Girls basketball: game stories, week of Feb. 2

The Tigers struck first then Ashley McCassens hit a big three-point shot to start off the scoring for the Wolves, but Princeton followed up with a 14-0 run and it was 16-3 Princeton about half way into the first half. Eleven turnovers and nine fouls by the Wolves made it difficult for them to get anything going offensively. Princeton quietly accumulated points and ended the half with a score of 32-12 Tigers.

The second half started in much the same way as the first with the Tigers capitalizing on Milaca turnovers. Princeton continued a 10-0 run from three minutes left in the first to about three minutes into the second half.  Milaca got into foul trouble about halfway through the second half putting the Tigers into the bonus early and from there the Tigers continued on with some nice 10-0 and 12-0 runs and coasted to a 65-21 victory over Milaca.

Coach Johnson was pleased with the defensive intensity, he commented, “At the beginning of the game I told the girls that our defense needs to create our offense, and that is what happened against Milaca. Every person that stepped on the floor did their job and we were able to capitalize in transition.”

The coach added, “On the offensive side of the ball it was awesome to see kids making the extra pass to set a teammate up for a better shot.  Kayleigh Kloncz had her seventh double-double with points and rebounds of the year, McAlpine found herself a little more confidence as she knocked down a couple of shots from the outside, Funaro came off of the bench and had some big contributions, and Sandin did a great job of pushing the ball in transition and distributing with four assists and three points.”

The Tigers have a full week coming up at North Branch on Jan. 31, at Zimmerman on Feb. 2 and at home vs Foley on Friday, Feb. 3. 2012.

 

Princeton (65)

pts, fg-fga, ft-fta

Turpen 4 1-5 2-2, Hanson 4 1-2 2-4, Sandin 3 1-6 1-2, McAlpine 10 4-8 1-1, Chmielewski 4 2-3 0-1, Hunn 1 0-1 1-2, Mattson 2 1-1 0-0, Funaro 9 4-8 1-1, Scharber 5 1-4 3-4, Hanus 4 2-4 0-0, Kloncz 12 5-10 2-4, Schramel 4 2-2 0-2, Bonasera 1 0-4 1-2, Doyle 2 1-2 0-0

 

3 pointers: McAlpine 1-2

 

Milaca (21)

pts, fg-fga, ft-fta

Hohnwaldt 2 0-5 2-2, Cassens 3 1-3 0-0, Paggen 2 1-4 0-0, Forker 7 3-10 0-0, Putz 3 1-3 0-0, Johnson 4 2-4 0-0.

 

3 pointers: Cassens 1-1, Forker 1-2, Putz 1-3

 

Mora 73, Princeton 47

What happens when you give a mustang a wide open road (too many uncontested shots) and lots of fuel (turnovers)?  Answer: They cruise to a 73-47 win.

The Mora Mustangs came to Princeton and shot 26 of 55 (47 percent) including 5 for 12 from three-point range. The Tigers turned the ball over 23 times and just couldn’t seem to get things going. Coach Johnson commented after the game, “We lacked defensive intensity tonight. Kloncz got into early foul trouble (six minutes into the game) and that took a lot of wind out of our sails.” Johnson added, “Again, we got down by 14 at the half and just couldn’t dig ourselves back out.”

Beth Scharber and Kayleigh Kloncz led the Tigers with 10 points each. Elvenjem had a nice night for the Mustangs with 27 points.

 

Princeton (47)

pts, fg-fga, ft-fta

Hanson 2 1-3 0-0, Sandin 6 2-7 0-0, Chmielewski 2 0-1 2-2, Funaro 8 4-9 0-0, Scharber 10 5-5 0-0, Hanus 2 1-4 0-0, Kloncz 10 3-9 4-5, Bonasera 4 1-6 2-4, Doyle 3 1-1 1-2.

 

Mora (73)

Leeb 12 4-6 2-5, Anderson 17 5-7 6-6, Johnson 9 3-11 3-4,  Pollema 6 2-5 0-0, Elvenjem(#20) 2 1-1 0-0,  Elvenjem (#25) 27 11-21 5-6.

 

Three Pointers: Mora Leeb 2-2, Anderson 1-2, Pollema 2-4. Princeton: Sandin 2-2.

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