Regular season winding down for girls hoops

Waterloo’s Kathryn Finnerty shoots against Jerseyville during a recent home game. (Greg Stanek photo)

Just a few regular season games remain on the area girls high school basketball schedule, as local squads try to position themselves for the postseason.

The Columbia High School girls won two of their three recent games and currently sit at 11-8 on the season heading into Thursday’s home game against Triad.

Last Wednesday, the Eagles defeated Red Bud, 67-62. They outscored the Musketeers 35-22 in the second half and withstood the wrath of Ali Ringering, who scored 39 points in defeat.

Kaylee Bastien led the way in scoring for Columbia with 18 points.

On Saturday, the Eagles won at Okawville, 45-40. Bastien led the way again with 11 points, while Jackie Baskett poured in 8 points.

The short winning streak came to an end Monday at home against Carlyle, as the Indians won 63-57.

Bastien scored 19 points and recorded 4 steals to pace her team.

The Waterloo High School girls went 1-2 in recent action, posting a win over Valmeyer between losses to New Athens and Mascoutah. The Bulldogs are 5-12 heading into Wednesday’s clash with Red Bud. Waterloo plays Gibault on Thursday.

Last Wednesday, Waterloo stayed with a good New Athens team (16-2) for most of the game, losing 49-43. The one-two scoring punch of Taylor Augustine and Hope Elliott were bright spots for the ‘Dogs, scoring 14 and 13 points, respectively.

On Saturday, Waterloo easily defeated Valmeyer, 56-16. Elliott led the way with 12 points for the ‘Dogs.

Monday night, Mascoutah handed Waterloo a 70-45 defeat. Augustine scored 13 points and Elliott added 12.

Gibault’s record is 5-11 after two recent losses.

On Thursday, the Hawks fell to Freeburg, 43-33. Cierra Colbert led the way with 12 points, including two three-pointers.

On Monday, the Hawks were defeated by Roxana, 51-41. Kendra Davis was Gibault’s high-scorer with 18 points.

Gibault is set to play Waterloo on Thursday.

The Valmeyer girls team is 4-14 on the season. The Pirates suffered losses to Waterloo and New Athens last week and fell to Marissa in a close game Monday night, 42-39.

Morgan Redohl and Paige Bangle have been bright spots for the team, leading the way in scoring.

Valmeyer will play Dupo on Thursday.

The Dupo girls have won two of three recent games to improve to 7-12 on the season.

Last Tuesday, the Tigers were down 15-2 to Steeleville after the first period but stormed back to win in overtime, 51-47. Megan Brown led the way for Dupo with 14 points, followed by Rachael Donald with 13.

Thursday, the Tigers ran into a tough Lebanon team, losing 41-33. Brown scored 11 points.

The Tigers bounced back Monday night, easily defeating Sparta, 45-27. The Tigers were up 17-2 after the first period and never looked back.

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