Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Courthouse News for January 16th, 2019

On January 8th, the Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested David Baca (30) of Grant City in Worth County on charges of No Valid License, Careless & Imprudent Driving (Accident), and No Seat Belt.

On January 8th, Harrison County Prosecutor Jonathan Meyer filed charges against Scott Thurman (42) of Delphos (IA) on charges of Possession of Controlled Substance (Felony), Possession of Marijuana (Prior), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Prior), and No Seat Belt.

On January 8th, Gentry County Prosecutor Jessica Jones filed charges against Michael Sprague (50) of Albany alleging Possession of Controlled Substance (Felony). Bond was set at $7,500 cash or corporate surety.

On January 8th, Worth County Prosecutor Janet Wake Larison filed charges against Kendra Nupp (28) of Ridgeway alleging Speeding and No Insurance.

On January 8th, Worth County Prosecutor Janet Wake Larison filed charges against Gregory Carson (21) of Grant City alleging Peace Disturbance and Trespassing. On January 9th, Larison filed an additional charge against Carson alleging Failure to Register.

On January 8th, Nodaway County Prosecutor Robert Rice filed charges against Bobbie Burgess-West (32) of Hopkins alleging Possession of Controlled Substance (Felony). Bond was set at $5,000 with defendant given leave to post 10% cash.

On January 9th, Nodaway County Prosecutor Robert Rice filed charges against Isaiah Ferguson (19) of Maryville alleging two counts Statutory Rape (Felony) and two counts Statutory Sodomy (Felony). Bond was set at $75,000 cash or corporate surety.

On January 9th, Worth County Prosecutor Janet Wake Larison filed charges against Baylee Love (20) alleging Minor in Possession.

On January 9th, Worth County Prosecutor Janet Wake Larison filed charges against Cade Clymer (19) alleging Minor in Possession.

On January 9th, Worth County Prosecutor Janet Wake Larison filed charges against Lucky Gladstone (18) of Sheridan alleging Minor Visibly Intoxicated.

On January 9th, Harrison County Prosecutor Jonathan Meyer filed charges against Deborah Wurtz (34) of Gallatin on charges of DWI and Failure to Drive on Right Half of Roadway.

Clinton Johnson, 38, of Athelstan was arrested in the 200 block of 3rd Street in Athelstan on January 9, 2019 on a Department of Corrections warrant for Parole Violation. Johnson is being held at the Taylor County Jail on no bond.

On January 10th, Nodaway County Prosecutor Robert Rice filed charges against Shamus Peterson (21) of Hopkins alleging Assault.

On January 10th, Nodaway County Prosecutor Robert Rice filed charges against Robert Baker (18) of Redding alleging Minor Visibly Intoxicated.

On January 10th, Nodaway County Prosecutor Robert Rice filed charges against David Smith (41) of Ravenwood alleging Driving While Revoked (2nd or 3rd Offense).

On January 10th, Nodaway County Prosecutor Robert Rice filed charges against Cory Farrell (21) of Grant City alleging No Insurance.

On January 10th, Nodaway County Prosecutor Robert Rice filed charges against Jean Soldanels (58) of Savannah alleging No Insurance.

On January 10th, Nodaway County Prosecutor Robert Rice filed charges against Clinton Thompson (28) of Maryville alleging No Insurance.

On January 10th, Nodaway County Prosecutor Robert Rice filed charges against Jessica Williamson (37) of Savannah alleging No Insurance.

On January 10th, Nodaway County Prosecutor Robert Rice filed charges against Tonya Wilson (30) of Albany alleging No Insurance.

On January 10th, Nodaway County Prosecutor Robert Rice filed charges against Skyler Martin (20) of Maryville alleging No Insurance.

On January 11th, Nodaway County Prosecutor Robert Rice filed charges against Tyrone Davis (52) of St. Joseph alleging No Insurance.

On January 11th, Nodaway County Prosecutor Robert Rice filed charges against Kristopher Hoover (26) of St. Joseph alleging No Insurance.

On January 11th, Nodaway County Prosecutor Robert Rice filed charges against Ian Kelley (25) of Maryville alleging No Insurance.

On January 11th, Harrison County Prosecutor Jonathan Meyer filed charges against Daniel Blanch (33) of Bethany alleging 3rd Degree Domestic Assault (Felony).

