New Salem defeats Killdeer girls basketball team at home

It looked like the ballgame was getting away from the Killdeer Cowboys early…

By JOHN ABRAHAMSON

For the Herald

Posted Jan. 18, 2013

It looked like the ballgame was getting away from the Killdeer Cowboys early, but a valiant effort towards the end came up short as the Cowboys were beaten by the New Salem/Almont Holsteins 52-50 Monday night. The loss dropped Killdeer’s record to 2-5 on the year as they get ready for an upcoming and busy schedule.

Killdeer struggled from the field in the first quarter as they only were able to connect on 3/17 shots from the field. They were paced by the athletic junior Morgan LeMieux as she was able to garner six of the eight

Cowboy points. Keauna Fox had the other early bucket.

Balance was the key for the Cowboys in the second frame. The hometown squad was able to score 13 points while holding their guests to only 6. Jessica Starr, Ashley Brew, Alison Scheetz, Jurnee Murrey, LeMieux were able to connect for the Cowboys as they battled back to within six points at 21-26 after sixteen minutes.

It was a back and forth game as the Holsteins dominated the third eight minutes of action. The guests added 14 points to their total while

Killdeer could only manage eight and found themselves down 40-29 after three periods of play.

This is a squad that has no quit in them. The Cowboys used a strong fourth quarter effort from LeMieux and Fox and were able to outscore the New Salem/Almont squad by a 15 to 4 margin. Because of a strong 2-3 zone and some well-timed steals this one was going into an overtime period.

Killdeer expended so much energy tying things up, they couldn’t maintain the lead. The visitors outscored Sarah Doe’s squad eight to four and came away with the two-point win.

LeMieux led the team with 21 points while Fox added 13 of her own. Brew and Starr each had 5, Scheetz 4 and Murrey 2.

Killdeer had an incredible 53 boards with LeMieux gathering 13 while Brew had a super defensive game picking up 7 steals.


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