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Posted: Saturday, August 17, 2013 12:30 pm

Thrilled with the way she’s playing basketball, New Haven High School graduate Kathleen Scheer is looking to lift her Hobart Lady Chargers in the South East Australian Basketball League playoffs.

“I played the best basketball I have played in years,” Kathleen said about her two-game surge which earned the Duke University graduate the SEABL women’s player of the week for Round 20.

“I averaged 32 points and 10 boards for the weekend,” Scheer said.

Hobart won at Nunawading Friday night, 83-70 (very early Friday morning our time). Scheer said it was a must-win game for Hobart.

“It’s a lot of pressure, but I believe that’s why you play the game,” Scheer said.

Kathleen was up to the pressure, recording a double-double with 23 points, 11 rebounds, five blocked shots and one assist. She hit four of eight three-point attempts.

Next action for the Lady Chargers, currently on a four-game winning streak, will be in the South Division playoffs.

Advancing to WNBL

Averaging 19.4 points and 8.7 rebounds per game while achieving high shooting percentages (49.6 percent from two-point range and 40.9 percent from beyond the three-point arc), Kathleen has received attention from Australia’s top circuit, the Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL).

She already has signed a contract to play next season (starting in September) with the Brydens Sydney Uni Flames.

“I am very excited about this opportunity,” Kathleen said. “The WNBL is the highest women’s league in Australia and so it’s definitely something I am looking forward to being a part of. It’s a massive city and very busy (I went on holiday there), but I think I will be able to handle it. My roommate from the last WNBL team I played on (Bendigo) is actually going to be my teammate in Sydney as well, so I am really looking forward to that. I can’t wait to play at that level against some of the best players in Australia.”

Round 20

“We had to win the first game on Saturday against Ballarat, or we would have had no chance in finals,” Scheer said. “We beat them and played awesome basketball.”

Kathleen posted a double-double with 38 points and 14 rebounds to go with one assist as the Lady Chargers won the game, 81-71. She did not leave the floor, playing all four quarters. Scheer was especially on fire from beyond the three-point arc, hitting three of her six attempts.

But that wasn’t it for the weekend.

“On Sunday we followed that up with a massive win over Dandedong,” Scheer said.

Scheer again did not exit the court as Hobart won, 90-67. She netted 27 points with six rebounds, four assists and one blocked shot in the game.

Scheer hit five of her six attempts from beyond the three-point arc in the victory.

Hello, Tasmania!

This marked Kathleen’s second Australian adventure as she had signed last year with the Bendigo Spirit, but left that team due to injury.

That was the same program where her cousin, Luke Meyer, stood out in two seasons with the Bendigo Braves of the SEABL.

She sat out last season, but returned to sign with the Lady Chargers in Hobart, Tasmania.

“It’s been an amazing ride playing in Hobart the last six months,” Scheer said. “I absolutely love this place. It’s got a small-town feel to it even though it’s pretty massive in my eyes. The people here are so friendly and laid back.”

Hobart is the state capital of Tasmania and the metropolitan area is home for over 216,000 people.

“The league that I am currently playing in, the SEABL, is very competitive and challenging,” Scheer said about the league. “Being in Tassie, we have to travel to the mainland a lot to play teams as Tassie only has one other team. We play each team twice, one away and one at our place. Our crowds are probably one of the best if not the best in the whole league. We have great fans!”

Even though she loves playing in Hobart, she is very appreciative of all of the support from back home in this area.

“I want to thank everyone back home for all the support the last several years,” Scheer said. “All the kind words and encouragement mean more to me then you know. It can be tough being away from home, especially when you are a small-town girl, but it’s something I really want to do for me right now and just knowing that people support that means the absolute world to me.”

Adversity

Playing on the other side of the world isn’t a simple thing. So when injuries happen, things get even harder.

Scheer suffered a serious injury April 20 in Brisbane. While Hobart won that game, 89-66, Scheer was knocked out of the contest after playing just 7:14, breaking her collarbone.

“We were playing away, and I ran after a ball and into one of the other team’s players,” Scheer said. “She hit me just right. It was kind of a freak accident really. After talking to doctors and the club, they decided that I would stay, rehab, and try to be back for the end of the season (finals). I came back after the longest eight weeks of my life and started playing.”

