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Lady Jays Basketball

Lady Jays Defeat Warriors

by Brenna Collison

 

The Lady Jays took on the Crofton Warriors at home on Thursday, January 25. The Lady Jays took the win from the Warriors with a score of 50-41.

In the first quarter, the Lady Jays set the tone, scoring 17 and holding the Warriors to 8. Starting off the game was Carly Sutherland with a two-point shot. Following that shot was Brenna Collison with a two-point shot, Maggie Brahmer with a free throw, and Sidney Zimmerer with a three-pointer. Brahmer added three more buckets before the end of the quarter, and Kayla Simmons contributed a three.

In the second quarter, the Lady Jays matched the Warriors’ offense as each team scored ten. Zimmerer put in a three-point shot, followed by Brianna Aguilera with a three-point shot. Adding to the Lady Jays’ total was Brahmer with a two-point shot and a free throw, and Sutherland with a free throw. Going into halftime, the score was 27-18, Lady Jays.

In the third quarter, the Lady Jays were able to pick up their momentum, scoring 13 and holding the Warriors to 10. Scoring in this quarter was Zimmerer with a two-point shot, Collison with a two-point shot, Simmons with a two-point shot, Sutherland with a free throw, Brahmer with three baskets, and Sutherland with two two-pointers. Adding to that was Zimmerer with a three-pointer, and Aguilera, Sutherland, and Zimmerer each with a free throw. The ending score of the game was 50-41 with a Lady Jay win.

Individually, Brahmer led the team in scoring with 16 points, followed by Zimmerer with 12. Leading in rebounds was Brahmer with 12, followed by Sutherland, Simmons, and Zimmerer each with three. Leading in steals was Brahmer with 5, followed by Sutherland and Zimmerer each with three. Leading in assists were Collison and Sutherland each with four, followed by Zimmerer and Brahmer each with three. Leading in blocks was Brahmer with ten.

“I am proud of what the girls accomplished,” coach Darren Sindelar said. “This is the first time we have beaten Crofton in girls’ basketball since I have been at Pierce.”
The Lady Jays’ next games were played in the Mid-States tournament. Their next regular season game will be at home Thursday, February 8, against GACC.


Lady Jays Bring Home Victory

by Brenna Collison

 

The Lady Jays traveled to take on the Battle Creek Bravettes on Saturday, January 20. The Lady Jays brought home the win with a score of 57-39.

In the first quarter, the Lady Jays were able to set the tone, scoring 23 and holding the Bravettes to 12. Carly Sutherland was first to score with a two-point shot, followed by Sidney Zimmerer with a three-pointer. Sutherland added a three-pointer, followed again by Zimmerer with another three. Maggie Brahmer contributed a two-point shot, Kenzie Moeller added a two-point shot, and Brahmer followed with another bucket. Moeller then put in a three-point shot, and finishing off the first quarter was Zimmerer with yet another three-point shot.

In the second quarter, the Lady Jays were able to hold their ground, scoring eight and holding the Bravettes to score seven. Scoring in this quarter were Brahmer with three two-point shots and Sutherland with a two-point shot. Going into halftime, the score was 31-19.

Coming out of halftime, the Lady Jays were able to keep their momentum, scoring 15 and holding the Bravettes to nine. Starting off the half were Brahmer with two two-point shots, Moeller with a free throw, and Brianna Aguilera with two free throws. Adding to this were Moeller with a three-point shot, Zimmerer with a two-point shot, and Aguilera with a three-pointer of her own.

In the fourth quarter, the Lady Jays scored 11 and allowed the Bravettes to score 11, as well. Scoring in this quarter were Aguilera with two free throws, Sutherland with three two-point shots, and Brahmer with three two-point shot. The Lady Jays brought home the win with a score of 57-39.

“The girls came out and set the tone in the first quarter,” coach Darren Sindelar said. “We did a good job on both the offensive and the defensive ends of the floor. We took the lead and never let them get it from us.”

