As Nicole Griesenauer has found her range from beyond the arc, the Holt girls basketball team has found someone a scoring leader.
Griesenauer, a junior, erupted for 32 points in a 61-47 victory over Hazelwood West on Feb. 13. She followed up that performance with a 27-point outing in a 74-60 triumph over Liberty Feb. 15.
She made a combined eight 3-pointers in the two wins, including five in the Hazelwood West contest. Griesenauer upped her scoring average to 14.8 points per game.
In the win over rival Liberty, Emily Griesenauer and Claudia Adam reached double figures with 16 and 15 points, respectively. The Indians led 35-34 at intermission.
Against Hazelwood West, Holt led by two entering the final quarter and pulled away with a 21-9 run. Allison Meyer contributed nine points in the win.
The Holt loss dropped Liberty’s record to 10-14. Cari Schaeffer led a trio of players in double figures with 17 points. Savannah Kruse chipped in with 16 points, while Avery Ingle and Jordan Baumann added 13 and 10 points, respectively.
In the Eagles’ two previous contests, they fell 64-33 to Tolton on Feb. 17 and won 42-40 to Fort Zumwalt East on Feb. 16.
Ingle led the team in scoring on both games, scoring 20 points versus Tolton and 18 against the Lions.
Timberland drops four straight
The past two weeks have not been kind to Timberland, which has dropped four consecutive games.
The Wolves’ two most recent losses were to Fort Zumwalt South 55-48 on Feb. 17 and to Fort Zumwalt North 58-44 on Feb. 15. Their record is 11-12.
Against the Bulldogs, Jordyn Armstrong had a team-high 24 points and Angela Kiner contributed 10. Timberland led in the opening quarter but was outscored in each of the final three quarters.
Armstrong led the squad with 15 points in the loss to the Panthers, while Ashley Raines added 13.