The Ss. Peter & Paul girls sixth grade basketball team finished third over the weekend while competing in the St. Peters of Marshall Tournament.
While finishing the tournament with a record of 3-1, the Lady Warriors opened play last Thursday by beating Clinton Christian Academy by a score of 48-9.
Ss. Peter & Paul coach Mandy Eichelberger said the girls did a great job working the ball and looking for the open girl down low. “Defensively, the girls put pressure on the ball causing turnovers and creating opportunities to score,” Eichelberger said. “The guards took care of the ball and our posts were really working hard down low offensively and defensively.”
Carlie Daniel finished the game with a double-double for Ss. Peter & Paul, who led 28-0 at the half, with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Daniel also had a team-leading seven steals and one assist.
Addie Hubach finished the game with 10 points, six rebounds, two steals and two assists while Addy Nichols added six points, four rebounds and one assist, Alison Eichelberger six points, four steals, two assists and one rebound, Allison Drummond four points, 11 rebounds, two steals and two assists, Bridgette Lutz four points, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals, Kylee Turner two points, two steals, one rebound and one assist, Bailey Atkinson two points, one rebound and one steal and Ava Esser with two steals.
In the second game on Friday against Santa Fe, the Lady Warriors fell short by a score of 25-23.
Ss. Peter & Paul opened the first half in great shape against Santa Fe while leading 19-12 but was outscored 13-4 in the second half.
Eichelberger said this was a really intense game. “Santa Fe came out playing man and our girls handled it well,” Eichelberger said. “The second half we just couldn’t get the baskets to fall. The girls have improved immensely so they have nothing to hang their heads about.”
Hubach had the high game for Ss. Peter & Paul with seven points along with two steals, one rebound and one blocked shot.
Drummond finished the game with six points and five rebounds while Lutz had four points, seven rebounds and one blocked shot, Nichols four points, five rebounds and one blocked shot, Turner two points, one rebound and one steal, Daniel five rebounds, one steal and one blocked shot and Eichelberger with four steals and one assist.
In the third game, Ss. Peter & Paul upended St. Peters of Marshall by a score of 20-6.
Daniel and Hubach each had six points in the game for Ss. Peter & Paul. Daniel also finished the game with six rebounds, four steals and one assist while Hubach had three rebounds and one assist.
Drummond contributed two points, four rebounds and one steal while Nichols added two points, two rebounds and one assist, Eichelberger two points, one rebound and one steal, Esser two points and one assist, Atkinson four rebounds and one steal and Turner with three steals and one rebound.
In the third place game on Saturday, the Lady Warriors defeated Clinton Christian Academy 36-4.
Eichelberger said the girls executed the offense well and really moved the ball. “Defensively, they put a lot of pressure on the ball and forced turnovers,” Eichelberger said. “I am really proud of their tournament play this weekend.”
Hubach had the game-high for Ss. Peter & Paul, who improved to 6-4 on the season, with 12 points along with eight steals, five rebounds and three assists.
Daniel tallied eight points, eight rebounds and eight steals while Lutz had six points, five steals and one rebound, Nichols four points, five rebounds and one steal, Drummond two points, six rebounds and two steals, Eichelberger two points, four steals, one rebound and one assist, Esser two points, two assists and one steal, Turner three steals, two assists and one rebound and Atkinson with three rebounds and one steal.