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Kuemper Rolls past Atlantic in Girls Hawkeye Ten Conference Basketball


(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