Top 50 Girls Hoops: #7 Lydia Reimbold

Going into her fourth season as a major varsity contributor, Lydia Reimbold isn’t going to take anyone by surprise anymore. Everyone knows what Reimbold can do with the basketball, just how much of a game changer she can be and how much better Bishop Luers is with her on the court.

Reimbold missed three games last season, but scored 14.1 points per game while also leading the Knights in rebounding (8.1 per game), assists (2.7) and steals (3.2). As strong as many Knights were in multiple areas, Reimbold was the best of the group. She posted two double doubles on the season, but the first of those was a 14 point, 15 rebound effort in a loss to Angola. And while her season high in steals was seven against Wayne, she registered less than three steals in a game just twice, elevating her to one of the best defenders in the area as well.

Her size and length makes her one of the area’s toughest mismatches. Reimbold takes to the paint sometimes at will because of the fact that she is a guard in basketball mentality and can overpower smaller guards with her size. When opposing defenses send a post at the 5-foot-10 senior, she is able to take them off the dribble and finish at the rim or create enough space to bury a three pointer. She shot 37 percent from behind the arc last season, but 51 percent inside the three point line. More dangerous for the future, Reimbold is said to have added a solid midrange jumper that will allow her to score on all three levels.

“Lydia is the total package offensively and defensively and will be are floor general this year,” says Bishop Luers coach Mark Pixley.

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