Area girls teams eye .500 level

The Holt girls basketball team has reeled off two victories in a row, almost matching its win total from the first 10 games of the season.

The Indians knocked off Fort Zumwalt East 48-22 on Jan. 20 and Liberty 50-30 on Jan. 17. The wins improved their record to 5-7.

Nicole Griesenauer led the squad in scoring in both games. She had 17 points against Zumwalt East and scored 15 points against Liberty.

Allison Meyer also reached double figures with 10 points in the Zumwalt East win. Holt held the Lions to single digits in all four quarters and built a 22-11 halftime lead.

Against Liberty, Claudia Adam and Allison Barry chipped in with seven points apiece. Avery Ingle scored 17 points to lead Liberty.

Consecutive wins for Wolves

Timberland put together two strong performances to win consecutive games for the first time this year.

The Wolves defeated Troy 50-36, three days after beating Francis Howell North 52-32. They entered the week with a 6-8 record.

Against the Trojans Jan. 20, Jordyn Armstrong led the way with 18 points. Timberland outscored their opponent 29-12 in the middle two quarters. Kendall Fletcher added nine points.

Timberland limited Howell North to 10 first-half points in the Jan. 17 contest. The Wolves led 26-10 at halftime.

Ashley Raines had a team-best 19 points, while Armstrong followed with 14.

Liberty snaps three-game skid

Liberty stands just one game under the .500 mark following a 58-43 triumph at Affton Jan. 21.

Avery Ingle erupted for 34 points, including four 3-pointers. She also pulled down nine rebounds. Savannah Kruse had a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds.

The Eagles jumped ahead 16-3 in the opening quarter and led 33-15 at the half.

In its three previous contests, Liberty fell to Washington (73-44), Holt (50-30) and Zumwalt North (56-28).

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