In mid-November, the North Central Missouri College Lady Pirates gave up 84 points in a defeat to visiting Fort Scott at the Ketcham Community Center. On Saturday, the Lady Pirates traveled to Fort Scott, Kansas, looking to prove they are a different team.
NCMC did exactly that with a convincing 68-51 win over the Greyhounds, heard on Hot Country Z 101.7 and www.kgozfm.com. The Lady Pirates defense was superb, holding FSCC to 27 percent shooting from the field. North Central shot 40 percent in earning the win, improving to 10-12 on the season.
Brooke Parton led a balanced attack with 14 points (10 of 14 from the free throw line), with Lexi Hope adding 12, Sydnee Rounkles 12 points to go with eight rebounds, and Kayla Oetterer 12 points and 11 rebounds. Fort Scott, now 8-16 on the season, was paced by 15 points from Baylea White and 14 from Malory Gales.
The Lady Pirates face a crucial two-game stretch this week at the Ketcham Community Center in Trenton, with BOTH games to be broadcast on Hot Country Z 101.7 and www.kgozfm.com. On Wednesday night, NCMC (women and men) hosts Wentworth Military Academy (5:30 PM). On Saturday afternoon (2:00), North Central faces rematches against the St. Louis CC Archers.