March 06, 2021

Area girls basketball roundup: Clarke’s season ends to No. 7 Des Moines Christian, Murray moves on in postseason

Des Moines Christian 63, Clarke 26

DES MOINES – Clarke’s season ended against Class 3A No. 7 Des Moines Christian (19-3) Saturday in a 63-26 loss.

Clarke (6-13) trailed 27-6 after the first quarter, and the offense never got going, scoring less than 10 points in all four quarters.

Stats were unavailable at time of press.

Murray 50, Mormon Trail 44

MURRAY – Murray (12-9) took down Mormon Trail (9-11) Thursday in the first round of the Class 1A Region 8 bracket.

The Lady Mustangs started out hot with 17 points in the first quarter. It proved important as the remainder of the game resulted in both sides scoring 33 points.

Kinzee Eggers and Hannah Paschke each scored 13 points. Jayda Chew scored 10 points with six assists and three steals.

Clarke 60, Interstate 35 56

Clarke edged out a 60-56 overtime win over Interstate 35 (4-16) Thursday.

The Lady Indians trailed 29-17 at halftime, making a strong run in the second half. Clarke outscored I-35 27-15 in the second half to tie the game at 44. A 16-12 overtime difference sealed the game for Clarke.

Stats were unavailable at time of press.

Central Decatur 32, Clarke 30

Central Decatur (14-6) squeaked out a 32-30 win over Clarke Tuesday, Feb. 9.

The game got off to a slow start with Clarke taking a 4-1 lead after the first quarter. Scoring remained slow throughout the game with Central Decatur gaining an advantage on a 13-7 fourth quarter run.

Central Decatur’s Lauren Martin scored 10 points with six rebounds. Hallee Hamilton, Lyndsey Dale and Mara Dykes each score five points.

Clarke’s Kaitlyn Halsband and Josey Dunbar each scored eight points. Alivia Bakley led the team with 10 rebounds.

Mormon Trail 53, Murray 31

MURRAY – Murray fell to Mormon Trail 53-31 on Senior Night Tuesday.

Mormon Trail had the lead from the jump, outscoring Murray 19-13 at halftime. The Saints scored 21 in the third quarter to run away with a big lead.

Teryn Shields and Chew each scored 11 points.