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Philip Lady Scotties out-distanced by Jones County Lady Coyotes, 19-25

The Lady Scotties traveled to Murdo to challenge the Jones County Coyotes, Tuesday, February 8. Philip varsity returned with a 22-61 loss, the junior varsity with a 29-23 win and the "C" team with a 19-25 loss.

The varsity game began with the air of a competitive match. The Lady Scotties trailed by only three points. Then, the other three quarters did not go well for Philip.

Philip 6 5 11 0 = 22

Jones Co. 9 25 13 14 = 61

Philip scorers: Molly Coyle - 6, Tomilyn Trask and Josie Guptill - 4 each, Kady Pinney and Krista Wells - 3 each, Katie Hostutler - 2.

Jones Co. scorers: Kia Miller - 13, Sophie Iversen - 11, Becky Bryan and Trait Thorne - 10 each, Madison Mathews - 9, Lexi Booth - 6, Mariah Krogman - 2.

Field goal percentages: Philip - 16 (8 of 50), Jones Co. - 50 (26 of 52). Three point percentages: Philip - 0 (0 of 1), Jones Co. - 0 (0 of 2). Free throe percentages: Philip - n/a, Jones Co. - 50 (9of 18).

Rebounds: Philip - 22, Jones Co. - 38. Philip leaders: Guptill and Trask - 7 each, Pinney and Hostutler - 3 each, Sam Johnson - 2. Assists: Philip - 3, Jones Co. - 17. Steals: Philip - 12, Jones Co. 18. Blocks: Philip - n/a, Jones Co. - 6.

Turnovers: Philip - 20, Jones Co. - 19. Fouls: Philip - 15, Jones Co. - 18. Fouled out - Wells.

Neil Krogman, Jones County head girls' basketball coach, said, that they were able to get some steals and get some easy baskets. Their defense was the difference in the ball game.

The junior varsity game was a teeter totter that began leveling out as the game progressed. Philip was on the down side for the first quarter, scoring six to Jones County's 11. The Scotties came back with a vengeance, scoring 15 and nixing-out their opponents. The Coyotes owned the third quarter, but not as markedly and not by enough to retake the lead. Philip earned only one point more than Jones County did in the last quarter, holding enough of its previous gain to win the game.

Philip 6 15 2 6 = 29

Jones Co. 11 0 7 5 = 23

Philip scorers: Kaeley Fenhaus, Katie Hostutler, and Bailey Radway - 6, Sam Johnson - 5, Jordyn Dekker - 4, Katlin Knutson - 2.

Jones Co. scorers: Mathews - 14, Kalli Hespe - 1, Carol Drayer - 2, Jessie Roghair - 6.

The Philip "C" team took the lead by one basket in their first quarter. That two point spread was cut to just one point by halftime. The third quarter race by Jones County was too much, even with the Lady Scotties edging a one-point gain in the final quarter. The game ended 19-25 against Philip.

Philip 4 9 4 4 = 19

Jones Co. 2 10 11 3 = 25

Philip scorers: Deserae Williams - 4, Knutson - 4, Peyton DeJong - 4, Katelyn Enders - 3, Hanna Hostutler and Sam Huston - 2 each.

Jones Co. scorers: Hespe - 10, Roghair - 6, Allison Green - 4, Drayer and Mikayla Waldron - 2 each, Skylar Green - 1.