Published on Thursday, 24 January 2013 16:59
The Eden Valley-Watkins Lady Eagles protected the nest Tuesday night, Jan. 15, at Holdingford, as they thumped the Huskers, 56-32. Coach Tom Jansen thought the girls started out a bit slow, but picked it up in the second half.
“Holdingford played well in the first half and took us out of some things we wanted to do, especially in the post; and our shots were not falling as well. In the second half, I thought our energy was better and we were able to get some transition baskets to get our offense going.” The EV-W girls fought hard the first half and took a 3-point advantage into the locker room. But the Eagles came out flying the second half and boosted the final margin to a couple of dozen. “We had 9 girls score in the second half and our depth was a big factor in leading us to the win!” Senior center Courtney Dilley and sophomore forward Greta Stommes topped the Eagles scoring with 10 points each. Junior forward Dani Nelson and senior guard Missy Kummet each hit for 7, while sophomore center Maria Holdvogt and senior guard Holly Schumacher had 6 each. Sophomore guard Brook Stang and sophomore forward Bella Cromwell tossed in 3 apiece. Sophomore guard Mikayla Kummet and junior guard Jamie Scherer scored a bucket each. The Lady Eagles open up a 3-game home stretch, commencing with the Maple Lake Irish Friday, Jan. 18.