Squaws win opening round sectional game

Dane Fuelling
Sports Editor

Bellmont kicked off their postseason run with a hard-fought and convincing 62-49 win over Eastern (Greentown) in their sectional quarterfinal game at Mississinewa on the back of Morgan Shifferly’s 15 points and 17-23 shooting from the line. The win advanced the Squaws to the semifinals, where they will play Oak Hill on Friday night in the second semifinal.
The game started with a flurry of scoring as Eastern senior McKenzie Cooper scored 12 of the Lady Comets’ 21 points in a high-tempo first quarter, including seven points on two possessions after a four-point play. Morgan Shifferly found some success early in the paint and had a good connection with McMahon, but back-to-back buckets by Jeanie Crabtree gave Eastern a 9-8 lead.

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