Scheer returned to the court June 21 with 12 points and nine rebounds in a 93-82 win over Albury Wodonga in 17:24 of action.

She netted 20 points in the next contest against Knox and has been improving each game down the stretch, with her three best scoring games coming in Rounds 19 and 20.

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Area Scoreboard

Boys Basketball

Friday, Jan. 2

Sullivan at Washington    7 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 6

Community Christian at Fulton SA    5:30 p.m.

Cardinal Ritter at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Liberty Christian    7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 8

Fulton SA at Bethel    6:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 9

*Borgia at St. Dominic    6:45 p.m.

*Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    7 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Eagle Ridge    7:45 p.m.

Fulton SA at Calvary Lutheran Tny    TBA

Saturday, Jan. 10

&Borgia vs. Lutheran N    TBA

Fulton SA at Calvary Lutheran Tny    TBA

Monday, Jan. 12

%St. Charles vs. Bayless    6 p.m.

%Westminster vs. Washington    7:30 p.m.

Fulton SA at Providence    7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 13

%Borgia vs. St. Clair    6 p.m.

#South Callaway vs. North Callaway    6 p.m.

#Hermann vs. Russellville    6 p.m.

Heritage Classical at Crosspoint    7 p.m.

%Francis Howell Central vs. Union    7:30 p.m.

#Montgomery Co vs. New Bloomfield    7:30 p.m.

#Harrisburg vs. New Haven    7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 15

#South Callaway-North Callaway loser vs. Montgomery Co-New Bloomfield loser    6 p.m.

#South Callaway-North Callaway winner vs. Montgomery Co-New Bloomfield winner    6 p.m.

Bethel at Fulton SA    6:30 p.m.

#Hermann-Russellville loser vs. Harrisburg-New Haven loser    7:30 p.m.

#Hermann-Russellville winner vs. Harrisburg-New Haven winner    7:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 16

%St. Charles-Bayless loser vs. Westminster-Washington loser    4 p.m.

%Borgia-St. Clair loser vs. Francis Howell Central-Union loser    5:30 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Community Christian    6:30 p.m.

%St. Charles-Bayless winner vs. Westminster-Washington winner    7 p.m.

Providence at Fulton SA    7 pm.

#Seventh-place game    7:30 p.m.

Consolation game    7:30 p.m.

%Borgia-St. Clair winner vs. Francis Howell Central-Union winner    8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 17

%Seventh-place game    2:30 p.m.

#Third-place game    3:30 p.m.

%Consolation game    4 p.m.

%Third-place game    5:30 p.m.

#Championship game    6:30 p.m.

%Championship game    7 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Fulton SA at Liberty Christian    6:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at CAGSL    7:30 p.m.

%Washington Tournament

#South Callaway Tournament

Girls Basketball

Friday, Dec. 26

Seckman Tournament

Northwest 43, Mehlville 42

Festus 58, Patriettes 13

Seckman 36, Oakville 28

Pacific 73, Carnahan 38

Saturday, Dec. 27

Seckman Tournament

Mehlville 39, Patriettes 35

Oakville 73, Carnahan 38

Festus 47, Northwest 30

Pacific 51, Seckman 33

Monday, Dec. 29

Seckman Tournament

Seventh-place game—Carnahan vs. Patriettes    1:30 p.m.

Third-place game—Seckman vs. Northwest    1:30 p.m.

Consolation game—Oakville vs. Mehlville    3 p.m.

Championship game—Pacific vs. Festus   3 p.m.

Rolla Tournament

St. Clair vs. Waynesville    3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 30

Rolla Tournament

St. James-Sedalia loser vs. Waynesville-St.Clair loser    2 p.m.

St. James-Sedalia winner vs. Waynesville-St. Clair winner    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 31

Rolla Tournament

Consolation game    9 a.m.

Seventh-place game    9 a.m. at MS&T

Third-place game    12 p.m.

Championship game    3 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 2

Hermann at Washington    5:30 p.m.

New Haven at Bourbon    6 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 5

*Union at New Haven    6 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 6

*Holt at Washington    5:30 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Liberty Christian    5:30 p.m.

*Borgia at St. Dominic    6:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 7

Borgia at St. Clair    7 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 8

Fulton SA at Bethel    5 p.m.

