8th grade girls finish second

Mountain Grove outscored the Houston eighth grade girls’ basketball team 12-3 in the opening quarter and cruised to a 31-21 victory Friday night in its championship game.

Kenzie Scheets scored six of the Lady Tigers’ eight first-half points and finished with a team-best 10. Alexa Ichord had five points, and Demi Pittman and Amber Sillyman scored three each.

In Thursday’s semifinals, Ichord scored a season-high 14 points to lead to a 34-23 victory against the Mountain Grove seventh grade.

Scheets had eight points, four assists and three steals for Houston, which struggled after going ahead 15-4. The Lady Tigers were outscored in the second and third quarters and missed 15 of their 21 free throws.

Pittman scored six points, and Sadie Ashworth grabbed a team-high eight rebounds. Ichord had six rebounds.

Friday’s game

Houston 3 5 9 4 – 21

Mtn. Grove 12 5 9 5 – 31

HOUSTON – Pittman 0 3-6 3. Scheets 4 1-1 10. Ichord 2 1-2 5. Sillyman 1 1-1 3. Totals 7 6-10 21.

3-pointers: Scheets.

Thursday’s game

Houston 15 4 6 9 – 34

Mtn. Grove 7th 4 8 8 3 – 23

HOUSTON – Pittman 3 0-1 6. Garrett 1 0-3 2. Ashworth 1 2-4 4. Scheets 2 4-6 8. Ichord 7 0-2 14. Sillyman 0 0-5 0. Totals 14 6-21 34.

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