Rock Bridge overcomes poor shooting

Tuesday, December 14, 2004 | 12:00 a.m. CST; updated 5:32 a.m. CDT, Monday, July 21, 2008

The Rock Bridge girls’ basketball team survived a sloppy performance Monday at Marshal.

Rock Bridge (5-0) overcame poor shooting to defeat the Owls 40-32.

Rachel Jones led the Bruins with 14.

HICKMAN GIRLS’ BASKETBALL: The Kewpies couldn’t stop Rolla in the lane, losing 70-61 at Rolla.

Bulldogs power forward Obiageli Okafor accounted for more than half of her team’s offense with 37 points.

Kewpies sophomore Lauren Nolke scored a career-high 26, and point guard Megan McCabe added 15.

Okafor’s sister, Eziamaka Okafor, is a member of the Stanford basketball team that will play Missouri on Saturday.

The loss dropped Hickman to 3-7.

MID-MISSOURI MAVERICKS: The Mavs traded closer Justin Craker for a pitcher and an outfielder/first-baseman.

Mid-Missouri received Quentin Jones and Bert Aguilar from San Angelo of the Central league.

Aguilar, who was primarily a designated hitter a year ago, batted .258 with eight home runs and 35 runs batted in. Jones was 0-0 with a 5.40 ERA in 15 innings out of the Colts’ bullpen last season. He picked up 5 saves in 13 games.

Craker had 11 saves last season, was 3-3 with a 2.03 ERA and struck out 60 in 53 1/3 innings.

MU ATHLETICS: Carlynn Savant and David Darmitzel are this week’s Lathrop and Gage student-athletes of the week.

Savant has averaged 7.7 points as a part-time starter at forward this season for the women’s basketball team and leads the squad in rebounds. She has a 3.25 GPA.

Darmitzel, a member of the swim team, specializes in the butterfly. He has first place finishes in two relays this season, and a second-place individual finish in the 200-yard butterfly. He has a 3.77 GPA.

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