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Cripe scores 21, leads Pioneer past Caston in Cass County Invite

BY VAL TSOUTSOURIS

Sports Editor, RTC

Girls basketball

Pioneer 49, Caston 32 (Wednesday): Hailey Cripe scored 13 of her game-high 21 points in the first half to lead the Pioneer girls basketball team past Caston in the first round of the Cass County Invitational at Logansport Wednesday.

Cripe hit four 3-pointers. Olivia Brooke scored all 10 of her points in the first half. Madison Blickenstaff had nine.

Bailey Harness scored nine points to lead Caston. Abby Williamson, Maddi Smith, Jordan Clingler and Brianna Yarber returned from quarantine to play for the Lady Comets.

Pioneer led 36-13 at halftime.

Caston will play Lewis Cass in the consolation game at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Pioneer will play Logansport in the championship game at approximately 1 p.m.

PIONEER (49) (2-1)

Mackenzie Walker 2 0-0 4, Maggie Steffel 0 0-0 0, Hailey Cripe 8 1-1 21, Olivia Brooke 4 2-2 10, Madison Blickenstaff 4 1-2 9, Brooklyn Borges 2 0-0 5, Kylie Attinger 0 0-0 0, Bryleigh Binney 0 0-0 0, Katelyn Duncan 0 0-0 0

TEAM: 20 4-6 49

CASTON (32) (5-2)

Isabel Scales 0 2-4 2, Addison Zimpleman 2 0-0 5, Bailey Harness 4 1-3 9, Maddi Smith 3 0-0 6, Jordan Clingler 1 0-0 2, Layne Oliver 0 0-0 0, Brianna Yarber 1 0-0 2, Abby Williamson 2 0-0 6

TEAM: 13 3-7 32

Three-point field goals:

Pioneer 5 (Cripe 4, Borges),

Caston 3 (Williamson 2, Zimpleman)

Total fouls: Pioneer 10, Caston 7

Score by quarters

Pioneer 16 20 6 7 49

Caston 8 5 6 13 32

JV: Caston 53, Pioneer 31


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