GIRLS BASKETBALL: Rangers win, Cardinals lose on Saturday
NEW KNOXVILLE 45, SIDNEY LEHMAN CATHOLIC 38
SIDNEY — The New Knoxville girls basketball team outscored Sidney Lehman Catholic in the second and third quarters in a 45-38 win over the Cavaliers on Saturday afternoon.
New Knoxville freshman Meg Reineke scored a season-high 15 points. She knocked down three 3-pointers and six free throws. Ranger sophomore forward Paige Lehman added 12 points and Tiana Heidt scored nine points.
New Knoxville improved to 14-3 on the season. The close out the home portion of their schedule on Tuesday night against Houston at 6 p.m.
Lehman Catholic’s Kandice Sargeant led the Cavaliers with a game-high 18 points. Lindsey Spearman added 10 points. Lehman Cathlic slipped to 9-10 on the season. The Cavs had won four of their last five heading into the game.
COVINGTON 38, NEW BREMEN 34
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NEW BREMEN – For three quarters of the game the New Bremen girls basketball team was able to stay with the Covington Buccaneers, but eight points in the fourth quarter by Shelby Kihm of Covington allowed the Buccaneers to come away with a 38-34 victory Saturday in a non-league game played at New Bremen.
“We just didn’t shoot well in the first three quarters,” Cardinals head coach Randy Eckert said. “They were good shots and if we make them it is a different ballgame.”
Shelby Kihm ended the game with 24 points and 10 rebounds for Covington.
“We had nothing for her,” Eckert said. “She is a good ball player and we knew that going in. Once they got the ball down low to her she was going to score 90 percent of the time.”
Kyla Otting led New Bremen with 14 points. Haley Moeller reached double figures with 11 points.
The Cardinals (5-12) travel to Spencerville on Tuesday and Versailles on Thursday.