By Cara L. Dempski
It definitely did not take as long for the Lady Hilltoppers to get a win this season as it did last season.
Glenwood City played just its second game of the season against Grantsburg November 28, and came away with a 49-43 win to move to 1-1 on the season. Two nights later, the Toppers headed to Flambeau for a match against the Falcons.
The Flambeau ladies crushed Glenwood City 76-28 for the win.
[emember_protected] The Lady Toppers ended the week with a 1-2 record overall, and will open the conference season with a Dunn-St. Croix matchup on the road against Spring Valley December 5, and the host Mondovi December 8. They will welcome the Boyceville Bulldogs December 12.
Glenwood City head coach Dean Fayerweather was pleased with how the Lady Toppers handled the Pirates last Tuesday, despite some not-so-bright moments.
“We played good as a team at times, and then lacksidaisical on defense, allowing Grantsburg to stay in the game,” Fayerweather said. “The ladies fought hard and did not quit.”
The Hilltoppers led 25-19 at halftime, but the Grantsburg ladies managed to match the Hilltoppers score for score when both teams tacked up another 24 points in the final 18 minutes. What made the win more impressive was having a pair of starters pick up four fouls, forcing the coach to go to the bench.
The GC bench came through for Fayerweather by keeping the the Toppers in the game; he said he was happy with the team after the game.
“There are always things to work on, but it was nice to get a win,” he said. “That makes it easier to work on the negative things in practice.”
A glance at the team statistics shows the team shared the ball well in the contest versus the Pirates. Junior Olivia Scalze came away with the Hilltoppers’ highest individual score after picking up 10 on four field goals and a pair of charity throws.
Mariah Voeltz nabbed nine points, Jenesa Klinger and Delaney Quinn each scored eight, Hanna Strehlo logged seven, Maggie Wallin scored five, and Alexys Curvello recorded two.
GRANTSBURG 43, GC 49
Grantsburg………………………19 24 — 43
Glenwood City………………….25 24 — 49
TEAM STATISTICS (FG-FT-F-T)
Grantsburg (16-11-23-43) — E. Erickson 0-0-1-0, L. Harmon 2-1-3-5, C. Chenal 3-2-3-8, O. Ohnstad 3-5-5-11, J. Bonneville 1-2-2-4, G. Gattney 0-0-1-0, O. Brock 2-0-5-4, B. Quimby 5-1-3-11.
Glenwood City (15-14-17-49) — J. Klinger 2-2-4-8, M. Voeltz 2-4-3-9, D. Quinn 3-1-2-8, H. Strehlo 2-3-4-7, A. Curvello 1-0-0-2, M. Wallin 1-2-1-5, O. Scalze 4-2-2-10, E. Hill 0-0-1-0.
GC — J. Klinger 1, M. Voeltz 1, D. Quinn 1, M. Wallin 1.
Fans of the Glenwood City girls’ basketball team could probably have surmised the game at Flambeau last week was a tough one just by looking at the halftime score.
The Falcons outscored the Hilltoppers nearly three to one in the first 18 minutes to lead 47-16 as both squads headed to the locker room for a break during the November 30 non-conference contest. Things did not really improve for the Lady Toppers in the second half, and they wound up on the bottom end of a 76-28 final score to land at 1-2 overall as they headed into the Dunn-St. Croix season.
Junior Delaney Quinn led the Glenwood City girls with 10 points after hitting four field goals, two of which were for three points. Jenesa Klinger added eight points with four field goals, Hanna Strehlo tacked up six on field goals, and Mariah Voeltz nailed one field goal and two of four shots from the line to score four points.
The game’s highest-scoring player was Falcon Morgan Ludescher, who reeled in 18 points on a total of eight field goals for Flambeau.
GLENWOOD CITY 28, FLAMBEAU 76
Glenwood City………………….16 12 — 28
Flambeau…………………………47 29 — 76
TEAM STATISTICS (FG-FT-F-T)
Glenwood City (12-2-13-28) — J. Klinger 4-0-1-8, M. Voeltz 1-2-4-4, D. Quinn 4-0-3-10, H. Strehlo 3-0-2-6, A. Curvello 0-0-1-0, O. Scalze 0-0-1-0, E. Hill 0-0-1-0.
Flambeau (32-7-15-76) — M. Ludescher 8-0-1-18, H. Opachan 1-0-1-2, C. Wisniewski 5-0-3-11, J. Moore 0-0-1-0, S. Groothousen 2-2-0-6, H. Verdegan 5-0-1-10, A. Zimmer 4-2-0-11, J. Ludescher 3-3-4-9, T. Moore 2-0-0-4, G. Amidon 2-0-4-5.
GC — D. Quinn 2; F — M. Ludescher 2, C. Wisniewski 1, A. Zimmer 1, G. Amidon 1. [/emember_protected]