Girls Basketball: Preston Beats Springville

By Jeff Linder, Reporter

Tools

By Grant Burkhardt

MOUNT VERNON, Iowa — A cold start (OK, a very cold start) didn’t stop Cassie Aldis.

Aldis scored 10 of her game-high 15 points in the fourth quarter, including the tying basket with 25 seconds left in regulation, and Preston edged Springville 39-37 in overtime in a non-conference girls’ basketball game Saturday afternoon at the Small Multi-Sports Center on the Cornell College campus.

This after a 1-for-14 shooting display in the first three quarters.

Preston (8-2) overcame a scoreless stretch of 5:43 at the end of the first half. Down 18-13 at halftime, the Trojans rallied in the fourth quarter behind Aldis. She hit back-to-back 3-pointers to give Preston a 33-31 edge.

Springville (4-6) countered with baskets by Megan Wagaman and Madison Wittenburg for a 35-33 lead, then Aldis scored to tie it.

Ryleigh Keeney’s baseline shot with 1:35 remaining in overtime broke a 37-all tie, and neither team scored again. Wittenburg missed a 3-pointer in the final seconds.

Keeney added 11 points for the Trojans.

Wittenburg posted 11 points and eight rebounds for the Orioles.

Conversation Guidelines

Be Kind

Don't use abusive, offensive, threatening, racist, vulgar or sexually-oriented language.
Don't attack someone personally. Keep it civil and be responsible.

Share Knowledge

Be truthful. Share what you know and what you are passionate about.
What more do you want to learn? Keep it simple.

Stay focused

Promote lively and healthy debate. Stay on topic. Ask questions and give feedback on the story's topic.

Report Trouble

Help us maintain a quality comment section by reporting comments that are offensive. If you see a comment that is offensive, or you feel violates our guidelines, simply click on the "x" to the far right of the comment to report it.


read the full guidelines here »

Commenting will be disabled on stories dealing with the following subject matter: Crime, sexual abuse, property fires, automobile accidents, Amber Alerts, Operation Quickfinds and suicides.

facebook twitter rss mobile google plus
email alerts you tube hooplanow pinterest instagram

What's On KCRG