Calles, Gott lead MCC women to easy victory

MOBERLY, Mo. – Islie Calles had scored a total of 19 points in her first three career games at Marshalltown Community College.

She needed just one effort to surpass that total as her career-high 24 points helped guide the Tigers to another win as MCC rolled past Southeastern Illinois Community College, 98-56, during day two of the Moberly Area Community College Tournament on Saturday.

The Tigers are now 3-1 on the year after losing 64-56 to John Wood Community College on Friday night.

Calles’ 24 points led the way Saturday for the Tigers, but three others reached double-figures, including sophomore post Mackenzie Gott. Gott tallied the third 20-point game of her career after she scored 10 points in each half and 20 for the game.

Kayla Hosoda added 13 points in the win, while Jamerka Martin, the reigning ICCAC Offensive Player of the Week, scored 10 points.

The 98 points scored against Southeastern Illinois are the most scored by a Tiger women’s team since Jan. 8 of 2011. The Tigers hit nine 3-pointers in the game and had 62 points at halftime.

Jasmine Howe led the Tigers with 16 points in Friday’s loss to John Wood. Ashley Salgado also had 13 points and former South Tama County standout Kaleigh Sieck put in 11.

Marshalltown (3-1) returns to the court at 6:30 p.m. Monday against the Central junior varsity at the Student Activity Center.