North Cedar 17
At Clarence :
Bellevue girls started their 2018-19 season with a lopsided road victory over an inexperienced North Cedar team. The Knights were no match for the quick veteran Comets. The Comets with three returning starters set the outcome early. The defense was extremely tough.
Senior guards Kailey Miller, Alyssa Rubel and Giana Michels set the temple on defense and set the interior players Lindsey Banowetz and Teresa Paulsen for easy baskets. The Comets were out quickly to a 8-2 lead and never slowed down.
The defense and scoring of Michels and Banowetz pushed the score 20-6 after one quarter.
A mixture of starters and reserves kept the pressure on pushing the lead to 45-10 at halftime.
Three-point baskets by Maddie Schmidt (two), and Audrey Wedeking, fueled a 25-4 second quarter burst. The Comets hit five three’s in the half. Michels scored 11-pts, Banowetz nine and Schmidt six, with all three players in abbreviated playing time in the half .
After a short stint on the floor for the starters in the second half reserves took over and all but one Comet player scored at least one basket.
The defense controlled the Knights (7-pt half), including a two point third quarter sent the game went to a running clock and ended 62 -17,
Michels led the Comets with 13-pts, Banowetz and Schmidt added 11-pts each . Off the bench Schmidt hit 3-4 three pt shots for the Comets. The other starters Paulsen and Alyssa Rubel each had 5-points and Miller four in limited playing time.
Bellevue 20 25 8 9 -62
North Cedar 3 7 2 5 -17
Giana Michels 13, Lindsey Banowetz 11, Maddie Schmidt 11, Teresa Paulsen 5, Kailey Miller 4, Alyssa Rubel 5, Sally Paulsen 2, Anna Dunne 2, Brianna Laughlin 4,Johanna Penniston 2, Audrey Wedeking 3. Totals 26 4-4 62
Schmidt 3, Banowetz, Michels , Wedeking
North Cedar (17) -
Sam Koth 2. Fiona Raney 2, Jenna Syring 1, Nicole Sander 5, Kayla Syring 6, Hailey Fall1. Totals 5 6-7 17