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Brooke Derstler and Reanna Newham provided the one-two scoring punch for Hardin-Central Monday night as the Lady Bulldogs jumped on Lone Jack 46-33 to advance to the semifinals of the Braymer Invitational.
The Lady Dawgs picked up their seventh win in eight contests this season as Newham hit half of her field goal attempts on the way to a 14-point effort, while Derstler added 13 more.
Hardin-Central also got scoring from four other players while holding Lone Jack to single-digit scoring in three quarters.
Hardin-Central held a 9-5 edge after the first period, and began to pull away with a 15-8 advantage in the second for a 24-13 lead. Lone Jack cut into the Lady Bulldog lead in the third quarter as Hardin-Central managed just three field goals, however, Hardin-Central found the scoring touch to close out the game with a 16-8 advantage.
Megan Layman and Brianne McGuire each chipped in 6 points for the Lady Dawgs, with Lindsey Arbogast adding 4, and Allison Oyler, 3. Oyler also led the team in steals with 4, and rebounds with 6, while Morgan Nail and Derstler grabbed 5 apiece.
The Lady Dawgs converted 13 of 22 free throws, while Lone Jack hit half of its 10 from the stripe.
Hardin-Central will play its semifinal game against top-seeded Tina-Avalon Thursday at 4:30 p.m.