JEFFERSON CITY — For the second year in a row, the Crowder Lady Roughriders fell in the championship game of the Region 16 tournament at Jason Gym on the campus of Lincoln University in Jefferson City.

For the second year in a row, the Lady ‘Riders had to overcome a poor shooting night.

Unbeaten and NJCAA Division I nationally-ranked Moberly proved to be the wrong team to attempt that, as the Lady Greyhounds earned a commanding 70-48 win Saturday.

Crowder’s season ends at 22-10. Keep in mind this season Crowder nearly doubled its win total from last season, improving 10 wins due to five returning sophomores and an influx of talented freshmen.

Crowder enjoyed its first 20-win season since 2013.

Moberly improved to 31-0 and the Lady Greyhounds handed Crowder three losses on the season.

Moberly outscored Crowder in every quarter Saturday, but it was the third quarter that proved disastrous for the Lady ‘Riders, advantage 24-13 Moberly as the lead ballooned to 56-38 entering the fourth quarter. The final score turned out to be the largest margin of the game.

A few numbers from the game stand out — total rebounds 53-34, second chance points 11-3, points off turnovers 16-7, and total rebounding percentage 60.9 to 39.1 all in favor of Moberly. Moberly grabbed 19 offensive rebounds to seven for the Lady ‘Riders.

Angelica Wiggins led the Moberly attack with 22 points, behind four 3-point shots, and her stats included five rebounds, three assists, three steals, and four steals in 33 minutes, 12 seconds of court time. Clearly, she earned player of the game.

Anisha George finished with 14 points, seven rebounds, one block, and two steals. Jocelyn Taylor and Lunden Henry each provided a bench lift with 13 and 10 points, respectively, while Taylor had nine and Henry seven rebounds.

Alexis Henry also grabbed nine rebounds in the dominating rebounding effort.

Elle Williams, who provided a major lift off the bench in Crowder’s semifinal win over Three Rivers with 15 points, came back in the championship game with a team-high 14 points. Williams was the only Crowder player in double figures and the only player to shoot above 50 percent for the contest with her 6 for 11.

In her final Crowder game, Zahria White missed out on a double-double with eight points and eight rebounds. Fellow sophomores Coley Ickes had seven points and four rebounds, Tori Coulter six points on a pair of 3-point shots, Michaela Mack six points, and Morgan Crawford went scoreless. Freshman forward Alex Vogt added five points and seven rebounds.

 

MOBERLY 70, CROWDER 48

Crowder 13 12 13 10 — 48

Moberly 16 16 24 14 — 70

CROWDER (22-10) — Coley Ickes 2-6 2-2 7, Tori Coulter 2-5 0-0 6, Sydney Linny 0-0 0-0 0, Maegan Bandimere 1-5 0-0 2, Aubrie Ayers 0-0 0-0 0, Bethaney Gilkey 0-1 0-0 0, Michaela Mack 2-5 1-4 6, Morgan Crawford 0-6 0-0 0, Alex Vogt 1-6 3-4 5, Elle Williams 6-11 1-4 14, Zahria White 4-11 0-0 8. Totals: 18-56 7-14 48.

MOBERLY (31-0) — Brianna Perry 2-8 2-4 6, Jocelyn Taylor 5-11 2-2 13, Alexis Henry 1-5 0-0 2, Lunden Henry 4-8 2-3 10, Sentreal Gregory 1-7 1-2 3, Angelica Wiggins 8-19 2-3 22, Allisyn Rhone 0-0 0-0 0, Dasia Batteast 0-0 0-0 0, Crishey Wilkes 0-0 0-0 0, Anisha George 7-12 0-1 14. Totals: 28-70 9-15 70.

3-point goals — Crowder 5-17 (Coulter 2-2, Mack 1-2, Williams 1-3, Ickes 1-5, Crawford 0-3, Bandimere 0-2), Moberly 5-16 (Wiggins 4-7, Taylor 1-2, Gregory 0-3, Perry 0-4). Rebounds — Crowder 34 (White 8), Moberly 53 (Taylor, A. Henry 9). Assists — Crowder 7 (Ickes 2), Moberly 11 (Gregory 4). Turnovers — Crowder 11, Moberly 8. Steals — Crowder 4 (four with 1), Moberly 8 (Wiggins 4). Blocked shots — Crowder 4 (White 2), Moberly 7 (Wiggins 3). Personal fouls — Crowder 16, Moberly 15. Technical fouls — none. Fouled out — none. A — N/A.