By Anne Homan
Above: Dani Highum takes the shot in the Orioles match-up against Canton.
Photos by Wade Homan
Shooting over 42 percent in the game against Canton on Monday, Dec. 19 the Lennox High School girls’ basketball team was able to earn the decisive 47-28 win over the C-Hawks.
“I was impressed with how our team competed defensively from the jump,” said LHS head coach Adam Quail. “Forcing a talented Canton team to shoot 25% from the field really shows how difficult it was for Canton to get anything going on the offensive end.”
Lennox really opened things up in the second quarter, outscoring Canton 21-7.
“Offensively we shared the ball extremely well. When we play unselfishly and celebrate each other’s successes we are not only fun to watch but extremely talented on the offensive end,” said Quail.
Scoring in double digits on the night were Courtney Sandal, Dani Highum, and Andie Peters all of whom scored 11 points each. Sandal also pulled down four rebounds, and Highum three. Highum had four assists in the game as well.
Carli Kuyper led the team in rebounds with 11 in the game, she also had six points.
“Carli Kuyper was outstanding on the boards versus Canton,” said Quail.
Ryan Hanssen finished the night with six points, four rebounds, one assist and three steals. Mia Hanisch scored two points, and grabbed four rebounds.
Gavyn Herlyn took the team’s first charge of the season against the C-Hawks and had three assists and one steal.
On Tuesday, Jan. 3 the LHS girls will be in action again as they travel to Mt. Vernon/Plankinton in a doubleheader with the LHS boys. Varsity girls are scheduled to tip-off at 6:30 p.m. The Orioles will be at home on Thursday, Jan. 5 in double header action with the boys against Rock Valley. Varsity girls tip-off at 6:30 p.m.