The Ss. Peter & Paul girls eighth grade basketball team held off the Marshall Owls for a 30-24 victory last night in Marshall.
The Lady Warriors, 8-2 on the season, led Marshall 19-12 at the half and 21-19 after three quarters of play and then outscored the Owls 9-5 in the final period for the victory.
Ss. Peter & Paul coach Danny Fuemmeler said defensively another great performance.
“The girls were creating turnovers with their full-court pressure but unfortunately we weren’t able to convert those into points,” Fuemmeler said. “We struggled from the field tonight and missed a lot of wide open opportunities. We created a little separation late in the second quarter only to give it back in the third. It was a one-point game late in the fourth but the girls held their focus and sunk some big buckets late. All in all, a good win coming off of Thanksgiving break.”
Hannah Fuemmeler was the leading scorer in the game for Ss. Peter & Paul with 12 points along with six rebounds and two steals.
Cassie Armentrout finished the game with seven points, one rebounds, one steal and one assist while Kiley Barnes added six points, six rebounds, two steals and one assist, Amber Oerly with three points, six rebounds and one steal, Addie Quinlan with two points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals, Ella Reisinger with two rebounds and Ellie Monk with one steal.
In the seventh grade game, Marshall defeated Ss. Peter & Paul by a score of 25-9.
The Lady Warriors, dropping to 4-6 on the season, trailed Marshall 15-4 at the half and 21-5 after three quarters of play. Meanwhile, in the final period, Ss. Peter & Paul matched the Lady Owls with four points.
Ss. Peter & Paul coach Carol Griffin said this was their first game back from Thanksgiving break and the girls played hard throughout the whole game.
Mackenzie Lutz had five points, eight rebounds and one steal for Ss. Peter & Paul. Emily Imhoff added two points, seven rebounds and two steals while Rachel Lutz chipped in two points and seven rebounds, Megan Young with two rebounds and Kaitlyn Doza with one rebound.