Mayo, Crestwood girls split first meeting
The Crestwood Lady Eagles and Mayo Lady Redbirds met for the first time this basketball season in a Battle of the Birds at Mayo Middle School’s gymnasium on Thursday, October 5. The seventh grade Lady Eagles took the win with a final score of 45-16. In the eighth grade contest, the Lady Redbirds edged the Lady Eagles 30-25.
Crestwood 45, Mayo 16
Trinity Tingley, Kendra Young, Grace Sullivan, Deming Hawkins and Gracie Adams started the game for Crestwood against Mayo’s Emma Kemper, Stephanie Johnson, Zoe Sanders, Caradan Hoffman and Alyssa Reed.
Crestwood earned the first points of the game with a layup by Trinity Tingley just 30 seconds into the first quarter followed by a scoreless offensive possession for Mayo. Kendra Young’s three-pointer just one minute later extended the Crestwood lead to 5-0. Deming Hawkins went two for two at the free throw line giving Crestwood a quick 7-0 lead.
Mayo’s offensive woes continued on their next two possessions which resulted in turnovers giving Tingley three more quick baskets for a 15-0 Crestwood lead with 3:00 remaining in the first quarter.
With 2:52 left in the first quarter, Caradan Hoffman put Mayo’s first points on the scoreboard on a pair of free throws.
Crestwood kept momentum in their favor with Gracie Adams adding a quick two-pointer. Adams then made one of two from the free throw line on Crestwood’s next possession. Another Kendra Young three-point basket brought the score to 21-2 with Crestwood holding a commanding lead at the end of the first quarter.
Gracie Adams went one of two from the free throw line again early in the second quarter.
Tingley earned a steal ending Mayo’s offensive possession and Hawkins added two more points for Crestwood from the free throw line.
Mayo continued to struggle offensively as another steal by Hawkins and pass to Kaitlyn Coombes resulted in a quick basket. Mayo was unable to answer and another quick two by Tingley, extended Crestwood’s lead to 30-2.
Fouled on Crestwood’s next offensive possession, Hawkins went one of two from the free throw line giving Crestwood a 31-2 lead.
Stephanie Johnson scored Mayo’s only points of the second quarter on a two-pointer with 45 seconds remaining in the half. Crestwood led at halftime 31-4.
The second half opened with the starters for both teams on the floor with Mayo inbounding the ball. Mayo’s possession ended on a turnover followed a quick move inside by Trinity Tingley after 25 seconds of play. Still unable to capitalize on offense, a jump ball ended Mayo’s next offensive effort with the possession arrow favoring Crestwood. Deming Hawkins created space in the lane and added another two points for Crestwood.
With 3:26 remaining in the third quarter, a pass inside found Grace Sullivan open for another Crestwood basket.
Caradan Hoffman hit a three-pointer for Mayo, but Crestwood’s Sullivan answered right back with two points bringing Crestwood’s lead to 39-7.
Zoe Sanders added another three points for Mayo but Creswtood’s Gracie Adams answered with two points keeping a 41-10 Crestwood lead.
With 30 seconds remaining in the third quarter, Alyssa Reed put two more points on the board for Mayo and the third quarter ended with Crestwood leading 41-12.
The fourth quarter began with Maddy Ramsey hitting an inside jump shot for Mayo which was followed by a more aggressive defensive effort by the Lady redbirds.
Just over a minute into the fourth quarter, Jacoba Harcar added two points for Crestwood. On Mayo’s inbound pass, the Lady Eagles stripped the ball but were unable to maintain control as Caradan Hoffman dove to the floor to tie-up the ball with the possession arrow favoring Mayo.
Mayo continued to be plagued by turnovers in the fourth quarter until Zoe Sanders added two points with one minute to go.
Harcar answered back for Crestwood with two points and the fourth quarter ended with Crestwood taking the win 45-16.
Trinity Tingley led Crestwood in scoring with 14 points. Deming Hawkins scored nine while Kendra Young and Gracie Adams each added six. Jacoba Harcar and Grace Sullivan each scored four points and Kaitlyn Coombes added two.
