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By Amber Hayden
GLENWOOD CITY — The Glenwood City girls’ basketball team’s holiday stocking was left bare after they suffered a pair of loses in its annual holiday tournament last Thursday and Friday.
The Hilltopper girls’ quest for their first victory since their December 7 triumph over the rival Boyceville Bulldogs will stretch into the new year after they kicked off the home holiday tournament on December 27 with a 67-47 set back to the Stanley-Boyd Orioles which was followed by a 64-45 loss to the Osceola Lady Chieftains the following day, December 28.
The Hilltoppers, 2-2 in conference play and now 3-6 overall following their holiday tourney losses, will open 2019 action on the road in Elk Mound this Thursday, January 3, before trekking to Plum City next Tuesday, January 8 to face Elmwood/Plum City.
The kick off to the two-day holiday tournament took place last Thursday evening, December 27, with the Hilltoppers tipping off against the Orioles.
Glenwood City’s lack of offensive patience played a part in the ladies 20-point loss to Stanley-Boyd.
Although the Hilltoppers got out of the gate on the right foot as junior Makiah Schutz put two points on the board first for Glenwood City. But Stanley-Boyd answered back, going on a 7-0 run before Schutz headed to the line and sank her first of three bonus points.
Schutz put up 11 points in the two halves played off of four doubles and went three-of-six from the charity stripe. The junior post player was strong defensively for the Hilltoppers as well as she corralled several rebounds.
Leading the way for the Hilltoppers was senior forward Delaney Quinn who netted 13 points. Quinn scored three triples, hit a double and was two-of-six from the foul line.
Despite looking injured during warm-ups, Hanna Strehlo made her presence known to the Orioles bucketing eleven points which included five doubles and was one-of-two from the foul line.
In the nine minutes remaining in the second half, the Hilltoppers found themselves attempting to dig out of a 23 point deficit and battling all the way to bring it to within 20 at the final buzzer and a score of 47-67.
Glenwood City trailed 36-22 at the intermission.
Delanie Fayerweather hit double digits with ten points which included two triples and two-of-two from the charity stripe.
GLENWOOD CITY 47, STANLEY-BOYD 67
Glenwood City……..………..22 25 – 47
Stanley-Boyd……….…………36 31 – 67
TEAM STATISTICS (FG-FT-F-TP)
Glenwood City — D. Quinn 4-2-3-13, H. Strehlo 5-1-2-11, M. Oehlke 1-0-2-2, D. Fayerweather 3-2-3-10, M. Schutz 4-3-4-11.
Stanley-Boyd — A. Moore 2-0-3-4, L. Derks 0-3-1-3, H. Hause 5-2-3-12, L. Hoel 6-0-4-12, A. Mason 8-4-2-22, M. Gustafson 2-3-1-8, B. Noonan 1-2-2-4.
THREE-POINTERS GC— D. Quinn 3, D. Fayerweather 2; SB— A. Mason 4, M. Gustafson 1.
For the Lady Toppers, their second game in two days would be one filled with fouls and single-digit numbers for six of the seven ladies who played against Osceola.
Senior Delaney Quinn was the only Hilltopper to score in double digits for Glenwood City who trailed by just four points, 30-26, at the halftime break. Quinn finished with 14 points in her minutes played.
Glenwood City’s defense couldn’t find a formula to shut the Chieftains down through out the game as it surrendered 30 points or more in each half.
Compounding matters was the Toppers’ second-half slump in points production as they scored just 19 points in the final 18 minutes of action.
Hanna Strehlo, Maddie Oelkhe, and Olivia Scalze each contributed six points for the Toppers. Strehlo and Oelkhe each hit for three doubles and Scalze netted two doubles and hit two bonus shots.
Alexys Curvello and Makiah Schutz also chipped in for five points each while Delanie Fayerweather finished with three points.
GLENWOOD CITY 45, OSCEOLA 64
Glenwood City……..………..26 19 – 45
Osceola……………….………….30 34– 64
TEAM STATISTICS (FG-FT-F-TP)
Glenwood City — D. Quinn 5-2-4-14, H. Strehlo 3-0-4-6, M. Oelkhe 3-0-2-6 D. Fayerweather 1-1-3-3, O. Scalze 2-2-4-6, M. Schutz 2-1-2-5, A. Curvello 2-1-3-5.
Osceola — A. Swanson 5-4-3-14, M. Johnson 7-9-2-24, E. Fox 2-2-2-7, B. Bents 1-1-2-3, M. Doll 3-0-0-6, K. Haase 5-0-4-10.
THREE-POINTERS GC— D. Quinn 2; O— M. Johnson 1, E. Fox 1.