Girls go 1-3; take on state-ranked
Lyle/Pacelli Thursday evening
Wednesday, February 05, 2014 2:56 AM
The Fillmore Central girls basketball team got a 59-49 non-conference win over Grand Meadow, but lost three TRC games to Chatfield (45-66), Rushford-Peterson (47-57) and Plainview-Elgin-Millville (30-55). The Lady Falcons are now 5-11 in Three Rivers Conference play and 8-11, overall.
Kendyl Bennett takes a shot for the Falcons at Chatfield. SAM CLEMENS/BLUFF COUNTRY NEWSPAPERS
Kaitlynn Aug had her best game of the season in the win over the SuperLarks. Aug had 13 points on six for 11 shooting, and nine rebounds. Leading the scoring against GM was Morgan Malley with 18. Also in double-figures for FC was Leah Scheevel. She turned in a double-double, scoring 10 points and pulling down 12 rebounds. Also getting into the scoring were Kenzie Broadwater (4), Kendyl Bennett (5), Sammi Bakke (7) and Gabrielle Shupe (2).
"Our defense was lacking tonight, but Kaitlynn Aug hit four buckets in a row that was a big turning point for us," said coach Sarah Tollefsrud.
In the loss to Chatfield, Tollefsrud was pleased with the team's effort, but just ran out of gas at the end, she said. Bennett led the team with 14 points, hitting four of seven from the field and six of seven from the free throw line. Bakke also had a nice shooting night, connecting on five of seven from the field, including one three-pointer. Kenzie Broadwater (2), Malley (6), Tayah Barnes (3), Leah Scheevel (4) and Aug (5) rounded out the scoring against the Gophers. Leah Scheevel pulled down 11 "boards" to lead the team. K. Broadwater had a team high three assists and Bennett led the team with three steals.
Two players, Bennett (10) and Scheevel (13) scored in double figures against the Trojans, but the gals fell a little bit short, on a great effort against R-P.
"We had our opportunities, but just couldn't get over the hump," said Tollefsrud. "We were up by one at one point in the second half."
Scheevel had one of her best outings of the season. Along with the 13 points, she had nine rebounds and three assists. She hit four of five from the field and was five of six at the charity stripe. Leading scorer Malley was held to one field goal in the game, but did hit five of nine at the line, for eight points. Bakke and Aug each had six points in the TRC loss, and Shupe came off the bench and hit two buckets for four points.
Monday night the gals lost to North-leading Plainview-Elgin-Millville. No stats were available for this game, but Tollefsrud said, "We had a nice first half, but the second half we had a hard time doing anything right on offense. Missed a lot of easy shots." She added, "I think we were getting tired."
Thursday the girls host Lyle/Pacelli and Friday they travel to St. Charles. Lyle/Pacelli has a very good team and is ranked in the top 10 in Class A. The gals also have a game on Monday, at Mabel-Canton.