If you’re a current subscriber, log in below. If you would like to subscribe, please click the subscribe tab above.
Username and Password Help
By Amber Hayden
ELK MOUND — As snow fell and sub-zero temperatures set in last Monday evening, January 28, Elk Mound’s coaches along with those from Eau Claire Regis opted to postpone their scheduled non-conference girls’ basketball game until Friday, February 1.
After four days of rest due to the cancellation of school, the Lady Mounders finally found themselves back on the home court against the visiting Regis Ramblers last Friday night to tip-off February and the final two weeks of the regular season.
Elk Mound, who trailed by ten points at the intermission, made a comeback in the second half. The Mounders torched the nets from long range in the final 18 minutes of regulation play with seven three-pointers including four by junior Sophie Cedarblade to tie Regis at 57 and force overtime.
But Elk Mound was unable to score a point in the extra frame. Instead, Ramblers’ senior Teryn Karlstad, who led all scorers with 21 points, netted three of Regis’ five overtime points – all on free throws – to lift the ninth-ranked Ramblers to a 62-57 victory.
“We battled back to make it interesting,” head coach Jordan Kongshaug said. “But we just couldn’t make enough plays at the end.”
Senior Morgan Radtke once again led the Mounders with 20 points including 12 in the first half that kept Elk Mound within striking distance. Regis, however, allowed the Mounders’ senior post player just three baskets and two free throws in the second half.
The Mounders’ Sophie Cedarblade stepped up from outside the arc in the second half and nailed four threes to account for all 12 of her points. Senior sisters Alana Plaszcz and Brook Plaszcz along with junior Hailey Blaskowski each sank a three-point shot during the Mounders’ second-half rally.
Down by ten at half time, Elk Mound outscored Regis 34-24 in the second half to push the game to overtime. Unfortunately, the Mounders couldn’t buy a basket in the four-minute overtime period while the Ramblers sank five-of-eight charity tosses to grab the win.
“I was proud of the girls’ effort, and we will look to bounce back on Tuesday,” said Kongshaug.
Brook and Alana Plaszcz worked the court on both ends with Alana eventually exiting the game with five fouls. Brook finished the evening with six points while Alana netted ten.
Hailey Blaskowski added to the Mounders points tally with five points while Victoria Fasbender and Kayla Bridges finished the evening with two points a piece.
The Mounders, now 7-8 overall, traveled to Glenwood City last evening, Tuesday, February 5 to take on the Lady Toppers in their second meeting of the season. This Friday evening, February 8, Elk Mound will travel to Mondovi and their last non-conference game is on Monday, February 11 against Amery. Followed by a game against the Elmwood/Plum City Wolves on Tuesday, February 12 that is a rescheduled game from January 31.
ELK MOUND 57, REGIS 62
Elk Mound.….……23 34 0 – 57
Regis….….…..……33 24 5 – 62
TEAM STATISTICS (FG-FT-F-TP)
Elk Mound — B. Plaszcz 2-1-3-6, A. Plaszcz 3-2-5-10, H. Blaskowski 2-0-2-5, V. Fasbender 1-0-1-2, S. Cedarblade 4-0-3-12, M. Radtke 7-6-4-20, K. Bridges 1-0-0-2.
Regis — M. Rohrscheib 1-0-1-2, M. Rohrscheib 2-2-4-8, A. Morning 3-0-1-6, T. Karlstad 7-6-4-21, G. Semerad 1-2-0-4, M. Van Brunt 2-0-1-6, M. Milanowski 4-5-4-13.
EM — B. Plaszcz 1, A. Plaszcz 2, H. Blaskowski 1, S. Cedarblade 4; R— M. Rohrscheib 2, T. Karlstad 1, M. Van Brunt 2.