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Rebels overwhelm Warriors in Observer-area tilt
|Northeast junior Addie Oberman looks up at the basket during a breakaway lay-up attempt in the first quarter of the Rebels’ victory over Observer-area rival Cal-Wheat. Oberman, who currently ranks second in the state in scoring average, tallied the first nine points of the game and finished the contest with 26.
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By Ross Eberhart
Northeast junior Addie Oberman and the Rebels' pressure defense proved to be a combination too great for the Calamus-Wheatland girls basketball team to overcome during Saturday night's Observer-area battle between the Warriors and Rebels.
Oberman, who came into the game averaging 25 points per game, scored the first nine points of the game and finished the game with 26 and the Rebels came up with 16 steals in a 57-14 victory that was the Big East opener for both teams.
The game opened with an Oberman lay-up and the junior added two more hoops from close range and then drained a three-pointer to make it 9-0 Northeast early.
Cal-Wheat came back with a hoop inside by Becca VanderHeiden, while Northeast got a free throw from Oberman.
VanderHeiden answered with two free throws of her own to make it 10-4 Northeast (the first 14 points coming from the same two players).
The Rebels, though, took control of the game with a 14-0 run that extended from the end of the first quarter into the beginning of the second quarter.
Northeast senior Morgan McAleer got things rolling with a free throw and then a hoop inside. Laikyn Schaefer added two free throws of her own and McAleer finished off the first quarter with a baseline jumper just before the buzzer.
Oberman started the second quarter with a hoop and Schaefer hit two more free throws. Jacinta Jargo hit two freebies of her own and Breanne Butler finished the run off with two more free throws (eight of Northeast's points in the run came from the free throw line).
Abbie Moellenbeck knocked down a shot to end the Rebels' surge, but Northeast came right back with Butler scoring inside on one trip and then adding a free throw on another, while Danae Diedrich added a hoop of her own to make it 29-6.
McKenna Luepker knocked down a free throw for Cal-Wheat, but Jargo answered with a three-pointer. Moellenbeck added her own freebie and this time the Rebels answered with another run.
Jargo, McAleer and Oberman all hit individual free throws and Oberman knocked down back-to-back shots.
Two free throws from Bailey Moellenbeck ended the seven-point Rebel run. Oberman, though, scored her 18th and 19th points of the first half on a hoop inside to finish off the scoring and it was 41-10 Northeast at the break.
The Rebels opened the third quarter with hoops by Catrina Jargo and Oberman, but Cal-Wheat answered back with a shot in the paint from junior Stephanie Peterson.
The Rebels answer was more Oberman and the junior knocked down a jumper and then converted a three-point play. C. Jargo added a free throw of her own in between.
B. Moellenbeck came back with a bucket from the baseline for the Warriors, while senior Jessica Spooner added one of her own for the Rebels who led 53-14 heading into the fourth.
A continuous clock throughout the fourth quarter made for a quick period that featured just four points. Unfortunately for Warrior fans, they came from Northeast as C. Jargo scored on a lay-up and Diedrich scored inside for the final points of the game.
Oberman added a team-high six rebounds to her 26 points and also led the Rebels with three steals.
McAleer added six points for Northeast with Butler and both Jacinta and Catrina Jargo adding five points.
Butler, Spooner and C. Jargo all had three rebounds with Jargo also leading the team with five assists. McAleer chipped in three assists and was one of five Rebels (Diedrich, J. Jargo. C. Jargo and Ashley Kruse the others) to have two steals. Butler had three blocked shots in the game.
The Warriors got four points apiece from both VanderHeiden and Bailey Moellenbeck, while Abbie Moellenbeck had three, Petersen two and Luepker one.
Rebels to host "Pink Out"
The Northeast girls will be supporting a good cause when they take the floor this Saturday for a home game with Prince of Peace.
The December 8 contest against the Irish will double as "Pink Out" with those attending urged to wear pink, while all the proceeds from the game and a silent auction will be donated to the Quad Cities affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation.
The Rebels raised over $3,000 in a similar event last year.
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