The Louisville girls basketball team proved itself to Fort Calhoun on Tuesday night with a 62-28 road victory.
“I think they're really good shooters and, overall, just a really good team,” Pioneers senior Abbie Anderson said. “I think they played really well, but they had to work for their win tonight.”
FCHS (2-10 overall) faced the Lions' aggressive full-court pressure and turned the ball over at times, but also found some success breaking through it. More than once, the Pioneers were able to draw defenders into double teams and then would dump the ball off for easy buckets. Senior Rianna Wells was an early recipient, scoring two first-half buckets during such instances.
“It's, like, really exhilarating,” Anderson said. “It kind of gets our whole bench hyped up.”
While Wells finished with six points, Anderson notched eight on a made 3-point basket, three free throws and a fourth-quarter 2. Kenzie Hansen also had six for Fort Calhoun, scoring every point from beyond the 3-point arc.
In her first game back from injury, Pioneers junior Tess Skelton had two points, while freshmen Bria Bench and Maddy Tinkham combined for six.
Louisville, meanwhile, was led by McKenzie Norris' 16 points and Jaylin Gaston's 11. The Lions led 18-5 after one period and 33-14 at halftime before eventually improving to 8-6 this season.