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EAU CLAIRE — A strong defensive effort led to some offensive opportunities when the Elk Mound girls’ basketball team traveled to Eau Claire Regis for a non-conference tilt Tuesday, November 23.
The Lady Mounders were able to force the host Ramblers into several tough shots which they were then able to turn into points on the transition according to Elk Mound head coach Jordan Kongshaug.
That defensive-offensive transition game helped the Mounders to a 25-14 advantage over the Ramblers at the intermission.
Although Regis’ offense was able to come up with some points in the second half, Elk Mound still outscored its host 26-21 to take a 51-35 victory and improve to 3-0 on the young season.
“Our girls did a great job on the defensive end,” stated Kongshaug.
“It was a great team win,” he added.
Five Mounders hit the scorebook in the first half to help the team build an 11-point halftime advantage.
Tori Blaskowski hit three hoops including a three to lead the way with seven, first-half points. Stella Rhude and Allie Roder chipped in for six points apiece while Brooke Emery (a two-pointer and four-for-four at the line) and Ellie Schiszik (a trey) each added three points.
A pair of threes and two free tosses by Ashley Chilson accounted for eight of the Ramblers’ 14 first-half points.
In the second half, Rhude, Blaskowski, and Schiszik continued to lead the Mounders’ offensive attack.
Rhude netted four, two-point baskets in the latter half to finish with a game high, 14 points. Blaskowski added a two-pointer and went three-for-four from the charity strip to collect a dozen points while Schiszik, just a freshman, tallied three hoops and a free toss to register ten points in the win.
Roder finished with six points, all of which came in the first 18 minutes of play, Olivia Schreiber netted four, Brooke Emery three, and Madisyn Mohr two points to complete Elk Mound’s scoring.
Regis netted four triples in the second half, three of which came off the hands of Ava Highman who finish with 11 points to lead the Ramblers.
After the Mounders held Makenna Robrschrieb, Regis’ top scorer from a year ago, scoreless in the opening half, she was able to put up seven points in the second half.
The Lady Mounders hosted Baldwin-Woodville Monday evening and will open Dunn-St. Croix play this Thursday, December 2 against Elmwood/Plum City in Plum City. They will then host a pair of non-conference games, welcoming Altoona on Saturday, December 4, and St. Croix Central next Tuesday, December 7.