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By Amber Hayden
ELK MOUND — The Lady Mounders’ basketball squad got off to a 2-0 start as it squeezed past the Baldwin-Woodville Blackhawks by a score of 46-37 in its regular-season home opener last Monday night December 2.
“The girls gave everything last night,” said Elk Mound head coach Jordan Kongshaug of the non-conference victory. “We did a good job on the defensive end, and everyone contributed to help us get a hard fought win.”
Tori Blaskowski led the Lady Mounders with 15 points overall as she hit five doubles and was five-of-seven from the charity stripe.
Elk Mound outscored the Blackhawks in both halves. The Mounders went into halftime up by three, 25-22, and after the break came back to score another 21 points to Baldwin-Woodville’s 15 points to take the nine-point win.
Senior Taya Schaefer fought through foul trouble, she picked up four infractions, to hit the backboards for three field goals and was four-of-four from the line.
Topping the scoring sheet for Baldwin-Woodville was Brianna Mikla who finished with twelve points stemming from three triples and she was three-of-four from the line.
Sophie Cedarblade and Hailey Blaskowski put up 14 points between the pair with Cedarblade collecting eight points including a pair of threes while Blaskowski netted six including a triple.
Also scoring for Elk Mound was Brooke Emery with a lone trey, and Isabella Hollister and Olivia Schreiber who each hit the net for two.
Elk Mound lost its conference opener three days later, December 5, on the road to rival Colfax. The Vikings took a hard fought 49-38 win. The story of that contest can be found elsewhere in this week’s Messenger sports pages.
Elk Mound (46)
FG-FT-F-TP: B. Emery 1-0-2-3, I. Hollister 1-0-2-2, T. Blaskowski 5-5-3-15, H. Blaskowski 2-1-3-6, O. Schreiber 1-0-2-2, S. Cedarblade 2-2-4-8, T. Schaefer 3-4-4-10. Totals 15-12-20-46
FG-FT-F-TP: B. Klatt 2-1-3-5, B. Mikla 3-3-2-12, K. Groskreutz 0-2-2-2, K. Olson 0-3-4-3, A. Jordt 2-4-3-8, B. Albrightson 1-0-1-2, A. Nilssen 0-3-0-3, E. Schommer 1-0-0-2. Totals 9-16-18-37.
Elk Mound…………………………25 21 – 46
Baldwin-Woodville……………….22 15 – 37
3-point goals: Elk Mound: H. Blaskowski, S. Cedarblade (2); Baldwin-Woodville: B. Mikla (3).