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Pioneer basketball briefs: Cripe hits 6 more treys, leads Lady Panthers past West Central

Klepinger scores 15, Robinson, Solano also score in double figures in boys rout


BY VAL TSOUTSOURIS

Sports Editor, RTC

Girls basketball

Pioneer 70, West Central 36 (Friday): Hailey Cripe made six 3-pointers and scored 26 points for the Class 1A, No. 6 Pioneer girls basketball team in a win over host West Central Friday.

Olivia Brooke scored 13 points, and Madison Blickenstaff added 12 for Pioneer.

Mackenzie Walker had nine, and Brooklyn Borges sunk a pair of 3-pointers among her eight.

Already leading 42-23 at halftime, Pioneer extended the lead to 63-25 after three quarters.

Pioneer beat West Central for the fourth straight year.

Cripe has made 14 3-pointers in her last two games.

PIONEER (70) (14-4)

Mackenzie Walker 4 1-2 9, Hailey Cripe 9 2-4 26, Brooklyn Borges 2 2-3 8, Olivia Brooke 5 3-4 13, Madison Blickenstaff 6 0-6 12, Maggie Steffel 0 0-1 0, Crystabelle Blickenstaff 1 0-0 2, Kylie Attinger 0 0-0 0, Katelyn Duncan 0 0-0 0, Bryleigh Binney 0 0-0 0

TEAM: 27 8-20 70

WEST CENTRAL (36) (4-16)

Culp 2 0-0 5, Shepherd 2 4-8 8, Sharpe 0 0-0 0, Patton 2 1-2 5, O. Mellon 2 0-0 5, B. Mellon 1 1-2 3, Pilarski 3 1-2 10, Melsen 0 0-0 0

TEAM: 12 7-14 36

Three-point field goals:

Pioneer 8 (Cripe 6, Borges 2),

West Central 5 (Pilarski 3, Culp, O. Mellon)

Total fouls: Pioneer 14, West Central 18

Score by quarters

Pioneer 27 15 21 7 – 70

West Central 13 10 2 11 – 36

Boys basketball

Pioneer 71, West Central 31 (Friday): Hunter Klepinger scored 15 points, and Oscar Solano and Brock Robinson added 11 each for the visiting Panthers in a win over West Central Friday.

Ten different Pioneer players scored, and five different Panthers hit a 3-pointer.

Pioneer also forced 23 Trojan turnovers.

Pioneer (3-8) led 39-13 at halftime.

West Central (0-10) has lost 38 consecutive games.

PIONEER (71) (3-8)

Ezra Lewellen 3 2-4 8, Brock Robinson 5 0-0 11, Addai Lewellen 2 3-3 7, Christian Scott 2 1-2 7, Hunter Klepinger 6 1-2 15, Wyatt Zeider 1 0-0 2, Eli Miller 0 0-0 0, Jacob Zeigler 1 1-1 3, Drew McKaig 2 0-0 4, Gavin Clem 1 0-0 3, Oscar Solano 5 0-0 11

TEAM: 28 8-12 71

WEST CENTRAL (31) (0-10)

Haber 5 1-3 13, Hudson 1 0-1 2, Marlatt 1 0-0 2, Gutwein 0 4-4 4, C. Lewark 2 2-3 6, A. Lewark 0 0-0 0, Rowe 0 4-4 4, Moon 0 0-0 0, Bolen 0 0-0 0, McKay 0 0-0 0

TEAM: 9 11-15 31

Three-point field goals:

Pioneer 7 (Klepinger 2, Scott 2, Robinson, Clem, Solano),

West Central 2 (Haber 2)

Total fouls: Pioneer 16, West Central 11

Turnovers: Pioneer 5, West Central 23

Score by quarters

Pioneer 12 27 12 20 – 71

West Central 4 9 9 9 – 31


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