Scout girls take battle with Tigers
Lauren Vandenberg scored 15 points, Macy Svoboda added 12 and the David City girls won for the second time this season, and the second time in a week, with a 49-44 final on the road on Dec. 20 over East Butler.
The Tigers also had two players reach double digits with Kaitlyn Hain scoring 14 and Amanda Aerts totaling 11 but it wasn’t enough for East Butler to avoid a second loss on the season and drop to 4-2.
The win improved David City to 2-4.
David City coach Nathan Wall said the Scouts’ transition offense was a big key to the win. Point guard Macy Svoboda successfully guided her teammates on the run while credit was also given to Vandenberg for ruling the paint while staying out of foul trouble.
On the press, Wall said Maya Couch was a constant menace tipping passes and forcing East Butler to fight for every inch of the floor.
“This was a huge win for our team. To beat such a solid team on the road heading into Christmas will give us so much momentum heading into the next month of our season,” Wall said. “We had three players that were extremely sick, and all three played their hearts out for their teammates. We are going to use the break to get healthy.
“I can’t say enough about how well and how hard East Butler played. That program is on the rise. It was an honor to share the court with those kids from East Butler.”
Dec. 21 BDS 53, East Butler 31: The Tigers fell to the No. 4 team in Class D-2 when the Eagles locked down defensively in the second and third quarters only allowing eight total points, and just two in the third.
BDS led 13-11 after the first then went ahead to stay in the second 29-17. It was a 40-19 gap at the start of the fourth quarter.
Dec. 21 Aquinas 61, West Point GACC 41: The Aquinas girls allowed 27 offensive rebounds but held GACC to just 24 percent shooting and limited the Bluejays to just 13 first-half points while improving to 5-2 on the season.
The Monarchs went on runs of 9-0 and 10-0 in the first quarter and finished the half on an 8-0 run.
Breanna Stouffer scored 13 points to lead Aquinas while Macey Thege and Micaiah Vrbka each had 12.
Dec. 18 Shelby-Rising City 39, High Plains Community 26: Shelby-Rising City girls basketball won its first game of the season Dec. 18 thanks to 17 points from Kamryn Pokorney. The Huskies forced 33 turnovers and score 22 of their points off those turnovers.
Peter Huguenin is a sports reporter for The Banner-Press. Reach him via email at DVDsports@lee.net