McKeown's 43 points not enough for Touchet in loss to SJE

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TOUCHET — Touchet lost its go-to player mid-way through the fourth period here Saturday in Southeast 1B girls basketball action. St. John-Endicott took advantage and tied the game in regulation. The Eagles out scored Touchet by six in overtime and earned a 67-61 win.

Cierra Jo McKeown fouled out after scoring 43 points, pulling down 11 rebounds, and handing out six assists. Without their leading scorer, the Eagles gained the momentum to complete a come from behind win.

“We lost our ball handler when Cierra Jo fouled out, that hurt,” Indians coach Missy McKeown said. “We beat them, except at the free throw line. That was the big difference in the game.”

The Indians were whistled for 25 fouls and the Eagles hit 24-of-34 from the charity stripe. Touchet converted only five of 15 free throws.

Emily Jones led the Eagles with 19 points and 10 rebounds.

Jennifer Aceves and Abby Grudzinski each chipped in seven to the Touchet cause.

“We just have to learn from our mistakes,” coach McKeown said. “Every body played well. Just one of those nights when they came out on top.”

On Friday in Palouse, Cierra Jo McKeown put up a double-double, 30 points and 10 rebounds, to lead the Indians to a 51-24 victory over Garfield-Palouse. The Indians posted 14 assists on 22 field goals as Aceves led Touchet with eight dishes.

Touchet travels to Lacrosse-Washtucna Tuesday.

St. John-Endicott 67, Touchet 61 (OT)

ST. J-E (67) — S. Bailey 1 6-6 8, McCanna 1 4-4 7, A. Bailey 0 0-0 0, Gfeller 5 1-2 11, Dickinson 2 6-8 10, Goofield 2 4-8 9, Lowe 1 1-2 3, Jones 8 3-4 19. Totals 20 24-34 67.

TOUCHET (61) — McKeown 16 3-4 43, Aceves 3 1-7 7, Miller 0 0-0 0, Pedroza 0 0-0 0, Grudzinski 3 1-4 7, Vigsorrelhorse Richartz 2 0-0 4. Totals 24 5-15 61.

SJE 9 13 13 21 11 — 67

Touchet 13 14 20 9 5 — 61

3-point goals — SJE 2 (McCanna, Goofield), Tou 8 (McKeown 8). Total fouls — SJE 16, Tou 25. Fouled out — Tou (McKeown, Miller, Grudzin). Technical fouls — none. Rebounds — SJE 33 (Jones 10), Tou 31 (McKeown 11). Turnovers — SJE 21, Tou 24. Assists — SJE 10 (Goofield 3), Tou 13 (McKeown 6).

TOUCHET 51, GARFIELD-PALOUSE 24

TOUCHET (51) — McKeown 13 0-1 30, Aceves 2 2-4 7, Vigsorrelhorse 0 0-0 0, Miller 2 0-0 4, Pedroza 0 0-0 0, Grudzinski 0 0-0 0, Richartz 2 0-0 4, Schaeffer 3 0-0 6. Totals 22 2-5 51.

G-P (24) — Brown 1 1-2 3, Martin 0 0-0 0, McClanahan 1 0-0 2, Redmond 5 0-0 12, Schaub 0 0-2 0, Brown 0 2-2 2, Johnson 1 1-4 3, K. Schaub 0 2-2 2. Clark 0 0-0 0. Totals 8 6-12 24.

Touchet 7 13 22 9 — 51

G-P 11 4 5 4 — 24

3-point goals — Tou 5 (McKeown 4, Aceves), G-P 2 (Redmond 2). Total fouls — Tou 17, G-P 7. Fouled out — none. Technical fouls — none. Rebounds — Tou 32 (McKeown 10), G-P 22 (Brown 5). Turnovers — Tou 12, G-P 15. Assists — Tou 14 (Aceves 8), G-P 3 (Martin 2).

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