Cambridge Christian hosted a fun night of basketball against CAL rival Rochester Area Home Schools Feb. 7. The Warrior girls battled to the end, but it was the taller Defenders who came out on top 55-49.
“The bottom line in the RAHS game was that we were worn out! That was our sixth game in eight days, and four of the games were on the road,” said Coach Brian Bergman. “On top of that, (starting forward) Kristin Bergman missed the month of January with a calf tear, and is not back to full strength yet. Amelia Cole missed the RAHS game with a concussion. A couple cases of shin splints thrown in and foul trouble all lead to girls having to play tired. Coincidentally, the first game of the six-game stretch was also against RAHS, and we won 51-42.”
Kellie Pederson paced the Warriors with 20 points. Jerusalem Solomon and Bergman both added 12 points, with Solomon finishing with 7 steals and Bergman doubling up with 13 rebounds. Kim Walburg had 10 rebounds and 4 assists against the Defenders.
“We have been steadily improving our aggressiveness– both on offense and defense– which is why we were able to compete with the taller RAHS team like we did,” added Coach Bergman.
The night before, the CCS girls beat Valley Christian 40-31 on 16 points from Karly Wiek and 12 from Pedersen. Solomon closed with 8 steals, 6 assists, and 7 rebounds. Wiek had 13 rebounds, and Pedersen pulled down 9 rebounds to go with 5 steals.
Warrior boys roll past RAHS
The Warrior boys swept the regular-season series with RAHS after their 77-55 home win on Friday night. Alex Moses knocked down a flurry of three-pointers in the first half and finished with 22 points.
Jake Bergman pushed the ball well in the second half and scored 18 points. Grant Taylor worked hard inside and shot well at the line to finish with 14 points. Anders Boyum (10 points) and Justin Roble (9 points) added leadership against the Defenders.
On Feb. 6, Bergman scored 25 and Taylor 16 in a 75-32 win over Valley Christian.