Knight defense stops East Mills

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By Joel Stevens, Associate Editor

The Fremont-Mills girls basketball team out scored East Mills 24-6 in the first half of a 52-18 Corner Conference victory on Friday.

“We got pretty good balance from our top scorers and opened some things up for us,” said Knights’ coach Rod Williams.

Lynde Madison led a balanced scoring effort for the Knights with 14 points. Mindy Lorimor added 13 and Amy Carlson 12. Lorimor also snagged 10 rebounds and Carlson had seven steals.

“We played pretty good defense,” said Williams. “After the Stanton game we kind of went back to the drawing board on our defensive scheme and I think itpaid off.”

The Knights (8-11 overall, 4-4 in the conference) forced 17 turnovers and held East Mills to 7-of-42 shooting from the field.

Stephanie McGrew and Jordan Jennings led East Mills (2-17 overall, 1-8 in the conference) with five points each. Jennings also added seven rebounds.

South Page 45,

East Mills 30

The South Page girls basketball team pulled away in the second half for a 45-30 Corner Conference victory over East Mills on Thursday.

The Wolverines (2-15 overall, 1-7 in the conference) were led by Amanda Rowe’s 12 points and 10 rebounds.

McKenzie Stevens scored 13 points and Kristin McClarnon 11 for South Page.

Stanton 63,

Fremont-Mills 32

The Stanton girls basketball team blew open a 3-3 first quarter game with a 17-0 run as part of a 63-32 victory over Fremont-Mills last Tuesday.

The 18-0 Viqueens’ press forced turnovers in nine of the Knights’ first 12 possessions and led 22-4 at the end of the quarter. Fremont-Mills’ coach Rod Williams said his team had trouble matching the Viqueens defensive intensity.

“We knew we’d have to bring our A-game,” said Williams. The Knights struggled most of the night on offense, turning the ball over 29 times and shooting just 22.7 (10-of-44) from the field.

Williams’ game-plan on defense was to force Stanton leading-scorer Kadie Subbert to put the ball on the ground for her points.

“We wanted to jump trap her and force the ball out of her hands,” he said. The plan didn’t quite workout as Subbert hit 13-of-21 shots and scored a game-high 31 points.

It wasn’t that Williams thought his defense played bad – Subbert was the only Viqueen in double-figures – they just didn’t get the stops when they needed.

“At times I thought our defense played hard. We’d work our butts off and then we’d get a dagger in the heart and they’d get a tough shot,” he said. “We just couldn’t get it put together. But they’re unbeaten for a reason. They’re the best team we’ve seen.”

Amy Carlson led Fremont-Mills with 13 points and Lynde Madison added nine.