Cowgirls keep it close in 66-56 opening home loss

Raven Kinnetz moves into the lane and eyes the basket for a shot attempt. The freshman led the team in scoring with 15 points, and also grabbed three rebounds.

The Clarion-Goldfield-Dows girls basketball team opened their new season with a close 66-56 home loss to West Hancock. Both teams got off to a shaky start as the Eagles went up 11-4 after one quarter, then built a 34-20 halftime lead.

“With that many new girls, and to score that many points, I’ll take that,” stated head coach Kevin Kakacek. “We were unsure of what we wanted to do at the start. Most of their team is back from a 19-5 season. We pressured them, but then we went cold on offense at times. We gave up 10 points worth of errors that we won’t make later in the year.”

Freshman Raven Kinnetz led the scoring column with 15 points which included a hot 7 of 8 from the charity line, followed closely by two others in double digits. Emily Kapka and Courtney Harle dropped in 14 points each, with Megan Askelsen scoring seven points which included a trey. Vanessa Kolb chipped in with three points, Kendall Lienemann two points and Sid Magee one point.


For the full story, see the November 30 edition of the Monitor.