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Lady Mounders drop game on the road

LA CROSSE — Going by the theory “playing good teams will only make us better”, the Elk Mound girls traveled to La Crosse Nov. 23 to face the Aquinas team and came back with a 42-36 loss to the Blugolds.

Aquinas is the defending Mississippi Valley Conference champions and ended their season a year ago in the sectional final game with Cuba City. The loss gives the Mounders a 1-2 record in the early season and it is their second consecutive loss on the road.

Elizabeth Fasbender was the only Mounder to find the hoop on a consistent basis as she scored 21 of her team’s points on a trio of triples, three deuces and six of eight free throws. It didn’t help matters either when starting post player McKenna McVey left the game early with an ankle injury as Elk Mound trailed 25-14 at the half and just couldn’t make up the difference.

Kami King finished with six points for the Mounders while Allie Weber added four, Hannah Cedarblade and McVey had two each and Morgan Radtke hit one of two free throws for her only point. Elk Mound went 7 for 10 at the foul line. Aquinas saw four players score seven or more points in the game with Whitney Rezin leading with 10.

“I was proud of our effort and I thought the girls responded well when McKenna went down with her injury,” coach Jordan Kongshaug said.