Pilot Grove junior Emily Schupp led three players in double figures with 20 points and 11 rebounds as the Lady Tigers defeated Warsaw 52-48 in the W-K Shootout Friday night at State Fair Community College in Sedalia.
The Lady Tigers, improving to 5-3 on the season, had to hold on against Warsaw after leading by double figures in the first half. Pilot Grove outscored Warsaw 15-5 in the first and then matched the Wildcats with 12 points in the second to go up 27-17. However it was pretty much all Warsaw in the second half as the Lady Wildcats outscored Pilot Grove 31-25 to cut the lead back to four.
Pilot Grove coach Landon Daniel said the girls outlasted Warsaw in this one thanks to a great start in the first quarter.
“We had a really good start by playing aggressive defense and using that for transition buckets,” Daniel said. “Something that we have been working hard on is our interior passing and we made great improvements on that in this game but in the second half we were a little too unselfish and forced some passes while giving up shots we should have taken. Very proud of the girls for sticking together and working hard when we had a lull in the second half and Warsaw got hot from the three point line hitting four in the second half.”
Schupp also finished the game with two assists for the Lady Tigers.
Chloe Schlotzhauer also scored in double figures with 10 points, six rebounds and three assists while Reagan Walker added 10 points, three rebounds and three assists, Aryn Lorenz with six points and one rebound, Kaitlen Weekley four points, eight rebounds and two assists, Abby Schupp two points and three rebounds, Natalie Rentel three rebounds and one assist and Reagan McFatrich with one rebound.
The Lady Tigers also finished the game hitting 24 of 54 shots from the field for 44 percent but were only 6 of 19 from the foul line for 32 percent.
For Warsaw, McRoberts and Pylbon each had 14 points.
Warsaw (B) 60
Pilot Grove 53
Despite a season-high from sophomore Cole Meisenheimer with 26 points, the Pilot Grove boys basketball team fell on the road Friday night against Warsaw in the W-K Shootout at State Fair Community College in Sedalia.
The Tigers, dropping to 1-7 on the season, trailed Warsaw by just two (11-9) after first period’s end. The Wildcats also held a 21-17 advantage in the second to lead at the half by a score of 32-26. Meanwhile, after both teams put in 15 points in the third quarter, Warsaw came back and outscored the Tigers 13-12 in the final period to win by seven.
Pilot Grove coach Derek Skaggs said he thought the overall performance was pretty good.
“We had a moment in the second quarter where it looked like we were going to lay down, but made adjustments to keep ourselves in the game,” Skaggs said. “They made big baskets to keep us out of reach so credit to them. Just like I tell the guys, we are young and every night out we are learning more about what we need to do in order to be successful.”
Bailey Quint also finished the game in double figures with 10 points while Lucas Fahrendorf and Gavin Shepherd added seven points each and Anderson Twenter with three points.
For Warsaw, Matt Luebert had 32 and Logan Davis with 19.