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By Amber Hayden
COLFAX — After the win against Durand the previous week, the Colfax Lady Vikes basketball team continued to ride a wave of success as it took another big win Tuesday evening, January 14, over the Boyceville Bulldogs
Although it wasn’t the prettiest of victories, Colfax still managed to win handily as the team delivered a 59-20 defeat to Boyceville.
“We struggled in a lot of things, I think we were pretty fortunate it is not one of Boyceville’s better teams,” said head coach Joe Doucette. “We shot the ball well, and that made up for a lot of our mistakes.”
The Lady Vikings now hold a game-and-a-half lead over Durand who was upset by Elk Mound. Colfax stands atop the Dunn-St. Croix at 6-0 while the Panthers are 5-2. Overall, Colfax in 10-2.
Rachel Scharlau led the Vikings with a total of 15 points. Scharlau was versatile around the court last Tuesday as she hit four doubles, a pair of threes, and was one-for-two at the line. Scharlau is also ranked third in the Dunn-St. Croix conference in rebounds per game with 7.8.
“I thought Rachel was tough and hustled,” Doucette explained. “Addisyn Olson was very good also.”
Olson has been strong from outside the arc for the Vikings as she hit three more in Tuesday night’s game.
Colfax was able to hold Boyceville to single digits in the first half of the contest, 34-8, and gave up just 12 points in the second half while scoring 25 more points.
Jayna Bowe and Kameri Meredith put up 15 points between the pair. Bowe had two triples and a double, and Meredith had two doubles and was three-for-four from the charity stripe.
“Sometimes it’s tough after a big win to find that great intensity and that was the case tonight,” stated Doucette. “I like this team, we have played hard and defended all year.”
Also scoring for Colfax were Josie Steinke with a double and trey, Marissa Harmon and Emilee Burcham-Scofield each with two field goals, Madison Barstad, Bailey Bradford and Jasmine Paulus each had two points, and Morgan Schleusner had a lone foul shot.
“I think we have the potential to be very good, but only if we see those great qualities,” said Doucette.
Colfax traveled to Spring Valley on Monday evening to take on the Cardinals in a game that was originally scheduled for Friday, January 17. The Lady Vikes will travel to Elk Mound on Thursday, January 23, for a game against D-SC rivals, and will host the Elmwood/Plum City Wolves next Tuesday, January 28.
FG-FT-F-TP: M. Schleusner 0-1-4-1, J. Bowe 3-0-0-8, K. Meredith 2-3-2-7, M. Harmon 2-0-0-4, J. Steinke 2-0-0-5, M. Barstad 1-0-2-2, E. Burcham-Scofield 2-0-0-2, A. Olson 3-0-1-9, R. Scharlau 6-1-3-15, B. Bradford 1-0-0-2, J. Paulus 0-2-1-2. Totals 22-7-18-59.
FG-FT-F-TP: E. Ouellette 0-2-3-2, M. Lagerstrom 1-2-0-5, M. Hintzman 0-1-2-1, J. Boesl 2-3-0-7, K. Grambow 1-0-2-2, T. Kostman 1-0-1-2, A. Evenson 0-1-0-1. Total 5-9-10-20.
Colfax……………………………….34 25 – 59
Boyceville……………………………8 12 – 20
3-point goals: Colfax: J. Bowe (2), J. Steinke, A. Olson (3), R. Scharlau (2); Boyceville: M. Lagerstrom.