Wrens soar past Bulldogs
Wrenshall crept out to a slim three point halftime lead and then held on for a 62-58 win over Carlton in girls basketball on Monday night. The Wrens held a double-digit lead midway through the first half, but Carlton was able to bite into the lea...
Wrenshall crept out to a slim three point halftime lead and then held on for a 62-58 win over Carlton in girls basketball on Monday night.
The Wrens held a double-digit lead midway through the first half, but Carlton was able to bite into the lead in a game that saw Samantha Anderson pour in 26 points to lead Wrenshall to the victory.
Amber Bloom and Christine Bryant both dumped in 16 points to help the offensive effort for Carlton, but in the end Wrenshall had just enough to pick up a big neighborhood victory.
Andrea Gould was also in double figures for Wrenshall with 10 points, Kayla Aho and Danielle Anderson both finished with eight, Danna Anderson recorded six while Emma Grover and Erin LaVeau each had a pair of points.
Joining Bloom and Bryant in double figure scoring for Carlton was Elissa Sandstrom who had 13 points, it was Marissa Wojtysiak finishing with seven, while Danielle Soukkala, Paige Carpenter and April Davis all added a pair of points.
- It took a strong second half comeback for Carlton to pick up their seventh win of the season in girls basketball, but the Bulldogs were able to overcome a strong effort by Moose Lake-Willow River as they handed the Rebels a 66-54 loss.
"They shot the ball well in the first half and we got started a bit slow," commented Carlton coach Dave Battaglia. "I thought we did a better job in the second half."
Trailing 29-28 at halftime the Bulldog defense needed to find a way to stop the penetrating dribble of Destany Nummela, who finished with 14 points and was instrumental in running the Rebel offense.
"We needed to get out on her and do a better job of defending her and to try and stop Jusczak (Caitlin) from hitting those outside shots," said Battaglia. "Once we started playing a trap and switching up a bit, better things started to swing and we had a nice little spurt in the second half to get the lead."
Jusczak added a 13-point effort to the Rebels on offense.
The 12-point Carlton run gave them the lead for good in the second half, a half where they outscored the Rebels 38-25 to gain the win.
Both teams went deep into their bench with seven different Bulldogs scoring in the game and six different Rebels getting in the book.
Amber Bloom pumped in 17 points to lead Carlton, Christine Bryant added 15, Elissa Sandstrom finished with 13, Danielle Soukkala was also in double figures with 10 points, Marissa Wojtysiak recorded six points, Paige Carpenter added three and Natasha Godbout scored a pair of points.Joining Nummela and Jusczak on the scoreboard for the Rebels were Allie Adamczak and Candy Stepan with eight, Hillary Peterson scored six and Karley Rentz finished with four points.