E-F Lady Knights over Wilcox-Hildreth Lady Falcons

Eustis-Farnam Lady Knight Jessica Deterding goes up for a block against Overton.  Jessica had 6 points and 7 rebounds for the Lady Knights.  Photo by Mike Vontz

The E-F Lady Knights improve on the year to 7-6 after defeating the Lady Raiders by a score of 53-16.  It was all about the Lady Knights defense who held the Lady Raiders to a disappointing shooting performance of 6/44 for a shooting percentage of 13.6% for the game.  It was good pressure on the ball defensively for the Knights who were able to run the floor for quick and easy transition buckets.  The Lady Knights shot from 3 point land, a blistering 60% shooting 6/10 from downtown to open the 1st quarter leading 14-2 and go on to lead at the break 27-7.


The Lady Knights had one of the best nights on the floor both offensively and defensively as they held the Lady Raider to 9 second half points.  The Lady Knights continued to execute well the whole 2nd half, as they continued to move the ball very well against the Lady Raiders.  The Lady Knights have been able to bounce back despite a four game losing streak to put together a 2 game winning streak.

In game 2 of 3 for the week the Lady Knights drop a close fought battle to the Overton Eagles.  The Lady Knights were not able to get into any rhythm throughout the contest as the Eagles were able to keep enough pressure on to get the win on the Knights home court.  The Knights were able to get into the bonus in the first half but weren’t able to capitalize on the charity stripe.  The Knights however were able to get the early edge on the Eagles after the first period to lead 12-9 and go on to lead at halftime by a margin of 21-16.

The Knights had gotten into foul trouble as Freshman Jessica Deterding picked up her 4th foul at the 6 minute mark of the 3rd quarter and was forced to sit till the final quarter.  The Lady Eagles were then able to put together a little run and get the lead for the first time with 1:45 to go in the 3rd quarter and were able to keep that lead going to the final quarter by a score of 27-28.  The fourth quarter the Lady Eagles were able to get to the bonus of their own where they were able to make some free throws and push their lead over the Knights to 27-33 and that was all they needed as they were able to get the win over the Knights 32-40.

The E-F Lady Knights finished the week on a winning note by knocking off the Mustangs of SEM.  The Lady Knights had their hands full as either team really took complete control of the game.  The Lady Knights played tough defense that forced tough shots for the Mustangs as well as they were able to pass the ball down the court well in transition that allowed the Lady Knights some baskets throughout      the game.  The Lady Knights were able to jump out to a early 1 quarter lead by 15-8 and felt good going to half up by a margin of 22-19 as the Mustangs just wouldn’t go away.

The second half was back and forth for both teams as it was good defense played by both teams to give the edge to the Mustangs going to the final period leading the Knights 28-29.  The fourth remained close to see the game tied at 33-33 at the 5:00 mark that forced the Mustangs to call timeout.  The Knights then were able to get a big 3 pointer by Preston Rieker to give the Knights a 38-35 lead with 2:30 to go and Melissa Johnson was able to get another steal and make the layup and fouled and made the free throw to give the Knights a 41-37 lead and that was all they needed as they were able to hold off the Mustangs to secure the win.  The win gives the Lady Knights an 8-7 record.






E-F vs Med Valley

           1      2      3      4     Total

E-F    14    13    16    10       53

MV     2      5      7      2       16


Scoring:  Preston Rieker 26, Melanie Johnson 13, Melissa Johnson 8, Jenna Widick 4, Jessica Deterding 2


Rebounds:  Preston Rieker 10, Melanie Johnson 8, Jessica Deterding 6, Melissa Johnson 4


Steals:  Melissa Johnson 5


E-F vs Overton

          1      2      3      4     Total

E-F   12     9      6      5       32

Over   9     7     12    12      40


Scoring:  Preston Rieker 11, Melissa Johnson 6, Jessica Deterding 6, Melanie Johnson 5, Miranda Lauby 4


Rebounds:  Preston Rieker 10, Melanie Johnson 9, Jessica Deterding 7, Melissa Johnson 2, Miranda Lauby 2


Steals:  Melissa Johnson 5



E-F vs SEM

          1      2      3      4     Total

E-F   15     7      6     13      41

SEM  8     11    10     8       37


Scoring:  Melanie Johnson 12, Preston Rieker 10, Melissa Johnson 9, Jessica Deterding 7, Miranda Lauby 3


Rebounds:  Preston Rieker 4, Jessica Deterding 4


Steals:  Melisssa Johnson 5



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