Kennett's Logan Vaughan passes out of a trap between Poplar Bluff defenders Samantha Gatewood, left, and Soley Webb during the first half Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, in Poplar Bluff, Mo. [Order this photo]
The Poplar Bluff Lady Mules scored the first seven points and went up 10-3 before Kennett closed to within four with 3:08 left in the opening quarter.
The Lady Mules scored eight straight then held Kennett without a field goal over the final 7:27 of the first half leading to a 16-1 run.
Kennett went the first 3:12 of the second half without scoring as Poplar Bluff's lead grew to 36.
The Indians turned the ball over 21 times and shot 7-for-30 from the field.
Kenna Hounihan paced Kennett's offense with six points. She was the only player to record multiple field goals for the Lady Indians.
Danielle Farmer hit three of her four 3-pointers in the first quarter on her way to a team-high 18 points for Poplar Bluff. The Lady Mules' Cassidy Harris scored all 10 of her points in the first half.
Kennett (10-8) can finish Bootheel Conference regular-season play perfect Monday night when it hosts South Pemiscot.
Kennett's Shon Wynne (22) battles for a rebound during the second half. [Order this photo]
KHS 6 3 7 3 - 19
PHS 16 18 17 2 - 53
KENNETT (19) - Lara Abmeyer 5, Shon Wynne 2, Kenna Hounihan 6, Anna Kay Hilburn 1, Logan Vaughan 3, Mary Callaway 2. FG 7, FT 4/10, F 13. (3-pointers: Abmeyer 1. Fouled out: none)
POPLAR BLUFF (53) - Mariah Jackson 4, Makala McCauley 1, Lara Halford 2, Soley Webb 9, Danielle Farmer 18, Halle Huffman 3, Cassidy Harris 10, Courtney Raulston 4, Samantha Gatewood 2. FG 22, FT 4/14, F 10. (3-pointers: Farmer 4, Raulston 1. Fouled out: none)