Strong Notre Dame basketball teams overcome New London in Friday night games
BURLINGTON — The New London boys’ and girls’ basketball teams fell to a pair of powerful Burlington Notre Dame squads in their Friday night Southeast Iowa Super Conference South Division games.
The Tiger boys lost by a score of 84-26, and the girls fell to the Class 1A No. 4 Nikes by a score of 80-42.
In the girls’ game, the Nikes scored more than 20 points in each of the first three quarters to take a big lead.
Morgan Christner led the New London girls with 17 points, and Addie Lounsbury joined her in double figures with 11 points.
Christner finished with a double-double after pulling down 14 rebounds. Lounsbury grabbed eight boards.
Sami Koontz dished four assists and Lounsbury had three steals in the loss.
In the boys’ game, New London never scored more than nine points in a quarter, while the Nikes ran away with the game after a 49-point first half.
Cameron Watson had a team-high 12 points for the Tigers, the only New London player to break into double digits.
Tristan Kadel pulled down five rebounds and Quincy Porter grabbed four. Matayo Christianer dished two assists. Porter had the team’s only steal and blocked two shots. Watson had one block.
The New London boys are now 3-14 overall and 3-12 in the SEISC South. The girls are 5-13 overall and 4-11 in the SEISC South.
The Tiger boys travel to Fairfield Thursday to play Maharishi, starting with JV at 6 p.m., and the girls play in the conference shootout on Friday.