Senior girls basketball players showed off their skills last Friday night during the 2014 EMO Conference Senior Showcase held at North Callaway High School.
Players were split into white and dark team colors and featured several talented seniors.
The White Team was sparked by Tara Schuckenbrock’s (Bowling Green) nine first half points to lead 41-32 at halftime.
Community R-VI’s Ashley Steel scored six points in the paint in the first half. Her teammate Emmalee McCoskey added five points and was a dominant rebounder with five early rebounds.
The Dark Team was paced early by Clopton’s Shelby Dunn, who scored 10 of her game-high 20 points in the half. Bowling Green’s Kaycee Sutton scored seven points.
Community R-VI’s Amelia Knipfel made a move around her high school teammate in McCoskey and made one of two free throws for her only point in the half.
Van-Far’s Ciara Craven missed her only two shots in the half for the White Team while Brooke Johnson helped the Dark Team with two points.
The game remained close early in the second half, which was 20 minutes long. McCoskey scored four straight points late to increase the White Team’s lead to 13 points as she had seven points in the half.
Craven added a late 3-pointer and Steele scored two points as the White Team won by 13.
Schuckenbrock led Bowling Green with 15 points.
McCoskey finished 12 points, 10 rebounds, one block, and three steals. Steele tallied eight points, five rebounds, one block, one assist, and one steal.
Craven scored three points and added three rebounds and two steals.
Dunn led the Dark Team with 20 points, five assists, five rebounds, and four steals.
Knipfel scored seven points, three rebounds, and one assist.
Johnson had four points and five rebounds.
Dunn also won the 3-point contest for the girls.
She first tied Knipfel with seven makes before winning a tiebreaker 7-6 to win the girls title. She later lost to Montgomery County’s Jerad Jordan in the battle of the sexes, 13-9.
EMO Conference coaches and administrators were applauded for their efforts in between games.
Meanwhile more than $300 was raised with the auctioning off of two autographed basketballs.