Lake Mills’ pressure too much in rout
The Lake Mills girls’ basketball team stayed undefeated Friday night by trouncing Belmond-Klemme.
The Bulldogs got big performances from Laura Knudtson (18 points) and Jade Gasteiger (15 points) on their way to a 76-27 victory.
Lake Mills stifled Belmond-Klemme on defense all night long, coming up with 24 steals — five each from Teah Kesler and Knudtson — and were relentless on offense. The Bulldogs jumped out to a 15-point lead after one quarter, and then stretched that lead by 16 points in the second quarter to take a 48-17 lead into the break.
Lake Mills’ defense held Belmond-Klemme to 10 points in the second half, including just two points in the third quarter.
Nine players scored for the Bulldogs, with three in double-figures. Kesler scored 11 points. Lexi Groe grabbed 10 rebounds and nine players recorded at least one assist.
Lake Mills is now 3-0 on the season.
It played Nashua-Plainfield at home Saturday.