Archive for Thursday, August 19, 2004

Pistora helps team at AAU Nationals

August 19, 2004

The Kansas City Eclipse girls basketball team participated in the Amateur Athletic Union's 14-and-younger National Championship Tournament last month in Monroe, La.

In tournament play, the Eclipse pulled out a 66-64 overtime win against the Michigan Pistons and lost a squeaker against the Minnesota Metro Stars in double overtime, 66-59.

The team ended the tournament with a 4-4 record and finished tied for 17th out of 100 teams.

Tonganoxie's Ali Pistora plays for the KC Eclipse. Pistora shot 69 percent from the free-throw line, 52 percent from the field and averaged 11.5 points and six rebounds in the AAU tourney. Pistora will be a sophomore this fall at Tonganoxie High.

Lawrence's Danielle Bird led the Eclipse.

She averaged 13.9 points and eight rebounds. She also had a game-high of 22 points.

Other members of the Eclipse team were Alex Emery, Pembroke Hill (Mo.); Melissa Nyquist, Lee's Summit, Mo.; Jessica Koch, St. Pius X (Mo.); Alexa Hollembeak, St. Thomas Aquinas; Hadleigh Meek, Park Hill South; Jacquie Meier, Blue Valley Northwest; Ashley Patton, Olathe South; Kelsey Hill, St. Thomas Aquinas; and Jackie Discher, North Kansas City, Mo.

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