MAYSVILLE – Ninnekah coach Amanda Grimes is pleased with 9-2, but she can't help but think about 11-0.

Amber Chaney scored 21 points and Annesha Kirk added 14 tallies and 10 rebounds to lift Ninnekah past Maysville, 63-25, here Tuesday.

The win lifted Ninnekah to 9-2 overall.

The Lady Owls only losses came against Central-Marlow and Wayne. They shot 14 of 74 from the field against Central and missed some 50 shots in the paint. "That's a game I wish we had back," Grimes said.

Ninnekah had two players miss the game against Wayne and lost by 4 on the road.

"I'm pleased with 9-2, but I honestly feel like we should be 11-0," Grimes said. "I'm pleased with the girls coming off the bench. They give us quality minutes. We're trying new things, some new defenses. We just have to work on the mental aspects."

Chaney scored all of her 21 points in the firs half and helped kick start a Ninnekah eruption in the second quarter. The Lady Owls led by only 4 points at the end of the first quarter, but they built a 35-17 by halftime.

Maysville managed to score just 8 points, all from the free throw line, in the second half.

Chaney was 2-for-3 from beyond the arc. Kirk was 6-for-8 from the floor.

Fletcher 43, Verden 38

The Lady Tigers (6-6) were down by 16 in the third quarter but awoke to make it a game in the fourth.

Verden managed just 12 points in the first half, including only 4 in the first eight minutes. The Lady Tigers trailed 33-19 at the end of three periods, but they erupted for 19 points in the final stanza.

"It was strange," Verden coach David Davidson said. "We're down by 16 at one point in the third quarter and then I look up and there's a minute left in the game and we've cut it to 5. They just decided to play is what it amounts to. We didn't come prepared to play and started too late."

Carly Skinner led Verden with 15 points. Kaitlynn Embrey added 9.

Rush Springs 54, Alex 28

Chandler Nichols scored a game-high 16 points and Chelsi Williams added 15, as the Lady Redskins survived a close first quarter and coasted in the final three stanzas.

Rush Springs led 18-13 at the end of the first quarter but held Alex to only 11 points over the final three periods.

"We played a heck of a first quarter and then decided to stop trying to score," Alex coach Danny Moore said.

Tara Helm led Alex with 8 points.







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