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Wesclin girls split pair of home contests
Carrie Rakers, shown here in action against Red Bud, scored 14 points and grabbed 15 rebounds Monday night against Triad.
Wesclin's girls basketball won a conference game and dropped one out of conference during the past week to move their record to 7-3 overall.
Wesclin 53, Red Bud 34
Wesclin got balanced scoring starting with its inside game Thursday in taking down visiting Red Bud in a Cahokia Conference Mississippi Division contest. Carrie Rakers scored 16 points in the post to lead the Warrior scoring column, and Carly Haukapp and Zoe Christopher joined her in double figures with 13 and 11 respectively.
The Warriors blitzed the visiting Musketeers in the first half, leading 11-3 after a quarter and 33-9 by halftime.
Kenzie Kellogg added seven for Wesclin, and Cami Meddows six. The win improved the Warriors to 4-0 in the Cahokia Conference.
Triad 48, Wesclin 43
The Warriors battled back from deficits throughout the game, but weren't able to come away with the victory Monday in an overtime loss to visiting Triad.
Wesclin piled up a sizable advantage on the boards but couldn't overcome a poor shooting night. Carrie Rakers scored 14 points and pulled down 15 rebounds on the night, and her frontcourt mate Kenzie Kellogg grabbed 12 rebounds to go with six points. Zoe Christopher scored 13 points and had nine rebounds, and Carly Haukapp netted 10 points on the night.
Wesclin Bowling Report
Wesclin's bowlers had a busy flurry during the past week, rolling in four matches, on the road to Columbia and Freeburg before returning home to face Cahokia and Gibault.
The junior varsity boys were the only Wesclin team able to salvage a victory at Columbia. Cameron Kapp and Blake Kohlbrecher combined on a 621 series, with Kohlbrecher opening the set with a 197 and Kapp rolling games of 233 and 191. Sam Hamilton rolled a high game of 221 and Cameron Harber rolled a 433 series for Wesclin.
Trevor Alexander rolled a 590 series (266-157-167) to lead the varsity boys, but no one else was able to break the 500 barrier. Tyler Alexander rolled a high game of 202, and Mike Holtgrave had a high game of 181 as part of a 488 series.
The varsity girls lost their match, with Aspen Lohman's 542 series leading the way. Lohman rolled a high game of 201 in the series. Sally Brunker had a high game of 177.
Brooke Abers had a high game of 139 and Makenna Rapien 131 in a loss for the jayvee girls.
All four Wesclin teams fell to Freeburg at Bel-Air Bowl.
Cameron Kapp continued to have a hot hand after moving up to varsity for the match, rolling games of 236-177 to combine with Dylan Weh for a 566 series. Tyler Alexander rolled a 552 series, and Kyle Baumgartner also topped the 500 mark with games of 170-168-179. Trevor Alexander rolled a high game of 205.
Aspen Lohman rolled games of 200 and 191 as part of a 549 series to lead the varsity girls. Katlyn Bateman rolled a 462 series that included a high game of 165.
Bryan Knopp rolled a 469 series for the jayvee boys, including a high game of 179. Blake Kohlbrecher rolled a high game of 164, and Cameron Harber rolled a 163.
Makenna Rapien rolled a 402 series (124-127-151) to lead the junior varsity girls. Alexis Maki had a high game of 123, and Brooke Albers rolled a game of 110.
It was another sweep for the opposition when Cahokia came calling at Baden Bowl.
Trevor Alexander rolled a high game of 243 on his way to a 583 series in the losing cause for the varsity boys, and Dylan Weh rolled a 555 series for the Warriors. Mike Holtgrave rolled a high game of 202, and Bryan Knopp rolled games of 178-160.
Katlyn Bateman's 497 series led the way for the varsity girls, and Aspen Lohman rolled a 490 series that included a high game of 194. Hannah Christmann rolled a 441 series (165-128-148).
Cameron Kapp had a high game of 182, Blake Kohlbrecher 171, and Cameron Harber 168 to top the jayvee boys in a losing effort.
Alexis Maki's 306 series led the way for the jayvee girls. Brooke Albers rolled a high game of 111, and Bailey Cinoto rolled a 101.
The boys and girls varsity and boys jayvee teams all picked up victories at home against Gibault, while the junior varsity girls did not roll.
Trevor Alexander rolled a 513 series to lead the varsity boys to a win. Bryan Knopp had a high game of 183, Dylan Weh 181, and Jesse Bedolla 180 for Wesclin. Kyle Baumgartner had a high game of 201 as part of a 498 series.
Katlyn Bateman rolled a 526 series for the varsity girls in a convincing win. Aspen Lohman rolled a 473 series, Hannah Christmann 421, Sally Brunker 404, and Kelsey Knopp 401 in a consistent performance.
Cameron Harber rolled games of 202 and 180 in the jayvee boys' win. Tim Brunker had a high game of 171.
Cage Warriors win two in conference
Wesclin's boys basketball team picked up a couple of victories during the past week, vanquishing New Athens at home and Columbia on the road to improve to 4-2 on the season, pending the outcome of Tuesday night's home contest against Highland.
Wesclin 57, New Athens 39
Jared Timmermann drained six three-pointers on his way to a game-high 20 points, and the Warriors got 14 each from Justin Goff and Jake Stephens in taking out New Athens. Wesclin jumped to a 20-9 first quarter margin and used a 19-point frame to push the lead to 50-31 after three quarters.
Jarad Steenbergen added five for Wesclin, and Darrell Combs and Brendan Bernhardt scored two points each to complete the Warrior scoring.
Wesclin 42, Columbia 40
The Warriors beat Cahokia Conference Mississippi Division rival Columbia for the second time in ten days on Friday, this time accomplishing the feat in hostile territory.
Jared Timmermann netted 14 points and Brendan Bernhardt also reached double figures with 11 to lead Wesclin in the defensive battle. Wesclin held the homestanding Eagles to just nine points in each of the first three quarters in building a slim four-point lead, then withstood Columbia's final charge to earn the win.
Jarad Steenbergen scored eight, Jake Stephens four, Darrell Combs three, and Justin Goff two to close out Wesclin's book.
Notes: Brendan Bernhardt was an all-tournament team selection in the Wesclin-Lebanon Thanksgiving Tournament that kicked off the 2014-15 campaign, which we failed to mention while giving a nod to all-tourney selection Jarad Steenbergen in last week's paper. We apologize for the omission... Wesclin will step out of regular season play after this week and take a break (from games, at least) until the Duster Thomas Holiday Classic in Pinckneyville on December 26 and 27. The Warriors will play in a pool that also includes DuQuoin and Jerseyville. The Warriors open the tournament Friday morning at 9 a.m., when they take on DuQuoin in Duster Thomas gymnasium, one of the premier small-school basketball venues in the state. Wesclin plays Jerseyville at 2:30 p.m. in the Pinckneyville auxiliary gymnasium. Results from pool play will set up Saturday's championship round. Other teams competing in the tournament include the host Panthers, Red Bud, Tolono Unity, Gibault, Benton, Chester, Carterville, Roxana, and Olney.
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