Senior guard Ellie Werlein finished off a steal with a layup at the 8:00 mark of the first half of the Dec. 1 Cambridge Christian girls basketball game as she reached the 1,000-point mark of her hard-working career.
The layup gave the Warriors a 24-4 lead over visiting Woodcrest. After a short break to recognize the achievement, the CCS girls went on to take a 46-11 lead at halftime en route to their 69-24 non-league victory that evening.
“Ellie has been a fantastic player for us over the years. Eliie is so much more than just a scorer. Her quick hands and tenacious defense has allowed her to lead the warriors in steals her sophmore and junior years with 138, and 139 respectively, and she is leading our team so far this year after 5 games with 26 steals in 5 games,” analyzed CCS Coach Brian Bergman. “She is also focusing on getting her teammates more involved this year, and is leading our team in assists. She sets the bar with her leadership and is simply a great person to be around.”
Shelby Doble led the Warriors with 27 points, with Werlein, Seble Doble and Kristin Bergman all adding 10 points and Caitlin Walburg 6.
That same evening, the CCS boys defeated Woodcrest 41-28 as Peter Maring scored 14. Josiah Scheumann added 9 points and Justin Roble 6.
Warriors at Coulee Tourney
The CCS girls went 2-1 for 3rd place at the weekend Coulee Tourney in Wisconsin. They opened with a 52-12 win over Lighthouse before falling to CAL rival Rochester 37-27 in the semis. In the 3rd-place match, the Warriors outscored North Metro 17-7 in the fourth quarter to win 36-32. Werlein scored 13 and Pedersen 10 in that game.
The Warrior boys also placed 3rd at Coulee, opening with a 53-40 win over Valley before RAHS held for a 35-30 win in the semis. CCS then defeated Hope Lutheran 73-30 in their final game. Maring led CCS with 49 points in the tourney, followed by Jake Bergman with 36 points.