Mercer Lady Cardinals Win Fifth Straight District Title

Date 2014/3/4 9:20:00 | Topic: Sports

The Mercer Lady Cardinal basketball team will travel to St. Joseph on Tuesday night, taking on the unbeaten Nodaway-Holt Lady Trojans in a Class 1 sectional to be heard on KTTN FM 92.3 and www.kttn.com.

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Mercer won its fifth consecutive district title on Friday night, downing Jefferson by a final score of 47-31. The fourth-ranked Lady Cardinals beat the rival Lady Eagles for the second straight year in a district final, with Nicole Kost scoring 17 points, Lindsay Wyatt 12, and Bailey Owens 11.

The win improves Mercer's record to 26-1, while Jefferson ends the season at 16-12.

Nodaway-Holt, Mercer's Tuesday night opponent, is a perfect 29-0 and ranked #1 in the Class 1 girl's basketball poll. The Lady Trojans won the District 15 final on Friday night, 73-59 over South Holt. Dennis Stephenson will have the call of Tuesday night's battle on KTTN FM 92.3, with pregame from the St. Joseph Civic Arena set for 5:45.

Other Class 1 district finals from the weekend were:

District 11 at Grundy County:
GIRLS: Linn County 46, Gilman City 39
BOYS: Meadville 72, Novinger 63

District 12 at Tina-Avalon:
GIRLS: Norborne 56, Keytesville 38
BOYS: Tina-Avalon 71, Hale/Bosworth 62

District 13 at Polo:
GIRLS: Orrick 53, Braymer 36
BOYS: Wellington-Napoleon 63, Braymer 61

District 14 at North Andrew:
GIRLS: North Andrew 80, Pattonsburg 64
BOYS: North Andrew 63, Winston 28

District 15 at North Harrison:
BOYS: Stanberry 67, Jefferson 49

District 16 at Mound City:
BOYS: Rock Port 45, Mound City 42

Class 2 district championship results included:

District 6 at Schuyler County:
GIRLS: Knox County 58, Marceline 41
BOYS: Northeast (Cairo) 76, Knox County 64

District 15 at Mid-Buchanan:
GIRLS: North Platte 60, KC Lutheran 34
BOYS: West Platte 62, Mid-Buchanan 60

District 16 at East Buchanan:
GIRLS: Gallatin 46, Maysville 39
BOYS: East Buchanan 41, Gallatin 37

Class 3 District finals included:

District 7 at Highland of Ewing:
GIRLS: Palmyra 50, Brookfield 46
BOYS: Palmyra 74, Highland 51

District 15 at St. Pius X:
GIRLS: Hogan Prep 44, University Academy 40
BOYS: Barstow 63, St. Pius X 42

District 16 at Lathrop:
GIRLS: Cameron 44, Lathrop 30
BOYS: Bishop LeBlond 63, Lawson 54

Mercer will be taking a pep bus to Tuesday night's sectional playoff game. They must have 15 riders with each person paying $5.00. Entry to the game will be $6.00 per person. The bus will leave the North Mercer School at 3:15 PM. Riders are asked to meet in the school commons prior to departure. In order to ride the bus, students must be in the 7th grade or accompanied by a parent. Deadine to sign up will be 1:00 PM. Call the school at (660) 382-4214 to sign up!



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