High school girls basketball started this last week with tournament action.
Columbia hosted its Tip-Off Classic. The host school did well, ending the week with a 2-1 record.
The Eagles started the tourney and season with a 62-31 win over Metro East Lutheran.
Claire Foster led the team in scoring with 18 points and also had three steals. Cheyanne Newland scored 15 points, as did Kalli Farmer. Newland secured five rebounds while Farmer had four assists and three steals.
Courtney Weilbacher added seven points and four assists. Claire Long led the team with seven rebounds and 10 assists, while scoring two points. Blair Wittenbrink and Whitney Edwards both scored two points.
The Eagles followed their win with a tough 49-35 loss to Lebanon on Thursday.
The Greyhounds were led by a 25-point performance from Kendra Bass.
Columbia was led with a 15-point effort from Foster. She also recorded six steals. Weilbacher followed with seven points and four assists. Farmer and Newland scored four points. Long added three points and Wittenbrink added a basket.
CHS finished the tournament with a 43-30 win against Greenville on Saturday. The Eagles never trailed.
Foster led the team again with 19 points. Farmer followed with 11 points, eight rebounds and three steals. Newland scored seven points, Weilbacher had three, Long scored two and Whitney Edwards had a free throw.
Columbia played at Carlyle on Tuesday in a regular season contest.
Waterloo also competed in Columbia’s tournament. The team finished the week 2-1.
The Bulldogs started the season with a 39-27 loss to Greenville last Monday.Pictured, Valmeyer’s Hannah Weber goes up for a tough layup against Chester in Dupo. (Spencer Michelson photo)
Kathryn Finnerty led the Bulldogs with 13 points, while also grabbing two boards. Sydney Luedeman scored seven points and had three rebounds. Destiny Resthoff added three points. Heather Elliot scored two points.
Delaney Scace and Taylor Augustine scored a point. Augustine led the team with four steals. Alyssa Busche led the team with five rebounds.
The ‘Dogs beat Columbia’s JV squad, 48-19, last Wednesday.
Finnerty led the way with 16 points and also had a block. Resthoff and Jessica Whiteside each scored eight points. Mollie Zeisset scored five points and grabbed seven rebounds. Busche also had seven rebounds and scored three points. Heather Elliot and Luedeman each scored four points. Luedeman led the team with five assists.
Waterloo finished the week with a 44-26 win against Alton Marquette on Saturday.
Augustine had her best game of the young season, scoring 12 points, dishing out four assists and grabbing three rebounds. Finnerty continued to excel with 12 more points and five rebounds. Luedeman followed with eight points and nabbed a team-high eight boards. Busche and Elliot each scored four points.
Restoff and Brianna Wesselmann both added two points.
The ‘Dogs play at Jerseyville at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 30.
Dupo hosted the Cat Classic. The host Tigers finished the tournament with a 2-1 record.
They defeated Wood River 49-31 last Monday.
The Tigers were led by a 15-point performance from Megan Brown. Leia Campbell scored 11 points, Rachael Donald added 10, Savannah Maldonado scored eight, Jessica Stansch had three points and Julie Snider scored a basket.
Dupo then beat Roxana, 38-28, last Wednesday. Campbell led the team again, this time with 18 points. Brown and Donald each scored nine points while Snider added two points.
The team’s first loss came against New Athens, 46-27, on Saturday. Brown led the team with 13 points, Maldonado scored seven, Campbell had five and Donald finished with two.
Dupo played at Gibault on Monday night and hosted Madison on Tuesday.
Valmeyer took part in the tournament as well, finishing 1-2.
The Pirates started the season with a 41-28 win over Chester on Tuesday.
The team was led by a double-double performance from Emmi Stuart. As a forward, Stuart led the team with 15 points and 14 rebounds.
Hannah Weber followed with 12 points, two assists and three steals. Blair Brady and Bethany Brinkman each scored four points. Johanna Franke and Mckenzie Rowe-Brown each scored two points. Helen Weber added two points, brought down seven rebounds and led the team with three assists.
Valmeyer then lost to New Athens, 41-19, on Thursday.
Brinkman led the team with seven points. Stuart followed six points and led the team with seven rebounds. Franke, Hannah Weber and Helen Weber each scored two points.
The team finished the tournament with a 51-25 loss to Roxana on Saturday.
Valmeyer plays at Lebanon at 6 p.m. on Dec. 3.
Gibault was the only girls team in the area not to start the season in tournament play.
The Hawks lost to Madison, 51-33 last Wednesday.
Gibault hosted Dupo on Monday. They play at Chester at 7:45 p.m. on Dec. 1.