Lady Musketeers Redeem Themselves at Valmeyer

The game against Valmeyer on February 11th was a much better game for the Red Bud Lady Musketeers. They started the game strong with eleven in the first quarter and held Valmeyer to just two. Kassidy Ellner drained a three-pointer for her points of the quarter and Chloe Wild made a two-point field goal for hers. The remaining six points were from two free throws and two field goals from Hannah Sievers. The Lady Musketeers ended the first quarter with a nine-point lead — making the score 11-2.

Throughout the second quarter, the defense started to lack a little, but luckily the Musketeer offense did not. The ladies scored fifteen points in the second quarter while Valmeyer only put eight more on the board. Sievers went two for two from the line for her points. Madison Pensoneau and Olivia Carle each had three points from one free throw and hit a two-point field goal. Sam Kolweier hit a three-pointer and Chloe Wild scored four points from two-pointers to complete the quarter. The Lady Musketeers were up by sixteen points at halftime — 26-10. 

Red Bud came back from halftime with their energy high as they outscored Valmeyer by putting up another thirteen points and holding Valmeyer to a mere four points. Kolweier was responsible for five of the thirteen as she knocked down a three-pointer and two-point field goal. Sievers had four points from going two for two from the line and making a layup. The last four points were split between Merideth Whelan and Addison Dilley, who each made a two-point shot. This put Red Bud up by twenty-five walking into the fourth quarter with a score of 39-14. 

In the last quarter, the scoring slowed down significantly as the Musketeers added six points and the Pirates added seven. All six points were created by two-point field goals made by Ellner, Sievers, and Whelan. As the last seconds ran out, the final score read 45 to 20 with Red Bud taking the win and Coach Rogers’ first career win as a head coach.  Point totals for the game were Sievers with 14, Kolweier with 8, Wild with 6, Ellner with 5, Whelan with 4, Carle and Pensoneau both with 3, and Freshman Dilley with 2.