For Mayo, Zoe Sanders led in scoring with five points and Caradan Hoffman added three. Stephanie Johnson, Maddy Ramsey and Alyssa Reed each scored two points.
Mayo 30, Crestwood 25
In the eighth grade contest, Marissa Lawson, Trinity Tingley, Mackenzie Hutchings, Kendra Young and Deming Hawkins formed Crdstwood’s starting line-up while starting for Mayo were Madyson Rigdon, Katelyn Littleton, Lindsey Zorn, Kadie Noel and Jaiden McClaskey.
McClaskey won the tip for Mayo and a pass from Lindsey Zorn to Kadie Noel gave Mayo their first lead of the evening, but Trinity Tingley was wide open on an inbound play for Crestwood and tied the score with a quick two points.
Madyson Rigdon worked the ball down low to McClaskey for a quick two points putting the Redbirds back on top 4-2.
A three-pointer by Trinity Tingley with 3:35 remaining in the first quarter gave Crestwood their first lead of the game at 5-4.
Only five seconds later, Kadie Noel was sent to the free throw line for Mayo and tied the game at five as she hit one of two.
Deming Hawkins regained the lead for Crestwood on a two-point basket and Mackenzie Hutchings extended the lead on Crestwood’s next offensive possession to 9-5 with 2:00 left in the first quarter.
With 1:44 remaining, Lindsey Zorn was fouled after making a shot in the lane and picked up the free throw cutting Crestwood’s lead to 9-8.
Kadie Noel retook the lead for Mayo with 30 seconds to go but a quick answer by Mackenzie Hutchings had Crestwood at an 11-10 advantage at the end of the first quarter.
Madyson Rigdon scored the first points of the second quarter after nearly two minutes of play, giving Mayo a 12-11 lead.
Kendra Young went two for two at the free throw line with 2:56 left in the half, as Crestwood regained a 13-12 lead.
Lindsey Zorn went one of two from the free throw line tying the game at 13 until Trinity Tingley’s last second shot moved Crestwood back into a 15-13 lead at halftime.
Mackenzie Hutchings was the first to score in the second half, extending Crestwood’s lead to 17-13.
Madyson Rigdon closed the gap with a fast break layup but Marissa Lawson’s quick answer kept Crestwood’s lead at four points with 3:05 remaining in the third.
With 7.5 seconds left in the third quarter, Mackenzie Hutchings was fouled on the shot, and added the free throw, which gave Crestwood a six point lead at 21-5.
As the third quarter drew to a close, Madyson Rigdon moved the ball quickly to the half court line and hurled the final shot of the third quarter which banked in for three points, and cut Crestwood’s lead to 21-18.
With the momentum shifted after Rigdon’s half-court buzzer beater, Mayo opened the fourth quarter with two quick baskets by Rigdon and Zorn giving Mayo a 24-21 lead. Rigdon then went one of two from the line extending Mayo’s lead to four.
Hawkins was fouled with 3:15 remaining and went two for two at the line but Zorn answered for Mayo, extending the lead back to three points at 27-23.
Sullivan went to the line for Crestwood with less than two minutes remaining in the game. She went one for two, leaving Mayo with a three point lead.
With fouls to give before going into the bonus, Crestwood was able to stop the clock several times but Mayo retained possession of the ball until Zorn scored on a jump shot, extending Mayo’s lead to 5 points.
With 39.5 seconds left in the game, Hawkins went one of two from the line, cutting Mayo’s lead to four points. As Crestwood continued fouling to stop the clock, Hawkins fouled out sending Noel to the line for Mayo. Noel made one of two free throws giving Mayo the 30-25 lead that held through the end of the contest.
Madyson Rigdon led the Lady Redbirds with 12 points. Lindsey Zorn scored 10 points, Kadie Noel added six and Jaiden McClaskey scored two points.
Mackenzie Hutchings led the Lady Eagles with eight points, Trinity Tingley added seven points, Deming Hawkins scored five and Kendra Young and Marissa Lawson each added two.
The Mayo and Crestwood girls’ basketball teams will face off once more on Saturday, November 4 at the Paris High School gym at 10:00 a.m.