BY PCC STAFF
NEW LONDON – Senior Mya Merschman scored 39 in the Lady Hawks 67-34 win over New London Tuesday night.
Merschman was the only girl in double figures for Central Lee. Macy Watkins had nine points, Ella Sanders scored eight, Alivia Myhre had six and Makayla Morrison scored five in the win.
New London kept things close in the early going tying things up at 5 with three minutes gone, but Central Lee would pull away quickly building leads as much as 19 in the second quarter.
An 18-4 run through the second quarter was enough to put the game out of reach. Merschman had 20 before the break.
The Lady Hawks would get the running clock going just a few minutes in the final quarter holding a 61-29 lead with six minutes left in the game.
The Hawks are in the middle of the pack in the Southeast Iowa Superconference South division at 7-6 in loop play and are 10-8 overall.
They take on WACO (6-7, 7-11) on Thursday at home and then host Wapello (5-6 SEISC North, 8-10) Friday night in the SEISC Shoot-Out at 7:30 p.m.
Merschman is still second in the state in scoring with 516 points, just 15 behind Van Buren’s Isabel Manning. Merschman is the top scorer in Class 3A, 116 points ahead of Osage’s Dani Johnson.