Kingsley-Pierson sweeps OA-BCIG
KINGSLEY — The home opener for Kingsley-Pierson was a good one as both teams picked up wins over OA-BCIG on Friday.
The girls game saw the No. 2 Panthers grab a lead early and then pull away in the second half after the Falcons kept it close until half as K-P got into some foul trouble.
“Got in early foul trouble with Goodwin and Barto, then Hirschman and Harvey all were sitting before halftime,” K-P girls head coach Nicole Goodwin said. “Girls came out and played in the second half and were able to pull away in the third quarter.”
The Panthers held an 11 point lead at halftime, but really got things in motion in the third quarter where they outscored the Falcons 28-8. K-P won the game 81-42.
Defense was a key part of the game for the Panthers as five players had at least four steals. Bri Jensen led the way with seven steals, followed by Bradi Harvey with five and Madison Goodwin, Madelyn Neumann and Addison Hirschman with four each.
“Defense was in the passing lanes and offense had great ball movement and made the extra pass,” Goodwin said. “Great team effort tonight. Very proud of the girls with how they persevered through foul trouble to take what we talked about at halftime and execute it.”
Hirschman scored 27 points to top all scorers with Jensen close behind with 24 points. Jensen also had eight rebounds to lead the team.
The boys game saw K-P jump out to an 18-3 lead after a quarter as they won by a final score of 61-49.
Nathan Keck had 22 points to lead the Panthers. He added six rebounds, four assists, three blocks and two steals.
Jessen Reinking was the top rebounder with seven and added 16 points. He was also the steals leader with four.
Kaden Schroeder added 10 points while Cam Bainbridge fell just short of that mark with nine points.
The Panthers shot an efficient 50 percent from the field in the game.
Kaden Ladwing scored 22 points to lead the Falcons. Landon Ray added a dozen.
The Panthers will next be in action at Sloan on Tuesday against Westwood.