Lady Wolves down Lady Elkers, 59-35

Kane girls basketball picked up a 59-35 road victory over Ridgway Wednesday night at Ridgway Area High School. The Lady Wolves (14-5) were led by a trio of double-digit scorers. Kaila Jamerson led Kane with 19 points while Audrey Perry finished with 17. Nerissa Rich finished with 14 points, eight in the fourth quarter. The Lady Elkers (0-18) hung around with the Lady Wolves for the first three quarters as Kane held a 40-30 lead entering the final eight minutes. Christine Schauer hit a field goal early in the quarter to cut the margin to eight. "Give Ridgway credit, they sure played hard," Kane coach Dave Kiehl said. "They came out to play." That would be as close as Ridgway would get to a comeback as a 13-0 run essentially would seal the game for the Lady Wolves. Jamerson opened the run with a field goal at the 7-minute mark on the front end of a 3-point play. Jamerson missed the free throw but Rich swallowed up the rebound and hit the first of what would be three consecutive hoops for the Lady Wolves junior, upping the margin to 48-32. Jamerson added a 3-point play which made the margin 53-32 before Nicole Breier broke the Ridgway scoring drought by hitting the front end of a 3-point play. Breier hit another free throw before Kane scored the last six points to complete the road win. Jamerson opened the game with a field goal but Breier answered with an inside field goal of her own to tie the game. Breier was a force in the first quarter as she finished with 11 points in the first eight minutes and led all scorers on the game with 20 points. Her and Taylor Roseto were the two leading scorers for Ridgway. Roseto finished with nine points. "It was a good effort. Nicole and Taylor played really good games I thought," Ridgway coach Glenn Schauer said. "What we're capable of doing, hopefully we can have that effort the next couple of games. It was a good effort. We stayed right with them especially in the first half." See full article by purchasing the Feb. 2 edition of The Kane Republican.