Norse girls win two

A long layoff didn’t seem to hurt the Whitehall girls basketball team as it picked up a pair of lopsided wins last week.

In their first game in two weeks, the Norse cruised past Granton for a 71-16 win last week Tuesday. They were close with Alma/Pepin on Thursday before pulling away in the second half.

The wins put Whitehall at 7-4 overall and they’re 1-4 in Dairyland Conference play. 

Whitehall hosted Black River Falls on Monday of this week and will play at Eau Claire Immanuel Lutheran on Friday. This coming Monday they have a rematch with A/P before hosting Gilmanton next Thursday.

Whitehall 71 Granton 16

It was all Whitehall from the start as the Norse opened up a 30-point lead in the first half.

Whitehall had a balanced attack as Norah Youngbauer and Nylah Lisowski both scored nine in the first half while six other players all had at least two to help the Norse to a 38-8 lead at halftime.

Olivia Killian was able to control the paint in the second half, scoring 14 to help her team cruise for the win.

Killian’s career-high 18 points led the Norse while Youngbauer scored 14 and Lisowski finished with 11. Trinity Aasen chipped in with seven as Haili Sluga and Brenna Clatt both scored five, Mia Sygulla and Avery Sonsalla scored four and McKenna Pientok finished with three. 

Whitehall (field goals/attempts-free throws/attempts-rebounds-fouls-points) — Sonsalla 2/4-0/0-2-0-4 Sluga 2/6-0/0-1-0-5 Youngbauer 5/10-3/4-3-0-14 Rodriguez 0/3-0/0-1-1-0 Correa 0/3-0/0-0-0-0 Pientok 0/0-3/4-7-1-3 Aasen 3/7-1/2-2-0-7 Killian 9/13-0/1-13-3-18 Lisowski 4/12-3/4-6-2-11 Sygulla 2/6-0/0-3-0-4 Clatt 2/3-1/4-1-0-5

Whitehall 58 A/P 44

The Norse were able to work the ball inside and clamped down defensively in the second half.

The teams were tied 26-26 at halftime, but Whitehall’s defense picked up the intensity getting numerous steals that led to points. They finished the game with 24 steals and 22 points off of turnovers. 

Whitehall was also able to get the ball inside, drawing numerous fouls. Nylah Lisowski led the team with 10 points in the second half, eight came from the free-throw line. The Norse made 15 free throws in the second half and shot 24-for-39 for the game.

The Norse held the Eagles to 28.3 percent shooting from the field and forced 32 turnovers. 

Lisowski had a team-high 15 points, while Youngabuer added 13 and Killian scored 11 with 15 rebounds. Aasen and Clatt both scored four and Sluga finished with three.

Whitehall (field goals/attempts-free throws/attempts-rebounds-fouls-points) — Sonsalla 2/6-4/8-4-0-8 SLuga 1/4-0/0-4-1-3 YOungbauer 4/15-4/8-4-4-13 Pientok 0/4-0/07-4-0 Aasen 2/4-0/0-0-4-4 Killian 3/8-5/7-15-1-1 Lisowski 3/13-9/12-7-2-11 Lisowski 3/13-9/12-7-2-15 Clatt 1/3-2/4-4-4-4

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