Dreher, Peters lead Vikings past Giants

Published 4:59 am Friday, October 15, 2004

By By ADAM FISHER / Niles Daily Star
Niless girls' basketball team played another close one Thursday night, edging Kalamazoo Central 61-56 on the road.
The game was tight throughout, and it took last-minute free throws from Amber Peters and Megan Scammehoern to seal the victory.
The victory comes after the Vikings lost just their second game of the season Tuesday at Battle Creek Lakeview and moves Niles to 10-2 on the season.
Sarah Dreher shouldered much of the load for Niles, scoring a career-high 28 points on nine field goals and 10-of-16 shooting from the free throw line.
Amber Peters was the only other Viking in double figures with 14 points.
In addition to Peters' 14 points, she nearly got her second triple-double of the season. She added 10 rebounds, six assists and eight steals.
For Peters, 12 of her 14 points came from the free throw line, where she hit 12-of-16.
Kate Whittaker also grabbed 10 rebounds for the Vikings.
The Giants hit seven more field goals that Niles, but the Vikings enjoyed a huge advantage from the free throw line. They went to the line 47 times, hitting 27 of the attempts.
Kalamazoo Central was 7-of-15 from the free throw line.
Nicole Carr led the Giants with 21 points on nine field goals and 4-of-6 shooting from the line.
Niles' freshman team lost 53-41 to the Giants. Madalynn Peterek led the Vikings with 11 points. Ashley Willis scored 10.
Niles comes home again Tuesday after two games on the road. The Vikings face Sturgis. The freshmen game is set to tip-off at 4:30 p.m.