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By Carmen Ensinger
It was a battle of the two Calhoun County schools as the Brussels Lady Raiders and the Calhoun Lady Warriors met up in the St. John’s 8th Grade Tournament last week.
The Lady Raiders put up a valiant fight but a strong first half kept the Lady Warriors on top 25-19 despite a late surge in the fourth quarter by the Lady Raiders.
Calhoun outscored Brussels 9 to 3 in the first quarter; 10 to 3 in the second quarter and 6 to 3 in the third quarter. But the Lady Raiders found their rhythym in the fourth quarter scoring 10 with Sadie Kiel scoring 9 of those 10 points and Camryn Klaas scoring the other point on a free-throw.
Speaking of free-throws, all but 7 of Brussels 19 points came from free-throws. Kiel scored 5 points one two buckets, one of them a 3-pointer. She scored 11 more points on free-throws. Leila Schulte added the only other basket on the night.
Scoring was more balanced for Calhoun with six players getting on the board. Stella Gress and Carly Pohlman tied for high scorer with 8 points each followed Kiera Sievers with 7 points. Layla Johnson added 5 points, Layla Longnecker added 2 and Brayln Lammy added a free-throw.