Ss. Peter & Paul seventh grader Abby Fuemmeler did her part in leading the Lady Warriors past Columbia Independent Tuesday night in Columbia.
While the Lady Warriors cruised past Columbia Independent 39-9, Fuemmeler is one of the reasons why after scoring 15 points and dishing out five assists. Fuemmeler also had three steals and one rebound in the game for Ss. Peter & Paul, who improved to 8-3 on the season.
The Lady Warriors also led Columbia Independent from start to finish by taking a 24-4 lead into the half. Ss. Peter & Paul also outscored Columbia Independent 15-5 in the final two periods.
Ss. Peter & Paul coach Sarah Ronnfeldt said the girls did a really good job of playing fundamental basketball.
“We had five girls on the court at a time blocking out and going hard for every ball,” Ronnfeldt said. “I believe this was the difference in the game for us. Leah Ziegelbein brought a spark last night that seemed to wake the entire team up.”
Zoey Lang finished the game with six points, four assists and three rebounds for the Lady Warriors. Grace Williams added four points, nine rebounds and one steal while Alyssa Fitzgerald chipped in four points and seven rebounds, Hailey James four points and five rebounds and Leah Ziegelbein with four points, three steals and one rebound.
Columbia Independent 7th (B) 41
Ss. Peter & Paul 34
The Ss. Peter & Paul boys seventh grade basketball team lost a hard fought game on the road Tuesday night against Columbia Independent.
After battling Columbia Independent to a 18-18 at the half, the Warriors were outscored 23-16 in the final two periods to suffer the loss.
Ss. Peter & Paul coach Joe Herzog said he was curious how the boys would respond to the task of coming out facing a team they had already played and lost to early in the season.  
“We started getting good open shots but just couldn’t get them to fall for us,” Herzog said. “Meanwhile, CIS was hitting threes and gaining confidence with each possession.  They got out to a 10-1 lead late in the first but the boys picked it up on defense with a Max Eckerle block on a much taller player to kick start our defense the rest of the game. We made a small run to tie it up at half and I had all nine players wanting to take down this taller older team.  The second half was close as we stayed with them throughout.  We just found ourselves four down in the closing minute and couldn’t get them to miss enough free throws for us to come back.  Overall, it was a hard fought game. Colby Caton delivered 27 through the nylon to lead the warriors.  We play next week in the Sacred Heart Tournament to finish our season.”
Colby Caton led all scorers for Ss. Peter & Paul with 27 points along with four rebounds, two assists and one steal.
Owen Armentrout finished the game with six points, eight rebounds, two steals and two assists while Max Eckerle added one point, one rebound and one assist, Aaron Vossler two rebounds and two assists, Carter Rowlett two rebounds, Austin Rice one rebound and one assist and Isaac Marriot with one rebound.