Matches with Belleview Christian and Cornerstone Christian
by Patty Unruh
It was a mixed bag for the girls’ basketball team last week, with one win and one loss. The Lady Eagles’ record now stands at 12-3.
Against Cornerstone Christian
The Lady Eagles blasted the Cornerstone Christian Bulldogs 45-14 in a league battle January 29 on the Bulldogs’ home court.
Stephanie Siegrist played with the team again after being sidelined with an injury to her ankle in the Eagles’ match against Vanguard on January 19. The team has been hampered by other injuries this season, also. Andi Ramsey, who injured the anterior cruciate ligament in her knee during the game against Vanguard, intends to return to play soon. Ramsey does not plan to have surgery, but instead intends to wear a brace and play when the knee is stronger.
Samantha Peterson led the Eagles in scoring against Cornerstone with 14 points, followed by Khristine Barr with nine, Katura Sales with seven, and Ashlen Cortez with five. Most of the Eagles players managed to get points on the board.
Peterson and Barr both shot four two-point field goals and Sales shot three. Cortez and Delainey Lepro also contributed two apiece and Maria Garcia put in one. Peterson also dunked in one three-point shot.
Several of the team members sank free throws as well. Peterson had three free throws and Alyssa Chareunsouk had two. Barr, Sales, Cortez, Garcia, and Stephanie Siegrist each made one, for a total of ten.
The ladies got an amazing 22 defensive and ten offensive rebounds. Peterson had six steals, and Sales and Cortez each had three. Garcia and Barr snatched two steals apiece, and Lepro and Siegrist each grabbed one.
In the game with Cornerstone Christian, the junior varsity Lady Eagles got nudged 31-36.
Battle with Belleview Christian
The Lady Eagles were disappointed in their bout with Belleview Christian at home on February 1. The final score was 40-29, with Belleview leading all the way. Gilpin managed to battle within a two-point striking distance in the third quarter, but the Bruins rallied and widened the gap dramatically in the final period.
Ashlen Cortez was top scorer for the Eagles with nine points. Khristine Barr followed her with six points. Katura Sales added five points and Samantha Peterson three.
Two-point field goals were shot by Barr, Sales, and Alyssa Chareunsouk. Cortez also plunked in a three-pointer. Sales added three free throws, with Garcia shooting two, and Lepro and Siegrist one apiece.
Gilpin did well on rebounds, grabbing a total of 28, plus ten steals, with Peterson nabbing five of those.
The Bruins simply outshot the Eagles, with a field goal percentage of 36 percent for the Bruins compared to 23 percent for the Eagles. Top scorers for the Bruins were MacKenzie Woods and Sydney Ahaneku with 12 points each. They grabbed 20 defensive rebounds from the Eagles and stole the ball 15 times.
The junior varsity won their game against Belleview 22-19, forging ahead in the fourth quarter to win. Prior to that, Belleview had been ahead all the way.