ALEDO— Amanda Kruger led the Cambridge varsity girls basketball team against Aledo in the opening round of the Class 1A Regional. Even through Kruger netted 27 points alone and Cambridge had previously beaten the team twice, Aledo took the game, 60-53.


 Amanda Kruger led the Cambridge varsity girls basketball team against Aledo in the opening round of the Class 1A Regional. Even through Kruger netted 27 points alone and Cambridge had previously beaten the team twice, Aledo took the game, 60-53.

 The Cambridge squad was really playing hard in the first quarter, but Cambridge’s shots just weren’t falling and Aledo couldn’t seem to miss a basket. The quarter progressed slow, with both teams staying close, but Aledo having a lead. Both teams were playing good defense making it exceptionally hard to get to the basket. As the quarter started dwindling down, it looked as if the Lady Vikings were going to make a comeback, but before they got the chance the clock ran out. Aledo took the first quarter 19-10.

 The second quarter was a close one. Both teams were playing good offense, but forget about defense. They went back and forth for most of the quarter. For a time Aledo had a slight lead, but the Lady Vikings quickly caught up. When the quarter ended, both teams had scored 17 points. So, it was Aledo who had a nine point lead at the halftime. A good lead, but not one that the Lady Vikings were not ready to recover on.

 The third quarter was opposite of the second. Instead of playing good offense and bad defense; both teams were now playing good defense and had a hard time hitting the basket offensively. With very little scoring being done, the quarter went very slow. The Lady Vikings tried many time to pull ahead, but they just were not quite making it to the hoop. As the third quarter came to a close, Aledo led 8-7. 

 The fourth quarter started off strong. Both teams were playing at their max, so that they could win the game. Cambridge had a slight lead that gave them hope, but Aledo was determined not to lose. The second half of the quarter was not as intense. Both teams were tiring, making it a slower game. Still though, both teams were giving all that they had left. The Vikings won the quarter, 19-16, but was still seven points short of the win. 

 This was the end of the road for the Lady Vikings, but not for Jasmine Beam as she advanced in the Country Financial Three-Point Shootout through regional action, but fell short on Monday, Feb. 16, during the opening round of sectional competition.

Monday, Feb. 9 @Aledo
CHS 10 17 7 19 53
WHS 19 17 8 16 60  
 Cambridge: Am. Kruger 27, Nimrick 14, English 10, Kruger 2, Fg-20, 3Fg-1, Ft- 12-17
 Aledo: Frye 17, Bennett 11, Berthel 10, Partlow 7, Maynard 5, Biddle 4, Heard 4, Conway 2, Fg-19, 3Fg-2, Ft- 20-26.