By William

ELYRIA – In a makeup game that proved to be low scoring and full of miscues from both teams, the Little River girls’ basketball team was able to bring home a seven-point, 28-21 victory on Monday over the Elyria Christian girls.

Neither team seemed to be able to find a basket in the first quarter as the Lady Redskins finished the first eight minutes of play holding a slim three-point, 4-1 lead. Elyria Christian was able to put up ten points in the second quarter to send the two teams into the halftime break even up at 11-11.

Little River gave themselves a four-point cushion at 21-17 by the end of the third quarter and then held the Lady Eagles to just four points in the final eight minutes of play to take the seven-point win.

While Little River shot just 32% from the field for the game, the Lady Eagles only hit on 30% of their attempts. The Lady Redskins won the game at the free throw line as they had 18 opportunities from the charity stripe and connected on eight of them while the Lady Eagles only went to the line three times and made just one.

The game was plagued by offensive miscues as the two teams combined for a whopping 56 turnovers, 24 by the Lady Redskins and 32 by the Lady Eagles.


“Tough game offensively tonight for us,” noted Little River Head Coach Trey Look as he reflected on the game. “Credit Coach Greg Fields as they made us work for every shot tonight. We did just enough to get the win. The first half I felt we weren’t being active enough on offense and attacking their zone. We did a better job in the second half of doing that and got a little cushion.”

Emma McBride reached double digits in the scorebook for the Lady Redskins as she finished with 11 while Danielle Gadberry chipped in with seven. Lily Boughfman took care of play in the paint as she pulled down eight rebounds and swatted away two shots. McKinze Barta may not have scored in the game but she had some quick hands on defense by making three steals.

Coach Look concluded his reflections by saying, “Our defense did a great job in the fourth quarter to hold them off and we handled their pressure late in the game to come out on top. It wasn’t the greatest game offensively, but some games just go that way. We must do a better job of executing on offense and finishing our shots.”


“We are making progress in being more consistent defensively,” explained Lady Eagle Head Coach Greg Fields when discussing his reflections of the game from the Elyria viewpoint. “I felt like we did a nice job making things difficult for Little River with the exception of a short time in the third quarter. We have to find a way to finish our shots, but I give a lot of credit to the excellent defense that Coach Look has his girls playing.”

Kylee Penner just missed double digits in the scorebook for the Lady Eagles as she hit for nine points. KiLynn Starburg chipped in with six. Claire Adamyk did the work in the paint by getting five rebounds while both Alexus Swenson and Ryland Hawkinson pulled down four each.

The Elyria Christian girls did come away from the evening with one win as the Lady Eagles junior varsity defeated the Lady Redskins junior varsity 30-25.

WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE LITTLE RIVER LADY REDSKINS? With the win, the Little River girls are now 9-6 for season as they continue on a very busy schedule, with a game Tuesday with Wakefield then a home makeup game with Centre on Thursday before finishing out the week on the road at Solomon on Friday.

WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE ELYRIA CHRISTIAN LADY EAGLES? The loss drops the Lady Eagles to 7-8 for the season as they have a quick turn around with a home game against Canton/Galva on Tuesday before going on the road on Friday to Centre.


SCORING:                    1          2          3          4          FINAL

LADY REDSKINS           4          7          10        7          = 28

LADY EAGLES               1          10        6          4          = 21


Shooting                      10-31 (32%)                 9-30 (30%)

3-Pointers                    0-7 (0%)                       2-8 (25%)

Free Throws                8-18 (44%)                   1-3 (33%)

Rebounds (Off/Def)    25 (9/16)                     24 (4/20)

Assists                          7                                  6

Turnovers                    24                                32

Steals                           9                                  8

Blocked Shots              5                                  0

Personal Fouls             11                                17

LITTLE RIVER LADY REDSKINS INDIVIDUAL SCORING & STAT LEADERS (28 total points): Emma McBride – 11; Danielle Gadberry – 7; Lily Boughfman – 5; Jaylie Bergkamp – 4; Morgan Konen – 1.

Rebound Leaders: Lily Boughfman – 8; McKinze Barta – 4; Danielle Gadberry – 3.

Assist Leaders: Emma McBride, Leah Ayers, Lily Boughfman – 2.

Leader in Steals: McKinze Barta – 3; Danielle Gadberry – 2.

Leader in Blocked Shots: Lily Boughfman – 2.

ELYRIA CHRISTIAN LADY EAGLES INDIVIDUAL SCORING & STAT LEADERS (21 total points): Kylee Penner – 9; KiLynn Starburg – 6; Olivia Peters – 4; Ryland Hawkinson – 2.

Three-Pointers Made (2): KiLynn Starburg – 2.

Rebound Leaders: Claire Adamyk – 5; Ryland Hawkinson, Alexus Swenson – 4.

Assist Leaders: KiLynn Starburg, Allie Stone – 2.

Leader in Steals: Olivia Peters – 3; Ryland Hawkinson – 2.

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