Hawks split battle of St. Mary’s schools

Thursday, February 8, 2018
(Photo Courtesy Storm Lake Pilot Tribune) Above, Lexi Harpenau drives the ball from the wing against Storm Lake St. Mary’s on Monday. The Lady Hawks dropped their game, but the boys won to split the non-conference doubleheader.

STORM LAKE — Strong starts to each half propelled Remsen St. Mary’s past Storm Lake St. Mary’s on Monday by a final score of 66-42. The Hawks had double digit margins in both the first and third quarters.

Nicholas Ruden scored a team-best 20 points while adding five rebounds and three blocks.

Brody Ricke added 14 points while also dishing out eight assists to teammates. He added a team-high four steals.

Carter Kuchel hit three shots from beyond the arc as he ended with 13 points in the game. He added five rebounds and a pair of steals.

Spencer Schorg scored seven points and pulled down five boards.

Skylar Waldschmitt and Derrick Schorg each ended with five points as Schorg led the team with eight rebounds.

The RSM girls fell just short in the first game of the doubleheader as they lost 40-34.

The team started out with a three point lead after a quarter, but the Panthers took a one point edge after each of the next two frames before pulling away in the fourth.

“We had two 8 and 6 point leads right before half and again at the end of the third quarter,” RSM Head Coach Scott Willman said. “The story of the game is we didn’t put down enough open shots, especially from the end of the third through most of the fourth.”

The team went just 11-of-57 (19 percent) from the field including making just 4-of-30 (13 percent) on 3-point attempts.

Sydney Schorg hit a 3-pointer in the final 30 seconds to pull the game to within two, but SLSM hit their free throws down the stretch to seal the win. Schorg led the Hawks with a double-double, scoring 12 and having 10 rebounds.

Emma Galles added seven points, 10 rebounds and four steals.

Ashley Willman added six points and rebounds while Sydney Schroeder had five points and rebounds.

One positive takeaway Coach Willman had from the loss was a season-low in turnovers.

Lizzie Lenhart led Storm Lake St. Mary’s with 21 points and 10 rebounds.