Other teams in the area are well aware of the scoring abilities of Little Elm junior Amarachi Kimpson. She’s averaged more than 20 points per game in her first two seasons as the high school level, and last year, was named the District 5-6A Offensive Player of the Year.
Kimpson has picked up where she left off at the end of last season.
Kimpson scored 34 points, in addition to eight rebounds, two steals, one block and two assists, leading Little Elm a 62-57 road win over Princeton on Tuesday.
Freshman Shiloh Kimpson, the younger sister of Amarachi, notched 11 points, four rebounds, three assists and one steal, while senior forward Aniya Cramer added eight points.
It was a close game throughout.
Little Elm led 17-14 at the end of the first quarter and 30-27 at halftime. The Lady Lobos proceeded to distance themselves from the Lady Panthers in the third quarter, using a 19-12 run to increase their lead to 49-39. Princeton made one last charge in the fourth quarter, but Little Elm (2-5) hung on for the win.
The victory snapped a three-game losing streak for the Lady Lobos.
Little Elm closed out the Dallas Mavericks Fall Classic in Frisco with three straight losses, the last two by four points.
In the final game of the Fall Classic on Nov. 20, Little Elm fell 61-57 to Red Oak. Amarachi Kimpson scored a team-high 16 points to go along with eight rebounds and four steals. Shiloh Kimpson also had 16 points. Cramer had nine points on 4-of-5 shooting from the field. Madison Martin totaled eight points.
On Nov. 12, Little Elm fell 65-61 to Dallas Thunder. Freshman Raniyah Hunt was brilliant in defeat, scoring a team-high 19 points on 4-of-7 shooting on 3-pointers. Sophomore Kaili Schmidt had eight points.
Little Elm had chances to pull out a win but went just 10-of-20 on free throws.
Little Elm is slated to host Frisco at 11:30 a.m. Monday and then hits the road Tuesday for a 12:30 p.m. tip-off at Sherman. The Lady Lobos will return home Nov. 30 for a 6:30 p.m. game against The Colony.