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Lady Scotties walk over Jones County, 45-28

The Lady Scotties invited the Jones County Coyotes to a basketball game on Tuesday, February 5th. That invitation was to the Coyotes' own defeat.

The Scotties made the first basket. Within seconds the Coyotes made their own to tie the score. This was to be the only close part of the game. The Scotties used the low scoring first quarter to learn the abilities and weaknesses of their opponents. The other quarters were a steady walk-away by Philip. One of the more exciting moments was a successful three pointer launched by Jones County at the halftime buzzer. The game's final score was 45-28.

Philip 7 21 30 45

Jones Co. 4 11 21 28

Philip scorers: Marissa Mann - 17, Lindsay Mann - 9, Sierra Hook - 8, Tylissa Fitch - 5, Toyeala Fortune - 4, Mariah Evans - 2.

Jones County scorers: Mary Volmer - 11, Alyssa Krogman - 9, Shelby Peters - 7, Whitney Reed - 1.

Field goal percentage: Philip - 30, Jones Co. - 24.

Rebounds: Philip - 39, Jones Co. - 20. Philip leaders: Hook - 12, M. Mann - 9, Mariah Evans - 5, L. Mann - 4, Carissa Doolittle - 3, Fortune, Fitch - 2 each, Kayla O'Connell, Kelsey Hostutler - 1 each.

Jones Co. rebound leaders: Volmer - 9, A. Krogman - 7, Reed - 2, Peters, Mariah Krogman - 1 each.

Assists: Philip - 8. Jones Co. - 8. Philip leaders: L. Mann, O'Connell - 2 each, Hook, M. Mann, Taylor Holman, Evans - 1 each.

Jones Co. assist leaders: Peters, A. Krogman, Reed - 2 each, Volmer, Trait Thorne - 1 each.

Steals: Philip - 14, Jones Co. - 8. Philip leaders: Fitch, M. Mann - 3 each, L. Mann, Hook, O'Connell - 2 each, Fortune, Evans - 1 each.

Jones Co. steals leaders: A. Krogman - 3, Peters - 2, Volmer, Reed, Thorne - 1 each.

Turnovers: Philip - 19, Jones Co. - 23. Team fouls: Philip - 18, Jones Co. - 20. Fouled out: L. Mann, Beth Venard.

The junior high game was a edge-of-your-seat close one. Philip held the lead at the end of each quarter, though barely. They won with a final score of 27-26.

Philip 6 16 21 27

Jones Co. 3 15 19 26

Philip scorers: Doolittle - 11, Fortune - 7, O'Connell - 5, Holman - 4.

Field goal percentages: Philip - 20, Jones Co. - 23.

Rebounds: Philip - 30, Jones Co. - 23. Philip leaders: Doolittle - 11, Fortune - 5, Holman, O'Connell - 4 each, Mercades Martin, Emily Schofield - 2 each, Tara Ravellette, Hostutler - 1 each.

Assists: Philip - 5, Jones Co. - 8. Philip leaders: Hostutler - 2, Holman, Doolittle, Schofield - 1 each.

Steals: Philip - 6, Jones Co. - 5. Philip leaders: Doolittle - 2, O'Connell, Martin, Schofield, Molly Coyle - 1 each.

Turnovers: Philip - 23, Jones Co. - 19.