The Chatfield/Kingsland non-conference series was all Gophers. Brian Baum’s girls (7-12) were the record underdog versus Steve Hauser’s Knights (12-7). For the second straight season, record didn’t matter and Chatfield prevailed. Silja Erickson’s offensive rebound of a missed free throw (0:30) gave the Gophers more free throw chances. They hit just one, but it made it a four-point lead. It enabled a 65-60 win. Zayda Priebe (career-high 17 pts, 7-13 FGs, 5 rebs) and Jaiden Zimmerman (16 pts) led the way. Erickson (8 pts, 10 rebs), Peyton Berg (8 pts, 5 asts), and Tessa McMahon (5 pts, 6 rebs, 7 asts) helped. The Knights were led by Ellie Buchholtz (18 pts, 6 rebs, 5 asts, 5 stls) and Emily Miner (10 pts, 8 rebs). In Chatfield, Jeff DeBuhr’s guys (5-10) picked up their fifth straight win against Kingsland (5-12). The game featured 18 lead changes. Chatfield scored 17 of the last 24 points, breaking a 44-44 tie, to post a 61-51 victory. Reid Johnson led the way (20 pts, 6 rebs). Landon Bance (14 pts, 6 rebs, 4 asts), David Castleberg (10 pts, 9 rebs), and Austin Koenigs (10 pts) helped. Zach Hauser (16 pts, 4-12 threes) and Brady Musel (14 pts, 6-8 FGs) paced the Knights. Chatfield also swept last year’s series.
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