The Caledonia girls got a conference win on the road last week when they beat St. Charles 59-54 Jan. 10.
The win improved the Warriors record to 3-8 overall as the mid-point of the season approaches. Coming off a 1-6 record to start the season, Caledonia has now played .500 basketball in their last four games.
Against St. Charles, the freshmen duo of Sam Schroeder and Mariah Schroeder combined to score 46 points, with Mariah scoring a game and career high 30 points in the win. Sam Schroeder tossed in 16 more. In the game the pair shot 55 percent from the floor (17-31) and Caledonia also made 13 of 23 free throws in the game.
“Mariah and Sam played a great game,” coach Kevin Klug said. “I thought everybody did some good things: Lydia DeMorett did an outstanding job shutting down their leading scorer; Brenna Werner hit a couple big three’s early; Jordyn Krause made some great passes that led to points; and Alexis King hit two big free throws with 15 seconds left to put us up 5. It was a good conference win for us.”
The loss was the third straight for the Saints, who fell to 5-6 overall after starting the season 5-3. Up next for Caledonia, who played Cotter at home Jan. 14, is another home game against Chatfield Jan. 16
– Brady Ambrose