BB Queens stay undefeated 9-0
The Stanton Viqueens continue their winning streak, climbing to 9-0 after two non-conference wins last week.
The Queens hosted Audubon on Tuesday, Jan. 4, defeating the 5-4 Wheelers 57-40.
The first quarter was a back-and-forth battle that ended with Stanton ahead by three points. The Queens outscored the Wheelers 16-2 in the second quarter to head into the half time with a 27-10 lead. Although Audubon rallied in the third quarter, outscoring the Queens 21-16, it was not enough and Stanton put the game away early in the fourth.
“I feel we have a very unselfish squad that cares more about winning than personal accolades,” Stanton head girls basketball coach Dave Snyder said. “The games scheduled came about due to a team dropping us just before the season this year, and us losing conference teams which has created a much more challenging schedule.”
Marleigh Johnson led four Queens into double digit scoring, finishing the game with 16 points, eight rebounds, three assists, three steals, and two blocks.
Jenna Stephens added another double-double on the season with 15 points, 14 rebounds.
Stanton: Stephens two assists, one steal, one block; Abby Burke 11 points, six rebounds, one block; Leah Sandin 11 points, four rebounds, four assists, three steals; Brooklyn Silva two points, four rebounds, two assists; Hannah Olson two points, one rebound, two assists.
Stanton traveled to Avoca on Thursday, Jan. 6, and defeated the 4-5 Vikings 57-42 with a well balanced shooting attack, led by Sandin, who finished the night with a career-high 20 points.
“The way teams elect to defend us dictates as to who gets more opportunities to score,” Snyder said. “Lately, Leah [Sandin] has had those opportunities and has stepped up to the challenge quite well.”
The Queens took control early in the game and the Lady Vikes could not erase the 18-7 point difference from the first quarter.
Stanton: Sandin two rebounds, one assist, four steals; Stephens 15 points, five rebounds, four steals, one block; M. Johnson 12 points, three rebounds, three assists, four steals, one block; Olson four points, four rebounds, one assist; A. Burke four points, two rebounds; Lauren Johnson two points; Silva two rebounds, four assists; Kyla Hart one rebound.
The Queens are back in action tonight as they host Sidney beginning at 6 p.m. with the boys game to follow.