By Cara L. Dempski
The holiday break may not have brought any additional wins for the Glenwood City girls’ basketball team, but it did show off the team’s potential and provide some momentum.
The Lady Hilltoppers stepped back onto the court last Thursday, January 4 in Colfax for a conference contest, and seemed to be missing said momentum in the 61-28 loss to the Vikings.
There was no time to waste on disappointment, though, as the Toppers headed to Clear Lake the following night.
The final score indicates the GC ladies played a better game January 5, but they still left on the short end of a 68-45 final score.
Glenwood City has an overall record of 3-9, and is 2-3 in the Dunn-St. Croix. The Toppers played at Elk Mound January 9, and host Elmwood/Plum City January 12. They host Spring Valley January 18.
Glenwood City head girls’ basketball coach Dean Fayerweather knows what his team needs, and it is something he cannot provide for them.
“What these girls need to figure out, they need to figure out on their own,” he began after the team’s 61-28 loss at Colfax last Thursday. “I can only coach so much, and I can only ask them to do so much. I can’t go out and play for them.”
Fayerweather said there is a lot of frustration on the team right now, and said he is not the person who can shoulder that frustration or find a way past it.
The Lady Hilltoppers scored just nine points in the first half, each of which came from the free throw line. The team picked up the defensive, and offensive, pace in the second half to score another 19 points, but it was too little to catch up with the Vikings, who led 29-9 at the half before scoring another 32 in the final 18 minutes.
Senior Mariah Voeltz scored 12 points in the game, Hanna Strehlo picked up seven, Makayla O’Brien was good for four, Jenesa Klinger and Olivia Scalze each chalked up two, and Alexys Curvello sent in a single charity throw.
The game’s highest-scoring player was Colfax sophomore Kameri Meredith, who put together seven field goals and three shots from the line for a total of 18 points.
GLENWOOD CITY 28, COLFAX 61
Glenwood City…………………9 19 — 28
Colfax………………………….29 32 — 61
TEAM STATISTICS (FG-FT-F-T)
Glenwood City (6-16-9-28) — J. Klinger 0-2-2-2, M. Voeltz 2-8-1-12, M. O’Brien 1-2-0-4, H. Strehlo 3-1-1-7, A. Curvello 0-1-1-1, M. Wallin 0-0-1-0, O. Scalze 0-2-0-2, D. Fayerweather 0-0-1-0, E. Hill 0-0-2-0.
Colfax (24-11-16-61) — A. Dachel 0-0-3-0, K. Meredith 7-3-3-18, S. Henricks 4-2-1-10, J. Steinke 2-2-1-7, Addy Olson 0-0-3-0, S. Wilson 1-0-1-2, M. Harmon 0-0-1-0, R. Scharlau 4-3-0-11, E. Hurlburt 6-1-2-13, Addisyn Olson 0-0-1-0.
C — K. Meredith 1, J. Steinke 1.
There was minimal information available prior to production for this game. Though, it appears the Glenwood City ladies definitely put up more of a fight against the Clear Lake’s Warriors January 5 than they did the night before at Colfax.
Information posted on Wissports.net indicates the Lady Hilltoppers trailed by 17 points, 39-22, at halftime, but kept pace with the Warriors in the second half. The end result was a 68-45 loss that dropped the Glenwood City girls to 3-9 overall.