Rebels rally for third straight win

ST. CHARLES — The Southland Rebels girls basketball team won a tough Three Rivers Conference road against St. Charles on Thursday night.

After falling behind in the first half, it would take a rally from the Rebels to win their third straight game. The Southland girls got their offense rolling in the second half as they came back for a 69-65 win.

It was a seven-point deficit at halftime for the visitors. They then scored 40 points in the second half to get the road win. The Rebels improved to a 10-4 record in the Three Rivers.

Jana Schammel led the way in the Rebels comeback with a game-high 20 points. She hit four three-pointers to help the Rebels on the comeback trail.

Brandi Schammel also had a solid game for the Rebels with 14 points in the paint. Lindsey Bottema hit a trey and scored in double figures. Madi Schmitz was the fourth player in double figures as the Rebels utilized a balanced offensive attack in the win.


Southland (15-4 overall) hits the road again tonight for a conference game at Chatfield.

Southland 69, St. Charles 65


Lindsey Bottema 11, Jana Schammel 20, Madilyn Schmitz 10, Breanne Vogel 2, Brandi Schammel 14, Kelli Smith 3, Megan Mullenbach 2, Haley Kirkpatrick 7.


Taige Thoreson 20, Katie Dunlay 11, Kaitlyn Gathje 7, Jessica Brubaker 5, Stacia Heim 12, Bridgid Smith 3, Genesis Gomez 7.

Halftime:St. Charles 36, Southland 29.

Free throws:SOU 18-29, STC 13-21.


Three-point goals:SOU 5 (J.Schammel 4, Bottema 1), STC 2 (Thoreson 1, Gomez 1).

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