Published on Thursday, 24 January 2013 19:56
The Cubs opening game of the season was held at home against the Milaca Wolves, Nov. 30. Despite the first game jitter nerves, the girls found their groove and led the game at half time with a score of 21-12, and never looked back. The final score was 36-21. Becky Holtz and Abbey Straley led the team with 17 and 8 points. Madison Libbesmeier and Ericka Johnson chipped in 3 points each. Taylor Schreiner, Lauren Libbesmeier, Amanda Roerick and Kaitlyn Truenow rounded out the scoring with 2, 2, 2 and 1, respectively.
Tuesday, Dec. 4, the Cubs traveled to Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City for their first away game. That seemed to not have bothered the team, as they defeated ACGC with a score of 26-11. Leading our team was Becky Holtz, Madison Libbesmeier, Taylor Schreiner and Ariel Laabs with 6, 6, 4 and 4, respectively. The Paynesville Bulldogs put out a great effort to defeat the cubs as they went into half-time leading 10-9. However, great team work from the Cubs proved the Bulldogs wrong, and the Cubs came out on top with a final score of 25-17. Leading the Cubs were Abbey Straley and Denzel Atherton with 8 and 7 points. Becky Holtz, Madison Libbesmeier, Kaitlyn Truenow and Lauren Libbesmeier tallied in 4, 3, 2, and 1 points to help the Cubs to a 3-0 start. Friday, Dec. 7, the Lady Cubs continued their winning streak with a trip to Dassel-Cokato. With a half-time score of 14-10, the girls continued to work together and get the W with a score of 35-25. Leading the team was Becky Holtz with 16, and Madison Libbesmeier with 8 points. Finishing out the scoring was Ariel Laabs with 7, Abbey Straley with 2 and Denzel Atherton and Taylor Schreiner with 1 each. The first conference game was against Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa at home Tuesday, Dec. 11. The girls wanted to start the conference season out right and that they did. They blew the doors off of B-B-E with a score of 48-12. The scoring for the cubs was very well rounded with Becky Holtz and Ariel Laabs, leading the way with 12 and
8 points, respectively. Finishing out the scoring was Madison Libbesmeier with 7, Abbey Straley, Lauren Libbesmeier and Amanda Roerick with 4 points each, and Denzel Atherton with 2. Friday, Dec. 14, the Cubs headed over to Eagle territory with their first match up against our rivals, Eden Valley-Watkins. The Eagles came out fighting, and led the first half 12-8. Not wanting to give up their perfect season just yet, the Cubs found their spark in the second half and came out on top with a final score of 24-18. Becky Holtz and Abbey Straley led the way with
13 and 6 points. Ariel Laabs and Taylor Schreiner added 2 each and Madison Libbesmeier with 1. Continuing their winning ways, the Cubs defeated the Holdingford Huskers with a score of 44-23. Helping the way was Abbey Straley and Becky Holtz with
12 points each and Madison Libbesmeier adding in 8. Finishing out the scoring was Taylor Schreiner with 5, Kaitlyn Truenow with 3 and Ariel Laabs and Ericka Johnson with 2 each.
The Cubs dodge a close one against the Maple Lake Irish. With more than 4 minutes left, two of the starters, Taylor Schreiner and Abbey Straley fouled out. The rest of the team stepped it up to hold off the Irish for another W, with the final score of 27-23. Abbey Straley and Lauren Libbesmeier stepped up with 12 and 5 points, respectively. Ariel Laabs and Taylor Schreiner each added 4 with Amanda Roerick rounding out the scoring with 2. The Cubs continue to 9-0 after defeating the Howard Lake Lakers Thursday, Jan. 10. It was a nail biter at the end, but with tough defense, the Cubs were able to hold off the Lakers with a final score of 26-23. Scoring for the cubs was Arial Laabs, 7, Denzel Atherton, 6, Lauren Libbesmeier 5, and Taylor Schreiner and Abbey Straley with 4 each. Keep it up, Cubs!
Kimball’s C-Squad girls’ basketball team are, left to right, in back, Abbey Straley, Amanda Roerick, coach Melanie Marquardt, Erika Johnson, and Lauren Libbesmeier. In the middle are manager Shay Krippner, Kaitlyn Truenow, Becky Holtz, Taylor Schreiner, and manager Montana Tschida. In front are Denzel Atherton, Ariel Laabs, and Madison Libbesmeier. The eighth graders that were added later are Katelynn Loehrer, Alexa Ruehle, Alyssa Zabinski, and Emily Utecht. Staff photo by Marguerite Laabs.