JOHN CURTIS - Daily Union Sports Editor
SHELBYVILLE, IL. —
Central A&M's school of piranhas fed on Warrensburg on Monday for a 34-point win, 65-31.
Taylor Jordan and Allie Heaton, both averaging over 12 points per game, led the Raider crew with 14 and 13 points, respectively, then shared the wealth with eight other scorers. Ryan Dooley and Genny Rose Stringer led the rest of the Raiders with 9 and 7 points.
Jordan, third in the area in 3-point shooting (44), cashed in twice from the arc, while Dooley, Stringer, and Mikaela Cole joined the long range sortie with solo missiles.
A&M doubled up Warrensburg in a low-scoring 1st period, 12-6, then opened the wound further with a 23-7 run before the half, to lead by 22 at the break, 35-13. The 3rd was like the first, not much passion, but the Raiders still upped the lead to 28 points, 46-18.
Down the home stretch, the Raiders out-sprinted the Cardinals and extended their margin of victory to more than double the Cards total.
The Raiders were less than focused at the free throw line, making just 12-of-22 shots.
A&M (#1 seed) begins A&M Regional play on Wednesday at 6 p.m. against the winner of the Decatur Lutheran/Decatur Christian game.
Central A&M 65, Warrensburg 31
A&M stats: Jordan 14 (3-2s, 2-3 pt FGs, 2/4 FTs), Heaton 13 (6 FGs, 1/2 FTs), Dooley 9 (3-2s, 1-3 pt FGs), Stringer 7 (1-2, 1-3 pt FGs, 2/2 FTs), Taylor Adcock 6 (3 FGs, 0/2 FTs), Kaley Hennings 4 (FG, 2/4 FTs), Sarah Bailey 4 (FG, 2/4 FTs), Rachel Townsend 3 (FG, 1/2 FTs), Cole 3 (FG), Mikah Maples 2 (2/2 FTs). Team FGs 22. 3-Pointers: 5 (Jordan 2, Cole, Dooley, Stringer). Team FTs 12-of-22.
W-L stats: Chandler 11 (3 FGs, 5/6 FTs), Huggins 6 (3 FGs), Donaldson 4 (2 FGs, 0/3 FTs), Goeckner 3 (FG), Spence 2 (2/2 FTs), Swallow 2 (FG), Pallone 1 (1/2 FTs), Klein (0/2 FTs). Team FGs 11 (1-3). Team FTs 9-of-15.