Batesville — The North Decatur junior high girls basketball teams traveled to St. Louis (Batesville) Thursday to play the Lady Cardinals.
North’s seventh grade team was victorious, winning 29-16. Leading scorer for the Lady Chargers was Katie Kinker with 12 points. She was followed closely by Brittany Becker with eight. Bekak Netherton had four. Abby Morrow and Maddy Day each had 2 points. Finishing out the scoring was Kierstyn House with 1 point. Becker and Abbi Eldridge were outstanding defensively, while Netherton keeps jumping up and grabbing those rebounds for her team.
In the second game of the night, St. Louis held on to win 34-31. The eighth grade Lady Chargers went into the fourth quarter down by 12 points and had a chance to tie the game with six seconds left on the clock.
North was very balanced in scoring with Sarah Bohman with 7, Emily Daughtery 6, Rhegan Day 6, Jesse Closser 5, Paige Howell 4, Kiara Nobbe 2 and Lily Meyer 1. Closser completely shut down their leading scorer in the second half while Bohman owned the boards.
Both teams are 3-2 for the season. Upcoming games include home games Monday, Feb. 17 versus Edinburgh and Tuesday versus Jac-Cen-Del.