Hermann and New Haven walk through first round of Hermann Tournament

Kayla Meyer scored career high 12 points, topping Thursday night's 10 points.  Meyer is one of several girls who have stepped up over the past seven games, answering Coach Dough Peirick's need of more players looking to take shots when open.

Hermann, Mo. – (1) Hermann and (2) New Haven both walked through Monday night’s first round of the 13th Annual Hermann Girls Tournament with the Lady Bearcats easy win over Montgomery County 70-13 and New Haven advancing into Wednesday’s semifinal 54-11 over Wright City.

Both teams will have to survive Wednesday’s semifinals but we may have a repeat of a “County Line Showdown” after Hermann defeated New Haven, taking first place in the South Callaway tournament two weeks ago.  Note: Championship games will be broadcasted live.

Coach Doug Peirick said before Christmas break we are going to need a balanced scoring attack where all five girls on the court are looking to score and not relying so much on Rachel Steinhoff.  Since the break Peirick has gotten what he had hopped for.

Megan Shockley continually improves both defensively and contributing in rebounding.  Schockley has also improved in being able to finish around the basket.

In every game since winter break New Haven's had different girls step up both scoring and rebounding.  New Haven’s top six players have been contributing between four to nine points with other girls hitting double figures.

New Haven’s first 10 games of the season they scored 50 or more points twice.  Since the first of the year the Lady Rocks have topped 50 points in four of their last seven games.
Kala Meyer and Emily Kallmeyer have stepped up both in scoring and rebounding.  Meyer has given New Haven an added threat, grabbing between three and five offensive rebounds, while Kallmeyer has controlled the boards on the defensive side, scoring double figures in a combined five of seven games.

Monday night Meyer topped her career high, scoring 12 points and eight rebounds.  Kallmeyer added five boards but her career high seven assist provided yet another example of New Haven’s balanced attack.  You can also add Megan Shockley into the mix that added eight rebounds.
Wednesday night (2) New Haven will face off against (3) Chamois at 7:30 p.m.

(1) Hermann will play at 6 p.m. against (5) Owensville.  Both games will be played at the High School.

Rachele Steinhoff went into winter breaking with a season average of 14 points per game.  Since the break she has been tearing teams apart despite oppenents attempts at slowing her down.