Elk Mound girls continue to roll through conference opponents
ELK MOUND — Continuing to employ their full-court defensive pressure which has served it so well this season, the Elk Mound girls’ basketball team stayed home for a pair of games and swamped the Spring Valley Cardinals 64-26 Jan.12, then followed up by pummeling the Elmwood-Plum City Wolves three days later by a score of 51-14.
The Mounders pounded the paint throughout the contest, scoring 44 of their points from close range shots.
McKenna McVey connected for five of those buckets in the first half, Morgan Radtke added a pair as did Elizabeth Fasbender, and Hannah Cedarblade and Sarah Winchester both dropped one in. Adding that to Kami King’s two triples and one apiece by Fasbender and Winchester and you have what you call a blowout by halftime with a 34-13 Mounder lead.
Several other players broke into the scoring column in the second half for Elk Mound including Allie Weber and Riley Radtke with five points each and Megan Krall and Crista Sweeney with a deuce apiece.
Meanwhile, the Mounders’ defense held the Cardinals to that unlucky 13 points again to finish up with the 38-point win.
“Our consistency with our defensive pressure allowed us to build a lead despite not finishing as well as we would have liked early in the game,” Mounders’ coach Jordan Kongshaug said. “I was pleased with our bench play and it was a great team win.”
Ten players put points on the board for the Mounders, led by McVey’s 18.
ELK MOUND (64) McVey 8-2-2-18, King 3-0-0-8, Fasbender 3-0-0-7, Winchester 3-0-1-7,M. Radtke 3-0-0-6,R. Radtke 2-0-0-5, Weber 2-0-0-5, Cedarblade 2-0-0-4, Krall 1-0-0-2, Sweeney 1-0-0-2
SPRING VALLEY (26) A. Lee 3-1-2-7, B. Fesenmaier 3-0-0-6, C. Brorson 2-0-0-5, T. Huntress 2-0-0-5, J. Dieckman 1-0-2-2, K. Schreiber 0-1-2-1
THREE POINTERS: King 2, Weber 1, Winchester 1, Fasbender 1, R. Radtke 1, Huntress 1, Brorson 1
It was another blowout from the get go as nine Mounders put points up in the first half to help them take a 34-5 lead at the break.
McVey led with six points with Winchester and Krall adding five each to help the cause. Elk Mound’s defensive intensity shut the Wolves down in the second half as well and Morgan Radtke came up with seven points and Sweeney six to put the game away.
“I was impressed with our focus,” Kongshaug said. “We shared the ball well and kept up our defensive intensity throughout the game.”
46 of the Mounders’ points came from inside the three-point line with Morgan Radtke scoring a team high 11 to go with McVey’s 10. The Wolves leading scorer, Cheyanne Catura, who averages 13 points a game, was held scoreless for the afternoon game.
ELK MOUND (51) M. Radtke 4-3-5-11, McVey 5-0-0-10, Winchester 3-0-0-7, Sweeny 2-2-2-6, Fasbender 2-1-1-5, Krall 2-0-0-5, Cedarblade 2-0-0-4, King 2-0-0-4, M. Jenson 2-0-0-4, Weber 1-0-0-3
ELMWOOD-PLUM CITY (14) J. Helmueller 2-0-0-4, K. Sabelko 0-3-4-3, A. Welch 1-0-0-2, L. Diesing 1-0-0-2, A. Glampe 1-0-0-2M. Afdahl 0-1-2-1