Hermann girls win South Callaway tournament championship

Posted on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 7:39 pm

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MOKANE–Led by the senior tandem of Karinne Lane and Jamie Gleeson, the Hermann girls won the championship of the South Callaway basketball tournament Saturday night, defeating North Callaway of Auxvasse, 47-20.

The undefeated Lady Bearcats, leading 13-12 early in the second quarter, went on a 27-0 run and held the Lady Thunderbirds scoreless from that point until late in the third quarter.

Gleeson, 5-11 post player, scored Hermann’s last eight points of the first half to give her team a 25-12 halftime lead.

The Lady Bearcats took their first 20-point lead when Kirsten Leimkuehler hit a 3-pointer and Lane popped in a jumper from the foul line, pushing the score to 32-12.

North Callaway finally ended their scoring drought with 2:58 left in the third quarter, but by that time Hermann had run away with it, building a 40-12 lead.

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