Cleveland girls basketball team (5-4 overall and 3-4 conference) faced a tough battle Thursday against undefeated Valley Conference leader Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial.

The Knights (10-1, 6-0) defeated the Clippers 55-39.

Halle McCabe, however, finished with a double-double of 12 points and 11 rebounds, plus two assists to lead Cleveland.

Emily Kern also scored in double digits with 10 points, led with four assists and tied for the team lead with nine rebounds and one blocked shot. 

Macey Ziebarth collected five points, including a 3-point basket, three rebounds, two assists and one steal for the Clippers.

Cleveland's Kaylee Karels also had five points, including a 3-pointer, plus seven rebounds, one assist, three steals and one block.

Greta Hahn chipped in four points and one steal.

Laci Hollerich added three points, nine rebounds, two assists and one steal.

Two Knights scored in double figures: Olivia Harazin 25 with three 3-pointers and Lexi Clap 14 with two 3's.

Cleveland hosts Tri-City United at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Reach Sports Editor Pat Beck at 931-8566 or follow him on Twitter.com @SPHSportsPat. ©Copyright 2021 APG Media of Southern Minnesota. All rights reserved.

St. Peter Herald Sports Editor covers St. Peter, Cleveland, Le Center, Le Sueur-Henderson and Tri-City United and Gustavus Adolphus College. Fishing, tennis and golf enthusiast

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