Reds remain undefeated

Girls Bball improves to 7-0


Jaden Stone, Sports Editor

The Lady Reds are still undefeated coming back from Winter Break.  After two games in two days, the Reds record has improved to 8-0 and has given them the spot as the one seed in the Patriot League.  

First, on Friday, Jan. 7, the Reds took on the Faith Christian Eagles on their home floor.  The Reds’ defense was on point, holding the Eagles to under 10 points in all four quarters.  The final was 49-21 which moved the Reds record to 7-0 at that point.  Ahana Leffler (22) said, “Our biggest strength as a team is our defense.” Leffler, the Reds leading scorer had one less point than the whole Eagles team did in the game with 21.  

Leffler also led the team on the defensive end with a total of nine steals in the game. Leffler said, “Defense wins games, so it’s very important.”  Savannah Schroth (22) crashed the boards on the defensive end in the matchup where she grabbed eight rebounds.  Tayla Wiedeman (24) also had eight boards in the game.  She said, “Rebounding is always one of our top priorities and it is easier for us to get ahead if our opponent doesn’t get a second chance to shoot. If we control the boards, we control the game.”  

The Reds quickly turned around and on Saturday, Jan. 8, the Reds hit the road to play the Kent Denver Sun Devils.  The Reds defense was solid again, giving up 10 points or less in all four quarters once again. The final score ended up 54-28 in favor of the Lady Reds.  The girls were led in scoring by Schroth who contributed 14 points in the game. Wiedeman said, “We just need to put our all into everything we do, practice and games, and we need to play for each other.”   

Conference play will begin Jan. 11 where the Reds have a road game against the Valley Vikings. “Not everyone has a perfect night every game, so everyone needs to help step in where needed in order to get the win in the end.” The Vikings enter the game with a record of 5-3 with this being their first conference as well.  “We look to keep this winning streak alive by playing our game and playing how we know how to play, and that is as a team.”  Leffler said.