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By Amber Hayden
ELK MOUND — It was not the way Glenwood City’s girls’ basketball squad wanted to start the new year.
The Lady Toppers made the trip to Elk Mound last Thursday evening, January 3, to resume Dunn-St. Croix play against the Mounders with hopes to start the 2019 portion of their schedule with a win. Instead, Glenwood City struggled all game and suffered its third conference and ninth overall defeat of the season, a 39-point beat down at the hands of Elk Mound.
“My goal was to not get into a running game with Elk Mound,” said Toppers’ coach Dean Fayerweather of the 65-26 Mounders’ victory. “During their (Elk Mound) press we panicked and turned the ball over, this caused the girls to try and push the ball up the court and run with Elk Mound.”
Delanie Fayerweather led the way for Glenwood City with ten points as the sophomore netted three doubles, a trey and was one-of-three from the charity stripe.
Senior forward Delaney Quinn added seven points with a double, triple, and pair of bonus shots against Elk Mound.
“Elk Mound had so many points off turnovers that we were not able to stay in the game with them,” Fayerweather explained. “Elk Mound was hitting on all cylinders and shots were dropping for them, they’re a good team.”
The Lady Toppers found themselves down at halftime by a score of 41-12. But the Hilltoppers fought a hard in the second half as they tried to close the ever-growing gap in the score. By the end of the evening Glenwood City was kept to a mere 14 points in the second half and lost by 39 points.
Adding to the Hilltoppers score were teammates Alexys Curvello with a double, Hanna Strehlo with a pair of doubles and a foul shot, and Makiah Schutz added in a double of her own.
“Our starters did not get any offene going which hurt, the girls hustled all game but Elk Mound is a level above us on the court,” Fayerweather stated.
The Lady Toppers, 2-3 and 3-7 overall, returned to the hardwood last evening, Tuesday January 8, with a game in Plum City against the Elmwood/Plum City Wolves and will travel to Spring Valley this Friday, January 11 to take on the one-win Cardinals.
GLENWOOD CITY 26, ELK MOUND 65
Glenwood City.…………………12 14 – 26
Elk Mound.……..………………41 24 – 65
TEAM STATISTICS (FG-FT-F-TP)
Glenwood City— A. Curvello 1-0-0-2, D. Quinn 2-2-1-7, H. Strehlo 2-1-2-5, D. Fayerweather 4-1-1-10, M. Schutz 1-0-3-2.
Elk Mound— B. Plaszcz 5-0-1-13, A. Plaszcz 2-1-2-6, I. Hollister 1-0-0-2, S. Simpson 4-0-1-10, H. Blaskowski 1-1-1-3, V. Fasbender 1-1-0-4, S. Cedarblade 3-0-2-9, M. Radtke 7-2-2-16, K. Bridges 1-0-0-2.
GC— D. Quinn 1, D. Fayerweather 1;
EM—B. Plaszcz 3, A. Plaszcz 1, S. Simpson 2, V. Fasbender 1, S. Cedarblade 3.