On January 12th, the Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested Dale Guernsey (25) of Bethany in Harrison County on charges of DWI (Persistent, Felony), Leaving the Scene of an Accident (Felony), and Driving While Revoked. Charges were subsequently filed by Harrison County Prosecutor Jonathan Meyer on January 13th.

On January 14th, the Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested Eric Ledesma (40) of Idalou (TX) in Harrison County on a charge of Failure to Appear on a charge of Excessive Weight on Tandem Axle (over 34,000 pounds).

On January 14th, Special Prosecutor Myra Stout filed charges against Kyler Hubbard (35) of St. Joseph in Harrison County alleging Failure to Pay Child Support (12 months or more, Felony).

On January 15th, Nodaway County Prosecutor Robert Rice filed charges against Markel Robinson (23) of Maryville alleging Possession of Controlled Substance (Felony).

Charges listed are mere allegations. Evidence in support of the charges must be presented before a court of competent jurisdiction whose duty it is to determine guilt or innocence. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.


Saturday, January 12, 2019

Debbie Thummel Named to Board of Missouri Cattlemen’s Association

At the start of the new year, Debbie Thummel of Sheridan was elected as Region Four Vice President for the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association for this year. She was elected during the 51st Annual Missouri Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show.

Elected were Bobby Simpson (Salem) as President, Marv Dieckman (Cole Camp) as President-Elect, Matt Hardecke (Wildwood) as Treasurer, and David Dick (Sedalia) as Secretary.

Regional vice presidents were elected based on the region they reside in across the state. Region one will be represented by Adam Kuebler, Edina, Missouri. Chuck Miller from Olean, Missouri, will represent region two. Charlie Besher, Patton, Missouri, will serve region three. Deb Thummel, Sheridan, Missouri, will serve as the region four vice president. The region five vice president will be Bruce Mershon, Buckner, Missouri. Region six will be represented by Clay Doeden, Stockton, Missouri. Traves Merrick, Miller, Missouri, will represent region seven.

Debbie and her husband Jeff operate a farm southeast of Sheridan. They have three grown children – Austin, Chase, and Sydney, all of whom showed cattle while they were growing up.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Courthouse News for January 9th, 2019

On Tuesday December 24, at 6:59 PM Jason Cox of Mount Ayr was involved in a fist fight in the parking lot of the Ringgold County Sheriff’s Office. Cox was arrested for Disorderly Conduct and Public Intoxication 1st offense. Cox is being held in the Ringgold County Jail waiting to be seen by magistrate.

On December 31st, 2018 at 0700 a caller reported a single vehicle accident in the ditch on 140th street. The registered owner Daniel Parker of Waukee (IA), was contacted by the Ringgold County Sheriff’s Department and he stated he was headed south on 140th St and noticed a deer about to enter the roadway. As Parker was watching the deer, 140th St curved and he was unable to maintain control. The vehicle left the roadway and entered the ditch rolling over and coming to a stop on the driver’s side. No injuries were reported.

On January 1st, Harrison County Prosecutor Jonathan Meyer filed charges against Jennifer Guyer (44) of West Des Moines (IA) alleging Possession of a Controlled Substance (Felony), Possession of a Controlled Substance at a Jail (Felony), DWI (Aggravated, Felony), and Speeding 26+ mph. A 10% cash bond was posted by the defendant of $1,000.

Wesley Smith, 26, of Lenox, was arrested on January 1, 2019, in the 300 block of West Illinois Street, in Lenox by the Taylor County Sheriff’s Department. Smith was charged with Operating While Under the Influence and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Smith was also cited for Driving Without a Valid Driver's License and Failure to Wear a Seatbelt. Smith was able to post $1,300 bond and has been released from the Taylor County Sheriff's Office.

On January 2nd, Harrison County Prosecutor Jonathan Meyer filed charges against Richard Thomas Busch (53) of Blue Earth (MN) alleging Possession of Marijuana (Prior), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Prior), and No Tail Lights.

On January 2nd, Harrison County Prosecutor Jonathan Meyer filed charges against Richard Davidson (44) of Bethany alleging Driving While Revoked, No Insurance, No Seat Belt, Careless & Imprudent Driving (accident), and No Plates.

