By William /

LINCOLN = They played like they were the top-ranked team in Class 1A as they are on Friday as the Little River Lady Redskins dominated their season opening road game at Lincoln, winning handily 60-25.

Little River dominated from the opening tip as they ran out to an 11-point, 19-8 lead by the end of the first quarter before pushing the lead to twenty-three points at 38-15 going into the halftime break.

The Lady Redskins came out in the second half and extended the lead to twenty-seven by the end of the third before cruising in for the final 35-point, 60-25 victory.

Scary for future opponents could be the fact that Little River crushed Lincoln in such fashion without their top player as pre-season all-state recognized Lily Boughfman did not play.

“We played okay for the first game of the season,” pointed out Lady Redskin head coach Brent Clark. “It was obvious that we have some things to work on. We had several girls step up and play well, including two freshmen, Elsie Boughfman and Chenzie DeBaere. Overall, it was an effective team effort on both the offensive and defensive ends of the court.”

For the game, the Lady Redskins connected on 47% of their shots (25/53) from the field while pulling down twenty-nine rebounds and making a whopping twenty-nine steals on defense. Sixteen of the teams twenty-five shots made came off an assist.

While senior MeKenzie Renken led the Lady Redskins in scoring with twelve points, freshman Chenzie DeBaere, sophomores Alaina Eck and Aubrey Olander and freshman Elsie Boughfman were the next four top scorers with eleven, ten, nine, and eight points, respectively as nine girls puts points in the scorebook.

Aubrey Olander, Ashley Stephenson (another sophomore), and Elsie Boughfman also led the team in the paint with five rebounds each.


Up next for the Lady Redskins will be a game within the Goessel Bluebird Classic on Monday, December 6 when they play Elyria Christian.


SCORING:                 1          2          3          4          FINAL

LADY REDSKINS       19       19       13       9          60      

Lincoln                       8          7          9          1          25      

TEAM STATS:                       LADY REDSKINS       Lincoln                       


Shooting                               25/53                         N/A                

3-Pointers                             8/25                           N/A    

Free Throws                         ½                                 N/A

Rebounds (Off/Def)           29                               N/A

Assists                                    16                               N/A

Turnovers                             15                               N/A

Steals                                     23                               N/A

Blocked Shots                      5                                  N/A

Personal Fouls                     12                               N/A


Scoring (60 Total Points): MeKenzie Renken – 12; Chenzie DeBaere – 11; Alaina Eck – 10; Aubrey Olander – 9; Elsie Boughfman – 8; Kate Ellwood – 5; Courtney Stansbury – 2; Amaya Sneath – 2; Raelynn Welsh – 1.

Three-Pointers Made (8): Chenzie DeBaere – 3; Alaina Eck, MeKenzie Renken – 2; Kate Ellwood – 1.

Rebound Leaders: Aubrey Olander, Elsie Boughfman, Ashley Stephenson – 5; Amaya Sneath, MeKenzie Renken – 4; Raelynn Welsh – 3; Courtney Stansbury – 2; Victoria Norez – 1.

Assist Leader: Alaina Eck, MeKenzie Renken – 3; Ashley Stephenson, Kate Ellwood – 2.

Leader in Steals: Aubrey Olander, Amaya Sneath – 4; MeKenzie Renken, Elsie Boughfman, Alaina Eck – 3.

Leader in Blocked Shots: Aubrey Olander, Raelynn Welsh, Kate Ellwood, Alaina Eck, Amaya Sneath – 1.

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