SEDALIA, Mo. — Three Rivers scored twice as many points as State Fair in every quarter but the first. After a slow start, the Raiders took control by outscoring the Roadrunners 30-8 in the second quarter and went on to win 92-43 on Saturday at State Fair. Autumn Dodd started and finished with double-double with 9 points and 9 rebounds. She also had five assists and two steals "Autumn Dodd played amazing," Wiggs said. "She played an all-around big game." Chaylea Mosby led the team with 20 points after going 6 for 13 on 3-pointers.
Three Rivers (11-0, 7-0 Region XVI) had five players in double figures, with Jai Montgomery getting 12 points and five rebounds. Kierra Thornton and Myia Yelder came off the bench with 10 and 15 points, respectively. Three Rivers shot 34.1% in the first half after the Raiders took a lot of one-pass shots early in the game. Three Rivers coach Alex Wiggs said they got things fixed between quarters, adding that the Raiders needed to attack and get touches in the paint more. "We had to make sure we were doing what we needed to do," Wiggs said. After shooting 14 for 41 in the first half, the Raiders were 20 for 36 (55.6%) in the second.
The defense was consistent throughout, holding State Fair to 24% shooting in the first half and 25.9% in the second half. Three Rivers also didn't allow a 3 in the second half, with the Roadrunners going 0 for 10. "I'm proud of how we stayed (focused)," Wiggs said. "We've got to continue to show up every single day and do what got us to this point. Three Rivers also had 10 more steals than State Fair (0-8, 0-7) and was plus-26 on points off turnovers. Donnisia Harrison led State Fair with 11 points on 3 for 17 shooting. The 13th ranked and undefeated Raiders will play at Jefferson Wednesday and host Mineral Area on Saturday. "If you're satisfied with 11-0, by the end of this you could be 11-8," Wiggs said. "We have to continue to keep getting better."
Scott Borkgren - Daily American Republic