lowing day, they comprehend things ….
lowing day, they comprehend things and at the end of the game, Stratford was the team in foul trouble, and we were the team that wasn’t in foul trouble.”
Colby needed every point as the Tigers took a 28-24 lead with 11 minutes left in regulation after Stratford’s Emily Hughes scored several times in the post.
Hughes was the Tigers leading scorer with 11, but Colby’s defense did not allow another Tiger to score more than nine points.
Kersten Wiese pumped in several timely shots that allowed Colby to regain the lead at 32-31. The game was soon knotted up at 35-35 with just under four minutes left.
On a night when Colby was a frigid three of 16 from beyond the arc, Emma Peavey and Olivia Vollrath hit the two biggest shots of the game, a pair of corner threes that gave Colby the momentum and the lead.
“It’s huge whenever you got someone who can step up and hit threes,” Rau said. “Olive . . . she can shoot the threes, she just hasn’t had a ton of opportunities. She goes “I’m good. I can do it.” She had an opportunity, she stepped up and hit it.”
Vollrath finished with nine points, as did Hailey Voelker, while Emma Peavey scored a game high 14 points. Wiese and Lexi Krebsbach each chipped in with four apiece.
The win was the perfect cure for Colby’s hangover from Loyal, and Rau hopes that the Hornets can use it for their match-up against perennial Eastern Cloverbelt powerhouse Neillsville on Thursday, Dec. 19.
“I think it’s a huge win for us because the last thing we want to do is have two losses in a row going into Neillsville,” Rau said. “We know we’re a better team than what we showed the other night. Tonight justified that and it gets us in a positive mood to come into Thursday.”