Raiders’ Voegerl torches Pioneers for 30

From Herald Staff Reports

After Kayla Voegerl shot 1-for-13 in the Southridge girls basketball team’s season opener against Princeton two weeks ago, Raider coach Greg Werner stressed to his sophomore point guard that the season would be filled with ups and downs, peaks and valleys. The key is learning to handle the fluctuation.


Werner reiterated the notion again to Voegerl after Southridge scooted past Boonville 48-42 on Monday, but with a slightly different tenor.

Voegerl converted 12-of-14 free throws, connected on four 3-pointers and tallied a trio of two-point buckets to amass 30 points — a feat Werner hasn’t witnessed from a Raider in his decade at the helm.

“It was one of those deals where you’re on the road, you know you’re going to have to battle to get the win, and I just looked (Voegerl) in the eye and told her ... ”˜This is on you. You are going to win this game,’” Werner said. “She just kind of took control.”

As Werner described, Voegerl “just did it all” by supplementing her 30 points with four rebounds and four assists.

“It was just her night to shine,” Werner said.

Voegerl nailed all 12 foul shots she attempted in the final quarter as the Raiders inched away. Leading 28-27 after three periods, Southridge (2-3) hiked its advantage to nine points before Boonville (0-3) finished the game by drilling a shot from halfcourt. Aubrey Main contributed six points and a team-high seven rebounds for the Raiders (2-3), who committed just seven turnovers.

The Raiders take respite before a clash next Tuesday against Forest Park (2-0) in Ferdinand.

Boonville duals: Jade Jochem swam to first-place finishes in the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle, Taylor Miles earned top times in the 200 individual medley and 100 backstroke, Sydney Barrett collared the top spot in the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle and the Southridge girls seized first in all three relays en route to topping the host Pioneers 91-78.

Kyla Schwinghammer blazed to first in the 100 butterfly and finished second behind Miles in the 100 backstroke, while also combining with Jochem, Miles and Barrett in the 200 medley relay and Ellie Langebrake, Taylor Seufert and Sarah Hayes in the 200 freestyle relay. Langebrake, Barrett, Jochem and Miles united for a top finish in the 400 freestyle relay.

Southridge’s boys fell to Boonville 91-26 as Christian Motteler grabbed first place in the 100 breaststroke and teamed with Sam White, Raul Rodriguez and Dakota Giesler for first in the 400 free relay.

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