The West Central Area Lady Knights hosted a Section 6A pigtail game against the Ashby Arrows on Monday night in Barrett. The game started out with solid possessions for the Lady Knights and they started to build a lead. The Arrows had some early chances they didn’t convert on and that led to a pretty substantial lead at halftime. The score was 40-14 and it ended up 64-23 in the end.
The Lady Knights were led by Taylin Schleicher with12 points, 4 steals, 2 rebounds and 3 assists. Ella Van Kempen had 10 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, a steal and a block. Lexi Bright scored 10 points, had 4 steals and an assist. Morgan Sanstead had 8 points, a steal and an assist. Brianna Kreft added 6 points, 2 rebounds, an assist and a steal. Amanda Dreschel had 5 points, 2 steals and a rebound. Hailey Bennett had 4 points, 6 steals, a rebound and an assist. Kaitlyn Hansen had 3 points, an assist and a rebound. Morgan Woodle had 2 points, 4 rebounds and a steal. Katie Merrick had 2 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals and an assist. Charlette Kohman had 2 points, 7 rebounds and a steal. Izzy Wittbrodt had 2 rebounds. Kaitlyn Sanstead had 2 assists and a rebound.
“The difference in the game was our ability to hit shots and limit the Arrows to 5 second chance points all night,” said Head Coach Eric Schoenbauer of WCA.
Leaders for Ashby were Courtney Koefod (8 points, 2 assists, 3 rebounds), Amelia Barry (5 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 steal), Josey Ness (4 points, 3 boards), Aanika Anderson (3 points, 1 rebound, 1 asskist), Kalista Aamot (2 points, 3 boards, 3 steals), Jacey Schlosser (1 point, 3 rebounds) and Sawyer Risbrudt (4 rebounds, 1 assist).
"The Lady Knights took control of the game right away in the first half, forcing turnovers on our first three possessions," noted Ashby Head Coach Troy Mickelson. "After the first couple minutes we were able to settle in and get some good looks at the basket. Tonight was one of those nights where we couldn't buy a basket. This is part of the game and we continued to work hard to get good looks. I thought our defense played hard tonight, but we got into foul trouble early in the game. Mackenzie Ecker and Abbi Evavold each played valuable minutes for us tonight and worked hard on both ends of the court. It is always hard to see a year come to an end, but I am proud of how our girls worked hard and stayed true to our culture."
The Lady Knights will travel to Parkers Prairie on Thursday night for a game at 7:00pm.