(Audubon) Despite trailing nearly the entire 1st half, Audubon topped Griswold in girls basketball last night 45-34.
Griswold raced out to a 9-2 lead only to see Audubon go on a 6-0 run late in the first quarter to get right back in the game. The 2nd quarter was back and forth with Audubon taking a 25-21 halftime lead thanks in large part to their pressure defense and their 9-12 free throw shooting. After a slow start for both sides to the third quarter, Griswold got six quick points from Jackie Rush (4) and Kinzey Nicklaus (2) to take a 29-28 lead. Audubon though would finish the third quarter on a 5-0 spurt to take a 33-29 lead into the final quarter. With just over five seconds left in the quarter Audubon called timeout and drew up a play for Susie Bylund who hit a three pointer as time expired in the quarter giving the Wheelers the momentum. They never looked back from their as they stretched the lead up to double figures in the fourth quarter behind more solid free throw shooting. Bylund, who finished with 20 points, went 7/9 from the line in the second half and Audubon has a team hit 16/22 from the line in the game compared to Griswold's 3/10.
In addition to Bylund's 20 points, Audubon got 10 from Courtney Rudolph off the bench. Kinzey Nicklaus led a short-handed Griswold team with 8 points. The Tigers lost Trisha Huerta to a knee injury late in the first quarter and also had foul trouble throughout the game.
Audubon Scoring: Bylund 20, Rudolph 10, Anthofer 8, Klocke 5, Haubrich 2
Griswold Scoring: Nicklaus 8, Kerkhoff 7, Rush 5, Hansen 4, Brunk 2, Huerta 1
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