Cowgirls defeat Gaels, lose to Lions

Vanessa Kolb plays defense in the game with the Gaels. The junior scored six points in the win.

The Clarion-Goldfield-Dows varsity girls basketball team jumped on St. Edmond early and stayed in control the rest of the way for a 36-28 home win last Tuesday. They led 21-9 at halftime. Courtney Harle fired in 13 points to pace the team, followed by Quinn Hansch with eight points and both Raven Kinnetz and Vanessa Kolb at six counters each. Megan Askelsen scored two points and Emily Kapka one. Those were the only stats available at press time.

“It was a good win for us, and we needed it,” stated head coach Kevin Kakacek. “We started strong, but I was not too excited about our second half. We did get the ball inside for 22 of our points, and kept them off the offensive boards. We handled the Gaels well defensively, but I would have liked a better showing from us offensively. We did limit our turnovers as well. Courtney had a good game.”

On Friday night in Clear Lake, the red and black lost a 51-21 contest to the Lions. The home team jumped out to 28-8 halftime advantage and never looked back. While the Cowgirls did keep the second half a bit more even, the damage had already been done.

 

For the full story, see the January 25 edition of the Monitor.