The North Central Missouri College Lady Pirates ran their winning streak to three games, dominating from start to finish on Wednesday night, in an 81-53 victory at Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls, Iowa.
Sophomore small forward Samone Redditt sizzled the nets to the tune of a career-high 34 points for North Central, with freshman center Kayla Oetterer adding 15 tallies. The Lady Pirates improve to 3-1 on the season, going into a home test on Saturday at 2 o'clock against the Fort Scott Community College Greyhounds. Keliah Lewis led Ellsworth, now 2-2 on the season, with 11 points.
The North Central Missouri College men lost to Ellsworth by a final score of 87-78, as Panther sophomore guard Robert Lee put in 30 points (21 in the second half), with Tonnie Collier adding 15, Kalehl Brown 14, and Ivan Donat-Milin 10 points. North Central, now 3-2 on the season, picked up 22 points from freshman forward Xavier Newsom, 17 from Tyrell Thirkield, 16 from Jory Woodson, and 12 points for Avion Ashford. The loss ends the Pirates winning streak at three games. The North Central men will play in Marshall, Missouri on Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock against the Missouri Valley Vikings junior varsity.
Wednesday night's doubleheader was broadcast on Hot Country Z 101.7. Saturday's women's game (against Fort Scott) will also be broadcast on Hot Country Z 101.7, with pregame at 1:45 and tip-off at 2 o'clock from the Ketcham Community Center.