Park Hills Central at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

Cuba at New Haven    6 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 9

*Ft. Zumwalt South at Washington    6 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Eagle Ridge    6:15 p.m.

Fulton SA at Calvary Lutheran Tny    TBA

Saturday, Jan. 10

Borgia vs. MICDS (St. Joseph’s Academy Shootout)    12:30 p.m.

Fulton SA at Calvary Lutheran Tny    TBA

Monday, Jan. 12

Lutheran South at St Clair    5:30 p.m.

Lindbergh at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

@Washington vs. Patriettes    5:30 p.m.

#Harrisburg vs. Russellville    6 p.m.

#New Bloomfield vs. Montgomery Co    6 p.m.

Fulton SA at Providence    6 p.m.

@Helias vs. Sullivan    7 p.m.

#North Callaway vs. New Haven    7:30 p.m.

#Hermann vs. South Callaway    7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 13

Pacific at Ursuline    4:30 p.m.

Ft. Zumwalt East at St. Clair    5:30 p.m.

Heritage Classical at Crosspoint    5:30 p.m.

@St. Charles West vs. Union    5:30 p.m.

@Borgia vs. Eureka    7 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 14

#Harrisburg-Russellville loser vs. North Callaway-New Haven loser    6 p.m.

#Harrisburg-Russellville winner vs. North Callaway-New Haven winner    6 p.m.

#New Bloomfield-Montgomery Co loser vs. Hermann-South Callaway loser    6 p.m.

#New Bloomfield-Montgomery Co winner vs. Hermann-South Callaway winner    6 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 15

Bethel at Fulton SA    5 p.m.

Northwest at St. Clair    5:30 p.m.

@Washington-Patriettes loser vs. Helias-Sullivan loser    5:30 p.m.

@St. Charles West-Union loser vs. Borgia-Eureka loser    7 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 16

@Washington-Patriettes winner vs. Helias-Sullivan winner    5:30 p.m.

Providence at Fulton SA    5:30 p.m.

#Seventh-place game    6 p.m.

#Consolation game    6 p.m.

@St. Charles West-Union winner vs. Borgia-Eureka winner    7 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 17

@Seventh-place game    1 p.m.

#Third-place game    2 p.m.

@Consolation game    2:30 p.m.

@Third-place game    4 p.m.

#Championship    5 p.m.

@Championship    5:30 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 19

*Owensville at St. Clair    5:30 p.m.

Union at Warrenton    6 p.m.

Montgomery Co at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Duchesne at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Fulton SA at Liberty Christian    5 p.m.

Parkway West at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

New Haven at Wellsville    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at CAGSL    6 p.m.

O’Fallon Christian at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

@Union Tournament

#South Callaway Tournament

Wrestling

Friday, Dec. 26

Union, Pacific at Hillsboro Tny    TBA

Saturday, Dec. 27

Union, Pacific at Hillsboro Tny    TBA

Monday, Dec. 29

Washington at Lindbergh Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Dec. 30

Washington at Lindbergh Tny    TBA

Wednesday, Jan. 7

*Ft. Zumwalt South at Washington     6 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 8

Washington at Granite City    4:30 p.m.

Borgia at Hancock Tri-Meet    5 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 9

Washington at GAC Championships    TBA

Saturday, Jan. 10

Washington at GAC Championships    TBA

Tuesday, Jan. 13

Union at Liberty Quad    5 p.m.

Washington at Warrenton    6 p.m.

*Sullivan at Pacific    6 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 14

*Washington at Holt/Ft. Zumwalt East    6 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 15

Westminster at Pacific    6 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 16

Union at Branson    5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 17

Borgia at Owensville Tny    9 a.m.

Washington, Pacific at 141 Rumble    TBA

Union at Branson Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Jan. 20

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt North    6 p.m.

Union at Sullivan/St. James/Warrenton    5 p.m.

Girls Swimming

Wednesday, Jan. 7

Borgia at Kennedy    6:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 9

Borgia/Washington at MICDS    4:15 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 12

Borgia at DuBourg    6 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 15

Washington at Clayton    4:15 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 16

Washington at Ft. Zumwalt West    3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Washington at Ft. Zumwalt East/Timberland    3:30 p.m.

*Conference Games

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