Monroe girls improve to 20-1
Asha Jordan is on fire.
The junior wing scored 34 points in Monroe High's 72-57 road win over Parkwood on Wednesday, a day after dropping a career-high 36 in a win over Central Academy.
Jordan, who eclipsed 1,000 career points on the night, is now averaging 19.8 points per game.
The Redhawks have now won 14 straight games, improving their record to 20-1 on the season.
They haven't lost a game in more than six weeks.
Senior guard Daya Jordan had 16 points and six steals for Monroe, Kendall Cox dished nine assists and also had eight points and five steals and Bria Roddy contributed nine points and six assists.
Parkwood trailed 36-24 at halftime but used a 17-4 run in the third quarter to take the lead — with Lillian Geehring scoring all 10 of her points during the Rebels' rally.
The Redhawks, however, responded with a 9-2 run to take a 49-43 lead into the fourth quarter.
Monroe put the game away by scoring the first nine points of the fourth.
Junior forward Emry Tsitouris led the Rebels (14-7) with 24 points and 11 rebounds and freshman forward Brittany Autry contributed 11 points and 11 boards.
Tsitouris ran her streak of double-digit rebounds to 20 games, and has 18 double-doubles (points-rebounds) in 21 games this season.
Tsitouris is now averaging 19.2 points and 15.3 rebounds on the year.
Monroe boys 68, Parkwood 54
Junior guard Brandon Roddy scored 15 of his game-high 27 points in the second half to help Monroe's boys hold off pesky Parkwood.
Monroe 38-27 at halftime. The Redhawks' biggest first-half lead of 15 points (36-21) came on a Dikembe White four-point play from the left wing with 2:29 left in the first half.
Quay Chambers added 17 points for the Redhawks and White scored nine.
James Houston led Parkwood with 14 points and eight rebounds and junior guard Sam Mobley contributed 12 points and four steals.