PLUM CITY — Although the Plum City Blue Devils can boast of having the leading scorer in the Dunn-St. Croix Conference in Cheyanne Caturia, the Colfax girls shut her down as well as the rest of the team when they bombed the Blue Devils 63-13 in Plum City Jan. 9.
Caturia averages 16 points a game due to a couple of high scoring games this season but the Colfax defense held her to a single triple in the fourth quarter this time around. The Vikings jumped out to a 15-2 lead after the first quarter then shut Plum City down in the second and took an over whelming 40-2 lead into the half.
It was more of the same in the third with the Vikings outscoring Plum City 18-4, prompting the new mercy rule to go into effect and with a running clock, the Vikings added just five fourth quarter points. Alexis Rudi continues to have a hot hand from long range as she canned a pair of treys, one in the second quarter and the other in the third while Mallie Doucette, Jessica Moonen and Taylor Shipman all connected on one themselves. Braanna Steen had her way in the lane most of the night, hitting seven buckets for a team leading 14 points while Doucette finished with 11 and Shipman 10. All told, 10 different players scored for Colfax in the game.
“We played very well and took it to them right away,” Colfax coach Joe Doucette said. “I was impressed by our defense and by how we helped each other out on the offensive side. We had great balance with a lot of kids scoring points.”
COLFAX (63) Steen 7-0-0-14, Doucette 4-2-2-11,Shipman 4-1-1-10, Rudi 2-2-2-8, C. Olson 2-1-3-6, Moonen 1-2-2-5,E. Halpin 2-0-0-4, D. Dachel 1-0-0-2, A. Brantner 1-0-0-2, K, Wait 0-1-2-1
PLUM CITY (13) E. Danzinger 2-1-4-5, Caturia 1-0-0-3, J. Kennel 1-0-0-3, S. Gilles 1-0-0-2
THREE POINTERS: Rudi 2, Doucette 1, Moonen 1, Shipman 1, Caturia 1, Kennel 1