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River Ridge girls rise to the top at own tourney
Darion Brooks
River Ridges Darion Brooks makes a steal during last Thursdays holiday tournament game against North Crawford.

PATCH GROVE – The host Timberwolves proved to be the cream of the crop at their own girls basketball holiday tournament held last Thursday afternoon, beating North Crawford by 19 points and then Kickapoo by 28.

With the two wins over the holiday break, coach Caron Townsend’s squad improved to 7-1 on the season going into this past Tuesday night’s home game against Wauzeka.

The host Timberwolves kicked off their holiday tourney with a 53-34 win over North Crawford, who trailed the Timberwolves, 24-14, at the half.

Leading River Ridge with 17 points was sophomore Taylor Langmeier, who made six field goals and was 5-of-7 from the free throw line.

Junior Maria Breuer chipped in 12 points, while senior Nicole Sturmer added 11.

As a team, the Timberwolves were 13-of-25 (52%) from the free throw line, while North Crawford made 7-of-15 (47%).

In the tournament’s championship game, River Ridge defeated Kickapoo, 65-37, after the Panthers defeated Iowa-Grant, 60-55, in their opening contest.

Against the Panthers, River Ridge held a halftime lead of 32-18, then outscored their opponent, 33-19, in the second half.

Coach Townsend had four players finish in double-figure scoring with Langmeier leading the way with 16 points followed by Skylar White with 14, Rachael Herrick with 12 and Sturmer with 11.

Following this past Tuesday night’s home game against Wauzeka, the Timberwolves will next travel to Potosi next Tuesday night, Jan. 10.

 

River Ridge 53, North Crawford 34

(from the River Ridge Tournament on Thursday, Dec. 29)

North Crawford 14 20 - 34

River Ridge 24 29 - 53

North Crawford - B. Mack 3, S. Stevenson 15, R. Chellevold 3, L. Mack 6, G. Babb 3, M. Hanson 4. Totals - 11 7-15 34.

River Ridge - Skylar White 5, Taylor Langmeier 17, Allison Ploessl 2, Rachael Herrick 3, Darion Brooks 3, Nicole Sturmer 11, Maria Breuer 12. Totals - 19 13-25 53.

3-point goals - NC: Stevenson 5; RR: White 1, Herrick 1. Team fouls - NC 20, RR 15. Fouled out - L. Mack (NC).

River Ridge 65, Kickapoo 37

(from the River Ridge Tournament on Thursday, Dec. 29)

Kickapoo 18 19 - 37

River Ridge 32 33 - 65

Kickapoo - Werre 2, Leatherberry 3, Coulthard 7, Pralle 4, Vaaley 4, Gander 17. Totals - 16 5-9 37.

River Ridge - Skylar White 14, Taylor Langmeier 16, Rachael Herrick 12, Darion Brooks 4, Nicole Sturmer 11, Maria Breuer 8. Totals - 25 8-18 65.

3-point goals - K: None; RR: Herrick 3, White 2, Brooks 1, Sturmer 1. Team fouls - K 16, RR 8. Fouled out - None.