- GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lutheran's Zone Too Much For Christian
By Jeff Motz
A 2-3 zone is all it took for Lincoln Lutheran to gain control of their basketball game with Lincoln Christian Friday night.
The Warriors (3-1) also had a 13-0 run first half that put them ahead for good and earn a 63-34 victory over the Crusaders at the Lincoln Lutheran gym.
Lutheran, led by senior center Tara Ziegelbein's 13 points, overcame a zone trapping defense from Christian. An 8-0 start to the second half was sparked by six points from Ziegelbein.
Sophomore forward Paige Steinbauer contributed 11 points and seven rebounds for the Warriors, while junior point guard Maria Deeter finished with nine points. Lutheran had a 57-27 rebounding edge in the game.
After trailing 30-14 at the half, Christian appeared to get their inside game together late in the game when Hannah Manley scored on three straight possessions and got as close as 55-32. Manley led all scorers with 15 points.