The Chariton Varsity girls basketball team delivered a very solid performance in a 65-28 win at Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont Tuesday, Jan. 5. The Lady Chargers led by 16 at halftime and outscored the Lady Rockets 30-12 in the second half to win going away.
With the win, Chariton moved to 2-3 overall and 1-3 in the South Central Conference.
Chariton junior point guard Emma Rector saw her first action this season. Rector had been out with a torn ACL since the start of the season and she hit five three-pointers in limited action to finish with a team-high 15 points to go along with three assists and one block.
“Emma played half the game tonight. She gave us a huge lift off the bench and had a good floor game,” Chariton Head Coach Lee Sandy said.
“McKenzie Snook had a great game and Lexi Smyser played the best she has played. Abby Tuttle got it going offensively. Eddyville’s a tough place to play. They’re pretty physical and they have nice size and athletic ability. But we outrebounded them and shot the ball well including from three-point range,” Coach Sandy said.
Snook had 10 points, a team-high eight rebounds and five steals. Tuttle had 11 points and five steals. Leah Doran had 10 points, three assists and one block. Avery Hall had nine points and seven rebounds. Smyser had seven points and five steals. Bailey Shelton had two points and Tammera Alexander had one.
Chariton led 14-9 after one period and they outscored the Lady Rockets 21-7 in the second period to lead 35-16 at halftime. Chariton was very solid defensively in the second half outscoring EBF 25-5 in the third period to lead 60-21 heading into the final period. EBF outscored Chariton 7-5 in the fourth period.
For the game, Chariton shot 23-55 from the field and 10-15 from the line. Eddyville shot 12-31 from the field and 5-11 from the line. Chariton outrebounded Eddyville 28-15. Chariton also had 20 turnovers while Eddyville had 27. The Lady Chargers had 24 steals, nine assists and two blocks. Eddyville had four assists and four blocks. Each team committed 15 fouls.