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Weeping Water basketball

WEEPING WATER – Weeping Water athletes welcomed Fort Calhoun to their home gym Thursday night for a pair of varsity games.

Weeping Water girls 67, Fort Calhoun 38

Fort Calhoun (1-11) stayed within striking distance of Weeping Water in the first 16 minutes. Taya Skelton drained several shots to help the team keep the halftime deficit at 30-17.

The Indians (12-2) dominated the Pioneers after that. Grace Cave and Peyton Barrett led a 26-point scoring barrage in the third quarter. Weeping Water added 11 points in the fourth period. The team surpassed the 60-point mark for the seventh time this season.

Barrett made four 3-pointers and ended the evening with 34 points. She came close to posting a triple-double with nine rebounds, nine steals, three assists, three pass deflections and one block.

Cave gave the Indians plenty of scoring insurance with 21 points. She knocked down three treys and added five rebounds, two assists, three steals and two pass deflections.

Brianna Lawson pitched in three assists, three steals, one pass deflection and one point. Reba Wilson had four points, one rebound, one assist, two steals and three pass deflections, and Bailee Nissen posted two points, three rebounds and one pass deflection.

Reagan Aronson finished with two points and one steal and Cadence Porter had two points and two rebounds. Lexi Ahrens collected one rebound and two pass deflections and Jamison Twomey hauled in one rebound. Karley Ridge added one point, one rebound and one pass deflection.

Kelsi Vogler, Lauren Wehrbein and Kiera Brack all helped the squad with their defensive work. Weeping Water forced 29 turnovers and made 18 steals during the night.

Fort Calhoun          9   8   8  13 – 38

Weeping Water    15 15 26 11 – 67

Fort Calhoun (38)

Ta. Skelton 6-13 3-4 17, Winterberg 1-1 0-0 3, Wells 0-2 0-0 0, Bradburn 3-8 1-2 7, Wimer 3-4 0-0 6, Te. Skelton 1-2 0-1 3, Barta 0-0 0-1 0, Therkildsen 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 15-32 4-8 38.

Weeping Water (67)

Lawson 0-7 1-2 1, Barrett 12-20 6-9 34, Cave 8-16 2-2 21, Wilson 2-4 0-0 4, Ahrens 0-0 0-0 0, Twomey 0-2 0-0 0, Nissen 1-2 0-2 2, Aronson 1-2 0-1 2, Vogler 0-0 0-0 0, Porter 0-1 2-2 2, Wehrbein 0-0 0-0 0, Brack 0-1 0-0 0, Ridge 0-0 1-2 1. Totals 24-55 12-20 67.

Fort Calhoun 64, Weeping Water boys 44

Fort Calhoun jumped ahead of the Indians with a quick first quarter. The Pioneers (7-6) went on a 13-5 run in the opening stanza. The team maintained its lead the rest of the way.

Avery Heath helped Weeping Water with 21 points. Noah Patton scored nine points and Ryan Smith posted five points. Jordan Beardsley, Lucas Patton and Hunter Mortimer all added three points apiece.

Fort Calhoun       13 18 15 18 – 64

Weeping Water    5 16 10 13 – 44

Fort Calhoun (64)

Strauss 15, G. Halford 12, Bouwman 9, Z. Schwarz 8, C. Halford 4, Therkildsen 10, C. Schwarz 4, Marshall 2.

Weeping Water (44)

Mortimer 3, R. Smith 5, Heath 21, Beardsley 3, N. Patton 9, L. Patton 3.

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