Cowgirls open season with nice 64-47 win over Garrigan
Granted it’s only the first game, but based on this season opening performance the Clarion-Goldfield varsity girls basketball team look like an improved squad that could surprise a few other teams in the North Central Conference. They began that trek through the schedule with a 64-47 home victory over Bishop Garrigan last Tuesday night. After spotting the Golden Bears a 15-14 edge after one quarter, the red and black turned it up a notch thru the second period to hold a good 32-19 advantage at the break. They extended the lead to 19 points, at 51-32, to start the final eight minutes.
“We started a little slow, which is typical of the first game,” said head coach Kevin Kakacek. “This was the Bears third game, and they came out ready to play and got after us early. We didn’t know what they were going to do on the defensive side of the ball because they’re a team that will change up their defense. After getting up and down the floor a couple times, we settled in and started to attack their defense and score. Sann started to get open shots, and took advantage of opportunities, to score nine in the second quarter. Disney also hit a couple of big shots to keep it going. While we scored 18 points in the quarter, we also stepped up and started to play team defense in holding them to just four points. Going into the half, we knew the Bears would come out with a different approach and would focus defensively on Jossie. We figured they would box and one her, which they have done in the past. That’s what they did, so we had some big shots from Maddie and Hope, who both stepped up offensively to help out. We scored 19 in that quarter, without Jossie even getting a shot off.”
The complete story may be found in the Dec 5 issue of the Wright County Monitor.