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Louisville girls basketball team photo 2017-18

LOUISVILLE – The Louisville girls basketball team finished the 2017-18 season 19-7. The Lions collected 19 or more victories for the third straight campaign. McKenzie Norris, Maddy Sladky, Avery Heard, Meagan Mackling, Julie Katz, Jordan Winkler, Katie Kerans, Olivia Zahn, Skyler Pollock, Juliette Andrews, Maia Johnson, Faye Jacobsen, Lauryn Kalkowski, Jade Biesterfeld and Cassidy Niemoth all appeared in varsity games this year.

Offense

Louisville scored 1,327 points this season and averaged 51.0 points per game. The Lions sank 36 percent of their field goals (452-of-1,241) and 60 percent of their free throws (301-of-498). The team made 26 percent of its 3-point attempts (122-of-468).

Mackling led Louisville’s offense with 278 points. She went 84-of-218 from the field and 82-of-133 from the free-throw line. Mackling drained 28 treys during the season.

Heard finished the winter with 241 points. She went 92-of-181 from the field and 51-of-71 from the free-throw line.

Winkler collected 230 points for the Lions. She went 73-of-265 from the field and 46-of-76 from the free-throw stripe. Winkler made a team-best 38 treys this season.

Johnson ended the campaign with 169 points. She finished 53-of-148 from the field and 59-of-105 from the free-throw line.

Kalkowski generated 105 points during the year. She went 31-of-92 from the field and 20-of-30 at the free-throw line. Kalkowski drained 23 treys for Louisville.

Jacobsen (94), Katz (74), Zahn (59), Norris (29), Pollock (19), Andrews (15), Niemoth (6), Kerans (5) and Sladky (3) all added points for the Lions.

Louisville finished the season with 293 assists. Winkler led the Lions with 82 assists this year. Mackling (49), Heard (28), Katz (27), Kalkowski (25), Jacobsen (21), Norris (20), Johnson (15), Zahn (11), Pollock (8), Niemoth (3), Andrews (2), Sladky (1) and Kerans (1) all added assists for the squad.

Defense

Louisville made 282 steals during the winter. Mackling (62), Winkler (58) and Heard (53) had the top three totals. Johnson (29), Katz (20), Zahn (18), Jacobsen (13), Norris (11), Kalkowski (10), Kerans (4), Pollock (2) and Andrews (2) all added steals for the Lions.

LHS produced 37 blocks during the campaign. Heard led the squad with 11 blocks. Johnson (7), Jacobsen (6), Katz (5), Winkler (3), Andrews (2), Norris (1), Kalkowski (1) and Mackling (1) all chipped in blocks.

Johnson took three charges for Louisville during the winter. Heard, Katz and Jacobsen all drew one charge apiece for the team’s defense.

The Lions ended the year with 230 pass deflections. Mackling (43), Heard (42), Winkler (36), Katz (33) and Johnson (31) had the top five totals in the category. Zahn (13), Jacobsen (10), Andrews (6), Norris (5), Kalkowski (5), Kerans (3), Pollock (1), Biesterfeld (1) and Niemoth (1) all made pass deflections.

Rebounding

Louisville finished the year with 720 rebounds and averaged 27.7 per game. LHS hauled in 282 offensive rebounds and 438 defensive boards.

Heard led the Lions with 151 rebounds (52 offensive, 99 defensive). Johnson hauled in 107 boards (49 offensive, 58 defensive) and Mackling finished with 101 rebounds (49 offensive, 52 defensive).

Jacobsen (78), Winkler (71), Katz (60), Kalkowski (46), Zahn (42), Norris (18), Pollock (18), Andrews (11), Niemoth (7), Sladky (4), Kerans (3) and Biesterfeld (3) all collected rebounds for Louisville during the season.

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