Cobden, Shawnee fall in regional play

Cobden and Shawnee each from the Class 1A high school girls’ basketball regional tournament in Goreville Tuesday, Feb. 7.

Following are game summaries:

Goreville 61, Cobden 34: The Lady Blackcats built an insurmountable first quarter lead on their way to the win.

Goreville led 19-7 after one quarter and 34-12 at halftime. The Appleknockers trailed 51-27 after three periods.

Bekah Russell scored 20 points to lead Cobden. Devyn Inman added 4 points, Laurelin Pitts and Katie Mowell 3 each and Haley Tomazzoli and Audrey Millis 2 each.

Russell and Mowell will be the only seniors graduating from this year’s Appleknocker squad.

Cobden finishes its season at 17-10 overall.

Goreville advanced with a 25-2 record.

Century 55, Shawnee 33: Shawnee remained within striking distance until the third quarter in the loss.

The Lady Centurions led 18-14 after one quarter and 37-24 at halftime. Century outscored Shawnee 12-4 in the third quarter to build a 49-28 lead heading into the final period.

Taylor Loveless scored 9 points to lead the Lady Reds. Bethany McMahan added 7 points, Haley Murphy 6, Jordan Johnson 5, Sanni Ahokas 4 and Elena Houston 2.

Shawnee finishes at 15-11 overall. Murphy and Jessie Reynolds, who had season-ending knee surgery, will be the only seniors graduating from this year’s team.

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