MOBERLY — The Three Rivers women's basketball kept up its season-long winning streak on Friday with a 95-46 win over Crowder College in the Region XVI Showdown at Moberly Area. The Raiders now improve to 12-0 overall and 4-0 against the conference. The Raiders vastly improved from 3-point range from Monday as they made 15 shots from beyond the arc and made eight of 13 from the free throw line.
In their previous game at Vincennes, the Raiders only made two 3-point shots the entire game. The offense on Friday was led by Jenna McMillan as she dropped 26 points, followed by a 14-point game for Myia Yelder. Autumn Dodd and Karlee Holland had 13 points apiece. Three Rivers only gave up the lead to Crowder (3-9, 0-3 XVI) once in the early stages of the first quarter, but once the Raiders got back out in front, they never gave the lead back as they ended the first with a 22-16 lead.
Crowder was held to only 10 points in the second quarter as the Raiders were able to cruise into the locker room with a 45-26 lead. There were no signs of slowing down once the second half got going as the Raiders drained two 3-point buckets to start the third quarter and kept their opponents to only nine points in the frame as they went into the final 10 minutes up 74-35.
The Lady Raiders fell a few points short of hitting triple digits for the fourth time this season, but they had plenty of offense regardless as they easily took the win by 49 points. Three Rivers will have less than 24 hours until their next contest, as the Region XVI Showdown at Moberly continues today with the Raiders facing off State Fair Community College at 1 p.m.
The Raiders will wrap up the Region XVI Showdown Sunday afternoon with a 1 p.m. tip against Jefferson and conclude the pre-Christmas portion of their schedule against the Williams Baptist JV team Wednesday at the Libla Family Sports Complex.
Robert Augsdorfer - Daily American Republic