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K-P girls continue winning streak over Woodbine, Boyer Valley

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

KINGSLEY -- The Kingsley-Pierson girls added two more wins to their record this week with home victories over Woodbine and Boyer Valley.

Panthers dust Woodbine Tigers

Strong scoring for the K-P girls fueled a 68-50 win over Woodbine Friday.

"We took a great lead and kept our lead throughout," Panthers coach Nicole Goodwin said.

K-P led 40-24 at halftime and the Tigers (3-4) never came close.

"We had a close game last Tuesday against Onawa and it was good to see the girls step up on defense," Goodwin said.

Two Panthers were in double figures for scoring Friday: Marina Keck had 19 and Rachel Mercer scored 12.

Amanda Webber added nine points and Danielle Groepper put up eight points.

"I had a lot of people scoring," Goodwin said. "About everyone off the bench scored."

Woodbine had three girls in double figures, led by Megan Maaske with 14 points.

Keck had a double-double for the night, pulling down 15 rebounds and Megan Meister grabbed 12 boards.

Meister had six steals and Keck and Kiana Phelps grabbed four steals.

Abby Sitzmann led in assists with six and Mercer added four.

"It was a total team effort," Goodwin said.

Panthers overcome Boyer Valley girls

The K-P girls turned a slow first stanza into a big 56-40 win over the Boyer Valley Bulldogs (1-7) Saturday in Kingsley.

"We were a little tired to start the game out. In the first quarter we were down 12-13," K-P girls' coach Nicole Goodwin said.

By halftime, the score was 30-21.

"In the second half we kind of kicked it in and got our second wind," Goodwin said. "We finished strong with nearly a 20-point lead."

Marina Keck led in scoring again with 21 points for K-P. Danielle Groepper was also in double figures with 15.

The Panther defense kept Boyer Valley's leading scorer, Amy Klein, to nine points.

Kiana Phelps and Keck led in rebounds for K-P with nine each, and Keely Collins and Rachel Mercer added six apiece.

Amanda Weber and Keck each had six assists and Mercer logged four.

Megan Meister made five steals and Keck recorded four against the Bulldogs.

Goodwin said it was a great team effort with everyone coming off the bench for K-P.

"We're hustling on defense," the K-P coach said. "Overall we hustled. We rebounded better, we boxed out better, and that was a key thing we really needed to focus on."

The Panthers' win improved their record to 7-1 for the season. They next play Maple Valley-Anthon Oto on the road at Mapleton Friday.

"We want to finish the 2012 year off on a good note," Goodwin said. "We're working on finishing strong there, leading us into the new year with a lot of confidence."

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