December 9, 2021 – Jackson, WI – It was a gritty early season East Central Conference matchup between two longtime rivals, Kewaskum and Kettle Moraine Lutheran, that eventually evolved into a one-sided affair.
KML jumped out to an early 6-2 lead, but that would ultimately be the only lead the Chargers would have in the game.
The Indians did a much better job of creating space offensively, closing gaps defensively, and following through on almost every play compared to the Chargers. However, despite Kewaskum’s sharpness, KML was still technically in the game at the half, trailing 25-15.
Another major story of the game was the fouling, as Kewaskum committed just 7 fouls all game, while KML had 17 team fouls.
Kewaskum made KML pay at the free-throw line as result, attempting 18 free-throws (versus KML’s 8) and making 10 (KML made 5).
The Chargers also had trouble finding open shots all night against Kewaskum’s defense and securing offensive rebounds. The only area where the Chargers broke even with the Indians was three-point shooting, as each team made four three-pointers, although the Chargers put up far more three-point attempts in the game.
The Indians maintained firm control in the second half, leading by 20 halfway through and never letting up as they cruised to a 48-29 road win.
Kewaskum senior Anna Christenson led all scorers with 22 points, including going 6-of-8 from the free-throw line. KML senior Alexa Schwalenberg led the Chargers with 8 points, including two three-pointers.
Kewaskum improves to 6-0 on the season and remains undefeated (3-0) in conference play with its next game on the road against Berlin (4-2, 1-2) on Thursday, December 16 at 7:15 p.m.
KML moves to 3-4 overall after suffering its first conference loss of the season (2-1) and will travel to take on unbeaten Waupun (7-0, 4-0) in its next game Thursday, December 16 at 7:15 p.m.