Hornets stung by Orioles, ramble over Regis for win
The Cadott girls basketball program hit the road twice this week, taking on rival Stanley-Boyd, before squaring off against Regis.
Jan. 23 vs. Stanley-Boyd conference (L 50-47)
“It was a hard fought game,” said head coach Dave Hazuga.
On the road, Cadott took on conference rival Stanley-Boyd, with the Hornets only down by two points at halftime.
“We had to make a lot of adjustments during the game and we did a nice job of doing so,” said Hazuga. “We tied it up late.”
Cadott almost ran away with the game, but the Orioles managed to hold on for a slim victory, with the final score, 50-47.
“It was a physical game and our girls fight hard,” said Hazuga.
Junior Jada Kowalczyk led the Hornets with 18 points, three of those coming from long range. Senior Abby Eiler also knocked down a three, while junior McKenzie Prokupek also nailed one from beyond the arc, finishing with 4 points.
Freshman Elly Eiler ended with 7 points and freshman Lauryn Goettl had 4, as did senior Paisley Kane. Senior Jennifer Sonnentag, junior Hailey Wellner and junior Meadow Barone each contributed 2 points, while senior Autumn Bremness chipped in with 1.
“We have some areas we need to improve on and we have enough time left in the season to do that,” said Hazuga.
Jan. 24 vs. Regis conference (W 47-39)
For the second straight game, Cadott knocked off powerhouse Regis, this time on the road.
“We got off to a good start and we went on a big run in the second half,” said Hazuga. “We had to close the game out with free throws and we knocked them down.”
The Hornets went into halftime down by two, but made up for it in the second half, outscoring their opponent 28-18. The final score went to Cadott, 47-39.
“We got nice play and great contributions from players subbing in,” said Hazuga.
Despite not feeling well, Kowlaczyk led on the night with 16 points, while E. Eiler and Bremness followed with 8 points each. Barone came next with 5 and Kane again added 4 points.
Wellner and Goettl each finished up with 3 points.
The win puts Cadott at 9-6 overall and 4-5 in the conference.