(Carroll) Kuemper, Catholic’s quick start was just too much for Atlantic to over come as the Knights topped the Trojans in girls’ basketball 50-24 Tuesday night at Kuemper.
The Knights jumped out to a 16-0 first quarter lead and never let Atlantic in the game. Kuemper led 20-2 after the first quarter and 31-8 at the half.
The Trojans played the Knights to start the second half and trailed 40-17 after three quarters. The Knights closed it out in the fourth quarter outscoring Atlantic 10-7 to close the deal 50-24.
Kuemper’s up tempo style of play and relentless defense was the difference in the contest. The Knight’s held Atlantic’s top three scorers Erin Olsen, Catherine Leonard and Tiffany Williams to a combined five points. The trio was averaging 31-points a game going into the contest.
Kate Tigges led the (10-4), Knights in scoring with 14-points, and Kiersten Bauer and Claire Ludwig finished with 10 each.
Atlantic junior post Meghan Reilly led the (2-11), Trojans with 6-points, and Kate Fulk chipped in three.
Atlantic hosts Clarinda Friday night.
January 21, 2014