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February 5, 2014

HIGH SCHOOL WINTER SPORTS ROUNDUP: Lady M's roll over Lakeview

Mercer cans 10 treys in victory

Mercer County Area — The Mercer County Hall of Fame recently inducted former Mercer High star Sandi Bittler, one of the greatest long-range shooters in high school and college history. This year’s team isn’t too bad from outside the arc either!

At Mercer, the Lady M’s scored 10 3-pointers en route to a 59-21 Region 2-AA victory over the visiting Lakeview Lady Sailors.

Mercer (6-2, 12-5) was led by Jordan Fisher, who came off the bench to score 17 points for the Lady M’s. Fisher was a perfect 5 for 5 from beyond the 3-point line.

“(Fisher) is absolutely that spot shooter for us. If you leave her alone, she’s going to spot up and knock it down, and that’s what she did for us (Monday),” said head coach Aaron Cook.

The Lady M’s went on a 13-point run to start the third quarter before Lakeview (0-10, 5-11) scored their first points of the second half on Sam Womer’s foul shot with just over 4 minutes to play in the quarter.

Back at Lakeview on Jan. 9, the Lady Sailors scored 18 third-quarter points to trim Mercer’s 13-point halftime lead to 45-41 before the Lady M’s regained control of the game in the final frame.

“At their place a few weeks back, we were up at the half and kind of laid an egg in the third quarter,” Cook said. “But in the locker room at halftime (Monday), I told the girls that I wanted to see how long we can go without letting Lakeview score and I think that really set the tone for the rest of the game,” Cook said.

Lexie Arkwright produced 15 points and 4 assists for the Mustangs, while Megan McKinney added 9 points and 8 rebounds. Also for Mercer, freshman Haylie Glass contributed 6 points and Adelyn Cook had 5.

For the Lady Sailors, Womer tallied 8 points and 8 rebounds to lead the visitors. Raygen Fischer and Hailee Foster each had 5 points apiece for Lakeview. The Lady Sailors had 18 turnovers to Mercer’s 7.

“Ten 3-pointers carries the momentum of the game and many of those shots were not contested by us,” said Lakeview head coach Jodi Seddon. “I give Mercer a lot of credit. When they’re shooting the ball that well, there’s no opportunity for us to rebound there. It is what it is.”

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In other Mercer County area winter sports action recently it was:

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