R-II girls win Brashear Tourney
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The Marion County R-II girls basketball team won the Brashear Tournament Championship with a dominating 61-29 win over the host squad Saturday.
The Lady Mustangs (19-4) held Brashear to nine first-half points in building a 17-point lead going into the second half, and then went on a 24-12 run to secure the victory after three quarters.
Riley Donath sank five three-pointers and lead all scorers with 17 points, while Halle Keilholz hit four three-pointers for 12 points and Straus hit five field goals for 10 points.
Also contributing on offense were Madison Stewart, nine, Olivia Wood, seven, Tristen Holt, four, and Riley Holt, two.
Straus, Keilholz and Stewart were named to the all-tournament team, with Straus earning most valuable player honors.
The Lady Mustangs, who received a first-round bye, advanced to the title game with a 59-37 semifinal win over the Kirksville junior varsity squad.
Marion County held Kirksville to 11 first-half points in building a 16-point halftime lead, and out-scored the opposition 32-26 the rest of the way.
Delaney Straus scored all of her game-high 23 points in the first three quarters, while Halle Keilholz poured in four three-pointers in contributing 16 points.
Also scoring were Madison Stewart, who hit three-three pointers and scored 11 points, Riley Donath, three, Olivia Wood, three, Tristen Holt, two, and Shayleigh Whetstone, one.
The Lady Mustangs held on Tuesday for a 52-50 win at Silex in a rescheduled game.
Marion County jumped out to a 19-12 advantage, enjoyed a 10-point halftime edge and led by 12 going into the final period, when Silex roared back and almost took the victory away.
Straus led all scorers with 27 points while Halle Keilholz sank five three-pointers, including a big one in the fourth quarter, in scoring 18.
Also contributing on offense were Stewart, four, Holt two, and Wood, one.
The regular season ends this week with games at Canton, Tuesday and at home against South Shelby, Thursday.
The top-seeded Lady Mustangs earned a first-round bye in the Class 1, District 11 play in LaPlata at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, against the winner of the Saturday, Feb. 19 game between fourth-seeded Atlanta and fifth-seeded Brashear.
11/23 N.S. W 57-52, 1-0
11/30 at Comm.W 49-44, 2-0
12/2 at Bev.W 60-22, 3-0
12/6-11 Mon. City Tourney
12/7 M.T. W 51-38, 4-0
12/9 Pal. L 48-49, 4-1
12/10 High W 66-40, 5-1
12/14 at Hig. L 47-50, 5-2
12/16 Mad. W 52-23, 6-2
1/4 at Brash. W 64-44, 7-2
1/6 LaPla.W 56-53, 8-2 1/7 Nov. W 70-20, 9-2
1/10 at W-M W 53-30, 10-2
1/11 Mac.Co.W 55-22, 11-2
1/19 K.C. W 59-25, 12-2
1/21 S.C. L 38-57, 13-3
1/25 at Atl. W 50-44,14-3
1/28 at M.T. W 55-31, 15-3
1/31 S.C. L 35-58, 15-4
2/1 Paris W 54-28,16-4
2/8 at Silex W 52-50, 17-4
2/7-12 Brashear Tourn.
2/10 KirkJV W 59-37, 18-4
2/12 Brash, W 61-29, 19-4
2/15 at Canton
2/17 South Shelby
2/22 TBD 6 p.m.