The Columbus Varsity Lady Cardinals traveled to Houston to compete with KIPP on Jan. 17 for a domineering triumph of 82-18.
The game was controlled by the Lady Cardinals from the beginning as they scored 25 points over KIPP’s 4 points in the first period. The second period went better for KIPP as they scored 4 points, and held the Lady Cardinals down to 9 points to finish out the first half with 34-8.
The second half featured another leap forward on the scoreboard by Columbus with 30 points, while KIPP put up 5 points by the end of the third.
In the fourth period the Lady Cardinals put 18 more points on the board, and Houston only scored 5.
Shea Marbaugh led her fellow Lady Cards with 19 points, 2 rebounds, 6 steals and 5 assists; Holly Melvin followed with 11 points, 13 rebounds, 1 block and 4 steals; Abigail Baugh was right on her heels with 10 points, 7 rebounds, 4 steals and 1 assist; Molly Ballard had 9 points, 2 rebounds and 1 block; Rebecca Allison scored 6 points, 5 rebounds and matched 3 steals with 3 assists; Chloe Hill had 6 points, and matched 2 rebounds with 2 steals; Allison Sutton had 6 points, and matched 1 rebound, 1 steal and 1 assist; Kelsey McGrath had 5 points, 3 rebounds and 1 block; Holly Pflughaupt had 4 points, 11 rebounds and 1 steal; Sarah Rogers had 4 points and 1 rebound; Abbigail Weido had 2 points, 7 rebounds, 4 steals and 1 assist; and Joske Jenkins had 1 rebound.
The Lady Cards hosted their long time rivals, the Bellville Brahmas on Jan. 20 for a loss of 36-29.
The first period opened with Columbus dominating the scoreboard, putting up 12 points over the Brahma’s 4 points. The second period was a complete turnaround as Bellville scored 14 points and the Lady Cardinals put up 3 points to close the first half with at 16-17.
Bellville dominated again in the third period by scoring another 12 points while they held the Lady Cardinals back to 5, ending at 21-29.
The fourth period was a harder fight as both team’s defenses picked up the pace, and Columbus outscored the Brahmas 8 points over their 7 points, but it was not enough for the win.
Marbaugh led the team with 14 points, 4 rebounds, 5 steals and 1 block; Allison followed with 5 points and had a single rebound, assist, and steal; Melvin had 4 points and 12 rebounds; Ballard had 4 points, 6 rebounds and 1 assist; Sutton had 2 points and 3 rebounds; Baugh had 5 rebounds; Hill had 4 rebounds and 1 block; and Pflughaupt and Jenkins each had a rebound to round off the stats.
The Lady Cards game against Sealy on Jan. 24 will be featured in next week’s edition of The Citizen, while they are set to host the Tomball Memorial Wildcats on Jan. 27, beginning at 6:15 p.m. in the Marley Giddens Center.