Knights hold on

Published 6:56 pm Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Ariel Keller (23) defends Le Center’s point guard Thursday as she brings the ball up the floor. -- Linda Wasmoen /for the Tribune

Alden-Conger tops Le Center 56-54 after late free throws

ALDEN — Alden-Conger Ninth-grader Karina Skov connected on late free throws and went 9-for-12 from the line on the night, as the Knights girls’ basketball team edged Le Center 56-54 in Alden.

“It was a big win for

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the girls,” Knights head coach Gary Newman said. “They fought hard to the end and when you play hard you achieve good things. It was a big confidence builder for them.”

Skov, who had 19 points, six rebounds and four steals on the night, helped the Knights finish strong after starting point guard Ariel Keller fouled out of the game.

Keller had 17 points, 10 steals and eight rebounds.

The Knights led 29-28 at halftime, as by as many as six in the second half before Le Center rallied to tie the game.

The two team’s traded field goals for free throws until Le Center’s last-second shot rim out, sealing the Knights’ season-opening win.

Nicki Shultz had eight points for the Knights while Brittany Waters had seven.

Annie Tomschion Brooke Reyerson chipped in two points each and Taylor Martin scored one.

The Knights are in action again tonight as they host Grand Meadow.