Rushville Republican

January 29, 2013

Lady Lions cruise to win at Cathedral

Aaron Kirchoff
Rushville Republican

RUSHVILLE — INDIANAPOLIS - A great offensive first half by the Lady Lions allowed Rushville to cruise to an easy 71-41 victory at Cathedral Saturday.

The Lady Lions stand at 16-3 on the year while Cathedral is 7-12.

Rushville opened the game with a 20-11 lead after the first quarter. The Lady Lions continued to put on the pressure by scoring 25 points in the second quarter. Cathedral scored just six as Rushville led 45-17 at the half.

The Lady Lions extended the lead in the third quarter by outscoring the host squad 14-10 and went on to post the 30-point victory 71-41.

Mackenzie Campbell led the Lady Lions in scoring on the day. Campbell was 5-for-5 from behind the 3-point arc en route to 20 points.

Kelsi Ash was next for the Lady Lions with 13 and Makayla Herbert was also in double figures with 12 (including a pair of 3-pointers).

Sarah Cook and Keragan Niehoff both chipped in with nine points. Mikayla Dougherty had one triple and five points. Ellie Sammons had two and Kylie Martindale hit a free throw to cap the scoring in the game.

Cathedral was paced by sophomore Maya Brownlow with 20 points. Liza Christie and Maya Meredith both finished with six points.

In the junior varsity game, the Lady Lions (14-5) fell to Cathedral 38-31.

Kylie Martindale led the Lady Lions with 10 points. Ellie Sammons added nine points followed by Taylor Yager five, Brooke Niehoff three, Tayler Koors two and McKenzie Woolston two.

The Lady Lions travel to New Castle (6-13) Thursday.

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