Panthers race past Indians for ECC victory

by Greg Ceilley of The Review staff


JORDYN PIEPER (left) and Plymouth teammate Morgan Lisowe fight for the ball with two unidentified Kewaskum players in Thursday’s ECC basketball game. A jump ball was called. – Review photo by Greg Ceilley JORDYN PIEPER (left) and Plymouth teammate Morgan Lisowe fight for the ball with two unidentified Kewaskum players in Thursday’s ECC basketball game. A jump ball was called. – Review photo by Greg Ceilley PLYMOUTH – A 14-0 run midway through the first half keyed the Plymouth Panthers’ 60-39 thumping of Kewaskum in a girls basketball game Thursday night at the PHS gym.

The Panthers trailed 13-7 when they turned on the afterburners – scoring several points with an impressive up-tempo attack. PHS reeled off 14 unanswered points to take a 21-13 with 6:20 left in the first half. Kalei Hering and Lydia Rhude scored four points each, including one fast-break layup apiece, to lead the charge.

Emily Majerus kick-started the spurt with a three-pointer and Morgan Lisowe capped it off with a trey. The Panthers’ aggressive defense clamped down on the Indians’ offense during the run after giving up four baskets inside early in the game.

The Indians closed to within 27-21 after Molly Schulties hit a basket late in the opening half. The Panthers responded with a threepointer at the buzzer by Rhude which gave PHS a 30-21 halftime lead. The Panthers were in command the entire second half.

The Panthers upped their East Central Conference record to 8-3 (11-6 overall). Kewaskum dropped to 2-9 in the ECC (6-12 overall).

Rhude, a junior guard, led a balanced PHS offense with 16 points. Lexi Lautenschlaeger grabbed a team-high six rebounds.

Rhude also paced her team in steals with five, followed by Hering’s three. Majerus dished out a team-best seven assists.

“We turned the game into a track meet. Once we picked it [tempo] up, offensively and defensively, we did a nice job. We played faster than they wanted to,” said Panther head coach Brad Shutter.

“Fast-breaking is our game. That’s what we do best. Emily Majerus [junior point guard] is the one who makes it all go. She sees the floor well and makes good decisions.

“Lydia and Emily had good overall games. Kalei played well.

“Jordyn Pieper did a lot of things that don’t show up in the stats. Jordyn played good defense on the ball,” said Shutter.

“We had a good overall performance.”

PHS had an impressive 16 steals.

JUNIOR VARSITY GAME

In JV play, the Panthers cruised to a 61-6 win. Carly Lilek led PHS in scoring with 14 points and Ashley Batzner hit 12.

Hannah Bishop paced PHS rebounders with seven. Gabi Mella had a team-high six steals. Hanna Goeser and Mella led in assists with three each.


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