The Pleasant Ridge Rams defeated the McLouth Bulldogs in girls’ basketball Tuesday evening 59-36.
The game was moved up to 4 p.m. due to the forecast of weather. The Rams jumped out early going up 13-7 with one quarter of play and extended the lead to 25-18 at halftime. In the second half, the Rams offense found rhythm and went up by 20 entering the fourth quarter. The Rams continued their control of the game and cruised to a 59-36 victory in the final regular season home game. The three seniors for the Rams were all pulled towards the end as members of the crowd stood up and cheered. The Rams were led by two of their seniors on the night with Julie Miller and Lindsey Heim each scoring 16 for the Rams. Kaija Nutsch scored eight. Caitlyn Herbig and senior Maddi Ewert each scored six. Head coach Mike Koontz said the Rams did what they needed to in the win.
“Our girls did what we had to do (Tuesday night),” Koontz said. “Played hard and got after it. Which is what we wanted.”
The Rams’ win locked up at least a share of the league title with one game left on the regular season.
The Rams will head to Jefferson County North on Friday. A win will lock up the title outright. The Rams are also watching the Nemaha Central scores to determine their seeding at sub-state next week.
“If Sebetha gets Nemaha Central then we will get the one seed,” Koontz said. “If not, we will be fine with the two seed and play that way.”
Due to an early deadline from the weather forecast, the Leavenworth Times did not cover the boys’ game. Check back in Thursday’s paper for a recap of the boys’ game and Tuesday’s other action.