On January 2nd, Harrison County Prosecutor Jonathan Meyer filed charges against Andrea Nicole Jones (29) of Des Moines alleging Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Speeding.

On January 2nd, Harrison County Prosecutor Jonathan Meyer filed charges against Lauren Cox (20) of Princeton alleging Minor Attempting to Purchase Alcohol.

On January 2nd, Harrison County Prosecutor Jonathan Meyer filed charges against Conner Drew (20) of Cainsville alleging Minor Attempting to Purchase Alcohol.

On January 2nd, Harrison County Prosecutor Jonathan Meyer filed charges against Dylon Corbin (19) of Harris (MO) alleging Minor Attempting to Purchase Alcohol.

On January 2nd, Harrison County Prosecutor Jonathan Meyer filed charges against Nicole Easum (19) of Cainsville alleging Minor Attempting to Purchase Alcohol.

On January 3rd, Nodaway County Prosecutor Robert Rice filed charges against Trace Harvey (21) of Maryville alleging Stealing.

On January 3rd, Nodaway County Prosecutor Robert Rice filed charges against Allen Hollis (23) of Maryville alleging Stealing.

On January 3rd, Nodaway County Prosecutor Robert Rice filed charges against Tristen McCampbell (35) of Maryville alleging No Valid License (3rd and Subsequent Offense, Felony).

On January 3rd, Nodaway County Prosecutor Robert Rice filed charges against Lisa Blake (25) of Maryville alleging Failure to Register and Driving While Revoked (2nd or 3rd Offense).

On January 3rd, Nodaway County Prosecutor Robert Rice filed charges against Sean Watson (24) of Maryville alleging Stealing.

On January 3rd, Nodaway County Prosecutor Robert Rice filed charges against Antonius Luety (25) of Maryville alleging two counts Stealing.

On January 3rd, Nodaway County Prosecutor Robert Rice filed charges against Jerry Bammer (32) of Gravity (IA) alleging No Valid License and Speeding.

On January 3rd, Nodaway County Prosecutor Robert Rice filed charges against Jennifer Bates (33) of Maryville alleging Careless & Imprudent Driving (accident), DWI, and No Insurance.

On January 3rd, Harrison County Prosecutor Jonathan Meyer filed charges against Jackie Groom (61) of Grant City alleging Leaving the Scene of an Accident.

On January 3rd, Harrison County Prosecutor Jonathan Meyer filed charges against Dennis Bieghler (62) of Altoona (IA) alleging DWI and Careless & Imprudent Driving.

On January 3rd, the Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested Bobby Pierce (60) of Stanberry in Gentry County on a Bethany Police Department warrant for a traffic violation.

Robert Girard, 38, of Lenox, was arrested on January 4, 2019, in the 1000 block of Tennessee Avenue, in Taylor County by the Taylor County Sheriff’s Department. Girard had active Union and Adams County warrants for failure to appear on previous charges. Girard was transported to Adams County where he awaits to be seen by a magistrate.

On January 4th, Harrison County Prosecutor Jonathan Meyer filed charges against Harold Neff (20) of Bethany alleging Distribution of a Controlled Substance in a Protected Location (Felony) and Endangering the Welfare of a Child Involving Drugs (Felony).

On January 4th, Worth County Prosecutor Janet Wake Larison filed charges against Jesse Hurkman (32) alleging Speeding.

Ashley Hernandez, 31, of Sharpsburg, was arrested on January 5, 2019, in the 300 block of Pearl Street, in Bedford by the Taylor County Sheriff’s Department. Hernandez was charged with Driving While Suspended. Hernandez was suspended for non-payment of Iowa fines. She was additionally cited for Failure to Provide Proof of Insurance and Operating a Non-registered vehicle. Hernandez is being held at the Taylor County Sheriff's Office on $300 bond.

On January 5th, the Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested Danielle Morgan (26) of Grant City in Worth County on a charge of No Valid License.

On January 5th, Harrison County Prosecutor Jonathan Meyer filed charges against Daniel Germann (32) of Omaha alleging Possession of Controlled Substance (Felony), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Amphetamine or Meth, Felony), and Possession of Marijuana.

