CAMBRIDGE - For the third time in 15 days the Monroe Central Lady Seminoles faced off against the Shenandoah Lady Zeps and for the third straight time the Seminoles were victorious as they rolled to a 62-36 sectional tournament victory Thursday evening at Gene Ford Gymnasium.
It was the "Chelsie and Chelsie Show" for Monroe Central as seniors' Chelsie Roberts and Chelsie Tewanger accounted for 43 of the 62 points scored by the Lady Noles in the game including 17 in the opening quarter.
"The girls came out right from the start and did what we are supposed to do offensively and hit all of their shots to boot," said Monroe Central head coach Troy Baker, whose team jumped out to a 25-10 lead after the first eight minutes of play. "That really got us rolling."
MONROE CENTRAL’S Chelsie Roberts drives around Shenandoah’s Lydia Fogle during Thursday night’s Division III sectional tournament game in Cambridge. The Seminoles won. Additional images can be found at cu.timesleaderonline.com
Shenandoah got a score from Kasey King to open the second quarter and trimmed the Seminole lead to 13, but Roberts answered with 10 straight points on a pair of deuces and a pair of treys to increase the Noles' lead to 35-12.
"Roberts has been doing that for us all year long," said Baker of his senior forward. "She always seems to find a way to get the ball to go thru the hoop and we hope that continues."
Shenandoah drew back to within 16 at the intermission on late first-half scores by King, Raechel Rossiter and Lydia Fogel.