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Golden Eagle girls top JVC 59-30

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Golden Eagle girls top JVC 59-30
Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

Ashley Schmit scored 15 points and grabbed a season-high 16 rebounds to lead the Mitchell Christian girls’ basketball team to a 59-30 win over James Valley Christian Tuesday at Mitchell Christian School.

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Emily Reynen added 13 points and eight rebounds, while Alexa Van Laecken chipped in with seven rebounds for the Golden Eagles, who outrebounded JVC 39-15.

“We played a very solid defensive game tonight,” MCS girls’ basketball coach said. “The girls did a good job of limiting second chance opportunities. Ashley worked really hard tonight and did a great job defensively.”

Cassidy Graham scored 14 points and six assists for MCS (15-3), while Abbie Reynen tallied 10 points for the Golden Eagles, who forced 18 turnovers.

James Valley Christian was led by Khiree Held. The former Mitchell Christian basketball player scored 18 points and grabbed five rebounds. Tierra Derken and Kristen Williams each chipped in with six points.

MCS plays Bridgewater-Emery Tuesday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell, while JVC (6-11) hosts Dakota Christian Friday in Huron.

Mitchell Christian 59

James Valley Christian 30

MCS (15-3)

Alexa Van Laecken 2 0-0 5; Abbie Reynen 4 2-2 10; Cassidy Graham 5 4-5 14; Ashley Schmit 7 1-3 15; Emily Reynen 5 3-4 13; Lindsey Thompson 1 0-0 2; Destiny Reimnitz 0 0-0 0; Kelsey Thompson 0 0-0 0; Taylor Lepke 0 0-0 0; Carlie Vander Pol 0 0-0 0; Alyson Vander Pol 0 0-0 0; team totals: 24 10-14 59.

JVC (6-11)

Hannah Loban 1 0-0 3; Khiree Held 6 0-0 18; Tierra Decker 2 1-4 6; Julie Lowen 0 0-0 0; Kristien Williams 2 0-0 6; Mallory Johnson 0 0-0 0; Miranda Blom 0 0-0 0; Brittani Hofer 0 0-0 0; Katelyn Held 0 0-0 0; Team totals: 10 1-4 30.

MCS 25 33 48 59

JVC 9 15 22 30

3-point goals: MCS 1 (Van Laecken), JVC 9 (Held 6, Williams 2, Loban, Decker); Rebounds: MCS 39 (Schmit 16), JVC 15 (Held 5, Loban 5); Assists: MCS 19 (Van Laecken 6, Graham 6), JVC 8 (Loban 5); Steals: MCS 12 (Van Laecken 5), JVC 11 (Loban 3); Turnovers: MCS 12, JVC 18; Team fouls: MCS 8, JVC 14; Foul outs: None; Technical fouls: None.

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