Lady 'Rocks lose to Monroe Central 61, 27

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Visiting Monroe Central took control from the opening tipoff and never looked back in posting a 61-27 won over the host Barnesville Lady Shamrocks Monday.

The Lady Seminoles (7-6) jumped to a 17-7 lead the opening quarter and followed up with a 18-6 scoring advantage the second round to take a 35-13 lead to the locker room for the halftime intermission. The onslaught continued the second half with Monroe Central posting a 16-5 scoring edge the third stanza. The final eight minutes was much closer with the Lady ’Noles finishing with a 10-9 scoring difference to provide the 61-27 final.

Monroe Central shot 40.7 percent from the field (22-of-54), including five from beyond the three-point arc, and added 12-of-17 from the foul line. Chelsea Roberts paced the visitors with 19 points with Chelsey Tewanger adding 15 counters, while Anne LaFollette chipped in with eight points. Tewanger also had four of the team’s 13 assists and eight of the total of 22 steals, while Monroe Central was guilty of 20 turnovers.

Barnesville (4-7) cashed in on 9-of-39 floor shots for just 23 percent and tacked on 9-of-16 from the bonus line. Shayla Markovich paced the Lady ’Rocks with eight points with Paige Huntsman adding six. Raquel Bahmer and Miranda Plumly each had two of the six assists and Marrissa Burga picked off two of the team’s six steals.

Monroe Central also had a commanding 28-19 rebounding advantage paced by Roberts with five boards. Markovich paced the Lady Shamrocks on the glass with eight caroms.

MONROE CENTRAL 61, BARNESVILLE 27

Monroe Central (7-6)

Erin Miller 0 0-0 0, Katelin Dimmerling 0 0-0 0, Carly Baker 0 1-2 1, Amanda Haslam 1 0-0 3, Anne LaFollette 3 2-3 8, Laycie Ball 2 0-0 4, Chelsey Tewanger 5 3-3 15, Melanie Stimpert 1 0-0 3, Elizabeth Robey 2 0-0 4, Annie Digity 0 0-0 0, Kaleigh Marley 1 0-2 2, Chelsea Roberts 6 6-7 19, Kelsey Dick 1 0-0 2. Totals 22-54 12-17 61.

Barnesville (4-7)

Sudney Ralston 0 2-2 2, Layna Broomhall 1 0-2 2, Paige Huntsman 2 2-3 6, Sydney Bruce 0 0-0 0, Alexis Moore 0 0-0 0, Emily Sleeth 0 0-0 0, Miranda Plumly 1 0-0 2, Lane Hanlon 2 0-0 4, Raquel Bahmer 1 1-2 3, Marrissa Burga 0 0-0 0, Hannah Hannahs 0 0-0 0, Shayla Markovich 2 4-7 8. Totals 9-39 9-16 27.

Monroe Central 17 18 16 10 — 61

Barnesville 7 6 5 9 — 27

Three point goals— MCHS 5 (Tewanger 2, Haslam, Roberts, Stimpert); BHS 0. Rebounds—MCHS 28 (Roberts 5); BHS 19 (Markovich 8). Assists—MCHS 13 (Tewanger 4); BHS 6 (Bahmer 2, Plumly 2). Steals—MCHS 22 (Tewanger 8); BHS 6 (Burga 2). Fouls—MCHS 20; BHS 14. Fouled Out—MCHS (Stimpert); BHS (none). Turnovers—MCHS 8; BHS 24.

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