Individually, Brahmer led the team in points with 18, followed by Sutherland with 12 and Zimmerer with 11. Brahmer led the team in rebounds with 12, followed by Sutherland with six, and Brenna Collison with five. Sutherland led the team in assists with four, followed by Zimmerer and Aguilera each with three. Brahmer led the team in steals with three, followed by Moeller, Sutherland and Zimmerer with two each.


Lady Jays Edge Out Winnebago Indians

by Brenna Collison

 

The Lady Jays hit the road to take on the Winnebago Indians Friday, January 19. The Lady Jays brought home the victory with a score of 54-52.

It was a close game in the first quarter, with a score of 12-14 with the Lady Jays trailing. Starting off the game was Carly Sutherland with a two-point shot, followed by Maggie Brahmer with a two-point shot. Adding to this were Sidney Zimmerer with a three-point shot, Sutherland with a two-point shot and a free throw, and Brahmer with another two-point shot.

In the second quarter, the Lady Jays picked up some momentum, scoring 14 and holding the Indians to 13. Starting off this quarter was Sutherland with a three-point shot followed by another two-point shot. Kenzie Moeller contributed with two two-point shots, and Brahmer added two free throws and a two-point shot. Finishing off the half was Abbey Fuerhoff with a free throw. Going into halftime, the score was 26-27, Indians.

Coming out of halftime, the Lady Jays were able to keep their momentum, scoring 12 while holding the Indians to nine. Starting off the half was Brahmer with a two-point shot, Sutherland with a two-point shot, Zimmerer with a three-point shot, and Sutherland with two free throws. Adding to the scoreboard was Zimmerer with two three-point shots. Ending the third quarter, the score was 38-36.

It was a close battle until the end, with the Lady Jays scoring 16 and the Indians scoring 16 in the fourth. Brahmer started the quarter off with a two-point shot, followed by Sutherland with a two-point shot and three free throws, Zimmerer with two free throws, Sutherland with a two-point shot, and Kayla Simmons with two free throws to bring the final score to 54-52.

Leading the Lady Jays in points was Sutherland with 21, followed by Zimmerer with 14. Leading in rebounds was Brahmer with 16, followed by Sutherland with seven. Leading in assists was Sutherland with five, followed by Zimmerer with four. Leading in steals was Sutherland with two, followed by Marie Stone and Brahmer, each with one.

The Lady Jays’ next game will be Thursday, January 25, at home.


JV Lady Jays Lose to Crofton Warriors

by Annie Johnson

 

The JV Lady Jays faced off against the Crofton Warriors, but lost with a final score of 31-38 during a home game on Thursday, January 25.

In the first quarter, the Lady Jays topped Crofton’s offense by scoring 13 points. Contributions came from Abbey Fuerhoff scoring two points, Marie Stone scoring two points, and Kenzie Moeller putting up a total of nine points, with one three-pointer.

In the second quarter, the Lady Jays managed to maintain their lead by putting seven points on the scoreboard for the team. Fuerhoff scored two points from the free throw line, followed by Marie Stone with two points on the inside and one free throw. Faith Lubischer put a shot in the books, adding another two points to the ladies’ score. The Lady Jays went into the half with a score of 20-15.

Coming off the half, Pierce scored another seven points. Points came from Mikala Stone with a three-pointer, and Abigail Meier with a total of four points. Crofton’s offense scored 11 points in the third to put them one point behind Pierce with a score of 27-26.

In the four quarter, momentum slowed for the JV team as they scored only four points. All four points came from Lubischer with a free throw and a three-point shot. The Warriors overcame the Lady Jays with an offensive stride of twelve points, ending the game with a score of 31-38.

The JV Lady Jays’ next competition will be held at home against GACC on Thursday, February 8.


