By Cara L. Dempski
Fans of the Mounder girls’ basketball program have had a lot to cheer about recently.
The Elk Mound team has not lost a game since their 59-40 home loss to LaCrosse Aquinas back on January 7. The Mounders have not lost a conference match-up since being beat up by Durand in Elk Mound on December 8.
Since that loss to state-ranked Aquinas nearly a month ago, the Lady Mounders have put together an eight win streak which included three impressive conference road wins last week.
The Mounders kicked off last week’s three-game road swing on Tuesday, January 31 against the St. Croix Central Panthers. Elk Mound held the Panthers to a 20-point deficit in the 49-29 win at Hammond. Two days later, went into Colfax to take on the Vikings and came out with a 56-43 win in the February 2 contest.
The squad wrapped up its week-long sojourn in Plum City last Friday night, February 3 were it played the Elmwood/Plum City Wolves. Elk Mound won its eighth straight Dunn-St. Croix game with a 66-35 win over the Wolves.
Elk Mound improved to 9-1 in the D-SC with four conference contests left to play and are tied with Durand. The Mounders play their final four games at home – all against conference teams.
They hosted the Spring Valley girls last evening (February 7) and will welcome Elmwood/Plum City Friday, February 10. The Mounders take on Colfax at home next Monday, February 13 before closing the regular season on February 16 against Glenwood City.
St. Croix Central
Elk Mound coach Jordan Kongshaug called the Mounders’ 20-point win over St. Croix Central on January 31 a “nice little win.”
The Mounders won the game 49-29 after leading by only four points at the end of the first half. The game’s highest individual score belonged to Elk Mound’s Allie Weber, who was good for 15 with a trio each of field goals and three-pointers.
Senior Elizabeth Fasbender picked up 11 points with a pair of field goals, two outside shots for three, and a free throw. Morgan Radtke and Ashley Gunderson-Morris scored eight points each, Kami King earned five points, and Kaitlyn Baier put in a field goal for two points.
St. Croix Central’s Claire Frankiewicz was the Panthers’ highest-scoring player with nine points.
ELK MOUND 49, ST. CROIX CENTRAL 29
Elk Mound………………………..23 26 — 49
St. Croix Central………………..19 10 — 29
TEAM STATISTICS (FG-FT-F-T)
Elk Mound (10-5-8-49) K. Baier 1-0-0-2, H. Cedarblade 0-0-1-0, A. Weber 3-0-2-15, E. Fasbender 2-1-2-11, K. King 1-0-0-5, A. Gunderson-Morris 0-2-0-8, M. Borofka 0-0-2-0, M. Radtke 3-2-1-8.
St. Croix Central (13-0-11-29) M. Johnson 2-0-2-4, M. Laventure 2-0-1-4, K. Juen 2-0-0-4, A. Edelman 0-0-1-0, M. Krogseng 4-0-4-8, C. Frankiewicz 3-0-3-9.
THREE-POINTERS EM — A. Weber 3, E. Fasbender 2, K. King 1, A. Gunderson-Morris 2; SCC — C. Frankiewicz 1.
The Elk Mound girls were originally scheduled to take on Elmwood/Plum City on January 10, but had to postpone the game due to poor weather conditions. The match-up was rescheduled for February 3, giving the two teams seven days of separation between their two meetings this season.
The Mounders played to a 66-35 finish after leading the Wolves by 19 points at halftime. Coach Kongshaug said it was a good week for the Elk Mound girls.
“Any time you win three road games in a week, you feel good,” he explained.
He said the team will keep working to get better and accomplish its goals.
Morgan Radtke reigned supreme on the Plum City court, scoring a game-high 20 points with nine field goals and a pair of charity shots. Kami King reeled in 12 points between field goals and three-pointers. Elizabeth Fasbender put together seven points, Riley Radtke and Gracie Peterson each recorded six points, Allie Weber picked up five points, Hannah Cedarblade earned four points, and Kaitlyn Baier, Megan Krall and Ashley Gunderson-Morris each logged two points.
The Wolves’ top-scoring player was Josalin Helmueller, who picked 10 points for the Elmwood/Plum City squad.
ELK MOUND 66, ELMWOOD/PLUM CITY 35
Elk Mound………………………..37 29 — 66
Elmwood/Plum City……………18 17 — 35
TEAM STATISTICS (FG-FT-F-T)
Elk Mound (19-13-15-66) K. Baier 0-2-2-2, H. Cedarblade 0-1-1-4, A. Weber 1-0-2-5, E. Fasbender 1-5-0-7, M. Krall 1-0-3-2, R. Radtke 1-1-0-6, K. King 3-0-1-12, G. Peterson 2-2-0-6, A. Gunderson-Morris 1-0-2-2, M. Borofka 0-0-1-0, M. Radtke 9-2-2-20, A. Schindler 0-0-1-0.
Elmwood/Plum City (13-6-13-35) Aly. Peterson 1-1-0-3, K. Sabelko 1-0-1-2, Ale. Peterson 0-0-1-0, T. Whipple 1-0-4-2, K. Feuker 1-3-0-5, J. Helmueller 5-0-2-10, E. Funk 1-0-2-3, A. Glampe 2-1-0-5, H. Feuker 1-1-3-3.
THREE-POINTERS EM — H. Cedarblade 1, A. Weber 1, R. Radtke 1, K. King 2; EPC — E. Funk 1.