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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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Blue Springs Wood Bat Tournament

Wednesday, July 9

Washington 7, Gravette Lions 0

Thursday, July 10

Washington 4, Post 339 West (Bellevue, Neb.) 2

Friday, July 11

Washington 14, Geiger Redi-Mix (Leavenworth, Kan.) 0

Washington 4, Hawthorne Outlaws (Lee's Summit) 2

Saturday, July 12

Quarterfinals — Quincy (Ill.) 4, Washington 1

Ninth District Junior Legion Tournament

Tuesday, July 8

At Union High School

G1 (1) Elsberry 3, (8) New Haven 0

At Ronsick Field

G4 (3) Washington 7, (6) Wentzville 1

G4 (2) Union 8, (7) Hannibal 1

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G2 (5) St. Peters 8, (4) St. Charles 6

Wednesday, July 9

At New Haven

G5 Wentzville 4, New Haven 0

G6 St. Charles 8, Hannibal 7 (9 innings)

At Ronsick Field

G7 St. Peters 5, Elsberry 2

G8 Washington 2, Union 1

Remainder at Ronsick Field

Thursday, July 10

G9 Union 7, Wentzville 1

G10 Elsberry 3, St. Charles 2

Friday, July 11

G11 Washington 12, St. Peters 11 (10 innings)

G12 Elsberry 6, Union 3

Saturday, July 12

G13 Elsberry def. St. Peters

G14 Championship — Washington 3, Elsberry 1

Washington wins district, to host Zone 1 Tournament at Borgia next week.

Freshman Legion Ninth District Tournament

Tuesday, July 8

At Elsberry Legion Field

G1 (1) St. Charles 7, (8) St. Peters 0

G2 (4) Elsberry-Winfield 4, (5) Wentzville 3

At Elsberry Khoury League Field

G3 (3) Hannibal 3, (6) Warrenton 2

G4 (2) Washington 10, (7) West 1

Wednesday, July 9

At Elsberry Khoury League Field

G5 St. Peters 17, Warrenton 6

G6 Wentzville 5, West 4

At Elsberry Legion Field

G7 St. Charles 10, Elsberry-Winfield 2

G8 Washington 3, Hannibal 0

Remainder at Elsberry Legion Field

Thursday, July 10

G9 St. Peters 11, Hannibal 9

G10 Elsberry-Winfield 13, Wentzville 4

Friday, July 11

G12 Elsberry-Winfield def. St. Peters

G11 Washington 6, St. Charles 0, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 12

G13 St. Charles def. Elsberry-Winfield

G14 Championship — St. Charles 5, Washington 2

Sunday, July 13

G15 If-Needed Game — St. Charles 2, Washington 0

Junior Legion Zone 1 Tournament

At Borgia

Thursday, June 17

G1 Elsberry Post 226 vs. Chillicothe Post 25, 5 p.m.

Friday, June 18

G2 Washington Post 218 vs. G1 winner, 1 p.m.

G3 G1 loser vs. G2 loser, 4 p.m.

Saturday, June 19

G4 Championship — G2 winner vs. G3 winner, 1 p.m.

G5 Championship if-needed game, 4 p.m.

Missouri Freshman

Legion State Tournament

At Rotary Recreational

Complex - Ronsick Field

Wednesday, July 16

G1 District 16 winner vs. District 10 winner, 10 a.m.

G2 St. Charles Post 312 vs. District 13 winner, 1 p.m.

G3 District 14 winner vs. District 17 winner, 4 p.m.

G4 Washington Post 218 vs. District 10 runner-up, 7 p.m.

Thursday, July 17

G5 G1 loser vs. G3 loser, 10 a.m.

G6 G2 loser vs. G4 loser, 1 p.m.

G7 G1 winner vs. G2 winner, 4 p.m.

G8 G3 winner vs. G4 winner, 7 p.m.

Friday, July 18

G9 G8 loser vs. G5 winner, 10 a.m.

G10 G7 loser vs. G6 winner, 1 p.m.

G11 G7 winner vs. G8 winner, 4 p.m.

G12 G9 winner vs. G10 winner, 7 p.m.

Saturday, July 19

G13 G11 loser vs. G12 winner, 10 a.m.

G14 Championship G11 winner vs. G13 winner, 1 p.m.

Sunday, July 20

G15 Championship G14 winner vs. G14 loser (if needed), 10 a.m.

Swim Team Schedules

Washington Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    at Oaks Landing    Washington 192-100

6-16    Westglen    Washington 259-206

6-23    at Fox Creek    Washington 311-225

6-30    at Chadwick    Chadwick 264-258

7-7    Cherry Hills    Washington 291-140

7-11 at Division Meet, Westminster Christian

Pacific Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    Lake of the Woods    LOtW 176-130

6-16    at Union    Union 289-220

6-23    Bridle Creek    Pacific 371-124

6-30    at Arbor Oaks    Pacific 282-241

7-7    at Indian Hills    Cancelled, weather

7-12    Division Meet    8 a.m.

Union Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    at Arbor Oaks    Union 180-120

6-16    Pacific    Union 289-220

6-23    at Lake of the Woods    LoTW 312-201

6-30    Indian Hills    Union 322-275

7-7    Bridle Creek    6 p.m.

7-12    at Division Meet, Pacific    8 a.m.

Pacific Diving Team

Date    Opponent    Time

6-14    at MAC West    MAC West 40-30

6-21    at Lindgate    Lindgate

6-28    at Cool Dell    9 a.m.

7-13    at Championships    8 a.m.

Great Midwest Football League

July 5

Missouri Cyclones 22, Midwest Chargers 14

July 12

Missouri Cyclones at Missouri Valley Pitbulls, St. Charles High School, 5 p.m.

Ninth District Standings

July 1, 2014

District Games Only

Senior Legion

Team    Wins    Losses

West    11    2

Daniel Boone 262    9    3

Washington 218    11    5

St. Charles 312    9    5

Elsberry 226    8    5

Wentzville 323    5    5

St. Peters 313    7    7

Pacific 320    3    10

Warrenton 122    0    10

Sullivan 18    1    12

2014 Final Standings

Junior Legion

Team    Wins    Losses

Elsberry 226    20    2

Union 297    19    3

Washington 218    18    4

St. Charles 312    14    8

St. Peters 313    12    10

Wentzville 323    12    10

Hannibal 55    10    12

New Haven 366    9    13

Daniel Boone 262    5    14

Warrenton 122    3    16

Pacific 320    3    15

Sullivan 18    0    20

Freshman Legion

Team    Wins    Losses

St. Charles 312    20    0

Washington 218    17    3

Hannibal 55    16    4

Elsberry-Winfield 226    14    6

Wentzville 323    9    11

Warrenton 122    8    12

West    7    13

St. Peters 313    6    14

New Haven 366    5    15

Pacific 320    4    16

Elsberry 226    4    16

*Indicates League Games

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