Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Regan Allee Shatters School Three Point (Again), Single Game Scoring Records

With a shocking display of passing and scoring, Worth County posted its fourth straight win, the longest winning streak since 2007 as Tiger Nation downed Nodaway-Holt 73-39 in the first round of the Northwest Missouri Tournament. The Trojans were overmatched and only dressed out five players for Monday’s game, but it was still an impressive display from the Tigers.

It was another record-setting night for Regan, as she broke some records Monday night. She broke the single game freshman record held jointly by her and teammate Anna Gladstone; the previous single game record for a freshman was 24. She shattered her own record for 3-pointers in a game after she had gotten seven against Pattonsburg the week before; she posted 11 against Nodaway-Holt. She then shattered the single game scoring record with 35 points; that broke the record held by her aunt, Becky Fletcher (now Thomas), who had 33 points in 1997 against North Harrison.

Worth County started off with a flurry as Regan Allee hit two triples and Kristin New one in the first 2:19 of the game. Anna Gladstone had all three assists. They didn’t score for a few more minutes, but all of a sudden realized that Regan Allee was back at full strength after sustaining an ankle injury a few weeks before. She scored two free throws off a drive and added three more triples before the end of the quarter as Sidney Troutwine fed her twice and Aubrey Ragan once and Jessi Badell added a free throw as Worth County led 21-4 after one.

Nodaway-Holt went down to four players at the start of the second as one of their players was shaken up, which didn’t seem to matter as Worth County got tentative and didn’t know what to do at first. But when the Trojans were back up to five, Worth County woke up and started scoring again. Kaylee McElvain scored a backdoor look from Payton Adwell and Adwell and Gladstone added putbacks to make it 30-6. Jessi Badell scored off a high-low pass and Regan Allee hit two more triples to get her up to seven at the half, with Worth County leading 38-12.

Regan Allee went over the school mark at the 6:18 mark in the third quarter after Anna Gladstone had kept a possession alive with an offensive board and kicked it out to her, shattering the freshman mark in the process and getting up to 26. The only tense point was whether Allee would break the single game scoring mark.

In the meantime, Anna Gladstone got a couple of good backdoor looks from Merrideth Spiers and Kristin New. Finally, Regan Allee got her 9th and 10th triples after Anna fed her the ball two more times, putting her up to 32 points, one short of the record. After making her first 10, Regan Allee missed a couple. But with time running out and Coach Les New ready to clear the bench for the fourth quarter, Sidney Troutwine hit Regan Allee with 40 seconds left to put her over the mark, giving her 35 points off 11 for 13 shooting from behind the arc.

With Regan on the bench in the fourth, everyone else got to score. Aubrey Ragan scored off a backdoor look from Payton Adwell, while Payton scored off a backdoor look from Jessi Badell. Badell then threw up a prayer off a pass from Dominique Findley and converted it into a 3-point play; she has gotten to where she makes one of those every game. Payton scored again, this time from the high post, Jessi Badell had a monster stuff on defense, and Hannah McElvain hit Dominique Findley for a triple with time running out in the fourth.

Regan Allee had 35 points for the Tigers. Anna Gladstone had 10, Payton Adwell, Kaylee McElvain, and Jessi Badell had 6 each, Kristin New and Dominique Findley had 3 each, and Aubrey Ragan and Merrideth Spiers had 2.

Merrideth Spiers and Anna Gladstone had 2 blocks each, while Jessi Badell had 1.

Anna Gladstone had 7 assists, while Sidney Troutwine had 5.

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