Girls’ basketball remains undefeated behind Danfort’s 24 points

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Girls’ basketball remains undefeated behind Danfort’s 24 points

Pattonville's Niya Danfort dribbles the ball upcourt against the Clayton Greyhounds.

Pattonville's Niya Danfort dribbles the ball upcourt against the Clayton Greyhounds.

Nathan Schiermeyer

Pattonville's Niya Danfort dribbles the ball upcourt against the Clayton Greyhounds.

Nathan Schiermeyer

Nathan Schiermeyer

Pattonville's Niya Danfort dribbles the ball upcourt against the Clayton Greyhounds.


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Pattonville’s girls’ basketball has been on a roll this year dominating on the court at home and away. They just recently beat Fort Zumwalt North (5-1) 55-47 and will play Lutheran St. Charles (7-1) in the Fort Zumwalt North Invitational Tournament Championship on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 3 p.m.

The Pirates were led by senior guard Niya Danfort who scored a season-high 24 points. Kendall Battle notched in 14 points and Brooke Jenkins and Kaeli Benedict added 8 points each.

Fort Zumwalt North was down 29-18 at the end of the first half but were able to make a run in the 3rd quarter to cut the lead down to 8 points.

Dajah Robinson for the Panthers scored 17 points for the team-high and Jaden Stahl was able to knock down 3 shots and 6 free throws to add 12 points to their total.

It just wasn’t enough for the Panther girls to come back and win. The Panthers will play Fort Zumwalt East (5-2) on Dec. 15 for third place in the FZN Invitational Tournament.

The girls team has been phenomenal on the offensive side and defensive side not allowing a team to score over 50 points this season.

The Pirate girls (5-0) remain undefeated this season.

They conclude the Fort Zumwalt North Tournament on Saturday playing in the championship game and then participate in the MICDS Tournament (Dec. 17-28) and Westminster Girls Varsity New Year Tournament (Jan. 3-5).

Pattonville will finally play Hazelwood West on Jan. 9 before taking on Parkway North at home on Jan. 15.

Boxscore provided by STLhighschoolSPORTS.com

Teams 1 2 3 4 F
Fort Zumwalt North 7 8 18 14 47
Pattonville 15 14 12 14 55

Fort Zumwalt North offensive statistics

# Name Pts FG FG% 2FG 2F% 3FG 3F% FT FT%
12 Grace Bauer 0 0-0 .0 0-0 .0 0-0 .0 0-0 .0
13 Jessica Clausner 3 1-0 1-0 0-0 .0 1-1 100.0
15 Jordyn Grimes 4 2-0 2-0 0-0 .0 0-1 .0
3 Katie Grimes 7 2-0 1-0 1-0 2-4 50.0
4 Claudia Hoff 0 0-0 .0 0-0 .0 0-0 .0 0-0 .0
5 Makayla Meiser 4 1-0 1-0 0-0 .0 2-2 100.0
55 Jerrica Moody 0 0-0 .0 0-0 .0 0-0 .0 0-2 .0
10 Isabella Rezex 0 0-0 .0 0-0 .0 0-0 .0 0-0 .0
2 Dajah Robinson 17 6-0 5-0 1-0 4-12 33.3
25 Jaden Stahl 12 3-0 3-0 0-0 .0 6-12 50.0
Totals 47 15-0 13-0 2-0 15-34 44.1

Pattonville offensive statistics

# Name Pts FG FG% 2FG 2F% 3FG 3F% FT FT%
10 Kendall Battle 14 4-0 4-0 0-0 .0 6-10 60.0
5 Kaeli Benedict 8 3-0 2-0 1-0 1-5 20.0
2 Niya Danfort 24 7-0 6-0 1-0 9-14 64.3
13 Lacy Dixon 0 0-0 .0 0-0 .0 0-0 .0 0-0 .0
12 Charlize Heiligenstein 0 0-0 .0 0-0 .0 0-0 .0 0-0 .0
11 Brooke Jenkins 8 3-0 2-0 1-0 1-2 50.0
3 Kelsey Mack 0 0-0 .0 0-0 .0 0-0 .0 0-0 .0
33 Helen Nelson 1 0-0 .0 0-0 .0 0-0 .0 1-2 50.0
14 Diamond Richardson 0 0-0 .0 0-0 .0 0-0 .0 0-0 .0
Totals 55 17-0 14-0 3-0 18-33 54.5
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