Fillmore Central girls win third game
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 3:37 AM
The Fillmore Central Falcons girls basketball team got a huge win over St. Charles last week, 52-51.
Leah Scheevel of the Falcons pulls down a rebound in front of Kingsland's Jessi Kaster.
Down by as many as 16 points at one time in the first half, the gals battled back to cut the "intermission lead" to seven, 27-20. Morgan Malley topped all scorers with 26 points, including five of six from three-point range. FC outscored the Saints 32-24 in the second half to capture the one point win.
"Morgan Malley gave us a spark the entire game, offensively, and she was just a solid shooter all night," said coach Sarah Tollefsrud. "We were really working well together defensively in the second half and I think the combination was just what our girls needed and it definitely pulled us in the right direction. The girls were very excited about their win and they should be," added Tollefsrud. "They earned it! I'm very proud of our work ethic."
Sophomore Morgan Malley hit nine of 18 shots from the field, three of six at the line, and also added four rebounds, two assists and two steals.
Senior Jordan O'Connor had a solid game scoring seven points and coming up with three rebounds, two assists and two steals. Eighth grader Kenzie Broadwater also carried her weight with four points, four rebounds, six assists and five steals. Another eighth grader, Kendyl Bennett, hit both of her field goal shots and finished the night with four points. Sophomore Leah Scheevel had six points and a team high eight rebounds. Sophomore Kaitlynn Aug had three points and three rebounds and freshman Gabrielle Shupe had a bucket for two points....the "kiddie corps, plus one."
In the lopsided loss to Kingsland, 60-23, Fillmore Central played without leading scorer Morgan Malley (illness), and lost senior leader Jordan O'Connor to a knee injury early on in the game. "We now know that the injury isn't too serious and she should be back playing soon," said Tollefsrud.
Leading the scoring was Leah Scheevel with eight. She also had four rebounds and four steals. Kaitlynn Aug had a team-high six rebounds and added four points. Freshman Larissa Armstrong was back on the court after missing a few games with an injury. She scored five points in her return game. Scoring single buckets were Kayley Olson, Kenzie Broadwater and Kendyl Bennett.
With the split, the gals are now 3-12 for the season, 3-10 in the Three Rivers Conference. The gals have two games this week, at Chatfield on Tuesday and at Wabasha-Kellogg on Thursday.