Tricounty News

Lady Cubs split conference games

By Jeremy Kuechle, coach

The Kimball girls’ basketball team played two conference games last week, beating Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, and losing to Eden Valley-Watkins.

Kimball v B-B-EW-24
Kimball's Breane Meierhofer looks to the basket against EV-W during the second half. 

In the first contest, B-B-E traveled to Kimball on Tuesday, Dec. 11. The Cubs jumped out to a 15-4 lead but some early foul trouble allowed the Jaguars to hang around and close the Kimball lead to 21-19 at halftime. Defense was the name of the game in the second half, as neither team was able to make a significant scoring run. With the game being tied 31-31 with five minutes to play, the Cubs finished the game with a 7-2 scoring advantage and closed out a 38-33 victory. Senior guard Breane Meierhofer finished with a team-leading 11 points despite being in foul trouble most of the game, while senior center Allie Seth scored 8 points and had 6 rebounds. Senior guard Raelynn Callander scored 6 points, making two of three from the three-point arc, and senior 

forward Casie Mackereth scored 5 points. Senior guards Paiten Schreiner and Kenadi Mackereth each chipped in 3 points, and junior Lexi Rose scored 2 points to round out the Cubs scoring line.

Kimball v EV-W

Next up for the Cubs was a road game in Eden Valley where the Cubs would take on the Eagles in a battle between two conference unbeatens. Kimball would lead 6-5 after the first five minutes of play, but the Cubs would give up a 16-4 Eagle run the last 10 minutes of the first half as they watched a 2-point Eagle lead grow to 26-12 at halftime. In the second half, the Eagles shot 22 freethrows and severely outrebounded the Cubs (19-2 offensive rebound advantage for the game) as the Eagles handed the Cubs their first conference loss of the season by a score of 57-38. The Kimball scoring line was as follows: Schreiner 8, Seth 6, Meierhofer 6, Rose 5, Casie Mackereth 4, Kenadi Mackereth 3, Callander 3, and Madelyn O’Brien 3. Meierhofer led the team in steals with four, while Alissa Jones and Meierhofer each had three assists to lead in that category. The Cubs record is now 4-3 (1-1 conference) and will host Holdingford Friday, Dec. 21, in its final game before the holiday break.  Go Big Blue!


Breane Meierhofer goes up against EV-W's Courtney Dilley, no fould called. The game between EV-W and Kimball was very physical as both teams ended the game in double bonus (over 10 team fouls in one half().