G-R girls blast Eagles in season opener

Gladbrook-Reinbeck's Taylor Gienger (left) brings the ball up the court after an Ankeny Christian turnover during last Tuesday's girls basketball game in Reinbeck. (Jake Ryder/The Grundy Register photo)

REINBECK – The Gladbrook-Reinbeck girls basketball team put the pressure on from the opening tip in a 68-31 victory over Ankeny Christian Academy in Reinbeck last Tuesday.

 

Taylor Gienger had 23 points for the Rebels (1-0) and G-R had a 36-6 lead after the first quarter and led 48-14 at halftime. Gienger added six rebounds, four assists and eight steals. Saari Kuehl and Maddie Frischmeyer scored 11 points each.

 

The Eagles fielded a very shallow bench on Tuesday as the team rebuilds and the Rebels took full advantage with a full-court press that kept the ball on G-R's side of the court for much of the first half.

 

"We did what we wanted to do in the first quarter," G-R head coach Bruce Bailey said. "We pushed the ball hard on offense and put a lot of pressure on them."

 

 

G-R                  36 12 12  8  — 68

ACA                  6   8  11  6  — 31

G-R — Taylor Gienger 11 0-0 23, Saari Kuehl 5 0-0 11, Maddie Frischmeyer 5 0-0 11, Haleigh Berendes 2 0-0 6, Megan Swanson 2 0-0 5, Madison Denny-Weber 2 0-0 5, McKenna Kupka 2 0-2 4, Rachel Cooley 1 0-0 3, Paige Creswell 0 0-0 0, Lily Ehlers 0 0-0 0, Brianna Strohbehn 0 0-0 0, Hanna Quackenbush 0 0-0 0, Belen Ellenberger 0 0-2 0. Totals 30 0-4 68.

(G-R stats only)

3-pointers: Berendes 2, Cooley, Gienger, Denny-Weber, Swanson, Frischmeyer, Kuehl. Rebounds: Gienger 6, Kupka 5, Frischmeyer 5. Assists: Gienger 4, Cooley. Steals: Gienger 8, Frischmeyer 4, Cooley 4.

Team fouls: G-R 17.