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Kaiser breaks Potosi single-game record with 39 points
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Potosi junior Abby Kaiser matched the school record with a career-high 39 points in last Tuesdays win over Albany.

POTOSI — It’s been almost routine for Potosi’s Abby Kaiser to put up big scoring numbers during the last two seasons.

But the high-scoring junior guard even topped herself last Tuesday night.

Kaiser poured in a new career-high 39 points on 15 of 22 shooting to break the Potosi single-game school record to lead the Chieftains to an 82–55 non-conference victory over visiting Albany. She added a team-high 11 rebounds, nine steals and seven assists for good measure in a remarkable near quadruple–double performance.

Kaiser, who is currently second in the Six Rivers West in scoring at 20.6 points per game, broke the previous school record of 36 points in a game set by Potosi all-time leading scorer Jamie Nebel during the 1998–99 season.

“The most impressive thing to me about Abby’s performance is that on a night when she set the school record for points scored in a game we had three other girls score in double figures and Abby was second on the team with seven assists,” said Potosi head coach Brad Bierman. “She also scored 39 points on only 22 total field goal attempts.”

The struggling Comets (2–14) hung with Potosi through the first 18 minutes of play and trailed just 34–30 at the half.
But Kaiser and company opened up the flood gates after intermission, outscoring Albany 48–25 in the final 18 minutes.

Senior point guard Brooke McKillip scored 15 points and had three steals. Junior Sophie Langkamp finished with 13 points, six rebounds and six assists. Junior guard Hannah Udelhoven hit a pair of 3-pointers and added 11 points, while junior Brittany Horner chipped in two points and a career-high seven boards.

Potosi kept the momentum going Friday night getting a measure of payback against Cassville with a 42–35 conference victory over the Comets, who beat the Chieftains at CHS back on Dec. 15.

The first half was a defensive grinder as Cassville played a 2–3 zone to slow the pace of play and held a slim 15–14 lead.
Potosi grabbed control of the game midway through the second half and pushed the lead to as many as 10 points with less than four minutes to play. Cassville’s Paige Johll hit a late 3-pointer to account for the final score.

Kaiser scored a game-high 18 points and had nine rebounds and four steals, while Langkamp and Udelhoven each finished with 10 points to lead the Chieftains, who improved to 4–4 in the Six Rivers West with the win.
Cassville fell to 8–10 overall and 3–6 in the conference.

Potosi also held senior center Kennedy McMillan to just 14 points. McMillian scored a career-high 32 points in the team’s December meeting.

“Fridays game was very important as we near the seeding meeting,” said Bierman. “McMillan is a tough match up for us and they really slowed the pace of the game down. I was pleased with our effort in the second half and glad to get a win in a game that wasn’t played at the pace we would prefer.”

Potosi (8–8) fell back to .500 with a 53–41 non-conference loss to a talented East Dubuque (18–3) team.
Kaiser again led the way in scoring with 18 points. Udelhoven added nine. Langkamp finished with a team-high nine rebounds. McKillip had six points, seven rebounds, three assists and three steals. Freshman Justice Udelhofen grabbed a career-high six rebounds.

Potosi traveled to Argyle on Tuesday and will now host league-leading Shullsburg  (12–3, 8–0 SRW) Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. The Chieftains will then host undefeated Black Hawk (15–0) on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. before traveling to Belmont on Tuesday.

Potosi 82, Albany 55
(from Tuesday, Jan. 24 @ Potosi)
Albany         30    25     —  55
Potosi           34    48     —  82
Albany (2–14) — Brooke Kahler 7, Hailey Freitag 2, Megan Anderson 21, Sydney Mortaloni 7, Libby Beck 8, Payton Zurfluh 8, Sammi Delva 2. Totals – 18 10-19 55.
Potosi (7–7) — Abby Kaiser 39, Brittany Horner 2, Brooke McKillip 15, Sophie Langkamp 13, Harmony Janzen 2, Hannah Udehlhoven 11. Totals — 30 16-26 82.
3-point goals — A: 9 (Anderson 7, Mortaloni 1, Zurfluh 1); P: 6 (McKillip 2, Langkamp 2, Udelhoven 2). Team fouls — A: 18, P: 17. Fouled out — P: Langkamp.

Potosi 42, Cassville 35
(from Friday, Jan. 27 @ Potosi)
Cassville       15    20     —  35
Potosi            14    28     —  42 
Cassville (8–10, 3–6) — Madelyn Nix 8, Amber Iffert 6, Lydia Reynolds 2, Kennedy McMillian 14, Paige Johll 5. Totals – 16 1-3 35.
Potosi (8–7, 4–4) — Abby Kaiser 18, Brittany Horner 2, Brooke McKillip 2, Sophie Langkamp 10, Hannah Udehlhoven 10. Totals — 13 11-16 42.
3-point goals — C: 2 (Nix, Johll); P: 4 (Kaiser, Langkamp 2, Udelhoven 2). Team fouls — C: 14, P: 12. Fouled out — none.

East Dubuque 53, Potosi 41
(from Saturday, Jan. 28 @ Potosi)
Potosi               17      5     6    13     —  41 
East Dubuque    9    10    21    13    —  53
Potosi (8–8) — Abby Kaiser 18, Justice Udelhofen 1, Andraya Erthum 1, Brooke McKillip 6, Sophie Langkamp 6, Hannah Udehlhoven 9. Totals — 15 7-14 41.
East Dubuque (18–3) — Natalie Timmerman 14, Morgan Sirianni 1, Madison Feyen 9, Allie Berryman 15, Mandi Erschen 4, Skylar Culbertson 8. Totals – 19 9-14 53.
3-point goals — P: 4 (McKillip 2, H. Udelhofen 2); ED: 6 (Feyen 1, Berryman 5). Team fouls — P: 17, ED: 17. Fouled out — ED: Erschen.