JV Lady Jays Fall Short to Braves

by Annie Johnson

 

Despite strong offensive efforts in the third and fourth quarters, the JV Lady Jays fell short with a final score of 39-41 when they traveled to Battle Creek on Saturday, January 20, to take on the Bravettes.

In the first quarter, Abbey Fuerhoff started the game with a two-point shot. Shortly after, Kenzie Moeller drove her way in to the hoop to score another two points. Mikala Stone scored a consecutive four points for the team, followed by Fuerhoff putting up another two points at the free throw line. The Bravettes found their way past Pierce’s defense, ending the first quarter with a score of 9-13.

In the second, momentum slowed for the Lady Jays as they scored only five points. Of those five points scored, two were scored by Faith Lubischer, two from Hailey Abler, and one from Mikala Stone. Pierce couldn’t hold Battle Creek’s defense, so the half ended with a score of 14-29.

Coming off the half, the Lady Jays got their offense rolling with points from Mikala Stone with a three-pointer, Brianna Aguilera with two points, Marie Stone with two points, and Lubischer with a total of five points for the third quarter. Pierce’s defense held the Braves’ offense to five points, ending the quarter with a score of 26-34.

In the fourth quarter, the Lady Jays scored another 12 points in attempt to catch up with Battle Creek. Mikala Stone scored two free throws, Fuerhoff had a two-point shot, Marie Stone scored four points with two being free throws, Abigail Meier made two free throws, and Lubischer scored two points for the Lady Jays. At the end of the game, the Lady Jays lost by a two-point deficit with a final score of 39-41


JV Lady Jays Defeat Indians

by Annie Johnson

 

Strong offense helped the JV Lady Jays seal a 49-35 win over the Winnebago Indians during an away game on Thursday, January 18.

The Lady Jays scored a total of 15 points in the first quarter while keeping Winnebago’s offense to 11 points. Abbey Fuerhoff scored six points in the first quarter, including three free throws and one three-pointer. Brianna Aguilera added two points to the scoreboard from the free throw line, as did Kenzie Moeller, putting up seven points including two free throws, a three-point shot, and a basket from inside.

In the second quarter, Fuerhoff scored three points, one being a free throw, followed by Marie Stone with three points including one shot from the free throw line as well. Faith Lubischer hit a shot from behind the arc, adding another three points to the scoreboard for the Lady Jays. Mikala Stone put up one free throw for the team in the second. Pierce’s defense held the Indians to eight point in the second. The Lady Jays went into the half up by a score of 25-19.

Coming off the half, the Lady Jays kept the momentum by scoring 13 points to Winnebago’s ten. Aguilera scored two points from the free throw line followed by Marie Stone scoring two points from inside. Moeller scored six points in the third with four points from the inside and two free throws. Lubischer hit her second three-pointer for the Lady Jays in the third quarter. The Lady Jays ended the quarter winning by a score of 38-29.

In the fourth quarter, Marie Stone contributed two points to the scoreboard for the Lady Jays, followed by Moeller with seven points including a three-pointer. The Lady Jays’ defense contained Winnebago to six points to end the game with a score of 49-35.

The Lady Jays’ next competition will be held at home against Crofton on Thursday, January 25.


Freshman Lady Jays Fight Through GACC Tournament

by Brenna Collison

 

The freshman and sophomore Lady Jay basketball team travelled to West Point on Saturday, January 27, to take on Wayne and Guardian Angels Central Catholic. The Lady Jays went 1-1.

In the first game against Wayne, the Lady Jays won with a score of 33-19. Scoring in the first half were Mikala Stone with five points, Abigail Meier with two points, Kenzie Moeller with seven points, and Faith Lubischer with six points. Going into halftime, the score was 20-13.

Coming out of halftime, the Lady Jays were able to score 13 and hold the Blue Devils to six points. Scoring in this half were Stone with two points, Sarah Miller with two points, Meier with two points, Moeller with five points, and Lubischer with two points. The Lady Jays took the win with a score of 33-19.

