Pulling away in the final quarter, the Borgia basketball Lady Knights won a key Archdiocesan Athletic Association Large Division road game Thursday.
Borgia (5-2, 3-0) defeated Notre Dame (5-2, 2-1), 46-33, to stay at the top of the league standings heading into the new year.
“Notre Dame is always a tough place to play,” Borgia Head Coach Stacia Houlihan said. “Grace Gettemeier had her best game of the season. She had to work for all of her shots as she was being face-guarded all night.”
The Lady Knights now are idle until going to St. Dominic Jan. 4.
Houlihan expected a tough game and it was tied 9-9 through one quarter. Borgia edged ahead in the second quarter and led 23-19 at the intermission.
The Lady Knights added another point to the lead through three quarters, taking a 33-28 edge to the final quarter.
Borgia sealed the game by hitting free throws. The Lady Knights went 18-23 from the stripe for the night. Notre Dame was 9-17. Another factor was that Borgia hit four three-point baskets while Notre Dame went 0-14 from beyond the arc.
“As a team we shot very well from the free-throw line which put the game out of reach of a scrappy Notre Dame team,” Houlihan said. “Cassy Moss sealed the game from the line going 8-8.”
Gettemeier, a junior, led the team in scoring with 22 points. She hit four three-point baskets and went perfect from the free-throw line, going 4-4. She also had six rebounds and three steals.
Moss, a senior, scored 14 points, most from the free-throw line. She was 8-8 from the stripe. She also had eight rebounds, three steals and one assist.
Freshman Avery Lackey came close to posting a double-double. She scored eight points and added 11 rebounds, three blocked shots and three steals.
Sophomore Julia Struckhoff scored the other two points and also had one rebound and one steal.
Junior Dani Kimminau added two steals and a rebound. Junior Josie Lindemann pulled down seven rebounds and added a steal.
Mary Sodemann led Notre Dame in scoring with eight points. She also had four rebounds and a steal.
The Rebels had three six-point scorers with Faith Fritschle, Lydia Klutho and Hannah Scharenberg all reaching that mark. Klutho posted seven rebounds and one assist. Scharenberg had three rebounds and a steal.
Mallory Campbell closed with three points and two rebounds.
Danielle Boemer and Julia Love each scored two points. Boemer also had four rebounds.
Natalie Klutho pulled down one rebound. Amelia Grace Neels had nine rebounds, two blocked shots and a steal.