River Valley Conference
Bellevue girls picked up a huge road win with a 41-31 victory at Monticello.
Their superb defense and 22-points from senior guard Giana Michels helped earn the win.
Team defense allowed the Comets to control the tempo of the game The perimeter defense of Alyssa Rubel, Kailey Miller and Michels allowed just one basket from beyond the arc. The interior defense of Teresa Paulsen and Lindsey Banowetz held the Panthers fine post player Jordan Kuper to just 15-pts.
Despite a cold night shooting the Comets grabbed a 11-3 lead and never fell behind despite cold shooting just a three-point second quarter. They still led at the half 16-14.
After a slow start to the second half the offense picked it up. Clutch baskets from Michels and Rubel after the Panthers rallied to tie it started a 12-3 run that pushed the lead to 35-25. Another Rubel three and drives by Michels and Miller made it 39-25.
The defense kept up their fine play before the Panthers closed it to the final of 41-31. Free throws sealed the victory for the Comets. Banowetz had 9-rebounds, Michels eight and Paulsen 7. Michels, Miller and Banowetz each had 3-assists.
Bellevue 13 3 13 10 -41
Monticello 5 9 9 6 -31
Bellevue (41) Alyssa Rubel 8, Giana Michels 22, Lindsey Banowetz 6, Teresa Paulsen 2, Kailey Miller 3, Totals- 11 15-21 41
The Comets moved to 3-0 in River Valley play with a 4th quarter scoring burst sparked by their superb defensive play. Again the defense was sparked by the play of guards Giana Michels and Kailey Miller. They did not score a lot (15 points), but their defense set the Comets offense up for a 32-point second half. Their ability to drive the lane and pass to wide open teammates for easy baskets was key. They set up Comet interior players Teresa Paulsen, and Lindsey Banowetz to score easy baskets.
The game was a hard fought contest with the Comets leading 21-16 at halftime. The play continued the same in the 3rd quarter and went 32-27 to start the final period.
The Comets went on a 21-7 run keyed by Michels and Miller. Michels hit Rubel for a wide open three, drove for a basket and hit Paulsen with a terrific pass for an easy basket and all at once it was 43-32 game. Miller and the Comet defense kept up the pressure and the lead swelled to 50-32 off baskets by Banowetz and Miller. Reserves took over with 2:50 to play and ended it 53-34. Paulsen led the Comets with 15-pts, Banowetz added 13, Michels 8 pts 7-assists, Miller 7 pts and Rubel six pts.
A ten point halftime lead 29-19 ended a ten point game at the buzzer 63-53 Panthers.
The youthful Panthers raced out to a 21-9 lead in the 1st quarter and used that to post the win over the Comets. A Comet run late in the first half was turned away by the Panthers to maintain a ten point lead.
Trey Daugherty led Bellevue with 18-pts, Paxton Felderman added 14pts and Trevor Hager 10.
Trey Daugherty 18, Paxton Felderman 14, Trevor Hager 10, Lucus Tennant 9, Jackson Wagner 2.
The run-and-gun Red Raiders built and early lead and rolled to the 58-38 victory. They led 30-16 at the half and never let the Comets closer.
Paxton Felderman led Bellevue with 8-pts, Lucus Tennant, Trevor Hager each had 7-pts. Bellevue drops to 0-2 in conference play
Central City 48
At the MEC:
Miranda Peters scored 19 points to lead a foursome of Mohawks in double figures powering the Mohawks past Central City 61-48. Macey Kremer added 13-pts, Ellie O’Brien 10, and Tori Michel 11 for great scoring balance. O’Brien added 10 rebounds for a double-double.
Marquette went out 15-8 in the first quarter and led 30-23 at the half. Despite being outscored the Mohawks still led by ten points 42-32 with one quarter to play.
Marquette 15 15 13 18 -61
Central City 8 8 15 17 -48
Marquette (61)- Miranda Peters 19, Macey Kremer 13, Ellie O’Brien 10, Tori Michel 11, Teona Richman 7, Lizzy Kremer 1.
Total 24 13-28 61
Central City- L. Kramer 4, Madison Trittle 15, Emma Fritcher 2, J. Whitson 2, G. Cruise 12, S. Reid 13.
The Class 1A 10th rated 4-0 Mohawks had three players score in double figures in a 53-37 conference road win over the Alburnett Pirates.
The Mohawks front court scored 46-of their 53 pts They were led by junior post Tori Michel with 21-pts., Sr Teona Richman added 14 pts and Jr, Miranda Peters chipped in 11-pts. Lizzy Parker added six points (2-three’s) from her guard spot.
Marquette 12 12 17 12-53
Alburnett 9 11 12 5 -37
Tori Michel 21, Teona Richman 14, Miranda Peters 11, Macey Kremer 1, Lizzy Parker 6. Totals18 15 -21 53
L. Washburn 5, R. Comried 2, M. Schuluchmann 4, M. Neighbor 2, M. Osborn 17, R. Arman 7.
Totals 15 4-7 37
3-pt goals- A. Osborn 3. BM Parker 2
Central City 52
At the MEC:
The Mohawk boys opened Tri-Rivers play with 52-47 loss to central City.
It was all defense as the two teams played to an 8-4 first quarter.
The two teams offense picked up and the Mohawks led at the half 25-21 behind Tyler Kramer’s 7 pts.
The visitors were led by Nick Reid with 15-pts.
Reid sparked a Central City 32-pt second half scoring 20-pts. The visitors finally tied it at 31-31 in the third quarter and a Reid basket gave them a 36-33 lead.
In the 4th the Mohawks were down 39-33 when they rallied to grab a 46-45 lead. The visitors then went to Reid who helped regain the lead and then hit free throws to win the game 52-47. Reid led all scorers with 35-pts. Danny Koos led the Mohawks with 13-points.
Central City 4 17 15 16 -52
Marquette 8 17 8 14 -47
Marquette (47) -
Danny Koos 13 Carson Michels 5, Ty Parker 6, Danny Koos 13, Ethan Pfiffner 9, Parker Mueller 5, Matt Brinker 4, Tyler Kramer 7.
Totals 11 22-32 47
Central City (52)-
N. Reid 35, Gauge Westphal 10, T.J. Ayers 6, D. Warrinston 1.
Totals 15 13-29 52
The Pirates used a 17-8 fourth quarter run to pull out a 57-46 win over the Mohawks. The Mohawks and Pirates played through three quarters close with the Pirates holding a 40-38 lead with 8-minutes to play.
The Pirates hit seven three point baskets in the win.
Senior Danny Koos led the Mohawks with 16-pts, sophomore Carson Michels added 15pts.
The loss drops the Mohawks to 0-3 in Tri-Rivers play.
Alburnett 14 13 13 17 -57
Marquette 13 12 15 8-46
Danny Koos 16, Carson Michels 15, Ty Parker 2, Nick Hager 6, Matt Brinker 7.
Totals 19-6-8 46