Pike Central: Mills – 20, Kabrick – 2, Whitehead – 3, Meadows – 4, Leighty – 8
Haubstadt: Seibert – 2, Weber – 7, Maruer – 4, Lamey – 8, Talbert – 1, Evans – 8
The first quarter came out with a quick score by Meadows. Pike Central was able to connect on 5 more baskets, but defense seemed to let down a bit giving Haubstadt many chances at the free-throw line. Mills scored 6 points, Kabrick scored 2 points, Meadows scored 2 points, and Leighty scored 2 points in the first quarter with the Chargers leading 12-9.
The second quarter was about even with the Chargers only scoring two more points than Haubstadt. Mills scored a bucket and 2 free-throws, Whitehead scored a basket, and Leighty scored another basket as well. The half ended with the Chargers up 20 – 15.
The third quarter was all Lady Chargers! Their defense proved to be too much for Haubstadt as they only scored two points. The Lady Chargers had many opportunities to score. They scored 2 points from Meadows, a free-throw from Whitehead, a basket by R. Sallee, and a basket, along with 6 free-throws from Mills. The quarter ended with the Chargers leading 33 – 17.
The fourth quarter, however, almost cost the Lady Chargers. Haubstadt came out aggressive and didn’t turn back. Even after scoring 13 points in the 4th quarter, the Lady Chargers were able to hold on. Mills scored a bucket and some key free-throws and a basket from Leighty sealed the Chargers victory. The fourth quarter ended with the Chargers winning 39 – 30.
“This was a hard-fought win by the Chargers! They came out firing offensively, but defense almost cost them in the end. Haubstadt scored almost half of their points from the charity stripe, going 5 of 8 in the first half and 7 of 12 in the second half. The girls, again, showing their strengths when we needed it, made this win possible. Defense by Wren Kabrick and Anna Whitehead caused some crucial turnovers that we were able to convert on. Ashlyn Kirk and Jamie Sallee made great contributions in defense as well. They both got a steal, boxed out and rebounded well, and were very aggressive. Ruby Sallee, Shelby Meadows, and Kelby Leighty all contributed in the post play for our offense. Brailey Mills was the leading scorer with 20 points. Brailey, Anna, and Kelby each had clutch free-throws down the line. It’s great to see the girls playing well together. They have made great improvements in all aspects of the game. It’s awesome, as a coach, to see the girls taking charge on the court when the play is breaking down. This was another great win for the girls! “