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Schobert's free throw lifts Belmont to first win
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Junior Jordyn Kamps shoots a jumper during last Tuesdays loss at Darlington.

     BELMONT — Katelyn Schobert’s free throw with 6.8 seconds left lifted Belmont to a 42–41 non-conference victory over visiting Southwestern Saturday night in a boys–girls doubleheader at Belmont High School.
     Schobert’s last-second make helped the Braves earn their first win of the season and avoid blowing a double-digit lead in the final seven minutes.
     Belmont (1–2) led 34–23 after scoring early in the fourth quarter, but the Wildcats (0–2) scored 18 of the next 25 points and tied the game with 12 seconds left, before Schobert made 1-of-2 from the line to provide the final margin of victory.
     Seniors Zoe Vaassen, who finished the game with a team-high 14 points, and Morgan Kuhl (13 points) scored all 18 Wildcat points in the fourth quarter.
     Sophomore Keegan Kamps had a monster game of 19 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and four steals in the win to lead the Braves.
    Junior Jordyn Kamps finished with six points, a team-high 16 boards and four steals for Belmont. Freshman Alie Klein chipped in eight points. Schobert finished with three points and two assists.
     The Braves hosted Wauzeka–Stueben on Tuesday and will return to action with a third straight home game Friday night versus Monticello (2–1).
     Last Tuesday Belmont struggled through an ugly shooting night in a 45–16 non-conference loss at Darlington.
     The Braves were held to just 11.4 percent from the field on 5-of-44 shooting, including 0-for-10 from 3-point range.
     Despite the sluggish shooting and scoring just three points in the opening quarter, Belmont trailed by just eight points at the half.
     “We held strong through the first half and finished the half trailing only 17–9,” said Belmont coach Kaleen McGettigan. “Both teams had some unforced turnovers and weren’t converting on their shots. We came out in the second half very flat and allowed too many second chance opportunities. Darlington converted and ran the floor on us and built a substantial lead that we could not regain.
     Senior guard Cassidy Chambers scored a game-high 12 points to lead a very balanced Redbird attack.
     Darlington outscored the struggling Braves 19–2 in the third quarter.
     Senior Claire Scott added nine points for the winners, while fellow senior Tatum Evenstad chipped in eight.
     Keegan Kamps had eight points, four rebounds and three steals to lead the Braves.

Belmont 42, Southwestern 41
(from Saturday, Dec. 1 @ Belmont)
Southwestern    6    9      8    18     –  41
Belmont          12    6    14    10     –  42
Southwestern (0–2) — Vaassen 14, Berning 6, Kuhl 13, Pearce 2, Droeszler 6. Totals — 18 8-12 41.
Belmont (1–2) — Katelyn Schobert 3, Keegan Kamps 19, Alie Klein 8, Kalyn Kamps 6, Jordyn Kamps 6. Totals — 20 5-15 42.
3-point goals — S: 3 (Vaassen 2, Kuhl 1); B: 3 (Keegan Kamps 3). Team fouls — B: 16, S: 14. Fouled out — none.

Darlington 45, Belmont 16
(from Tuesday, Nov. 27 @ Darlington)
Belmont    3    6    2    5     –  16
Darlington    8    9    19    9     –  45
Belmont (0–2) — Keegan Kamps 8, Jannie deHaan 4, Alie Klein 4. Totals — 5 6-16 45.
Darlington (2–0) — Chambers 12, Scott 9, Evenstad 8, Hardyman 5, Reilly 3, Cox 2, Merriam 2, Vieth 2, Wall 2. Totals — 18 7-12 45.
3-point goals — B: 0, D: 2 (Chambers 2). Team fouls — B: 15, D: 18. Fouled out — none.