(Shenandoah) The Shenandoah girls’ basketball team got out of the gate fast and never trailed in a 68-46 win over Atlantic at Shenandoah Friday night.
The Phillies went on a 20-3 first quarter run sparked by reserve guard Abby Wiegel’s back to back three point buckets. Atlantic finally slowed Shenandoah’s scoring frenzy and closed the gap to 25-12 at the quarter break, and trailed 39-25 at the half.
The Trojans chipped into the lead a little bit more in third quarter and narrowed the gap to 43-33 at the 4:14 mark, but turned the ball over which opened the gate for the Phillies who sprinted out to a 12-0 run and led 55-33 after three quarters. Shenandoah extended that lead to 66-40 in the fourth which would be their largest lead of the game, before the game settled out at 68-46.
Four players finished in double figures for Shenandoah. Sydney Nielsen lead the way with 15, Serena Parker and Abby Wiegel knocked down 14, and Logan Ehlers finished the night with 13 points. Mikaya O’Neil added 7 and Jamie Runyon chipped in 5-points.
Atlantic Sophomore Catherine Leonard, who had been nursing a knee injury during the first month of the season, looked healthy again, and led the team in scoring with 18-points. Erin Olsen, Tiffany Williams and Meghan Reilly, finished with six each. Stephanie Sandbothe scored five, Skye Thompson, 3, and Macey Schmitt pitched in 2-points.
Atlantic heads to the break with a 4-4 record. Shenandoah extends their record to 5-2.
December 20, 2014