Spartans can’t keep up with Indians
By Josh Staloch
LUXEMBURG – The Luxemburg-Casco girls basketball team, behind five straight points from Maggie Hanmann, got off to a solid enough start on Monday at home against an experienced MIshicot squad, but couldn’t keep up over the long haul as an off shooting night resulted in a 54-34 loss.
“MIshicot is strong. They’ve got a lot of senior leadership and they’re strong,” said Spartans Head Coach Beth Budnik, whose team is now 7-6 overall following the non-conference loss while still tied for second place with Freedom in the North Eastern standings at 6-2. “We just weren’t ready. We didn’t come out strong enough, we didn’t play fast enough. Our defensive effort wasn’t where it normally is.”
A terrific score down low by Hannah Schley on an inbounds pass got the home team another slim lead at 7-6 but that would be the end of the Spartans leading things as Mishicot retook the lead on its next possession before making L-C pay for some sloppy defense on the way to a 32-13 advantage going into the locker room at halftime.
Hanmann finished with 11 to lead the Spartans, Erin Cherovsky had nine and Sienna Blohowiak had eight.
Kewaunee dismantles Southern Door
KEWAUNEE – The Storm easily took care of business on Friday, Jan. 5 at home as they defeated Southern Door by a final score of 72-18, moving their Packerland Conference record to 6-0 and their overall record to 11-0.
“It was a great team effort with everyone contributing.” said Kewaunee head coach Lynn Geier.
The Storm pulled down 14 offensive rebounds in the game, leading to plenty of second-chance opportunities, while also moving the ball around nicely to finish with 18 assists.
Kewaunee’s defensive pressure resulted in 28 deflects and 19 steals.
Jade Kroll turned in a team-high 24 points, Lexi Hanrahan finished with 12 while Brianna Demmin, Breanna Riha and Summer Walechka each had eight.
Big night from Bray powers L-C past Waupaca
LUXEMBURG – Brianna Bray was all over the court for Luxemburg-Casco on Friday, Jan. 5, totaling 22 points, six steals, two assists and three rebounds as the Spartans defeated Waupaca 40-30 in North Eastern Conference play.
L-C, leading by only a point at halftime before turning it up on offense for a 22-13 finish, also got 12 points, a steal, an assist and four rebounds from Gabrielle Wech.