Girls' basketball: Minnewaska drops two, West Central Area splits
The Minnewaska girls fell to 1-4 on the season as they hosted New London-Spicer Tuesday night, coming out on the short end of a 55-32 score.
The Wildcats, now 3-0, were able to jump to a 12-point halftime lead, then outscored the Lakers by 11 in the second half.
Minnewaska picked up 17 points from Sydney Joos, who led all scorers, while Paige Anderson had nine rebounds.
NEW LONDON-SPICER 55,
NL-SPICER 26 29 — 55
MINNEWASKA 14 18 — 32
NEW LONDON-SPICER – Taylor Thunstedt 16, Lydia Kieft 8, Megan Thorson 2, Brianna Fredrick 11, Petra Lothert 2, Ashlyn Geister 10, Olifia Setterberg 4, Jessica Johnson 2. Field goals 23, 3-pt 5, Free throws 4-5, Rebounds 24, Fouls 11.
MINNEWASKA – Sydney Joos 17, Ashlyn Guggisberg 2, Bayley Pooler 3, Mady Phillips 5, Ariel Ostrander 2, Paige Anderson 3. Field goals 14-47, 3-pt 2-14 (Pooler 1, Phillips 1), Free throws 2-4, Rebounds 24 (Anderson 9), Assists 12 (Pooler 3, Philllips 3), Turnovers 21, Blocked shots 4 (Pooler 2), Fouls 12.
MORRIS 44, WASKA 25
Morris/Chokio-Alberta’s defense frustrated the Minnewaska girls Thursday night, holding the Lakers to just 25 points, including a 9-for-50 performance from the field.
Sydney Joos’ seven points led the Lakers, while Paige Anderson added six points and six rebounds.
The Lakers had 15 turnovers in the game, contributing to the loss.
Minnewaska hosted New London-Spicer last night, Tuesday, and will be at Albany tomorrow night, Thursday.
MORRIS 44, MINNEWASKA 25
MINNEWASKA 11 14 — 25
MORRIS/CA 22 22 — 44
MINNEWASKA – Carly Stewart 2, Sydney Joos 7, Myranda Swensrud 1, Ashlyn Guggisberg 1, Ariel Ostrander 1, Veronica Weisel 7, Paige Anderson 6. Field goals 9-50, 3-pt 0-7, Free throws 7-15, Rebounds 29 (Anderson 6, Mady Phillips 5), Assists 8 (Stewart 3, Phillips 2, Weisel 2, Swensrud 1), Steals 6 (Swensrud 2, Joos 1, Phillips 1, Guggisberg 1, Weisel 1), Blocked shots 3 (Bayley Pooler 1, Weisel 1, Anderson 1), Turnovers 15, Fouls 13.
MORRIS/CHOKIO-ALBERTA – Tracy Meichsner 14, Beth Holland 8, MaKenzie Smith 6, Niocle Strobel 6, Abbie Olson 4, Kaitlin Vogel 4, Becca Holland 2. Field goals 18-43, 3-pt 0-3, Free throws 8-9, Rebounds 32, Fouls 14.
BROWERVILLE 54, WEST CENTRAL AREA 41
The West Central Area girls’ basketball team had just one player in double figures as the Knights fell to Browerville 54-41 last Friday night.
“The easiest way to it is, it just wasn’t our night,” head coach Beth Hanson said. “We had many chances to take control of this game but were unable to do so. I do think this game was a great learning experience for us, and we will become better because of it. At times, we looked very strong, but at others, we just didn’t finish.”
Kelsey Hammer had 11 points to lead West Central Area. Tiana Christenson finished with eight. Christina Kruize and Kylee Fernholz added seven apiece. Danna Sabolik and Holly Van Kempen scored three each, while Amber Oberg and Kiersten Sabolik rounded out the scoring with one apiece.
WEST CENTRAL AREA 76, SWANVILLE 53
Christina Kruize knocked down 20 points and added five steals as the West Central Area girls defeated Swanville 76-53 in Prairie Conference basketball action Tuesday night.
“Tonight was a solid conference win for us,” said head coach Beth Hanson. “We bounced back from a tough loss on Friday and put together a good game.
“We came out shooting very well. Our ball movement is increasing and we are starting to see the floor better.
“The best part of our offense is how truly balanced we are,” she added. “We have a lot of very selfless players who look for the best way to score and aren’t concerned with individual stats. All of these players are great scoring threat individually and they are starting to see they become stronger when they use each other.”
Kelsey Hammer added 19 points and 11 assists in the win, while Kylee Fernholz had 16 points, seven assists and five steals.
Tiana Christenson scored 13 points and had 11 rebounds and eight steals, while Holly VanKempen had eight points and three steals, and McKenzie Hunter added one point.
“Defensively, we had some better rotations in our press and were able to pick off some more passes,” said Hanson. “We’ve still got to rotate completely to cover our back side. We just gave up too many scoring opportunities that way.”
The Knight girls are at Royalton tonight, Friday, and on Tuesday will host Breckenridge.