The New London girls’ basketball team continued its perfect season last week taking home victories against Seymour and Denmark.
On Thursday, Feb. 16, Seymour ventured to New London for a conference game. The Lady Bulldogs got off to a fast start outscoring Seymour 11-2 in the first quarter. The two teams matched point for point in the second quarter, as New London headed to halftime with a 20-11 lead.
The Lady Bulldogs extended that lead by four in the third quarter. Seymour did outscore New London in the fourth quarter 12-11, but it wasn’t enough as New London won the game 44-32.
Tara Knapstein led the Lady Bulldogs with 15 points, while Brenna Heise chipped in with 12 points. Heather Paalman added eight points and Morgan Steinert added six points.
Earlier in the week on Tuesday, Feb. 14, New London faced off Denmark, who is second in the conference standings. Denmak had the hot hand early outscoring the Lady Bulldogs 18-9 in the first quarter. The upset in the making was quickly dampened in the second quarter when New London outscored Denmark 12-6 to cut Denmark’s lead to only one at halftime.
The Lady Bulldogs took the lead in the third quarter and never looked back as they cruised to a 54-40 victory.
Knapstein once again led the scoring for the Lady Bulldogs with 20 points. Bridget Pethke scored 12 points, while Steinert chipped in with seven points.
New London travels to Octonto Falls on Friday, Feb. 24.