The race continues to see if anyone in Class 1A Division I can knock off the Hoxie girls. The two time defending state champions were among the winners on day two in Emporia, stretching the teams winning streak to 72 straight games.
Valley Heights 54, Victoria 48
With its top scorer on the bench in foul trouble, Victoria had a hard times scoring and a hard time slowing down Valley Heights in the second quarter. And that was the deciding factor in the game. The Mustangs held the Knights to just five second quarter points.
Brandi Jo Roeke lead Valley Heights with 25 points, Sydney Blackburn added 16 and Lesley Frogberg had 12.
For the Knights, Kristin Huser had 25 and Audra Nowak 17. Victoria finishes the season at 14-10.
St. Paul 49, Caldwell 34
The Indians’ defense in the first half set the tone for this game. St. Paul held Caldwell to just six points in the first quarter and six points again in the second, helping it build a five point lead.
St. Paul then found its offense in the third quarter exploding for 21 points, but giving up very little on defense, again holding the Blue Jays to just seven points.
Two Lady Indians were in double figures, Josie Albertini with 14 and Aston Wood with 12.
The Blue Jays were led by Rachel Arnold, who had six points and six rebounds. Caldwell wraps up the year at 17-6.
Hoxie 60, Spearville 39
The Lady Indians continue to roll, using a 17-9 first quarter run to put just enough distance between themselves and the Lady Lancers.
Hoxie’s Carly Heim just missed a double-double with 17 points and nine rebounds as did Kristina Farber who had seven points and 10 rebounds. Lexi Schamberger added 15 points for the Lady Indians.
Spearville got 14 points from Rachel Slattery and 10 from Marissa Kistler. Lady Lancers’ season ends at 13-10.
Osborne 50, Centre 41
The Lady Bulldogs used a dominating performance on the glass to help propel them into Friday’s semifinals. Osborne out rebounded a much deeper and taller Centre team by 15.
Jessica Princ led Osborne with 24 points and 11 rebounds, Catilan Miller added 13 points and 11 boards.
The Cougars got 13 points from Shelby Makovec. Center finishes the season at 20-4.