K-P boys win, girls fall short against Westwood

Friday, December 9, 2022

KINGSLEY — Kingsley-Pierson hosted Westwood in a Western Valley Conference basketball doubleheader on Tuesday.

The K-P girls jumped out to an early lead against the Class 1A No. 5 ranked Rebels, but could not secure the upset, eventually falling by a 51-47 score.

The Panthers led 19-8 after a quarter, but saw that advantage dwindle to one point by halftime. Westwood pulled in front in the third quarter as they outscored the Panthers by 10 in the frame. The home team used an 8-0 run in the middle of the fourth quarter to tie the score.

Eventually Brenna Johnson, who finished with a double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds, scored a bucket to put the Rebels in front in the final minute and the team added a couple free throws to seal the win.

“We were down by eight with three minutes left and then we battled up to tie it with two minutes left and then missed a couple shots that if they would have fell, it would have made a huge difference, but it didn’t fall tonight,” K-P Head Coach Nicole Goodwin said. “Then we had to foul so they ended up winning. It was a great learning game tonight.”

Ashlyn Davis was the leading scorer for the Rebels with a double-double of her own, ending with 17 points and 13 rebounds. She also had seven blocked shots.

Kingsley-Pierson got 19 points from Sydney Doeschot. Along with leading the team in scoring, she also led the team with 10 rebounds and nine steals. Her three assists tied Allison Reinking for most on the team.

Avery Schroeder added nine points while Addi Foster and Makenna Bowman pitched in six apiece for the Panthers.

It’s the third win in a row in the series for Westwood who improved to 4-0. The Panthers dropped their first game of the season as they moved to 3-1.

The Kingsley-Pierson boys outscored Westwood 17-3 in the final quarter as they pulled away for a 60-41 win.

The Panthers had a balanced scoring attack with four players in double figures. Conner Beelner led the team with 14 points as he was also tops on the team with six steals. Beau Goodwin was next with a 13 point performance. He added a team-high nine rebounds and his four assists matched Beelner for most on the team.

Boston Doeschot added 12 points, eight rebounds and four steals. Evan Neumann was the fourth in double digits as he ended with 11 points.

Kingsley-Pierson has won the last eight contests in the series. They improved to 2-1 on the season. Westwood fell to 2-2 on the season.

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