Fresh off a third place finish at the State Class B Girls Volleyball Tournament, the Langdon-Edmore-Munich girls basketball team took the floor with limited practice for their first game of the season, hosting Grafton on Nov. 28.
By JAKE KULLAND
Republican Sports Writer
They held off a solid Spoilers team to win the game 61-50. The Cardinals hosted North Border on Dec. 1, then get a week off before heading to play Park River-Fordville-Lankin on Dec. 8, and take on a tough Thompson team at home the afternoon of Dec. 9, with the varsity game set to begin that day around 3:00pm.
Behind the scoring of Munich senior Jordyn Worley, Langdon senior Arynn Crockett and Edmore sophomore Callie Ronningen, the Cards jumped out to 16-7 early on Grafton before Carlee Sieben hit a 3-pointer at the end of the first quarter.
The two teams would really go back and forth from that point on, with the Lady Cards getting their biggest lead at 29-17 in the latter part of the second. Every time the Cards would take a double digit lead and look to run away with the game, Grafton would get a big basket or two to stay within striking distance. The Spoilers went to a 1-3-1 zone late in the second quarter to try and shut down the Cardinals inside game, but Rachel Hill hit a clutch 3-pointer, and Worley put in three bucket in the third to preserve the lead. Ronningen got going again with 10 fourth quarter points and Crockett was 4 for 4 from the line down the stretch to give the Cards the victory.
Ronningen finished the game with 24 points, going a remarkable 11 of 12 from the field, while also pulling down 14 rebounds Worley ended with 22 points, and Crockett reached double figures with 10. Sieben led the Spoilers with 14 points. Cardinals starting point guard Kaitlynn Scherr did not play in the game after pulling a muscle in her leg the night before the game in practice.