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Lady Knights remain undefeated

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The Sunnyside Christian Lady Knights returned from their weekend road trip with two more victories under their belts.

“It wasn’t a very competitive weekend,” admitted Lady Knights Coach Al Smeenk. “Generally we played fairly well. But in the second game four starters didn’t play at all in the fourth quarter.”

Sunnyside Christian (6-0, 13-0) started the weekend with a Friday night visit to Trout Lake. The Lady Knights won handily, 76-35.

“All seven girls played all four quarters,” said Smeenk. “We played well.”

Katelyn Banks led the charge with 25 points for Sunnyside Christian. Annie Brouwer dropped in 13 points and Brittany Broersma added another 12 to the Sunnyside Christian score.

Freshman Kristen Broersma had 16 points, and impressed Smeenk with her skills.

“This was her best game yet,” said Smeenk. “She’s going to dominate with those lay-ups.”

Not scoring up to her usual standards was Stormee Van Belle with 6 points. However, Van Belle dished out 10 assists.

“Stormee put the ball in the right hands to get scores,” said Smeenk.

The Lyle-Wishram game was much more lopsided. The score was 31-4 at halftime in favor of the Lady Knights, and ended at 50-8.

Smeenk said the Lyle girls struggled to score, so he didn’t play his starters the entire game.

“The older girls didn’t play for us half of the game,” he said. “The four oldest were out of the game the entire fourth quarter.”

Banks, only a sophomore, again led the scoring with 19 points. Van Belle added another 11 despite not playing the fourth quarter.

Smeenk said the rest of the week will be a challenge for the team. They will be playing four games in the next six days, starting tonight against DeSales in a game rescheduled from earlier in the month because of inclement weather..

“Tonight and tomorrow we’re going to find out what we’re made of,” said Smeenk. “First DeSales, then 1A Columbia Burbank (on Tuesday).”

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