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Peppler sisters help propel Hortonville girls basketball to No. 1 ranking

Peppler sisters help propel Hortonville girls basketball to No. 1 ranking
Posted at 9:21 AM, Jan 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-13 10:50:06-05

HORTONVILLE — Last Friday night, the one-loss Hortonville girls basketball team went on the road and defeated No. 1 ranked Appleton East by 15 points. The star of the show was Kamy Peppler. The senior U-W Milwaukee commit dropped a game high 32 points. 

“I’m picking her anytime. I’d go to any fight with Kami Peppler on my team," said Hortonville head coach Celeste Ratka.

One of the best of the highlights of the night came in the first half when Kamy had a no-look pass that resulted in three-point play to her younger, sophomore sister, Kallie.

“I was ready for it," Kallie said. "Every Time she’s coming down the floor and I’m ahead of her, I’m ready for the ball.”

They say iron sharpens iron and these two have been helping each other grow their respective games since childhood.

“They definitely have a connection out there on the floor," Ratka said. "A lot of minutes spent in the driveway and in a lot of gyms playing together. You can see they’re very comfortable with one another. You can see Kallie really respects Kami. Kamy pushes her, but nobody’s got Kallie’s back like Kamy.”

Thanks to her own hard work and learning closely from her older sister, Kallie has cracked the starting lineup as just a sophomore and is averaging almost 13 points per game.

“She’s such a big role and seeing how much she grows and then me growing along with her — we go to workouts every single day and the chemistry between us two really shows,” Kallie said.

While Kallie would like to send her sister out as a state champion, Kamy just wants to know she gave it everything she had in her final season. She's averaging 16 points and five assists per game.

“I want to look back and have no regrets with anything, I just want to go in every single game wanting to be our best, wanting to play the game we know we can. Whatever happens, happens as long as we do those things.”

If you ask who wins their one-one-ones, it’s hard to know who's telling the truth between the two.

“I definitely beat her most of the time,” said Kamy.

“I win. Not even going to lie, I win,” Kallie said.

Kallie is hoping one day she can play alongside her sister at the college level.

No. 1 Hortonville is on the road to take on Kimberly this Friday at 6 p.m.