By Cara L. Dempski
The Glenwood City ladies learned the hard way once again last week just what happens when you let Mondovi’s Haley Poeschel off the chain.
The Lady Toppers traveled to Mondovi January 23 looking to avenge a 55-50 overtime home heartbreaker they suffered back on December 8. But Poeschel, who pumped in 28 points in the teams first meeting, got loose once again last Tuesday, and scored 30 points.
The result was a 57-38 Toppers’ loss.
The Hilltoppers spent their Friday night at home January 26, hosting the conference’s co-leaders, the Durand Panthers. The Glenwood City ladies managed a respectable showing in its second go round against one of the conference’s best teams, but still finished on the low end of a 69-50 score.
With the regular season sweeps by Mondovi and Durand last week, Glenwood City slipped to 3-7 in the Dunn-St. Croix and 4-13 overall. They play just one game this week, and will help the Boyceville girls raise money for the American Cancer Society at this Thursday’s, February 1, “Coaches versus Cancer” game and event at Boyceville High School.
The Toppers will open their second-to-last week of regular-season play next Tuesday, February 6 when they welcome the conference’s other co-leader Colfax to GC, and then host Elk Mound February 9.
According to coach Dean Fayerweather, things were looking good for the Hilltoppers last Tuesday at Mondovi.
“We were in it for most of the first half,” his emailed comments began. “Then Poeschel took over the game.”
A look at the box score sent the morning after the contest indicates just how much damage the Mondovi standout did. Nine field goals, a trio of threes, and three of four charity attempts later, the Buffalo senior assisted her team to a 57-38 win by tacking up 30 points of her own.
Fayerweather said his Glenwood City team went to the basket and drew fouls, but struggled kicking in shots from the line. The Lady Toppers kept up their “never say die” spirit on the court, fighting the whole game, but GC coach said the team will be working on their defensive plays to shut down their weak points.
Glenwood City trailed 24-10 at the half, but nearly tripled their first-half scoring attempt with 28 more points in the second. Senior Jenesa Klinger led the team with 14 points, while Mariah Voeltz and Delaney Quinn tied with five points each.
Hanna Strehlo scored four, Maggie Wallin hit a three-point shot, Olivia Scalze, Delanie Fayerweather and Makiah Schutz each logged two, and Makayla O’Brien drained a single free throw.
Poeschel’s 30 points gave her the game’s top scoring honors.
GLENWOOD CITY 38, MONDOVI 57
Glenwood City…………………..10 28 — 38
Mondovi……………………………24 33 — 57
TEAM STATISTICS (FG-FT-F-T)
Glenwood City (13-9-11-38) — J. Klinger 4-5-3-14, M. Voeltz 2-0-3-5, D. Quinn 2-1-1-5, M. O’Brien 0-1-0-1, H. Strehlo 2-0-2-4, A. Curvello 0-0-2-0, M. Wallin 1-0-0-3, O. Scalze 0-2-0-2, D. Fayerweather 1-0-0-2, M. Schutz 1-0-0-2.
Mondovi (24-3-18-57) — C. Buchholz 1-0-1-2, H. Poeschel 12-3-3-30, M. Rud 0-0-2-0, S. Ede 0-0-2-0, R. Evans 3-0-5-6, K. Everson 1-0-1-3, A. Miles-Oates 1-0-0-2, M. Akina 2-0-0-4, E. Flaskrud 3-0-2-8, J. Zacharias 1-0-2-2.
GC — J. Klinger 1, M. Voeltz 1, M. Wallin 1; M — H. Poeschel 3, K. Everson 1, E. Flaskrud 2.
The January 26 game against Durand was not a win, but the Lady Toppers still picked up a respectable score against the fast-moving Lady Panthers during their 69-50 loss.
Glenwood City trailed 42-18 after the first half, but outscored the Panthers 32-27 in the second half on their way to the finish. The loss dropped the team to 3-7 in the Dunn-St. Croix, and left the Durand girls in second place behind Colfax.
Mariah Voeltz led the Hilltoppers with 10 points, while Jenesa Klinger put together nine in the game. Delaney Quinn added seven, Hanna Strehlo logged six, Olivia Scalze, Delanie Fayerweather and Makiah Schutz scored four each, and Alexys Curvello, Cortney Lawson and Maggie Wallin were good for two points apiece.
Durand’s Emily Annis led the game with 14 points of her own.
DURAND 69, GLENWOOD CITY 50
Durand………………….……..42 27 — 69
Glenwood City…………….…18 32 — 50
Durand — J. Hayden 2, B. Myers 10, E. Hansen 10, J. Harschlip 1, H. Prissel 10, M. Baier 9, E. Annis 14, S. Dunbar 2, L. Adler 2, K. Schlosser 2, M. Hurlburt 7.
Glenwood City — M. Schutz 4, J. Klinger 9, M. Voeltz 10, D. Quinn 7, H. Strehlo 6, A. Curvello 2, M. Wallin 2, O. Scalze 4, D. Fayerweather 4, C. Lawson 2.