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Blue Valley West tops Marshfield Lady Jays 43-34 in 3rd Place game

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December 8, 2012

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BV West vs. Marshfield
By Anvil Welch
The Joplin Globe
Globe Sports Writer

Frank Lapointe, the Jaguars’ coach, was elated with their effort after a No. 8 seeding.

“This tournament was great for us,” Lapointe said. “It’s a good start. We have to keep improving.”

Lapointe said the 6A team (a member of the EKL) finished 2-19 last season.

“We’re the smallest school in the largest class,” he said. “We showed resiliency and toughness down the stretch in this game.”

Marshfield, which was outscored 9-0 in the second quarter, trailed 17-9 at the half.

Said Marshfield coach Shelly Jones: “We didn’t play well. We have to become more consistent on offense. I also don’t think we were comfortable with our positions (on the floor).”

Five players finished with six or more points for balanced Blue Valley West. Wright, a transfer from Blue Valley North, and 6-0 freshman Emily Engelken each tallied nine.

Samantha French, a 6-1 sophomore, and 5-8 senior Maddie McCall each had 10 points for Marshfield.

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