Kailynn Hamersma surveys the court as she handles the ball for the Knights vs. Rushford-Peterson.
Kailynn Hamersma surveys the court as she handles the ball for the Knights vs. Rushford-Peterson.
The Kingsland girls basketball team got a Three Rivers Conference win over Rushford-Peterson Friday, 47-34, evening its conference record at 1-1 after losing a TRC contest with Southland, 61-54 Tuesday. The Knights also lost a non-conference game with Lake City, 57-32, Saturday.

In the win over the Trojans, Cheyenne Losey led in all categories with 13 points, eight rebounds, four steals and two assists. Marissa Bornholdt hit five of nine field goals and finished the night with 10 points. Melinda Woods was 2/2 from long range for six points, Lizzie Tart hit two of four shots from the field and three of four from the line for seven points.

Kailynn Hamersma was four of six at the line for four points and Haley Colton hit three of four from the charity stripe for three points. Joclyn Pierce made both her shots at the line for two points. Jamie Thompson also had a bucket for two points, rounding out the Knights' scoring.

"The gals played really hard tonight," said coach Jill Thalmann. "Our team did a great job of running the floor and looking for open shots. We played very aggressive defense and executed our offense."

Two gals, Cheyenne Losey (16) and Lizzie Tart (12) were in double-figures in the TRC loss to a very good Southland team. Jessi Kaster scored nine and Marissa Bornholdt had eight in the loss. Tart (6), Losey (6) and Bornholdt (5) were the rebounding leaders. Bornholdt and Kaster each had four assists to lead the team. Kaster (3), Haley Colton (2) and Hammersma (2) had the only steals for the locals.

Kingsland shot very well against the Rebels, hitting 20 of 32 field goals (3/6 in three's) and were 11 for 13 at the line.

"We made a good run right after halftime, and got to within five points, but couldn't quite get the lead," said Thalmann. "They beat us with great outside shooting and offensive boards tonight."

Saturday night the gals traveled to Lake City and lost to a good HVL team. "Lake City had quite a height advantage, compared to us, and took it to the hole," said Thalmann. "Cheyenne Losey had another great game with 18 points and seven rebounds."

Losey hit seven of 11 shots from the field. She also had four of the team's six steals.

Also scoring for the Knights were Tart (6), Bornholdt (6) and Kaster (2). Tart hit three of five shots and Bornholdt connected on two of four.

With the loss, the Lady Knights are now 2-3 for the season. Tuesday night the gals travel to Fillmore Central and Thursday they are at Caledonia. Both are winnable games for the ladies.

Though five games Kingsland is shooting 42.11 percent from the field. Leading shooters are Losey (26/52, 50.00 percent), Bornholdt (16/28, 57.14 percent) and Tart (15/27, 55.56 percent). They are also leading the team in scoring: Losey (14.2/game), Bornholdt (7.6) and Tart (9.2). Losey is also the leading rebounder, averaging 7.00 rebounds per game.