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Girls basketball: Brooks, Lanphier beat MacArthur

January 11, 2017

DECATUR - Martrice Brooks scored a game-high 22 points to lead Lanphier High School past Decatur MacArthur 79-56 in a Central State Eight Conference game Tuesday.

The win for Lanphier pulled the Lions (7-8) to within a game of .500 and dead even in the CS8 (4-4).

The Lions showcased their quickness to effectively stymie MacArthur on both ends.

"We played with a lot more enthusiasm and energy, created a few turnovers (and) capitalized (them) into layups," Lanphier coach Doug Collins said. "That team didn't let up. We know they weren't going to let up."

Collins added the Lions' had "good pressure, good ball movement, very unselfish - especially in transition," Tuesday.

Blessing Casey added 17 points for the Lions while Jeniya Griffin connected five times from behind the 3-point line and finished with 16 points - even converting a four-point play in the contest.

"We're trying to turn the corner; this is the second half of the season," Collins said.

Jayda Dees, Brianna Neal and Courtnee Riley all finished with 13 points for the Generals, who dropped to 2-15 (0-6 in the CS8).

Painter's six 3s lift Staunton

Ashleigh Painter knocked down six 3-pointers to lead Staunton past host Calvary 55-37 Tuesday in a non-conference game.

Painter made three 3s in the first period as the Bulldogs led 13-7 after one. Calvary cut the deficit to 21-18 at the half with Aryanna Harris scoring eight of her game-high 23 points in the second quarter. Harris finished with four 3s.

Staunton then outscored Calvary (2-5) 34-19 in the second half. Abby Scanzoni scored 14 points and Mackenzie Foster chipped in 10 for the Bulldogs.

Alliyah Turner had three 3s and finished with 11 points for the Saints.

Taken from sj-r.com