The Ste. Genevieve Headhunters and the Arcadia Valley Lady Tigers matched up for an inter-conference basketball game Wednesday night, and both teams went at it like a couple of fly-weight boxers. In the end, it was the Lady Tigers who had their hands raised as the champs, 69-63.
Neither team used tight defensive pressure as the offenses kept the scoreboard humming all game. Arcadia Valley jumped out to the lead in the first quarter and managed to stay out front the rest of the way even though the Headhunters kept closing in time and time again.
Arcadia Valley’s ace, DeAnna Anderson, lit things up from the start as she scored 15 points in the first quarter and then went on to score a total of 43 points in the game, going 16-16 from the free-throw line. Katie Lambert had 10 points for the Lady Tigers.
Danielle Giesler was top-scorer for the Headhunters with 22 points. Rachel Flieg scored 15 points and had 10 boards for the double-double, and Lindsy Drumm and Danielle Abt scored eight points each.
Both teams will be back in action and on the road tonight in conference games with Arcadia Valley traveling to Kingston and Ste. Genevieve traveling to Farmington.
Bismarck 51, Kingston 22
BISMARCK — The Bismarck Lady Indians had no trouble exercising dominance in Wednesday’s conference game against the Kingston Lady Cougars. The Lady Indians received a 29-point performance from Cassidy Wisdom which was more than the Lady Cougars scored as a team in the 51-22 game.
Lindsey Taylor scored 12 points for the Lady Indians and Liz Politte added 6 more to the total.
Bismarck, 6-4 overall and 2-2 in conference play, is scheduled to host West County tonight at 7 p.m. Kingston, 0-6 and 0-4 MAAA, will host Arcadia Valley tonight.