Dutchgirls unable to overcome slow second quarter

Will Johnson

Leading 8-7 on a Katelyn Landolt basket midway through the first quarter, Owensville’s Dutchgirls were doing their collective best to stay with a very good Hermann Lady Bearcat basketball team.

Outscored 36-14 the rest of the first half, OHS fell to the visiting Lady Bearcats by a final score of 66-36 in game one of a homecoming and Gasconade County basketball doubleheader Friday night.

Trailing 19-14 after one quarter, Landolt and Breanna Diestelkamp combined to account for all 14 of Owensville’s first-quarter points.

Seeing Hermann open the second quarter on a 14-1 run, OHS could only muster seven more first-half points to go into halftime trailing 43-22.

Diestelkamp paced the Dutchgirl offense with 14 first-half points.

Allison Stiers and Quincy Erickson both led Hermann with 13 first-half points each.

 Held scoreless the first 4:40 of the third quarter, Owensville got four points from Diestelkamp to enter the fourth quarter trailing the Lady Bearcats 57-26.

Able to stop the running clock twice in the first minute of the fourth quarter on buckets from Anna Skornia and Destinee Busenhart, OHS fell in their Highway 19 showdown with Hermann after claiming Highway 28 bragging rights days earlier in the their win over Belle.

Diestelkamp led Owensville with 18 points, 11 rebounds, five blocked shots and three steals.

Landolt scored all seven of her points in the first half followed by Busenhart scoring all four of her points in the fourth quarter.

Morgan Lairmore added a second-quarter 3-pointer while Julie Wright and Skornia rounded the Dutchgirl scoring against Hermann with two points each.

Stiers led three Lady Bearcats in double figures matching Diestelkamp for game-high scoring honors with 18 points. Erickson added 15 points while Emma Godat chipped in 11 points.

OHS will return to action tomorrow night (Thursday) hosting New Haven’s Lady Shamrocks with the junior varsity contest starting at 5:30 p.m., and varsity action to follow.

Thursday night in JV action, Owensville also fell to Hermann, 49-34. Skornia (13) and Busenhart (11) both reached double figures for Hannah Wehar’s JV Dutchgirls.