High School Girls Basketball
Lady Railers defeat U-High 61-17
Team improves to 31-0

Send a link to a friend  Share

[February 07, 2024] 

Thatís a wrap on the regular season for the Lincoln Lady Railer basketball team and once again it was a perfect season for the Varsity team. With the 61-17 win over the Normal University High Pioneers on Tuesday night Lincoln finishes undefeated with a 31-0 record. Lincoln also wins the Central State Eight Conference outright with a 10-0 record.

The Lincoln JV team also finished the season undefeated after winning 44-18 over the Pioneers. The JV team was a perfect 22-0 this season.

Congratulations to both teams on achieving perfect records!

Glancing back to last season, the Lady Railers Varsity team finished the regular season at Mahomet-Seymour with a 30-0 record. While the JV lost that last game of the season against Mahomet-Seymour to finish with an 18-1 record.

First Quarter

In just under six minutes Lincoln poured in 25 points in the first quarter. With Becca Heitzig finally hitting a baseline jumper at the 5:54 mark the Lady Railers offense was ignited. Catching fire, the girls went on a 16-0 run over the Pioneers. Kloe Froebe had 10 points during this run and Heitzig tossed in two more baskets. The Pioneers finally made a free throw at the 2:41 mark to make the score 16-1. After Tori Geriets hit a jumper and Froebe made another layup the lead was 20-1. Froebe would finish her scoring in the quarter at the free throw line and that would give her 14 points in the quarter. Taryn Stoltzenburg hit a three to cap off the quarter and Lincoln led 25-3.

Second Quarter

The second quarter flew by pretty quickly with the Lady Railer defense continuing to just destroy the Pioneers. Froebe tossed in five points here and Stoltzenburg also had quick hands and she contributed six points. The Lincoln lead grew to 36-7 at the half.

Third Quarter

The highlight of the third quarter was U-High reaching double-digits while Lincoln continued to dominate just going through the motions. Stoltzenburg also added two more threes in the quarter and Jenna Bowman lit up the scoring column with her number in it with a three. After Bowmanís three the Lady Railers had a 48-10 lead. The score at the end of the quarter would be Lincoln just crushing U-High 51-14.

[to top of second column]

Fourth Quarter

Running clock time. As if the rest of the game wasnít already flying by, the fourth quarter is going to be over in a flash. The starters did get to see three minutes of playing time here, with Bowman sinking a three and Heitzig tossing in two points before they all exited together with a 57-17 lead. Makinley Knapp and Ceana Adams completed Lincolnís offense and the final score of 61-17 was reached.

Kloe Froebe led Lincoln with 23 points.

Taryn Stoltzenburg finished the game with 15 points.

The JV team won 44-18 with Mia Clark leading the team with 13 points.

Time for postseason basketball!

Lincoln (1) will play Geneseo (9) at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, February 12, 2024 in the Geneseo Regional.

In the 7:30 p.m. game Peoria (4) will play Dunlap (5).

The winners of each of these games will face each other for the regional championship on Thursday, February 15, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.

Varsity scoring

Lincoln 61

Froebe 23
Stoltzenburg 15
Heitzig 8
Bowman 6
Geriets 4
Adams 2
Knapp 2
Whiteman 1

U-High 17

Merriweather 5
Schroeder 4
York 3
J. Thomas 3
L. Thomas 2

JV scoring

Lincoln 44

Clark 13
Whiteman 8
Adams 8
Schneider 6
Knapp 6
McCloud 3

U-High 18

Aeilts 9
Schroeder 8
Lavazza 1

[Teena Lowery]


Back to top