ELBING – The Little River girls lived up to the ranking of number one in Class 1A Division I on Thursday as they rolled past Hutchinson Central Christian 63-35 in their second game at the Eli Walter Invitational hosted by Berean Academy.
With the win the Lady Redskins are 12-0 on the season will play Sunrise Christian Academy on Saturday for the Invitational championship. Sunrise Christian will come into the game 15-5 for the season after they upset Class 2A top ranked Berean Academy on Thursday 51-49.
The Lady Redskins jumped out to an 11-2 lead by the end of the first quarter before pouring 22 points into the scorebook in the second quarter to hold a 25-point, 33-8, advantage at the halftime break. While Central Christian did pick up their offense in the second half, Little River was able to close out for the final 28-point victory.
Aubrey Olander recorded a double-double in the game with 18 points and 11 rebounds while both Alaina Eck and Havana Olander reached double digits in scoring as well with 12 and 10 points, respectively. Nine Lady Redskins put a minimum of two points in the scorebook.
As a team Little River dominated the boards, pulling down 44 rebounds with 10 girls recording at least one. Besides Aubrey Olander’s 11 rebounds, both Lucy Wright and Havana Olander grabbed six while Ashley Stephenson and Evie Look each pulled down five.
LITTLE RIVER LADY REDSKINS vs. Central Christian at Eli Walter Invitational hosted by Berean Academy
SCORING: LITTLE RIVER > 11-22-14-6 = 63; Central Christian > 2-6-15-12 = 35.
LITTLE RIVER TEAM STATS > 2-FGs – 25/57; 3-PTs – 4/9; FTs – 1/3; AST – 16; REBs – 44; TO – 11; STLs – 9; BLKs – 3; FLs – 13.
LITTLE RIVER INDIVIDUAL STAT LEADERS: Scoring > Aubrey Olander – 18; Alaina Eck – 12; Havana Olander – 10; Lucy Wright – 6; Evie Look – 5; Ashley Stephenson – 4; Adelynn Strecker – 3; Kate Ellwood – 3; Arika Feldman – 2. 3-Pointers Made > Eck – 2; Look, Ellwood – 1. Assists > A. Olander, Eck, Strecker, Ellwood – 3; H. Olander – 2. Rebounds > A. Olander – 11; Wright, H. Olander – 6; Look, Stephenson – 5; Eck – 4; Strecker – 3; Feldman – 2. Steals > H. Olander – 3; Strecker, Stephenson – 2. Blocked Shots > Stephenson, Strecker, Feldman – 1.
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