Lady Rocks fly into district finals

Girl got madd skills...Emily Kallmeyer nice little left hand floater for two of her 10 points against Barat Academy.

Crystal City, Mo. – Monday night New Haven pounded Kingston 64-15 and after Wednesday night’s 50-25 win over Barat Academy the Lady Shamrocks will have a chance to win their second straight district title Friday night.  The game will be broadcasted on  Game time is set for 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

There is not a lot to write about either game except New Haven’s offensive team onslaught, it’s not been just one or two players scoring, it’s been six and seven girls each contributing four to eight points.

“We have been more aggressive offensively.  Emily [Kallmeyer] has been looking for her shot a lot more.  Stephanie Gerling is another…overall as a team though, we are playing with more confidence and looking to score first and pass second,” coach Doug Peirick told Quick News.

In the Lady Rocks first round game against Kingston, 10 players scored at least two points and eight girls scoring six or more points, with Hannah Kruse scoring her first two points at the varsity level.  The semifinal verse Barat Academy was a similar story with seven girls contributing on the offensive end.

Photo take by Quick News contributor, Megan Bauer in game verse Kingston.

Kierstin Monzyk takes a nice attack approach to record a kill....this is basketball...Monzyk actually deflects a pass, forcing a steal. 

In both games New Haven had two girls post double figures, Rachel Steinhoff scoring 12 and 11 points, Kayla Meyer with 10 points against Kingston, and Emily Kallmeyer with 10 points on Wednesday night.

The Lady Rocks are shooting 47% from the field but only 42% (9-12) from the free throw line.

No doubt Kingston was not an extremely talented team, regardless for New Haven to get 60 shoot attempts is crazy, but also the perfect example how they have become a completely different team offensively compared to most of the regular season.

Saturday New Haven will face Valle Catholic, a much better team than New Haven’s first to opponents.

#2 Valle Catholic enters Saturday’s district final 18-9, knocking of Crystal City 58-26 followed by Elsberry 45-38.

The Lady Warrior’s have to girls averaging double figures.  Senior Gretchen Koller averages a double-double scoring 12 pts/gm while grabbing 10 rebounds.  Valle’s six-foot junior Mackenzie Wipfler averages around 11 points.

Note: District finals have been rescheduled for Saturday beginning at 1 p.m.

We will begin broadcasting at 12:45 p.m. and your only local news to cover Saturday’s Class 2 District 4 Championship.