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January 14, 2014

H.S. GIRLS’ BASKETBALL: CAI falls at Trinity Lutheran, 66-40

Burch scores 17 in loss

SEYMOUR — A slow start doomed Christian Academy in Monday’s makeup road game at Trinity Lutheran. The Warriors fell behind 18-4 after one quarter and 30-11 at the half of a 66-40 defeat in Seymour.

Once again, Allison Burch led the Warriors with 17 points. She also had three steals. Kiersten Carruthers added seven points and five rebounds as CAI fell to 4-11 with their fourth loss in five games.

Trinity Lutheran was led by Mariah Nolan, who had a game-high 18 points. Sydney Stuckwisch added 14 and Kate Wright nine for the 10-4 Cougars. The teams combined to go 17 of 53 from the foul line.

The Warriors return to action tonight at Southwestern. The Rebels are 6-9 overall but have won three of their last six games.


Christian Academy      4   7 16 13—40

Trinity Lutheran          18 12 19 15—66

    Christian Academy highlights: Allison Burch 17 points, 3 steals; Kiersten Carruthers 7 points, 5 rebounds; Rachel Wright 7 points; Brittany Moffett 4 points, 5 rebounds; Emily Huffaker 3 points; Lizzie Hillburn 2 points, 3 steals.

    Trinity Lutheran scoring: Mariah Nolan 18, Sydney Stuckwisch 14, Kate Wright 9, Whitney Rogers 8, Taylor Russell 4, Angie Burgstedt 4, Haley Couch 3, Miranda Murphy 2.

    3-point field goals: Christian Academy 3 (Burch, Carruthers, Wright); Trinity Lutheran 4 (Nolan 2, Wright, Couch).

    Free throws: Christian Academy 3-16, Trinity Lutheran 14-37.

    Junior varsity: Christian Academy 37-29 (CAI now 7-7 on the season).

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