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By Carmen Ensinger
Both the North Greene boys and girls were in action at home on Thursday, Dec. 2 playing host to Beardstown. Both the boys and girls came out on the losing end of things. The boys fell 81-39 and the girls, 63-36.
North Greene had every player on its roster get on the board. With two of itsrcf key players, junior Evan Scott and senior Braydon Roberts, out for this game, North Greene was relying on several of its younger players to step up.
Freshman Ethan Clark was the high scorer of the game with 9, which included two 3-pointers. Cayden Eilers followed with 7 points, which included three field goals and a free-throw.
Garrett Hazelwonder scored 6 points, including a 3-point shot and a free-throw. Michael Rollins and TJ Moore both chipped in 5 points each with Moore hitting one from the 3-pt line.
Brody Berry added 4 and Jacob Hinsey a 3-point shot to round out the scoring.
Turnovers were a big problem for the Spartans with 35 on the night compared to only 12 for Beardstown.
The Lady Spartans started off strong scoring 11 in the first quarter and taking a 11-8 lead into the second quarter. Senior Bailey Berry scored 9 of those points with Carlee Speaker adding in the other two.
In the second quarter, however, the Lady Spartans were outscored 21 to 6 to give Beardstown a 29-17 at the half.
Beardstown added another 22 points in the third quarter while the Lady Spartans were only able to put another 10 on the board. At the end of three quarters, Beardstown had solid 51-27 lead over North Greene.
In the fourth quarter, North Greene put up 9 points and Beardstown put in their second string and scored only 12 for a final score of 63-36.
Berry led the scoring for the Lady Spartans with 22 points including 7 field goals. Berry drew numerous fouls under the basket and went to the free-throw line 17 times making 8 of those shots for 47 percent.
Carlee Speaker added in 8 points for the Lady Spartans on four field goals and Maddison Osborne chipped in 4 while Karley Moore rounded out the scoring with 2.