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Onamia tips Cards in low-scoring game

In all sports the final score usually comes down to executing a game plan. The team that can best follow the game plan will most often times come out the victor. On Saturday the Cromwell girls basketball team wanted to slow down the game against ...

In all sports the final score usually comes down to executing a game plan. The team that can best follow the game plan will most often times come out the victor. On Saturday the Cromwell girls basketball team wanted to slow down the game against Onamia, and they managed to do just that, but unfortunately Onamia still found a way to come out with a 22-11 victory.

"We held the ball as much as we could in the first half," explained Cards coach Dave Foster. "We turned it over more than anything, 13 times in the first half."

Despite their 13 turnovers the Cards still held Onamia to just eight points in the first half, and the Cards trailed just 8-4 at the intermission break.

"Our defense was great in the first half," stated Foster. "The second half they opened up a 16-4 lead and we did not stall much at all in the second half. We did not shoot well and they played good defense."

The Cards shot just 14 percent from the field, but managed to stay in the game with their defense.

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Alissa Granholm led the Cards with seven points while both Heather Heino and Ari Korpela added two points each.

Casey Stott led Onamia with nine points, Becky Skiba and Sara Virnig each added four, Kayla Anderson scored three and Melissa Agnew finished with a pair of points.

"Overall I am very proud of the effort the team put out," commented Foster. "Heather Heino is 5'6" and held a 6'1", 500-point scorer, Becky Skiba, to just four points - this coming after holding Colleen McKay to 10 points in our loss to Barnum two weeks ago!"

The Cards finish the season at 9-18 and will graduate both Heino and Granholm who both started for three seasons in Cromwell.

Pine Journal sports reporter Kerry Rodd can be contacted at: kdrodd@aol.com .

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