The Lady Jays fell to Guardian Angels CC with a score of 21-31. Scoring in the first half were Stone with five points, Hailey Abler with one point, Moeller with five points, and Lubischer with three points. Going into halftime, the score was 14-20.

Coming out of halftime, the Lady Jays were unable to outscore GACC. The Lady Jays scored seven in the second half, while the Guardian Angels scored 11. Scoring in this half were Miller with one point, Abler with two points, and Moeller with four points. The Lady Jays were defeated with a score of 21-31.

“I was a little concerned about our shape with all of the snow days, and we had six girls for two games,” said coach Amber Engler. “But they played hard, and the last game versus GACC was a tough match. We had to play hard and be tough and smart all day.”

The freshman-sophomore Lady Jays’ next game will be Monday, February 5, against Norfolk at home.


Freshman Lady Jays Beat Gators

by Brenna Collison

 

The freshman Lady Jays played the Wisner-Pilger Gators on Monday, January 15. The freshman girls walked away with a 38-23 victory.

In the first quarter, the Lady Jays were neck-and-neck with the Gators with a score of 7-7. Scoring in this quarter were Kenzie Moeller with three free throws, Abigail Meier with a two-point shot, and Hailey Abler with two free throws.

In the second quarter, the Lady Jays picked up their momentum, scoring ten and holding the Gators to six. Contributing to the scoreboard were Moeller with two two-point shots, Meier with two free throws, and Abler with a two-point shot. Going into halftime, the score was 17-13.

Coming out of halftime, the Lady Jays picked up even more intensity, scoring 15, and holding the Gators to three. Scoring in this quarter were Faith Lubischer with a two-point shot, and Moeller with two free throws, four two-point shots, and a three-point shot.

The Lady Jays seemed to lose their momentum in the fourth quarter, scoring just six and allowing the Gators to score seven, but their lead was enough to take the win. Scoring in this quarter were Meier with two two-point shots, and Abler with a two-point shot. The final score of the game was 38-23.

The freshman Lady Jays’ next game will be Monday, February 5, at home against Norfolk.


JH Lady Jays Defeat Trojans

 

In an 8th grade game played at Hartington Cedar Catholic, the Lady Jays came away with a victory of 29-17 on Thursday, January 18.

Contributing to the Lady Jays’ scoring were Brynlee Marks with 13 points, Samantha Fischer with eight, Payten Simmons and Kennedy Warneke with three apiece, and Callie Arnold with two.

The junior high Lady Jays’ next game was played at Norfolk on Tuesday, January 23, for their final matchup of the season.


Junior High Lady Jays Play Crofton

 

The 7th and 8th grade girls’ basketball teams traveled to Crofton on Monday, January 15. The B team came out on top, but the A team fell to the Warriors.

The A team lost 22-34. Scoring for the Lady Jays were Brynnlee Marks with eight points, Graison Pfeiffer with eight, Kennedy Warneke with four, and Payten Simmons with two.

In the B game, the Lady Jays won 23-13 behind points from Makinzie Parsons with eight, Addison Sporleder with five, Raegan Theisen with four, Ella Gaes with four, and Kallie Edins with two.

The next junior high girls’ games were played against Hartington CC on Thursday, January 18, and on Tuesday, January 23, against Norfolk Public to conclude their season.


JH Girls Defeat Plainview

 

Hosting the Pirates on Monday, January 8, the junior high Lady Jay basketball teams both took wins over Plainview.

In the 8th grade game, the Lady Jays won 38-14. Contributing to the Lady Jays’ score were Payten Simmons with nine points, Kennedy Warneke with six, Gina Wragge and Graison Pfeiffer with four each, Marlie Kroupa, Callie Arnold, and Morgan Blecher with three apiece, and Samantha Fischer with two.

The 7th graders played just two quarters but came out on top 10-9 behind scoring from Isabelle Skrdla, Kylie Beckner, Addison Sporleder, and Makinzie Parsons.

 

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