On January 6th, the Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested Bradley Burton (33) of Albany in Gentry County on a Nodaway County warrant for Failure to Appear for No Valid License.

On January 7th, the Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested James Schrampf (56) of Albany in Gentry County on a Jasper County Warrant for Fraud for Insufficient Funds Check and Driving While Suspended.

On January 7th, Harrison County Prosecutor Jonathan Meyer filed charges against Patrick Quinlan (52) of Lenexa (KS) alleging Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Prior) and No Valid License.

On January 7th, Harrison County Prosecutor Jonathan Meyer filed charges against Danielle Sivels (35) of St. Paul alleging DWI, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Speeding (20-25 mph).

On the night of January 7th or morning of January 8th, someone vandalized the community bulletin board sign in front of City Hall in Hopkins by breaking the glass.

On January 8th, Nodaway County Prosecutor Robert Rice filed charges against Sandra Patterson (63) of Skidmore alleging Possession of Controlled Substance (Felony).

Charges listed are mere allegations. Evidence in support of the charges must be presented before a court of competent jurisdiction whose duty it is to determine guilt or innocence. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.


Monday, January 7, 2019

Madelynn Mattson Scores 24, Makayla Adwell Scores Season High

Northeast Nodaway rolled to victory over East Harrison 52-34, as they fought back from losing five out of six to win their last two games to go up to 8-5 on the year. It was in the first game of the South Harrison Tournament Monday. East Harrison had every right to expect a close game, but they remain stuck on one win this year after having won 17 last year with nearly the same team. The Bobcats hoped to get things turned around at the start of the year, but there was no rest for the weary, as they fell to Gabby Newman and the Warriors by 19 and the inhospitable South Nodaway gym by 16.

For the Bluejays, they were able to turn things around in their last two games by diversifying their offense. Blair Stoll hit four three-pointers in their 63-37 win over West Nodaway, and Paige West learned to shoot a 3-pointer and hit two Monday against East Harrison. That opened things up for Madelynn Mattson, who matched a career high with 24 Monday. Makayla Adwell played her best game of the year, getting 17, including a strong second half.

Lauren Waddle scored to start off for East Harrison, but Paige West showed her newfound 3-point shooting ability out of an inbounds play and Madelynn Mattson scored from inside to make it 5-2 Northeast. Free throws from Waddle and Hope Ellsworth knotted it up at 5-5, but then Blair Stoll hit a three from the top of the key, Makayla scored off a drive when a defender slipped and fell, and Madelynn Mattson stripped an outlet pass and scored to make it 13-5 before Waddle cut it to 13-7.

Mattson scored from inside and hit two free throws and Makayla Adwell scored off a steal to make it 19-7, but as usual, East Harrison kept hanging around, getting their deficit down to 23-15 at the half as Waddle continued to have the hot hand for the Bobcats.

East Harrison continued to hang around to start the third, but when their best interior defender, Hope Ellsworth, picked up her third foul and sat with her team trailing 30-19, Madelynn Mattson erupted for eight of her ten points in the period. Natayla Selby scored off a drive to make it 33-21, but then Paige West took a charge on her to further sap the energy out of East Harrison as the Bluejays pulled away to a 40-21 lead after three. Adwell’s transition layup with 6:53 gave NEN its biggest lead of 42-21, and East Harrison never got closer than 15.

Madelynn Mattson had 24 to lead NEN. Makayla Adwell had 17, Paige West 8, and Blair Stoll 3.
Madelynn Mattson blocked 2 shots and Alba Vozmediario had 1.

Madelynn Mattson had 13 boards. Paige West had 12, Makayla Adwell 9, Gerry Runde 4, Blair Stoll 3, and Anne Schieber 1.

Paige West had 6 assists. Blair Stoll had 4, Gerry Runde 3, Makayla Adwell 2, and Madelynn Mattson and Anne Schieber 1.

Paige West had 14 tips. Makayla Adwell had 6, Blair Stoll 4, Madelynn Mattson 3, and Gerry Runde and Anne Schieber 2.

Madelynn Mattson had 5 steals. Paige West had 4, Gerry Runde and Makayla Adwell 2, and Blair Stoll, Alba Vozmediario, and Anne Schieber 1.

