O'Neill's Blair Gutshall

ONeill's Blair Gutshall drives to the bucket against Boone Central Friday, Jan. 10 at home. Photo by Terry Miles.

The Lady Eagles had a good run last week downing Winnebago 67-54 on Tuesday, Jan. 7 and then winning a close game almost coming down to the wire beating Boone Central 58-54.

The O'Neill Lady Eagles were on the road Tuesday, Jan. 7 to meet up against the Winnebago Indians.

The two teams were pretty evenly matched, as they each managed to put 10 points on the board in the first quarter. The Eagles slipped a little in the second quarter, putting up three fewer points than the Indians. At halftime the Eagles trailed 25-28.

The second half started much the same way, with both teams adding 15 points to their tally, but in the fourth quarter the Indians increased their lead when they again narrowly outscored the Eagles 21-17 points. At the buzzer, the Indians led 64-57.

Leading scorers for the Eagles were Meg Schluns with 12 points, including one three-pointer and shooting 80 percent from the floor, with 10 rebounds and two steals; Makayla Hilker also with 12 points, six of which came from two three-point shots, with four rebounds and one steal; Alyssa Eichelberger 10 points, two rebounds and four steals; Lauren Young eight points, 11 rebounds and one steal; Blair Gutshall seven points, seven rebounds and two steals; Kiersten Welke seven points; and Wreece Leiwer one point and four rebounds.

OHS 10 15 15 17 57

WHS 10 18 15 21 64

On Friday, Jan. 10 the Boone Cental/Newman Grove Cardinals flew in for a battle with the Lady Eagles. The two teams stayed neck and neck in the first quarter as each team put 15 points up on the board. The second quarter the Cardinals added 12 points to their total while the Eagles tallied up 18 more points. At halftime, the Eagles led 33-27.

In the third quarter the Eagles only managed to put six more points on the board while the Cardinals put up 10 more. The fourth quarter was also close as the Cardinals tacked on 17 more points and the Eagles only outscored them by two, putting 19 on the board. At the buzzer the Eagles took the 58-54 victory.

Leading O'Neill were Schluns with 15 points, shooting 83 percent from the floor and 63 percent from the free throw line, having 11 rebounds and two steals; Gutshall with 12 points, shooting 67 percent from the free throw line, with 10 rebounds and one steal; Young nine points, nine rebounds and one steal; Eichelberger nine points, five rebounds and two steals; Hilker eight points, two rebounds and two steals; and Zelie Sorensen five points and one rebound.

OHS 21 11 16 13 58

BCNG 17 14 16 18 54


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