Ladycats enjoy an even week on the hardwood

Ladycats enjoy an even

week on the hardwood

The Hermann varsity girls Ladycats basketball squad put forth a great effort over the past week, taking one splendid victory while dropping a rough contest to a traditional opponent.

On Monday, Feb. 1, Hermann ran all over the Sullivan Lady Eagles, 43-39, in an away game.

Malerie Schutt was the go-to girl, perfecting six of 10 shots while hitting a free throw. Grace Winkelmann had nine points on an amazing nine out of 10 free throws. Kaylyn Powers and Holly Heldt each contributed long bomb three-pointers.

Schutt was extremely dominant on defense, busting moves for 10 rebounds and a steal. Heldt had five rebounds and two steals, while Grace Godat had four rebounds and and three steals. 

The girls extended themselves in a hard-fought defeat on Thursday night at home, losing out to the Owensville Lady Dutchmen 60-47. It was Hermann's latest installment in the annual tousle with their familiar Gasconade County foe from down south.

A powerhouse trio of Schutt, Heldt, and Maya Wideman formed up for great offense on the night, combining for 33 points. Schutt destroyed the goal with six shots from the field out of seven attempts for 12 points, while Wideman dropped in 11 points on five-for-seven shooting and a free throw. Heldt sank three out of her nine shots, including a three-pointer and three free throws, for 10 points. Winkelmann also bottomed out the net for a three-pointer.

Schutt leapt high for nine rebounds, while Winkelmann brushed the rafters for five boards. Heldt, Cydney Moeckli and Macie Witthaus all had three rebounds. Winkelmann had two steals, while Wideman and Heldt each had a steal.