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Rock Bridge girls' basketball team faces high scoring McCluer South-Berkeley on Tuesday

Tuesday, January 29, 2008 | 12:49 p.m. CST; updated 6:44 a.m. CDT, Saturday, July 19, 2008

COLUMBIA — The Rock Bridge girls basketball team will try to extend its winning streak to three games when it takes on McCluer South-Berkeley on Tuesday. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m.

After two dominating performances over the weekend, 62-27 over Boonville and 55-20 over Rolla, the No. 6 Bruins (15-5) will visit the Bulldogs (17-3) in a non-conference match-up.

“It’s a big game,” Rock Bridge head coach Jill Nagel said. “They are a very talented team. We are going to go see what we can do.”

McCluer South-Berkeley has won four straight games and 16 of its last 17 contests, including a championship in the 29th annual Queen of Hearts girls basketball tournament at Villa Duchesne.

McCluer South-Berkeley enters averaging 67 points per game while only giving up 39. Senior forward Meghan Lewis, who averages 17.9 points and shoots a team-high 36 percent from behind the three-point arc, leads the Bulldogs.

Coach Nagel said that the Bulldogs get a lot of points off of steals and on fastbreaks. “We need to take care of ourselves and take care of that pressure,” she said. McCluer South-Berkeley comes in averaging almost 14 steals per game.

The Bulldogs have yet to lose to a team inside the state of Missouri. Their three losses have come to teams either from Chicago or Las Vegas. Rock Bridge will be looking to change that trend.

Nagel said that even though McCluer South-Berkeley has played a good schedule, she believes the Bruins schedule has been tougher and that it has prepared them well for this game.


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