It was a rocky week at home for the Kimball Area girls’ basketball team. Tuesday, Jan. 21, the Cubs suffered a 55-36 defeat at the hands of the Rockford Rockets. Kimball played hosts again Friday, Jan. 24, welcoming Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa and fell, 65-54. The Rockets went on a 17-4 run to start the second half to help them to the Central Minnesota Conference victory. Junior center Madelyn O’Brien led Kimball (0-5, 3-9) with 17 points. “We jumped out in front early and led most of the first half. Rockford took the lead for the first time, 18-15, with four minutes left in the first half and never trailed again. They came out strong in
the second half, with a 17-4 scoring run, to build on their half-time lead of 25-22. We struggled in the second half, shooting 6 of 24 from the field and 1 for 4 from the free throw line,” said coach Jeremy Kuechle.
Scoring summary: Becky Holtz, 8; Taylor Schreiner, 5; Hannah
Serbus, 1; Madelyn O’Brien, 17; Madison Libbesmeier, 2; Emily Donnay, 3. Kimball’s overall record now stands at 3-8.
Friday’s contest with visiting Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa was a well-played, closely-contested game. The Cubs’ Becky Holtz led the Kimball charge with 17 points, but B-B-E’s Megan Weller’s dozen points was enough to give the Jaguars the Central Minnesota Conference win, 65-54. The Cubs fall to 3-9 overall.
Cubs' sophomore Madison Libbesmeier drives it in v Rockford Jan. 21.