Girls can't hold first
half lead, fall to Saints
Tuesday, January 07, 2014 2:51 AM
The Knights fell 48-36 at St. Charles in their only girls basketball game last week.
Jamie Thompson goes up for a shot. She was strong on the boards for the Knights last week. CHRISTINE VREEMAN/SPRING VALLEY TRIBUNE
The girls played well to start, taking a 23-20 lead at the half even though Mindy Woods was sick and the team had a couple injuries right away. The Knights played great defense and kept St. Charles from getting a lead, said coach Jill Thalmann.
However, they couldn't keep it up in the second half as the Saints outscored them 28-13.
"We weren't patient on offense and didn't take the time to run through our plays and get decent looks," said Thalmann. "In the end we just couldn't dig deep enough to hold St. Charles off. We got a little frazzled toward the end of the game and had a hard time keeping things together out on the court."
Jamie Thompson had a great night rebounding, leading the team with eight. Reann Kimball also had one of her better nights, said Thalmann, finding herself at the free throw line often, making four shots from the line.
Scoring was spread out for the Knights as Kailynn Hamersma led with eight points, Haley Colton and Thompson each had six points, Lacey Schwartz, Karson Reiland and Kimball each had four points, Marissa Bornholdt added three and Hannah Ramaker put in one point.
Colton led the team in assists with three. Colton, Reiland and Thompson each had two steals. Hamersma led the Knights in blocks with two.
The Knights, 1-8 overall, were scheduled to face Spring Grove in a non-conference game Monday, Jan. 6, at home, but that was postponed due to the statewide closing of school. They were then scheduled to travel to Plainview-Elgin-Millville the next night. Friday, they travel to Wabasha-Kellogg and next Tuesday they are on the road again at Lewiston-Altura.