The New London girls’ varsity basketball team stayed perfect by knocking off a strong Fox Valley Lutheran team on Thursday, Feb. 9.
The Bulldogs maintain their No. 1 ranking with the win and continue their undefeated season.
The Bulldogs outscored the Foxes 12-6 in the first quarter but both teams managed just six points in the second quarter. New London again outscored Fox Valley Lutheran in the third quarter, 15-10, but didn’t put the game away for good until outscoring the Foxes 16-1 in the fourth quarter to earn the 49-23 win.
Brenna Heise led New London with 11 points, while Tara Knapstein scored nine. Morgan Steinert scored eight points, and Bridget Pethke added seven. Heather Paalman contributed four points, while Coral Managan, Megan Schlieve, Emily Steffanus, Mickey Roland and Lexi Roland all scored two.
Knapstien was honored prior to the game, as she recently passed 1,000 points for her career. Going into Thursday’s game, she had scored 1,003 points. She is just the second girl in New London history to reach that mark, as Tracy Palmer had 1,326 points and played from 2002-06.
The Lady Bulldogs play at home against Seymour on Thursday, Feb. 16, at 7:15 p.m.