De Pere 57, Lourdes Academy 41: The Redbirds caught fire early, draining four first-quarter 3-pointers as they busted out to a 14-point lead after the first eight minutes. The Knights didn’t go away quietly, however, pulling within five early in the fourth quarter before De Pere pulled away late for the victory in the Christine Rathke Memorial tournament in Franklin.
Maddy Reed led Lourdes Academy (6-2) with 14 points, including a 3-pointer in the fourth quarter to bring the Knights within five. Lourdes outscored De Pere (6-2) 17-6 in the third quarter to bring a 19-point halftime deficit down to eight. Katie Van Scyoc chipped in with eight points.
Bailey Ryan led De Pere with 17 points and Margaret Miller added 12. The Redbirds hit six 3-pointers Friday night, all in the first half.
Lourdes Academy will conclude the tournament this afternoon, facing off with Waunakee at 1:30 p.m. in the third place game.
Lourdes…10 9 17 5 — 41
De Pere…24 14 6 13 — 57
Lourdes: Combs 3, DeGroot 2, Reed 14, Godfroy 5, Spanbauer 5, Van Scyoc 8, Fischer 4. 3-pointers: 2 (Reed, Spanbauer). FT: 9-18. Fouls: 13.
De Pere: Miller 12, Gahlman 1, Ryan 17, Mushinski 2, Rabas 11, Cerrato 8, Kuehn 6. 3-pointers: 6 (Miller 2, Ryan, Rabas, Cerrato 2). FT: 11-15. Fouls: 16.