Rushville Republican


February 25, 2014

Wildcats too much for Lady Lions


Rushville got a good start to the third as Howe connected on her second triple to get the deficit back under double digits. Back-to-back buckets by the dynamic pair of Schickel and Muensterman pushed the lead to 32-19.

Keragan Niehoff scored in the lane for her first two of the ball game, but Muensterman answered with another triple on the end. Campbell scored for the Lady Lions, but again, Muensterman had an answer and it was another bomb.

Following a bucket by Mater Dei’s Katelyn Bueltel and a Rushville time-out, Muensterman drained another triple as the lead grew to 43-23. Campbell dialed long distance and connected for three, but six straight points from Schickel had the Lady Wildcats up 49-26 late in the third.

A bucket by Campbell and one by Mater Dei’s Meredith Daunhauer made it 51-28 after three quarters.

Mater Dei did not let up or give any hope to the Lady Lions as the Lady Wildcats scored the first five points of the fourth to lead 56-28.Rushville scored just six points in the final eight minutes – two by Niehoff and four by Campbell as the Lady Wildcats put the semifinal game away 62-34.

Schickel led all scorers with 25 points. Muensterman added 21. Campbell led the Lady Lions with 15 points followed by Howe with eight.

In the title game, Mater Dei overcame a 7-point deficit with a 23-0 run to claim the regional crown by knocking off Madison 54-45.

Box score

Mater Dei 62, Rushville 34

Scoring: Mater Dei – Muensterman 2 5 2-3 21, Schickel 10 0 5-6 25, Ubelhor 0 0 1-4 1, Ali Spahn 1 0 0-0 2, Kelley 2 0 0-0 4, Bueltel 2 0 0-0 4, Daunhauer 1 0 0-0 2, Ash. Spahn 0 1 0-0 3. Totals 18 6 8-13 62.

Rushville– Ash 0 1 0-0 3, Howe 1 2 0-0 8, Yager 2 0 0-0 4, Campbell 5 1 2-2 15, Niehoff 2 0 0-0 4. Totals 10 4 2-2 34.

Contact: Aaron Kirchoff at 765-932-2222, ext. 114

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