Ss. Peter & Paul seventh grader Mackenzie Lutz burned the nets for a season-high 16 points, leading the Lady Warriors past Columbia Independent last night at the Ss. Peter & Paul gymnasium by a score of 30-3.
As for the Ss. Peter & Paul boys, they fell to Columbia Independent by a score of 46-35.
The Lady Warriors, 3-2 on the season, outscored Columbia Independent in each of the four quarters of play and led 14-2 at the half and 24-3 after three quarters of play. Ss. Peter & Paul also held a 6-0 advantage in the final period.
Ss. Peter & Paul coach Carol Griffin said she is very proud of the girls, as they came out and built a good lead from the beginning.
“We shot the ball better than we have in previous games,” Griffin said. “We would like to see the girls be more aggressive on the defensive end.   They keep improving with each practice and game.  All the girls are getting chances to score, it is just the matter of the ball going through the hoop.  They are getting better at their passes and knowing when they can take the ball and drive to the basket.”
Along with scoring a game-high 16 points, Lutz also had eight rebounds, five steals and two assists in the game. Hannah Gross chipped in six points, four rebounds and two steals while Emily Imhoff added two points, five rebounds, one steal and one assist, Claire Grissum with two points and three steals and Maddie Weber with two points and two steals.
As for Columbia Independent, Erin Sicht tossed in two points while LaLa Kurzotova added one point.
As for the Ss. Peter & Paul boys, they trailed Columbia Independent 26-17 at the half and 33-27 after three quarters of play. Meanwhile, in the final period, Columbia Independent outscored the Warriors 13-7.
Samuel Wiser had 14 points and five rebounds for Ss. Peter & Paul. Thomas Simmons finished the game with seven points and three rebounds while Kyle Chrisman added six points and three rebounds, Ben Eichelberger with four points and five rebounds and Ben Horst with three points and three rebounds.
For Columbia Independent, Reese Leitzo tossed in 24 points.