Youthful Lady Cardinals Beat #1, Prepare For Rematch With North Andrew

Date 2014/3/6 13:37:34 | Topic: Sports

The North Mercer girl's basketball team gave the Nodaway-Holt Lady Trojans their first loss of the season, winning 62-48 on Tuesday night at the St. Joseph Civic Arena, in a Class 1 sectional broadcast on KTTN FM 92.3 and www.kttn.com.

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The Lady Cardinals freshman trio of Nicole Kost, Bailey Owens, and Lindsay Wyatt combined to score 55 of Mercer's points, as the Lady Cardinals moved to 27-1 on the season, and ended the campaign for the #1 ranked Lady Trojans at 26-1. Megan Rosenbaum had 33 points to lead Nodaway-Holt.

Mercer dominated the first half, taking a 31-15 lead to the locker room. N-H made an early surge at Mercer early in the third quarter, cutting the lead to as close as eight points, but the Lady Cardinals responded with a finishing kick that kept the lead between nine and 14 points down the stretch.

At Liberty North High School, North Andrew rallied from a 21 point first half deficit, tied Orrick with a buzzer-beating "3" at the regulation horn, and defeated the Lady Bearcats by a score of 65-59. That result will bring a rematch to Grace Gymnasium at Bishop LeBlond High School (St. Joseph) on Saturday, with Mercer and North Andrew meeting in the Class 1 state quarterfinals at 1 o'clock. Pre-game will hit the air at 12:40 on KTTN FM 92.3 and www.kttn.com, with Dennis Stephenson handling the play-by-play duties.



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