Three Worth County Athletes Competing for Warrior Wrestling Team

Three Worth County athletes are competing on the Albany wrestling team this year – Jeremy Wimer, Nate Adwell, and Justin Dye. The Warrior wrestling contingent has improved numbers this year, with nine out for the sport, much higher than in years past. Worth County and Albany compete together under a cooperative agreement. Last year, two Worth County athletes, Will Engel and Jeremy Wimer, went to state. Engel went on to sign with Graceland.

Thursday’s meet pitted Albany against three other schools – Mount Ayr, North Andrew, and South Harrison.

In Albany’s meets against North Andrew, Dawson Fansher pinned Nate Doolittle at the 36.5 mark of the first period. Nate Adwell only needed 24 seconds to pin Kiya Mortimore. Sam O’Neal pinned Sae Ezzell late in the first quarter.

The first close match came between Harrison Kerchner (Albany) and Ezra Mohn (North Andrew). Harrison Kerchner got an early takedown, only for Mohn to escape. Kerchner got another takedown and led 4-1 going into the second. He held him down for the entire second frame, finally pinning him at the 1:00 mark in the period.

Against South Harrison, Nate Doolittle drove Timmy Williams hard into the ground early and had the better of the match, pitting him at the 6.5 second mark of the first period.

Nate Adwell had an epic battle with Jaren Van Meter. In the early going, Adwell was taken down by Van Meter, only to escape. Van Meter took him down again, only for Adwell to get a reversal and take control of the match. Adwell was up 8-4, only for Van Meter to fight back with an escape and a takedown to make it 8-7. A three point near fall by Van Meter late in the second frame put him in control up 10-8, and he went on to pin Adwell at the 1:12 mark of the third period.

Cole Ellis pinned Sam O’Neil at the six second mark of the second quarter.

Harrison Kerchner and Parker Chamberlin had another good match. Parker Chamberlin body slammed Kerchner to go up early, but Kerchner got a reversal to tie it at 2-2. Another body slam by Chamberlin seemingly put him in control in the second frame, up 7-5, but then Kerchner got a reversal and then pinned Chamberlin at the one minute mark of the second period for the win.

After Trey Cooper (Albany) was pinned by Kaston Van Meter, Justin Dye took the mat for his first-ever wrestling match, against Holden Hager. Dye got an early takedown against Van Meter, only for him to escape. As the match progressed, Dye wore down and Van Meter won on a disqualification.

Gavin Shoush (Albany) had another good match with Mason Hamilton (South Harrison). A body slam by Shoush seemingly put him in control up 6-2 in the second, but Hamilton got a reversal late in the frame and nearly pinned Shoush, but he was saved by the bell still up 6-4. Shoush got an early takedown in the third and held it for a minute, up 8-4. But then Hamilton got a reversal with 33 seconds. Hamilton held down Shoush for the remainder of the match, but Shoush somehow avoided the pin or the near fall and came away with the 8-6 win.

Albany struggled against Mount Ayr, which has a solid wrestling program. Jeremy Wimer was pinned by Payton Fleharty at the 1:22 mark of the first period. Nate Adwell was pinned by Trae Ehlen at the 1:16 mark of the first. Harrison Kerchner was pinned by Keaton White at the 1:10 mark of the second.

One of the more entertaining matches was between Justin Dye and Josh Cox (Mount Ayr). Wrestling in only his second match ever against a skilled opponent, Dye got the takedown, only for Cox to flip him over and pin him at the 1:01 mark of the first period.

Gavin Shoush got the lone win for Albany, pinning Jarrett Webb at the 49.6 second mark of the first period after a body slam. Nate Doolittle was pinned by Bryce Shaha at the 39.8 mark of the first.

Tiger Boys Drop Braymer in Defensive Struggle

Worth County’s boys overcame two ice cold stretches against Braymer and beat the Bobcats 44-38 Friday thanks to a strong third quarter. Braymer came into the game with four wins , but three out of their last four games were decided by ten points or less. They included a one point loss to Stanberry and a two point loss to King City.

With the win, Worth County got their fourth win of the year. Defense has been the key for the Tiger boys this year; they have won three out of their four games when holding other teams to under 40. They have only won one game when allowing more than that.

