Le Mars basketball tripped up by SB-L

Friday, January 20, 2023

SERGEANT BLUFF — The Le Mars Community basketball teams were tripped up by Sergeant Bluff-Luton in a Missouri River Activities Conference doubleheader on Tuesday.

The Le Mars girls fell by a score of 44-36 as they struggled to find the bottom of the net, finishing with their second-lowest scoring output of the season.

The Bulldogs received 12 points from Sarah Brown and 11 from Metta Skov in the game. It was a game of runs which featured the Bulldogs getting out to a 12-2 advantage early before the Warriors pulled to within one by the intermission. SB-L went on a 14-0 run in the third quarter as they took control of the game.

The Warriors were led by Payton Hardy’s 13 points and the same number of rebounds. She also led the team with four assists and the same number of steals. Payton Schermerhorn added 12 points and six boards. Those two each had a blocked shot, the only two blocks of the game for the team.

The teams split the regular season series after Le Mars won the first contest by a 45-42 score in early December.

Le Mars fell to 7-6 overall and 5-3 in the conference. SB-L improved to 5-7 overall and 4-4 in league games.

Boys lose sixth straight

The Le Mars boys basketball team lost their sixth game in a row, a 40-23 contest to the Warriors. The 23 points scored were the fewest by the team this season, under their previous low of 26 points which also came against the Warriors.

The game was knotted up at 9-9 after a quarter, but the Warriors outscored the Bulldogs 14-2 in the second quarter to pull away.

Dylon Schaap led the Warriors with 13 points while Scott Kroll finished with eight.

Nolan Kass was the top scorer for the Bulldogs with six points.

SB-L sweeps the regular season series as they won the first meeting by a 36-26 score. It is the first time the Warriors have swept a regular season series over the Bulldogs since Le Mars joined the MRAC.

Le Mars fell to 2-9 overall and 2-6 in the conference. SB-L improved to 8-4 overall and 6-2 in league play.

Both Le Mars teams are scheduled to face Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln at home on Friday.

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