GIRLS HOOPS: Free throws sink Lady Knights at Maplewood

GUYS MILLS – Playing a similar opponent, Eisenhower had trouble putting the ball in the hoop from the free throw line in a 31-25 Region 3 loss at Maplewood on Saturday.

“You make 50 percent, you win the ballgame,” said Eisenhower coach Mike Logue, whose Knights shot 7-of-27 from the free throw line. “We didn’t have the best offensive night, but we’ve been talking about all year going to the foul line. As a coach, I’m happy were getting the line that much… but I have to do a better job of teaching foul shooting.”

The Knights (6-6 overall and 2-4 in the region) led 12-9 at halftime and were tied 22-22 after three quarters.

Halie VanOrd led Ike with 11 points, Dakota Williams had four rebounds and Danielle Bradish four steals.

Maplewood is also 2-4 in region.

Ike was a 44-32 junior varsity winner.

EISENHOWER (25): Holly Chapman 2 2-6 6, Halie VanOrd 4 3-7 11, Brooke Stanton 2 2-8 6, Haylie Birt 0 0-2 0, Danielle Bradish 1 0-2 2, Alyssa Peterson 0 0-2 0, Dakota Williams 0 0-0 0,Paige Parmenter 0 0-0 0, Mallory Trumbull 0 0-0 0. Totals 9 7-27 25.

MAPLEWOOD (31): Miller 3 1-2 7, Merritt 3 1-3 7, Smith 1 2-4 4, Miller 3 0-1 6, Nicols 2 1-1 6, Krepps 0 0-0 0, Covine 1 0-1 2, Bernoski 0 0-0 0, Turner 0 0-0 0. Totals 13 5-14 31.

Eisenhower 2 10 10 3 – 25

Maplewood 5 4 13 9 – 31

3-pointers: None.

Junior varsity game

EISENHOWER (44): Meghan Hagberg 4 0-0 8, Taylor Haner 2 1-2 5, Bailey Burch 1 0-0 2, Mallory Trumbull 3 0-0 6, Shania Spicer 2 0-0 4, Haylie Birt 2 2-2 7, Abby Lundmark 1 1-2 3, Kristen Wagner 3 3-5 9, Allie Schutt 0 0-2 0, Emily McJunkin 0 0-0 0. Totals 18 7-13 44.

MAPLEWOOD (32): L. Smith 2 2-4 6, Klingensmith 2 1-4 5, Ferguson 2 4-4 8, Proper 4 1-2 9, Covine 2 0-0 4. Totals 12 8-14.

Eisenhower 12 13 11 8 – 44

Maplewood 11 11 4 6 – 32

3-pointers: E-Birt; M-None.