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Brooke scores 24, Cripe adds 15 in Pioneer win over Frontier

BY VAL TSOUTSOURIS

Sports Editor, RTC

Girls basketball

Pioneer 69, Frontier 27 (Thursday): Olivia Brooke scored 24 points, and Hailey Cripe hit three 3-pointers and added 15 for Class 1A, No. 8 Pioneer in a home win over sectional rival Frontier Thursday.

Mackenzie Walker added nine points, and Crystabelle Blickenstaff added eight for the Lady Panthers (9-3), who extended their winning streak to six.

Olivia Brooke

Pioneer led 39-8 at halftime and extended the lead to 59-16 after three quarters.

FRONTIER (27) (3-8)

Sorensen 0 2-2 2, Gutwein 0 0-1 0, LaOrange 0 0-0 0, Jay 0 0-0 0, Newcom 1 1-2 3, Clothier 1 0-0 3, Anderson 0 0-1 0, E. Blissett 1 8-10 11, Tarr 1 0-0 2, N. Blissett 0 0-0 0, Fields 0 0-0 0, Christopher 2 0-0 6

TEAM: 6 11-16 27

PIONEER (69) (9-3)

Mackenzie Walker 4 0-0 9, Hailey Cripe 6 0-0 15, Brooklyn Borges 1 1-1 3, Olivia Brooke 8 8-9 24, Madison Blickenstaff 2 0-0 4, Maggie Steffel 2 0-0 4, Crystabelle Blickenstaff 3 2-5 8, Kylie Attinger 1 0-0 2, Katelyn Duncan 0 0-0 0, Bryleigh Binney 0 0-0 0

TEAM: 27 11-15 69

Three-point field goals:

Frontier 4 (Christopher 2, Clothier, E. Blissett),

Pioneer 4 (Cripe 3, Walker)

Total fouls: Frontier 14, Pioneer 17

Turnovers: Frontier 18, Pioneer 9

Score by quarters

Frontier 6 2 8 11 27

Pioneer 26 13 20 10 69

Brooke nominated for player of week: Pioneer senior forward Olivia Brooke was nominated for the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association/Franciscan Health player of the week award for District 1 girls for the week of Dec. 28.

Brooke scored a game-high 23 points and 10 rebounds in a 66-34 win over Rochester on Dec. 30. She added 13 points and 12 rebounds in a 64-29 win over Logansport on Jan. 2.

The award went to Hammond Noll senior Courtney Blakely.


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