Lady Knights down Caledonia
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 8:13 AM
"The girls played an amazing game against Caledonia on Tuesday," said coach Jill Thalmann about the 59-50 Kingsland win over the Warriors.
Cheyenne Losey goes up for a basket for the Knights.
"Our defense is what was really impressive," continued Thalmann. "Caledonia's main mission was to drive the lane, but our girls clogged it up and kept them from penetrating the lane and getting easy buckets. We also kept them from 'kicking it out' for some three-pointers. We hustled and kept up with them the whole time."
Jessi Kaster had a great game, hitting eight of 11 shots from the field and one of two from the line for 18 points, along with three rebounds and four steals. Cheyenne Losey had a double-double, scoring 15 points and pulling down 12 rebounds, along with six assists. Lizzie Tart had 13 points, five rebounds and three assists. Losey hit five of seven from the field and Tart connected on six of 12. Haley Colton had six points, four rebounds and a team high seven assists and Marissa Bornholdt had four points and three rebounds.
"It was a great team win," added Thalmann, "and we look forward to more in the near future."
Saturday night the gals traveled to Winona Cotter and came out on the short end of a 57-45 score. Tart (15) and Losey (12) were both in double-figures in the non-conference loss. Marissa Bornholdt (8), Jessi Kaster (7), Joclyn Pierce (1) and Kailynn Hamersma (2) also scored against the Ramblers.
Kingsland, trailing by 13 in the second half, cut the lead to five with six minutes left in the game, but a couple of Cotter three-pointers put the game out of reach for the Lady Knights.
Tuesday night the gals traveled to Plainview-Elgin-Millville and Friday they will host St. Charles. Both are Three Rivers contests. Next Tuesday, they travel to Chatfield.