Neither side could take control during the first quarter; Aydan Gladstone’s free throws gave Worth County an 11-8 lead with 1:46 left, only for sharpshooter Hunter Heussner to score five straight to put Braymer back on top 13-11. Four straight from Caleb Parman put Worth County on top 15-13 after one.

Jaxon Anderson drove and scored to start the second to give Worth County a two possession lead at 17-13; it was the first one by either side. But then Worth County got away from running their offense and started jacking up shots; on the other end, Braymer started driving at will and getting to the rim. Consequently, the Bobcats, behind the hand of Keaton O’Dell, scored the next 11 for the visitors to take a 24-17 lead with 1:54 left.

But then Worth County woke up and Alex Rinehart, who made a lot of hustle plays off the bench, got to the rim and Caleb Parman hit a free throw to cut Worth County’s deficit to 24-20 at the break.
Jaxon Anderson got the hot hand in the third, getting eight points in the period as Worth County finally got back to attacking the rim and getting on the line. Caleb Parman got eight as well, including a scramble play in which Jackson Runde saved a loose ball to him and he dropped a 3-pointer to put Worth County on top 36-29 going into the fourth.

Worth County went through another ice-cold stretch as they missed several point-blank looks to start the fourth and Heussner went off again for Braymer, scoring the next six for the Bobcats to bring his team back to within 36-35. Once again, it was Alex Rinehart who shot the Tigers out of their slump, hitting a 3-pointer from the right wing with 3:22 left to make it 39-35. Heussner hit a free throw, but Rinehart hit again, getting a pullup to make it 41-36 with 2:57 left.

Braymer threw up a prayer that went in and Aydan Gladstone missed a good look, giving the Bobcats a chance to tie late. But Heussner missed a contested look with 1:24 left. Jacob New missed a free throw, but Caleb Parman grabbed an offensive board and Worth County ran it all the way down to 42 seconds before Caleb Parman hit a free throw to make it two possessions at 42-38. Parman missed the second, but the ball went out of bounds off Braymer, and Jacob New hit two free throws with 41 seconds to clinch it.

Caleb Parman had 14 points to lead the Tigers. Alex Rinehart and Jaxon Anderson had 10, Jackson Runde 6, and Aydan Gladstone and Jacob New had 2.

Caleb Parman and Aydan Gladstone had 1 block each.

Caleb Parman had 8 rebounds for Worth County. Jacob New had 6, Jackson Runde 4, Alex Rinehart and Ethan Thomas 3, and Aydan Gladstone, Bryant McCord, and Jaxon Anderson 2.

Aydan Gladstone and Jackson Runde had 3 assists for Worth County. Jacob New had 2, and Alex Rinehart, Bryant McCord, and Caleb Parman 1 each.

Ethan Thomas had 4 tips for Worth County. Aydan Gladstone, Jacob New, Jackson Runde, Caleb Parman, and Alex Rinehart all had 3. Jaxon Anderson had 2.

Jackson Runde had 4 steals. Ethan Thomas, Bryant McCord, Alex Rinehart, and Caleb Parman all had 2, while Aydan Gladstone and Jacob New had 1.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Tiger Girls Shut Down Top Scorer in Area, Score School Record 37 Points in Quarter

Worth County shut down Jasmine Taylor, the leading scorer in the area, and scored a school record 37 points in the third quarter as Worth County came away with a 77-42 win over Braymer Friday in their first game after the break.

Braymer came into the game with four wins, but they were capable of putting points on the board. It shaped up to be a real dogfight at first after a strong start by Worth County. But all of a sudden, they started hitting everything they threw up in the third quarter. Braymer was a young team; they had ten players listed on the roster, but only eight dressed out. In addition, they had another solid post player in Kennedy Stone; both Taylor and Stone were on the rebounding leaderboards for the News-Press.

Kaylee McElvain hit a shot from the right side and Kristin New hit a 3-pointer off a pass from Anna Gladstone to make it 5-0 with 5:23 left. Dallas Hall countered with a free throw, but Jill Hardy hit Kristin New for three from the left wing and Jessi Badell scored from the right baseline to make it 10-1, prompting Braymer’s first timeout. Braymer started fighting back, getting their deficit down to 17-10 with 22 seconds left, only for Megan Cassavaugh to drive and kick out to Jill Hardy at the buzzer for three to make it 20-10. The big difference in the first quarter was turnovers; Worth County didn’t throw it away at all in the period.

