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A high-powered offense and stellar defense guided the Elgin Public/Pope John girls basketball team to a 61-17 triumph over Creighton Monday.
The Lady Wolfpack exploded for 34 points in the first eight minutes of play, while holding the Lady Bulldogs to just 2 points in the quarter.
EPPJ (6-1) scored 27 points in the next three quarters play, and held Creighton to 15, including shutting out the the Lady Bulldogs in the third.
Ally Selting led the way with 15 points. Allyson Wemhoff recorded 14 points, seven rebounds and five steals, Kirsten Krebs netted 12 points, Kayce Kallhoff scored 8 points, Grace Rittscher added 6 points, while Harlie Bode, Lexi Bode and Araceli Palmer each had 2 points.
Creighton (3-5) was led by Ashtyn Fritz’s 8 points and five rebounds. Jessica Stevens accumulated 4 points and three steals, Maycee Zimmerer tallied 3 points and Brenna Fanta netted 2 points.
In the boys contest, a hot start lifted Creighton to a 54-34 win.
The Dogs jumped out to a quick 30-10 lead in the first half, and cruised to their second-straight win.
Conner Hammer led Creighton (2-5) with 15 points and five assists. Alex Homan netted 12 points, Clay Curtis contributed 8 points, two rebounds, four assists and three steals, Carson Lilly had 6 points and six boards and Brayden Zimmerer pitched in 6 points, four rebounds and two assists.
Kyle Schumacher led the Wolfpack (0-6) with 8 points, seven boards and three assists. Conor Ramold recorded 7 points and five rebounds, RJ Lierman scored 7 points, Colton Wright and Adam Dreger each accounted for 5 points and Blake Ofe had 2 points.
Creighton hosts county foe Bloomfield Friday at 6:30 p.m.
Elgin Public/Pope John welcomes Spalding Academy to St. Boniface Gym Thursday at 4 p.m.