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Archers Dominate Missouri Baptist JV

February 09, 2012

Markita Mosley  
Markita Mosley puts up two of her 14 points against the
Missouri Baptist University junior varsity team in Wednes-
day's 97-35 STLCC victory.

The St. Louis Community College women’s basketball team registered season-highs in both points scored and margin of victory Wednesday, in a 97-35 drubbing of the Missouri Baptist University junior varsity squad.

The Archers shot 53 percent from the field overall, and were nearly as lethal from three-point range, nailing six of 13 shots from beyond the arc.

The Archers were never really challenged from the outset, as they sprinted to an early 16-4 lead before building a 30-point halftime advantage. The Spartans never could gain a rhythm offensively, turning the ball over 21 times, which STLCC converted into 43 points.

Freshman forward Lauren Maclin (Ladue) was highly productive in her 13 minutes on the court, leading the Archers with 19 points while also grabbing seven rebounds. Maclin was one of five different Archers to attain double-figures in scoring, as head coach Shelly Ethridge was able to empty the bench in the second half. Each player on the roster received more than 10 minutes on the court.

“I’ve been saying all year that we have a lot of depth on this team,” Ethridge said. “That’s something that I haven’t had in the past. We don’t lose a lot when our subs come in because everyone can do something positive for us. I think that down the stretch when we play in the regional tournament, that depth is really going to play a part and it could potentially give us a shot at winning this thing.”

In addition to Maclin’s contributions, freshman guard Megan Hawkins (Fort Zumwalt East), who has seen much of her time previously as a three-point specialist, poured in 13 points on 5-of-10 shooting from the floor. Sophomore forward Markita Mosely (Scott County Central) added 14 points and five rebounds.

The victory improved the Archers to 11-9 on the year, and could offer a boost of momentum heading into a key Region XVI matchup at Penn Valley College on Saturday. The Archers are 4-3 against Region XVI opponents, and eked out a 76-74 victory over the Scouts in the two teams’ last meeting, on Jan. 28.