No. 2 Crestwood girls hammer South Winn Warriors, 70-17
Wed, 12/06/2017 - 10:45am admin
CALMAR - The Class 3A No. 2 Crestwood varsity girls’ basketball team raced to a 19-2 lead midway through the first period and sailed to an impressive 70-17 win over South Winn on Nov. 30. The win improved Crestwood’s overall record to 2-0.
The Cadets applied their suffocating defense to force several early South Winn turnovers, which they turned into easy buckets. Crestwood built a 28-4 lead after one quarter, pushed the lead to 51-11 at halftime and held a 63-16 advantage after three periods.
Crestwood Head Coach Doug Sickles said the Cadets played well at both ends of the court, but he was especially pleased with the team’s effort on defense.
“Our defense triggered our offense,” Sickles said. “Another big factor (in the win) was that our kids are willing to share the basketball. We preach to our kids that (winning) is not about the individual, but it’s about the team. It’s not about we, it’s about us. The girls have bought into that message.
“This is a group of kids that really like each other. They know that in the long run if ‘us’ succeeds, the individuals will also do well. There were a lot of good things about the game. We finished with five girls in double figures (scoring), which was nice to see. Every night it will be someone different (leading the team). I am extremely pleased with our effort,” Sickles said.
Sharon Goodman led the Cadets in scoring with 18 points. Shannon Pisney tallied 14 points. Brynn Bodermann had 11 points, including one three-pointer.
Emily Friesen had 10 points, including two three-pointers. Ellie Friesen had 10 points. Laken Lienhard posted three points on one-three pointer. Annie Mast and Samantha Balk each had two points.
The Cadets (2-0) will host Lansing Kee Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. and will host Charles City Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m.