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Kimball girls' basketball wrapup

Feb. 5, 2008 Chance lost for  conference win The Kimball girls' baasketball team hosted Rockford for a CMC matchup Tuesday night. The Jv came out and got themselves a good win. The game came down to the wire again, but good agressive defense gave the Cubs the win. In the Varsity game, Kimball came out on a 9-0 run, but Rockfords press soon brought them back into it. Kimball battled all half long and went into the locker room at half with a 30-27 lead. In the second half Kimball came out slow and Rockford was able to get a nine-point lead. Kimball tightened up its defense and soon came back to pull within two. Kimball held Rockford scoreless for more than six minutes in the second half, but could not score themselves and went 4/13 from the free throw line in the second half. A three-point shot by Brittnay Simmons with 28 seconds left pulled Kimball withen two, but Rockford was able to beat Kimball's press and get a lay up on the opposite end to give them the win. Kimball leaders: Brittnay Simmons 12 points, Mindy Hurrle 10 points, Amanda Kuseske nine points, Kayla Kastanek eight points, Emily Starley five points, Tesslynn Callander four points and Brianna Rosenow three points. Rockford 56 - Kimball 51 Kimball record: 4-13 Feb. 7, 2008 Cubs pull within 3 Mora came into Kimball on Senior night and took a non conference win away with them. The evening started off with both the C squad and JV earning big wins. The JV was able to pull awy from Mora by good down low passing and taking advantage of their hieght. The Kimball JV now brings their record to 8-11. In the Varsity game, Kimball was able to jump out to a 5-2 lead but Mora soon put on a press Defense that flustard Kimball. The Cubs were able to recover and at put together some scoring oppotunities before half. The second half started with Kimball going on a 6-0 run and pulling back with in 4, but Mora put together a couple 3 point baskets to pull back out to 10. Kimball would battle all night to get back to three, but Mora would answer with a run of their own. The Cubs would be forced to foul under one minute left and Mora hit their Free Throws to seal up the Victory.  Kimball leaders: Brittnay Simmons 13 points, Emily Starley 11 points and 17 rebounds, Amanda Kuseske four points, Brianna Rosenow four points, Molly Hurrle, Tesslynn Callander, Mindy Hurrle each added a basket. Mora 51 - Kimball 38 Kimball record: 4-15 Feb. 8, 2008 HL-W-W too much for Cubs  In the last home game of the 2007-2008 girls' basketball season, the Cubs hosted HLWW for a conference matchup. From the opening tip, HL-W-W proved to have too much offensive fire power for the Cubs to handle. Kimball played good defense, but HL-W-W inside/outside game was hard for the undermaned Cubs to handle. HL-W-W would go on and get the victory against   Kimball. Kimball leaders: Brittnay Simmons 12 points, Molly Hurrle six points, Brianna Rosenow five points, Emily Straley five points and 10 rebounds, Mindy Hurrle four points, Tesslyn Callander three points, Sarah Powell three points, Holly Grading one point. HL-W-W 77 - Kimball 39 Upcoming games: Thursday, Feb. 14 at BBE, Feb. 19 at Pierz and Feb. 22 at Holdingford. Feb. 11, 2008 Guards play well Kimball girls' basketball played it's last non-conference game of the season by traveling to Grove City to take on ACGC. Kimball guards played good cefense and shot the ball very well, but ACGC was to big down low for Kimball to match. Kimball had its best shooting night from the free throw line all year going 20-26 as a team. Kimball got into foul trouble in the first half, but good bench play by young players helped Kimball stay in it and went into half only down by six. ACGC came out in the second half and attack right at the post players of the Cubs. Soon they took over and the Cubs were forced to go to the bench again. ACGC would keep up their domination down low and took the victory away from the Cubs. Kimball leaders: Brittnay Simmons 19 pointes, Mindy Hurrle 11 points, Amanda Kuseske eight points, Sarah Powell five points, Emily Straley four points and 11 rebounds, Brianna Rosenow two points and nine rebounds, Molly Hurrle two points, Katie Mackereth two points. Kimball 53 - ACGC 69 Kimball record: 4-17 Upnext: Kimball travels to Holdingford to finish the regular season play Friday, Feb. 22. Nathan Schwieters, coach