath-Hornersville trimmed the margin to 22-15 with 2:29 left in the first half. Chaffee entered halftime with a 31-18 lead.

The closest the Lions got in the second half was 38-27 with 3:59 left in the third quarter.

"We had to come out and try to pressure a little bit more," Johnson said of the second half against Greenville. "We tried to trap them in the half-court. Fundamentally, they got through the trap and hit the open girl. With that bunch right there the open girl can hit the three. They've got four good players who can shoot it."

Four of Greenville's six players scored at least 10 points. All six of Greenville's players scored. Samantha Rainwater hit four 3-pointers on her way to a team-high 19 points for Greenville.

Tom led Senath-Hornersville with 12 points against Greenville. Taylor Clifton scored 10 points against Greenville.

"Right now a loss in the Twin Rivers tournament doesn't really bother me that much," Johnson said. "It's a loss in February I'm worried about. We are getting better. There are some things we will go home and fix. We will be ready to play after Christmas."

Senath-Hornersville returns to action Jan. 3 when it hosts New Madrid County Central.

"We've got a little bit of a break to let our legs get back underneath us a bit," Johnson said. "We will come in on Dec. 26 and go back to work. New Madrid will be a good game for us. They like to come with a lot of intensity and pressure. They will have more pressure probably than any team in our district so it's good for us to play them and prepare. I know coach Crockett pretty well and it's always fun coaching against him."

Consolation Championship: No. 12 Greenville 65, No. 10 Senath-Hornersville 37

GHS 17 14 18 16 - 65

SHS 6 12 6 13 -37

GREENVILLE (65) - Samantha Rainwater 19, Kenzy Smith 9, Sarah Hillis 10, Morgan Faries 4, Bailey White 12, Tori Porter 11. FG 24, FT 11/18, F 7. (3-pointers: Rainwater 4, Faries 1, White 1. Fouled out: none)

SENATH-HORNERSVILLE (37) - Taylor Clifton 10, Rachel Tom 12, Karen Bracamontes 2, McKenzie Cantrell 2, Briana Kempf 3, Tori Brown 8. FG 16, FT 5/8, F 12. (3-pointers: none. Fouled out: none)

Staff Photo by Dustin Ward
Senath-Hornersville's Rachel Tom is cornered by the Greenville defense. [Order this photo]
Consolation Semifinal: No. 10 Senath-Hornersville 81, No. 11 Chaffee 64

CHS 12 7 22 23 - 64

SHS 24 20 16 21 - 81

CHAFFEE (64) - Jordan Pruitt 24, Ellie Sigman 7, Adrianne Eichman 14, Elaine Sexton 1, Julia Sutterfield 11, Carleigh Burnett 2, Lindsey Koch 2, Dakota Pepple 3. FG 22, FT 13/27, F 22. (3-pointers: Pruitt 4, Sutterfield 2, Eichman 1. Fouled out: Eichman)

SENATH-HORNERSVILLE (81) - Taylor Clifton 7, Rachel Tom 23, Karen Bracamontes 6, McKenzie Cantrell 4, Briana Kempf 5, Tori Brown 36. FG 34, FT 13/21, F 20. (3-pointers: none. Fouled out: Cantrell)

Staff Photo by Dustin Ward
Greenville's Samantha Rainwater races to block Karen Bracamontes' shot. [Order this photo]

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