JEFFERSON CITY — The Crowder Lady Roughriders’ season came to an 13-19 end with a 88-79 loss Friday night in the Region 16 Tournament semifinals against No. 22 Three Rivers at Jason Gym on the campus of Lincoln University.

Crowder fell behind 17-9 after the first quarter and Three Rivers extended its lead to 14 points, 71-57, entering the fourth with 24-20 and 30-28 advantages in the middle quarters.

Three Rivers, on a 19-game winning streak, won for the third time this season against Crowder.

Crowder sophomores Elle Williams and Alex Vogt, both playing their final games in a Lady ‘Rider uniform, put together impressive individual performances and that’s fitting since each player has been Crowder’s leading scorers all season.

Williams finished with a game-high 26 points on 10 of 21 overall shooting, 2-5 from 3-point range, and 4-6 from the line with four rebounds, two assists, and one steal.

Vogt, meanwhile, added 24 points on 10-19 shooting, 2-5 from 3-point range, and 2-5 from the stripe with eight rebounds, one assist, and one steal.

Williams finished her sophomore season averaging 13.9 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 2.2 assists per game with 39.2 percent shooting from the field and 77.4 percent from the stripe.

Vogt averaged 13.4 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 1.8 assists. She missed nine games due to injury.

Freshmen Kourtney Shipley and Maia Wright made strong contributions — Shipley 15 points on five 3-point shots and three rebounds and four assists, Wright four points, 10 rebounds, four assists, and four steals.

Wright finished second on Crowder in rebounding average and Shipley made 61 3-point shots.

Meanwhile, for Three Rivers on Friday, Hannah Thurmon led the way with 15 points, 13 rebounds, four assists, two steals, and seven blocked shots, a sensational performance.

Kimberley Shaw added 18 points and eight rebounds, Hailee Erickson 14 points and five assists, Deanay Watson 12 points and eight rebounds, and Katelyn South, coming off the bench, tallied 13 points, five assists, and two steals.

Three Rivers owns a 26-3 overall record entering Friday’s home game against Iowa Western. The winner earns a spot in the NJCAA Division I national tournament.

 

NO. 22 THREE RIVERS 88, CROWDER 79

Crowder 9 20 28 22 — 79

Three Rivers 17 24 30 17 — 88

CROWDER (13-19) — Maegan Bandimere 2-9 2-2 6, Maia Wright 2-4 0-0 4, Kourtney Shipley 5-9 0-0 15, Alex Vogt 10-19 2-5 24, Elle Williams 10-21 4-6 26, Thathianna Sysavanh 0-0 0-0 0, Sydney Linny 0-2 0-0 0, Aubrie Ayers 0-0 0-0 0, Bethaney Gilkey 2-5 0-0 4. Totals: 31-69 8-13 79.

THREE RIVERS (26-3) — Deanay Watson 6-14 0-1 12, Kimberley Shaw 7-11 4-4 18, Hailee Erickson 5-9 1-2 14, Jordan Little 3-10 0-0 6, Hannah Thurmon 6-14 0-0 15, Lana Reed 1-1 2-2 4, Katelyn South 4-12 2-4 13, J’Kayla Fowler 1-1 0-0 2, Casey Douglas 2-5 0-0 4. Totals: 35-77 9-13 88.

3-point goals — Crowder 9-19 (Shipley 5-7, Vogt 2-5, Williams 2-5, Bandimere 0-1, Linny 0-1), Three Rivers 9-24 (South 3-6, Thurmon 3-6, Erickson 3-7, Little 0-4, Shaw 0-1). Rebounds — Crowder 42 (Wright 10), Three Rivers 40 (Thurmon 13). Assists — Crowder 15 (Wright, Shipley 4), Three Rivers 21 (Erickson, South 5). Turnovers — Crowder 18, Three Rivers 13. Steals — Crowder 7 (Wright 4), Three Rivers 8 (Thurmon, South 2). Blocked shots — Crowder 4 (Bandimere 3), Three Rivers 7 (Thurmon). Personal fouls — Crowder 13, Three Rivers 12. Technical fouls — None. Fouled out — None. A — N/A.