Andale routs Southeast, stays perfect

By Steve Sell
January 29, 2015
Kendall Shaw

It was another walk in the park for the higher-seeded team in the third game of the Mid America Classic on Thursday.

Undefeated Andale made it three blowouts in as many games with a 66-30 squashing of Wichita Southeast.

The 10-0 Indians blazed to leads of 18-7 after a quarter and 37-10 at halftime, sinking 14 of 29 floor shots.

"It was hard to get a rhythm going, but we stayed aggressive and got some easy baskets," Andale coach Mark Kerschen said. "We were ready to play, but were a little rusty."

Four-year starting point guard Brittany Meyer set the tone with 13 first-half points and went on to finish with 15. Also in double figures were Lauren Rowland, Rachel Friedrichs and Kadey Dreiling, all with 10.

Meyer has been one of the tourney's best players for four years and seems to light up when she steps into the Roundhouse.

"It's McPherson. It's the basketball capital of Kansas isn't it?" Kerschen said, noting that she plays hard all the time, but especially here.

Southeast couldn’t handle Andale’s defensive pressure, turning it over 13 times in the first half and finished with 20. Alex Arline led the Buffs with eight points.

Andale (66) — Reichenberger 2-3, 0-0, 4; Easter 1-1, 0-0, 2; Meyer 5-10, 3-3, 15; Dreiling 4-5, 2-3, 10; Maxwell 0-2, 1-2 1; Rowland 3-9, 4-6, 10; Chavez 0-1, 0-0, 0; Leep 2-6, 0-1, 4; Bergkamp 2-6, 0-2, 4; Friedrichs 4-7, 2-2, 10; Venjohn 2-6, 1-2, 6. Totals — 25-56, 13-21, 66. 3-pointers — Meyer 2, Venjohn 1.

Southeast (30) — Sader 0-2, 0-0, 0; Joseph 3-7, 0-0, 6; McCoy 2-6, 2-4, 6; Arline 3-17, 2-2, 8; Christor 0-5, 1-2, 1; Jennings 1-4, 0-2, 2; Rentas 0-3, 1-2, 1; Williams 2-9, 0-0, 6. Totals — 11-53, 6-12, 30. 3-pointers — Williams 2.


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