The Aquinas girls basketball team jumped out to a big lead against Lutheran High Northeast Jan. 30 at Aquinas, hitting 7 three-pointers to gain control in a 58-47 victory.
“I felt that in the first half we worked the ball around well within our offense and had patience for the open shot,” Aquinas coach Vanessa Munter said. “The girls had a flow to their game and that flow helped the shots fall.”
Vanessa Bohuslavsky hit a three on Aquinas’s first possession to give them an early 3-0 lead. Breanna Stouffer connected on a drive to the basket to put the Monarchs up 7-3.
Later in the quarter, Sierra Meysenburg made a layup in transition while being fouled. After the made free throw Aquinas led 10-5.
Veronica Kobza and Stouffer each added a three to give the Monarchs a 16-9 lead at the end of the first quarter.
Sam Friedrich converted on a layup to get the Eagles into doubles figures at eleven. Becca Gebhardt’s layup off a turnover made it 22-15.
Stouffer answered with her third three of the game. The Monarch defense forced another turnover, feeding Valeria Bohuslavsky for a layup.
Kobza’s followed with adriving layup to extend Aquinas’s lead to 29-17, and another burst gave them a 37-20 edge at halftime.
The barrage continued in the third quarter.
Morgan Birkel converted a layup and Kobza hit a corner three to push the lead to 44-23. On the next possession, Larissa Sellers scored underneath to make it 46-23.
The Eagles chipped away at the Monarchs sizable advantage getting as close as 10 points late in the game, but Aquinas sank free throws to seal the victory.
Kobza and Stouffer led the Monarchs with 17 points apiece. Valerie Bohuslavsky was the second leading scorer with 9 points.
Kasik to led the Eagles with 14 points and Rosberg added 12.
January 30 at Aquinas
Aquinas (9-9)- 16 21 12 11-51
LHNE (9-10)- 9 11 11 16- 47
Scoring- Kobza 17, Stouffer 17, Val. Bohuslavsky 9, Sellers 5, Van. Bohuslavsky 3, Birkel 2, Krafka 2
LHNE: Kasik 14, E. Rosberg 12, Gebhardt 10, Friedrich 4, Wilke 3, Spence 2, Boning 2
Rebounds- A: Kobza 8, Stouffer 5, Krafka 4, Van. Bohuslavsky 2, Birkel 2, Val. Bohuslavksky 1
LHNE: Boning 4, Friedrich 4, Spence 3, E. Rosberg 3, Kasik 3, Gebhardt 2, K. Rosberg 1