Lady Guard win on road at Frisco Legacy Christian

FRISCO — Led by 13 points from Lauren Eden and strong free-throw shooting, Brook Hill went on the road and brought back a 42-36 win Tuesday at Frisco Legacy Christian.

Lady Guard coach Ivan Johnson said he was pleased with his team’s play as Brook Hill opens up district on Friday against Tyler Grace Community.

“The Lady Eagles are a familiar foe as they were in our district last year before realignment,” Johnson said. “We were consistent on offense and stingy on defense.”

Brook Hill led at the close of every quarter with the Lady Guard edging out to a 10-0 lead after one and increased it slightly to 18-15 at halftime. Legacy Christian made it a two-point game, 28-26, entering the fourth quarter but Brook Hill’s free-throw shooting down the stretch helped seal its six-point win.

The Lady Guard went 11 of 15 from the charity stripe with Laren Eden, Ke’Airra Christopher and AD Kuechle all perfect, combining to go 9 for 9.

Brook Hill won despite committing 34 turnovers in the game. The Lady Guard countered that with 11 steals of their own, led by Kaitlynn Rhea’s five takeaways.

Along with Eden, the Lady Guard received seven points apiece from Kuechle and Rhea with Kuechle also grabbing a team-high nine rebounds.

The Lady Guard now host the area rivals Grace at 6:15 p.m. at Herrington Gymnasium.

LADY GUARD STATS

Brook Hill 42, Frisco Legacy Christian 36

Brook Hill             10  8  10  14  —  42

Frisco Legacy      8    7   11   10   —  36

Scoring (42): Kaitlynn Rhea 7, Ke’Airra Christopher 4, Lauren Eden 13, Grace Helmers 2, Autumn Webb 6, Grace Brasher 1, Brianna Young 2, AD Kuechle 7

3-Pointers (1): Lauren Eden 1

Free Throws (11): Kaitlynn Rhea 1, Ke’Airra Christopher 2, Lauren Eden 4, Grace Brasher 1, AD Kuechle 3

Rebounds (29): Kaitlynn Rhea 6, Ke’Airra Christopher 3, Lauren Eden 2, Holly Stadelmann 1, Grace Helmers 3, Autumn Webb 1, Grace Brasher 3, Asia McGowen 1, AD Kuechle 9

Assists (8): Lauren Eden 2, Grace Helmers 1, Brianna Young 1, AD Kuechle 4

Steals (11): Kaitlynn Rhea 5, Ke’Airra Christopher 2, Lauren Eden 3, Grace Helmers 1

Blocks (3): Kaitlynn Rhea 1, Lauren Eden 2