Bouncing back from Tuesday’s loss to St. Clair, the New Haven Lady Shamrocks picked up a Four Rivers Conference win in Owensville Thursday, 62-48.
New Haven improved to 14-8 overall and 2-3 in the Four Rivers Conference while Owensville dropped to 7-14, 0-4.
“I thought we played a really good game last night,” New Haven Head Coach Doug Peirick said. “We ran our offense, handled their press and pressure defense and hit our shots.”
New Haven led 9-2 after one quarter and 25-17 at the half. The scoring continued to pick up in the second half and New Haven led 43-36 after three quarters.
“On defense I wasn’t disappointed in our effort at all,” Peirick said. “They hit six threes in the second half, but they were really deep off of the three-point line and defended well. Sometimes you just have to tip your hat to the shooter in this case. They were shooting those shots because they couldn’t get to the basket in their offense because of how well we were defending them.”
Emily Scheer led New Haven in scoring with 20 points. She knocked down two three-point baskets and went 6-8 from the free-throw line. She also had seven rebounds, four steals and an assist.
Emma Engelbrecht scored 19 points while going 3-4 from the free-throw line. She also had four rebounds, two steals and an assist.
Kate Ruediger netted 13 points, going 9-10 from the free-throw line. She also had three assists, three rebounds and a steal.
Lauren Gerlemann scored eight points with seven assists, three rebounds and three steals.
Mackenzie Bauer added two points, two assists, two rebounds and a steal.
New Haven hit two three-point shots and went 20-24 from the free-throw line.
Owensville’s individual stats were not available. The Dutchgirls hit eight three-point baskets for the game and went 3-4 from the free-throw line.