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Knights joust area teams, emerge victorious

North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– The eighth grade girls’ basketball team at North Central Junior High (NCJH) went 2-0 Monday, Jan. 23, against South East Junior High.
The Knights’ A, B and C teams took on the Little Hawks at the NCJH gym.
North Central beat South East, 30-19, in the A game and 10-8 in the C game. The Knights fell to the Little Hawks, 18-20, in overtime of the B game.
Leaders for North Central in all three games were Hailey Hested (11 points), Raquel Trolliet (six points), Jenna Saunders (five poitns), Marrit McCaffery (four points), Hayley Allen (four points), Blythe Geiman (four points), Kayle Addison (four points), Camille Mac (three points and eight rebounds), Diamond McDaniels (two points and four rebounds), and McKenna Schroeder (four rebounds).
The Knights also took on the Thunderbolts Thurday, Jan. 19, at Cedar Rapids Franklin.
North Central bested Franklin in all three games, winning 37-28 (A game), 19-2 (B game), and 3-2 (C game).
Raquel Trolliet had 11 points during the A game, and Hailey Hested was right behind with nine points, five rebounds and five assists. Marit McCaffery also scored four points for the Knights, in addition to her four rebounds and three blocks.
Leaders for North Central in the B and C games were Camille Mac (six points and four steals), Caitlynn Tubbs (four points), Neely Maurus (four points), Claire Geiman (three points), Kayle Addison (two points and 4 rebounds), and Morgan Prieskorn (one point).