Off the assist from teammate Kailee Otto (24) is Knights Shaylie Miller (42) wide open as she drilled a 3-pointer while Alisha Frederick (1) looks on across the court.
The Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond Knights girls basketball team had another very busy week and picked up three more victories moving them to 6-0 on the season.
The Cumberland Lady Pirates traveled to Arthur on Monday night and were defeated handily by the Knights.
ALAH wasted no time jumping on the visitors and took a 30-7 first quarter lead and continued in the second quarter taking a 40-13 lead at halftime.
Controlling the third quarter they stretched their lead 59-22 and added another 17 points in the fourth quarter. The final score was 76-32.
Every Knight player scored in the game and leading the way was Alexa Miller with 19 points, Mackenzi Bowles, 15; Kailee Otto, 9; Charley Condill, 8; Mallory Nichols, 6 points off two 3-point baskets; Kaci Beachy, 5; Claire Seal, 4; Shaylie Miller and Alisha Fredericks 3 points each; Makenzie Brown and Ashley Seegmiller each had 2 points.
Coach Mac Condill stated, “Our third week of the season yielded 3 more wins as we continue to improve on all facets of our game. We shoot the ball with confidence and play at a pace we’ve been trying to get to for 3 years now. The players are enjoying every time we step on the floor knowing that it could be our last and they are bringing energy and effort from freshman to senior on this tight knit team of 13.
On Thursday night, ALAH hosted the Okaw Valley Timberwolves. Once again the Knights jumped out to an early first quarter lead 25-6 and led at halftime 47-15. Adding 27 points in the third and fourth quarters, they defeated OV 74-28.
Makenzie Brown and Kailee Otto led the Knights with 14 points each as Otto had four 3-pointers on the night followed by Charley Condill, 12; Alexa Miller, 10; Claire Seal and Mackenzi Bowles each with 6; Shaylie Miller, 5; Mallory Nichols,3; Ashely Seegmiller and Alisha Frederick both with 2 points.
The final game of the week was on Saturday as ALAH traveled to Unity to face the Rockets. The Knights led the whole game building a 36-18 halftime lead. ALAH added 22 points in the third and 9 in the fourth winning 67-36.
Sophomore Kailee Otto led all Knight scorers with 16 points. Eight players scored for ALAH in the game.
For ALAH, Charley Condill finished with thirteen points; Mackenzi Bowles, ten; Makenzie Brown, nine; Alexa Miller and Shaylie Miller each had six points; Claire Seal, four; and Mallory Nichols with three points.
Coach Mac Condill stated, “Our third week of the season yielded 3 more wins as we continue to improve on all facets of our game. We shoot the ball with confidence and play at a pace we’ve been trying to get to for 3 years now. The players are enjoying every time we step on the floor knowing that it could be our last and they are bringing energy and effort from freshman to senior on this tight knit team of 13.”
He went on to say, “As I’ve heard in the community several times, “we are rolling” culminating in a big win vs a good opponent in Tolono Unity. We are getting production from the entire roster seeing as for the first time ever in my coaching career of 12 years we had everyone score in a game early in the week.”
Condill concluded, “I couldn’t be more proud of this group as we strive to improve every game and not take a single possession for granted. I want to thank everyone in the community who is following us on Facebook live and the round table and hope we continue to see success as we work hard every day to get better. As the chant from the mid 1990’s went….. “All my life I wanted to be a Knight, work, work… work, work.”