RHHS girls basketball recap
December 23, 2021
It was a successful season opener for the Rock Hills High School girls basketball team. They edged Pike Valley 40-37 at Scandia Friday. The game was also the opening round game of the T-Bird Invitational Tournament. The Grizzlies played Clifton-Clyde at Mankato, last Tuesday, with the Eagles handing Rock Hills a 55-37 loss. The Grizzlies finished fourth in the T-Bird tournament when they lost to Washington County, 44-29, at Cloud County Community College, Saturday. The Grizzlies fell to St, John’s-Tipton, 63-34, at Beloit Tuesday The girls now have a 1-3 record for the season.
Rock Hills jumped out to a 13-5 first quarter lead. Pike Valley roared back to trail by one point, 25-24 at the halfway mark. The third quarter was a no score zone for Rock Hills while Pike Valley managed to nudge ahead to lead 30-25 after three quarters of play. The Grizzlies regrouped and pulled ahead to win 40-37.
Clifton-Clyde took a 23-13 lead into the third quarter. The Grizzlies improved their offense over the third and fourth quarters but were unable to keep up with the Eagles.
Lauren Whelchel dropped through 13 points to lead the Grizzlies scoring attack against Pike Valley. Danica Frost popped through 11 points. Caitlyn Scarrow was good for eight points. Raylynn Anderes put up four points. Grace Ayers and Selena Luong scored two points each.
Whelchel hit the boards for 12 rebounds. Scarrow pulled away seven rebounds. Hannah Simmelink grabbed six rebounds. Anderes nailed five rebounds. Frost took care of three rebounds. Avery Brown picked off two rebounds. Frost had one rebound.
Whelchel again led the Grizzlies in scoring with 27 points against Clifton-Clyde. Brown dropped in seven points. Simmelink scored two points. Anderes sank a free throw for one point.
Whelchel was the lead scorer against
Washington County with 14 points.
Whelchel hit for 19 points against St. John’s-Tipton. Brown dropped through six points. Simmelink scored four points. Frost and Luong added two points apiece. Anderes sank a free throw for one point.
The Grizzlies resume play Tuesday, Jan. 4, when they travel to Red Cloud.