Medora season ends in sectionals



Too many turnovers and too many missed shots spelled disaster for the Medora Hornets in their sectional battle with host West Washington Friday night.

The Hornets had 22 turnovers, and made only 10 of 36 shots in a 75-23 loss to the Senators.

“Their press took us out of the game,” said Medora coach Mark Morin. “If we’d made half the turnovers that we made it would have been a different game.”

After the Senators took a 4-0 lead, Jenna Bowers hit a 10-foot jump shot from the left of the free-throw lane to cut Medora’s deficit in half.

The Senators then went on a 7-0 run to lead 11-2 before Shepard Earl scored on an offensive rebound.

David Persinger and Eli Sturgill added baskets for the Hornets later in the period, but the Senators increased their lead to 27-8 at the end of the quarter.

The Senators actually scored the final five points of the first period and first 10 of the second to lead 37-8 before Persinger hit a 3-pointer with 1:30 left in the half. The Senators lead was 40-13 at half-time.

Medora went ice cold in the third period by missing all 11 of its shots from the floor, and was outscored 21-0 to trail 61-13 going into the fourth.

Earl had three baskets and Persinger made a 3-pointer in the fourth quarter.

“When we did get shots we couldn’t hit them,” Morin said.

Earl topped the Hornets with 10 points and a game-high 15 rebounds, and Persinger, a senior starter, finished with 8 points and 5 rebounds.

Jacob Strange topped the Senators with 22 points, Holden Bowsman scored 14 and Lane Hoefler scored 13.

Morin said, “This team had its moments. They won three games. We started a girl (Bowers) and we competed at times.”

Medora finished 3-19.

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