Miller girls down Northwestern

Posted January 6, 2014 at 9:16 am
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Jerod Fisher|The Miller Press
FRESHMAN KALLIE RUHNKE (#24) drives toward the basket through traffic during the home opener vs. Northwestern on December 21.

The Miller Lady Rustlers fought a close game with Northwestern, Saturday December 21, 2013. The lead for the Rustlers at the half was just a mere two points. Miller kept up the pressure extending that lead to seven at the end of the third quarter. Northwestern amped up the pressure during the fourth quarter and shrunk the lead to just three points at the final buzzer, for a final score of 71-68.

Jamie Mentzer led the scoring with 30 points, going eight for ten at the line, Kristen Peterka was a close second with 20 points and 15 for 8 at the line.

Shooting percentage were very evenly matched, Miller to Northwestern were three pointers 25% to 24%, two pointers 44% to 53%, and total scoring percentages 43% for both.

Rebounding for the Lady Rustlers was also Mentzer and Peterka each with seven. Total rebound were 32 and Northwestern with 33.

Turn overs and steals for the teams were also close with 25 for Miller and 24 for Northwestern and steals were two for Miller but none for Northwestern.

Lady Rustler Annie Fulton fought hard , but fouled out during the game.

Junior varsity for the Rustlers also won their game 30-23. Kallie Ruhnke scored 16 of the points for the Rustlers.

Rebounding was led by Shae Knox and Ruhnke with six rebounds.

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Jerod Fisher|The Miller Press
FRESHMAN SHALY WERDEL (#22) moves up court while shielding a defender during the girls’ home opener.


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