Tuesday night, the Van Buren girls? basketball team returned to its winning form, defeating Holy Trinity Catholic 56-34 in Keosauqua.
The Warriors led 12-8 at the end of the first period, but really pulled away in the second eight-minute session when they outscored HTC 22-10, almost doubling their opponent up at the half with a 34-18 advantage. Coach Matt Zietler?s squad outscored Holy Trinity in the third period as well, 16-10, giving the Warriors a 50-28 lead headed into the final quarter. Each team scored just six points in the fourth, giving Van Buren a 22-point victory to improve to 2-1.
Sophomore Taryn Scheuermann led the team with 17 points and 11 rebounds while also making four assists, grabbing a steal and blocking four shots. The senior Hannah Hudson exploded offensively as well with 16 points and two boards. Madison Bartholomew netted 10 points, grabbed two rebounds, dished nine assists, and made five steals while Isabel Manning added five points, six rebounds, three assists and four steals to the teams? totals.
Saturday at Coe
Van Buren played No. 14 ranked in Class 1A, Bishop Garrigan, Algona. The game was part of a jamboree hosted by the college, featuring all ranked teams and matching up opponents who would not normally play until late in the playoffs, if ever.
The Warriors played Bishop Garrigan within a point in the second and fourth quarters, 39-38. The first and the third quarters were troublesome though for Coach Zietler?s squad when they were outscored 16-7 and 16-8, respectively. Those two periods combined with the good ones for Van Buren, left the final score 71-53 as the final.
Leading scorer was Taryn Scheuermann with 21 points to go with her five rebounds, three blocks and one assist. The freshman Isabel Manning scored 12 points, along with six rebounds, three assists and a steal. Hannah Hudson also had a good game statistically. She had eight points and led the Warriors with 12 boards in the loss.
Next for Van Buren is a trip to New London this Friday.