The Kimball girls’ basketball team departed Tuesday, Dec. 10, for Milaca, which celebrated its 40th anniversary of girls’ basketball. The Wolves took the contest, 45-22, remaining undefeated on the early season. Kimball shot poorly, connecting on 4 of 30 field goal attempts inside the free-throw line area, and it didn’t get any better from the free-throw line, making only 5 of 19 attempts. “It was one of those nights where we couldn’t get the lid off the hoop and we never were able to make any sort of run at any point,” said Coach Jeremy Kuechle. Before the game, members from the inaugural Milaca team from 1973 were present and spoke about Title IX and its importance, how excited they were to be able to play sports, and how things changed. “It was a very interesting history lesson for all the players and spectators to hear,” said Kuechle. Kimball scoring: Madelyn O’Brien, 2; Madison Libbesmeier, 3; Nicole Vossen, 1; Hannah Serbus, 2; Taylor
Schreiner, 5; Kristina Kastanek, 3; Victoria Denn, 2; and Caitlin O’Brien, 4.
Thursday, Dec. 12, Kimball welcomed Dassel-Cokato, and the Chargers graciously thanked them by handing the Cubs a 69-26 shellacking. With the Cubs trailing by only 4 points, eight minutes into the game, the Chargers closed the half with a 24-9 run to take a commanding lead. Kimball struggled to handle the tough pressure defense applied by the talented and experienced Charger players. Kimball scoring: Taylor Schreiner, 3; Becky Holtz, 4; Madison Libbesmeier, 5; Nicole Vossen, 4; Hannah Serbus, 6; Madelyn O’Brien, 4. Next up, the Cubs play host to Eden Valley-Watkins Friday,
Rebecca Holtz goes in for a layup for Kimball during the first half vs the DC Chargers. Staff photo by Marguerite Laabs.