Athens holds off Auburndale girls basketball

AUBURNDALE – Athens made 9 of 10 free throws in the second half to hold off Auburndale 44-39 in a Marawood Conference girls basketball crossover on Thursday night at Auburndale High School.

The Bluejays (2-3, 1-2 Marawood North) led 18-12 after a low-scoring first half, and maintained their lead at the free throw line.

Kenadi Diedrich had 20 points, including 6 of 8 free throws, to lead the Bluejays. Paula Lira added 11, making 5 of 6 at the free throw line.

Natalie Aue had 12 points and nine rebounds for the Apaches, who have lost three in a row and drops to 1-3 overall and 0-3 in the Marawood South.

Auburndale plays at Marathon on Tuesday.

Bluejays 44, Apaches 39
Athens 18 26 – 44
Auburndale 12 27 – 39
ATHENS (44):
Abigail Olson 0 0-0 0, Kaitlyn Riehle 0 0-0 0, Paula Lira 3 5-6 11, Kenadi Diedrich 6 6-8 20, Paige Vitort 1 0-0 2, Crystal Dearth 0 1-2 1, Alexis Lepak 0 0-0 0, Abby VanRixel 4 0-0 8, Carley Lipinski 1 0-0 2. FG: 15. FT: 12-16. 3-pointers: 2 (Diedrich 2). Fouls: 15. Fouled out: Diedrich. Record: 2-2, 1-2 Marawood Conference North Division.
AUBURNDALE (39): Natalie Aue 4-19 2-2 12, Taylor Stanton 3-12 1-1 8, Georgi Schmutzer 2-14 0-0 6, Mackenzie Raab 1-8 2-2 4, Paityn Hamus 2-5 0-3 4, Macie Schmeiser 1-1 0-0 3, Kaitlyn Kundinger 1-4 0-0 2, Hailey Grimm 0-1 0-0 0. FG: 14-64. FT: 5-8. 3-pointers: 6-18 (Aue 2-6, Schmutzer 2-6, Schmeiser 1-1, Stanton 1-4). Rebounds: 36 (Aue 9). Fouls: 13. Fouled out: none. Record: 1-3, 0-3 Marawood Conference South Division.

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