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ALAH girls knock-off LSA, suffers loss at home against Sullivan

The Knights were scheduled to play three games last week but Wednesday’s contest with Arcola was cancelled leaving only two games for the week.

The Knights traveled to Decatur LSA on Monday night defeating Decatur Lutheran by 34 points.

ALAH led the entire game and held a 12-9 lead at the end of the first quarter and took at 28-12 into halftime. The Knights scored 16 points to LSA’s 4 points in the third and extended their lead 34-16 heading into the final quarter. Adding 12 points in the fourth quarter and only allowing their opponents 6 points, the final score was 56-22.

Eleven Knights players scored. Senior Makenzie Brown had a double double scoring 18 points and pulled down 16 rebounds. Alexa Miller finished with 8 points and 5 steals followed by Shaylie Miller with 7 points in the game.

Other scorers included Charley Condill, 6 points; Mackenzi Bowles, 5 points; Kailee Otto and Kaci Beachy, 3 points each; Ashley Seegmiller and Alisha Frederick both had 2 points; and Claire Seal and Mallory Nichols each had 1 point.

In a Saturday afternoon game, the Knights hosted the Sullivan Lady Redskins and were defeated for only the second time all season despite three ALAH players in double figures.

Leading at the end of the first quarter 17-10, the Knights only scored 9 points to Sullivan’s 14 in the second quarter but took a 2-point lead into the break. The Lady Redskins explosive 22-point third quarter led by Emily White left ALAH trailing 38-46 as they started the final quarter. The Knights added 14 points in the fourth to Sullivan’s 11 but came up short in the final minutes and were defeated 52-57. Sullivan made six of six 3-pointers in the game.

Freshmen Claire Seal led all Knights scorers with 18 points including two 3-pointers and 5 rebounds. Senior Makenzie Brown had 11 points and 14 rebounds followed by sophomore Charley Condill’s 10 points and 10 rebounds. Alexa Miller had 9 points and 5 steals, followed by Mackenzi Bowles with 4 points and 5 rebounds.

ALAH moves to 11-2 and will finish the season this week as they hosted St. Teresa at home on Monday night and traveled to Clinton on Tuesday with the final game on Thursday at Tuscola.

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