The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

November 19, 2013

Girls basketball: Thunder win opener

Herald Staff Report
The Clinton Herald

---- — SAVANNA, Ill. — West Carroll kicked off the girls basketball season with a 54-37 victory against visiting Polo on Monday.

Abby Maike led the Thunder with 19 points, including nine in the fourth quarter when they pulled away. Hayley Guilinger added 12 points and Tre Baisden finished with 11 for West Carroll.

The Thunder trailed 21-20 at the half, but used a big third quarter by Guilinger to pull in front 35-31. Guilinger made a pair of 3-pointers and finished the quarter with eight points. The Maike and Baisden (six points) helped the Thunder pull away in the final eight minutes.

Keeley Meyer led Polo with 19 points, including six apiece in the second and third quarters.

Erie drops opener

WOODHULL, Ill. — Cold shooting plagued Erie on Monday as it opened the girls basketball season with a 44-27 loss to host Ridgewood at the Ridgewood Thanksgiving Tournament.

Freshman guard Molly Shannon scored 11 points to lead Ridgewood, a co-op team with players from AlWood and Cambridge high schools.

“We struggled shooting tonight, going 9-of-49 from the floor,” Erie coach Brian Howell said. “They were able to hit six 3s on us, and that was the difference. We also ran into early foul issues and struggled to play through it.”

The Cardinals got six points each from Bailee Clausen, Rachel Cobert and Emily Cox. Courtney Cobert had three assists for Erie, while she and her sister each grabbed four rebounds.

WEST CARROLL 54, POLO 37

POLO (0-1) — H. Grobe 1 4-6 7, Hinrichs 0 0-0 0, Merdian 0 0-2 0, Lusk 0 0-0 0, J. Grobe 4 2-6 10, Meyer 9 0-1 18, Sterenebeag 1 0-4 2. Totals 15 6-19 37.

WEST CARROLL (1-0) — Allysha Hrovat 1 4-4 6, Tre Baisden 4 3-4 11, Abby Maike 6 6-8 19, Hayley Guilinger 5 0-0 12, Bailey Durward 1 2-4 4, Sabrina Buckwalter 1 0-0 2, Shawna Lott 0 0-0 0. Totals 18 15-20 54.

Polo 11 10 10 6 — 37

W. Carroll 7 13 15 19 — 54

3-point goals — Polo 1 (H. Grobe); West Carroll 3 (Guilinger 2, Maike). Total fouls — Polo 18, West Carroll 14. Fouled out — None.

RIDGEWOOD 44, ERIE 27

ERIE (0-1) — Bailee Clausen 3 0-0 6, Courtney Cobert 0 0-0 0, Rachel Cobert 2 2-4 6, Emily Cox 2 2-2 6, Lexi Floming 0 3-6 3, Caitlin Maloney 0 0-0 0, Bryce McCormick 0 2-4 2, Leela Parish 1 0-0 2, Katlyn Weber 1 0-0 2. Totals 9 9-16 27.

RIDGEWOOD (1-0) — Medley 0 0-0 0, Barman 3 0-0 8, Shannon 4 1-2 11, Green 2 0-1 4, Smith 0 0-0 0, Miller 2 0-5 5, Jefko 2 1-2 5, Collins 3 0-0 7. Totals 18 2-10 44.

Erie 4 7 9 7 — 27

Ridgewood 9 11 10 14 — 44

3-point goals — Ridgewood 6 (Barman 2, Shannon 2, Miller, Collins).