Norse drop two of three
The Whitehall girls basketball team lost two games to a couple of the best teams in the area, but also scored a Dairyland Conference win last week.
The Norse had a difficult time getting shots to fall as they fell to Cadott (16-4) 60-44 last week Monday. They followed that with a win over Gilmanton on Tuesday, but lost to the top Dairyland Conference team, Blair-Taylor, on Thursday (see story elsewhere in Sports).
Whitehall (10-8, 4-7) went to Augusta on Tuesday and will host Eleva-Strum Friday. After a game in Port Edwards this coming Monday they’ll host Cochrane-Fountain City on Thursday and play at Eau Claire Immanuel Lutheran to finish the regular season next week Saturday.
Cadott 60 Whitehall 44
A big night from sophomore Olivia Killian wasn’t enough as the Norse struggled offensively.
Whitehall shot 16.7 percent from the field as they were three-for-20 on three-point attempts. The missed helped the Norse get extra attempts as they had 43 offensive rebounds, but they still weren’t able to execute. Half of their points came off rebounds, but it wasn’t enough.
Cadott led 31-23 at halftime and pulled away late in the game.
Killian finished the game with 16 points and 24 rebounds as the Norse had 80 rebounds in the game, compared to Cadott’s 56. The Hornets shot 29 percent from the field and made 19-of-36 free throws. Whitehall was nine-for-19 from the free-throw line.
The Norse got 10 points from Norah Youngbauer, while Nylah Lisowski scored seven and had 10 rebounds. Elly Eller led Cadott with 32 points.
Whitehall (field goals/attempts-free throws/attempts-rebounds-fouls-points) — Sonsalla 2/13-0/0-1-4-5 Sluga 0/6-0/0-4-3-0 Youngbauer 4/15-2/6-8-2-10 Aasen 1/12-1/6-13-1-3 Killian 5/12-6/8-24-4-16 Lisowski 3/20-0/1-10-4-7 Sygulla 0/2-0/0-1-0-0 Clatt 1/5-1/1-4-3-3 Yarrington 0/11-0/0-9-4-0
Whitehall 45 GHS 22
The Norse took control early and shut the Panthers down in the second half.
Whitehall trailed early in the game, but a 10-2 run put them ahead 16-8. After a Gilmanton three pointer, Whitehall scored four straight. After another Gilmanton three, the Norse scored four straight again to end the half with a 24-14 lead.
The Norse opened the second half with a 9-0 run and Gilmanton never recovered. The Panthers managed just eight points in the second half as Whitehall held them to 18 percent shooting from the field.
The Norse shot 25 percent from the field and won the rebounding battle 56-36. Killian again had a big night on the glass, pulling down 17 rebounds while also leading the team with 12 points. Lisowski was second on the Norse with 10 points.
Whitehall (field goals/attempts-free throws/attempts-rebounds-fouls-points) — Sonsalla 0/7-0/0-0-0 Sluga 2/7-0/2-3-2-5 Goplin 0/3-0/0-1-0-0 Youngbauer 3/10-0/0-5-2-6 Clatt 1/2-0/0-0-0-2 Pientok 0/1-2/2-5-0-2 Aasen 2/6-0/0-1-3-4 Killian 5/17-2/2-17-3-12 Lisowski 4/11-2/4-5-2-10 Sygulla 0/1-0/0-0-0-0 Clatt 1/4-2/2-7-1-4 Yarrington 0/3-0/2-6-3-0