POTOSI — Potosi senior Abby Kaiser scored a team-high 16 points in Friday’s 55–39 Six Rivers West victory over visiting Highland Friday night to become Potosi’s all-time leading scorer.
Kaiser, a four-year starter, now has 1,310 career points, one more than previous record holder and 1999 PHS graduate Jamie Nebel, who was in attendance Friday night. A year ago, Kaiser broke Nebel's single-game school record of 36 points, when she scored a career-high 39 points in an 82–55 route of Albany.
Friday night Kaiser, who is averaging a conference-high 24.6 points per game this year, also had eight steals, four rebounds and a pair of assists to lead first-place Potosi (6–1, 4–0 SRW) to its fourth straight conference victory of the season.
“Jaimie was there Friday to see it so that was a special moment for Abby,” said Potosi head coach Brad Bierman. “I think Abby is glad to have it over with so the focus can be on the team and winning games.”
Kaiser and the Chieftains dominated the first half outscoring the Cardinals 29–9 and were never really threatened.
Junior guard Amber Udelhoven, who scored a season-high 18 points in Potosi’s key win at River Ridge a week earlier, scored 14 points Friday night and grabbed four rebounds. Senior Sophie Langkamp added 13 points, six rebounds and four steals.
Kylie Esser scored a game-high 18 points to lead the Cardinals (2–7, 1–3 SRW) in defeat.
NEXT: Potosi will return to action Friday, Jan. 5 at Benton. The Zephyrs fell to 5–3 overall and 1–3 in the Six Rivers West after a 66–55 loss at Belmont on Friday.
“I’m pleased with our start to the season but there is a long ways to go and we have a tough stretch of road games coming up when we return from the break,” said Bierman. “It is still a wide open race which is what I thought it would be at the start of the season.”
Potosi 55, Highland 39
(from Friday, Dec. 22 @ Potosi)
Highland 9 30 — 39
Potosi 29 26 — 55
Highland (2–7, 1–3) — Morgan Drury 1, Megan Mueller 2, Morgan Kosharek 5, Carlee Kosharek 2, Kylie Esser 18, Maddie Drury 6, Myah Hennessey 5. Totals – 13 12-19 39.
Potosi (6–1, 4–0) — Abby Kaiser 16, Justice Udelhofen 3, Amber Udelhoven 14, Sophie Langkamp 13, Hannah Udelhoven 9. Totals — 21 7-9 55. p.p1
3-point goals — H: 1 (Kosharek 1); P: 2 (Langkamp 1, H. Udelhoven 1). Team fouls — H: 16; P: 18 Fouled out — none.