Regan Allee picked up her third foul in the second quarter trying to guard Taylor; Worth County had to go deep into their bench to try and shut her down as Jessi Badell, Haley Hunt, and Merrideth Spiers all took turns trying to guard her. Braymer twice got their deficit down to nine before a drive from Kaylee McElvain and a free throw from Anna Gladstone put Worth County up 32-20 at the half.
It looked like it would be a dogfight like the game in Braymer last year, but after Kaylee McElvain aired it out to Anna Gladstone for a three-point play to make it 35-20, the floodgates opened. Anna Gladstone followed with a steal and then Regan Allee got a tip and steal, prompting Braymer’s second timeout with Worth County leading 39-20 with 6:51 left.

Worth County switched from their man to their 1-3-1 trapping defense, which seemed to throw Braymer off-kilter, as they could never get into a rhythm in the second half. They put their press back on after having taken it off in the second quarter.

Stone sliced through the Tiger defense to cut it to 40-22, but then Worth County erupted again as Jessi Badell hit Anna Gladstone inside. Anna Gladstone got another steal after Jessi Badell and Kristin New tipped around an errant pass and converted it into free throws. That prompted Braymer’s third timeout, but Kristin New hit a three-pointer on the right side to make it 47-22.

Stone hit again for Braymer, but then Anna Gladstone scored again off steals from Kristin New and Kaylee McElvain and Regan Allee scored off a steal. Jessi Badell then got a steal and threw to Kristin New to make it 55-24. The time that passed seemed like an eternity, but in reality, there was still 4:10 left in the quarter, and the Tigers were not done.

Regan Allee, who had not scored all night, suddenly got a putback and then cut inside and got a pass from Kaylee McElvain to make it 59-24. Some of the starters, including Gladstone, came out and were done for the night; Hallie Russell banked a 3-pointer and Taylor jumped a pass to cut it to 59-29. But then Jill Hardy hit a three-pointer from the right wing off a pass from Regan Allee, Regan scored two free throws after a drive after Merrideth Spiers kicked it out to her, Megan Cassavaugh hit Allee for three, and then Megan Cassavaugh got a defensive board to Regan Allee, who pushed it ahead to Jill Hardy at the buzzer to make it 69-29.

The reserves took over for the fourth quarter and they managed to keep the game in running clock territory. Haley Hunt scored six and Merrideth Spiers two. Defensively, Worth County held Taylor to 16, six in the fourth quarter after the game was already decided.

Anna Gladstone had 22 points for the Tigers; even more important was what she didn’t do – she didn’t commit a single foul that game. Kristin New had 15, Jill Hardy and Regan Allee had 11 each, Kaylee McElvain had 8, Haley Hunt 6, and Merrideth Spiers and Jill Hardy 2.

Haley Hunt had 3 blocks for Worth County. Kristin New had 2, and Jessi Badell and Regan Allee had 1.

Defensive rebounding had been a problem against Braymer last year, but Worth County got so many tips and steals this time that it wasn’t a factor this year; they were able to hold Braymer to ten offensive boards. Regan Allee and Kaylee McElvain had 5 boards. Kristin New and Haley Hunt had 4, Jessi Badell and Megan Cassavaugh 3, Merrideth Spiers 2, and Jill Hardy and Anna Gladstone 1.

Regan Allee had 9 assists. Megan Cassavaugh had 4, Anna Gladstone 3, Jill Hardy, Kristin New, Jessi Badell, and Merrideth Spiers 2 each, and Haley Hunt and Justina Wimer had 1.

As a team, Worth County had 37 tips for the night. Kristin New had 10, Anna Gladstone 8, Jill Hardy 6, Jessi Badell 5, Megan Cassavaugh 3, Kaylee McElvain and Haley Hunt 2, and Merrideth Spiers 1.

Regan Allee had 7 steals for the Tigers. Anna Gladstone had 6, Jessi Badell and Kristin New 4, Megan Cassavaugh 3, and Haley Hunt, Jill Hardy, and Merrideth Spiers 1.